As I grow older, I have found that I am afraid of more things than I used to be - deep water, bosses, mortgage payments - but the biggest one is skin cancer. As a teen, I would put on SPF 10, get burned until I blistered and peeled, and then would do it again. Now I'm much wiser, and because I am sadly the poster child for the disease (pale skin, previous burns) I am extra careful to wear sun protection every single day. I usually smell like a big bottle of sunscreen, but I am happy to report I will smell like sunscreen no more. Coola, a new organic suncare line, has come out with the most fantastic line of sunscreens I’ve ever used. While you can get “unscented,” I prefer the scented versions which smell wonderful. My favorites are the Cucumber for the face and the Mango Sport for the body. The Cucumber for the face has an SPF of 30, goes on clear (no white residue), and really truly smells like cucumber. It is hypoallergenic, non-irritating and PABA-free. I wear it over my moisturizer and am amazed at how fast it sinks in, leaving no sunscreen scent and no sticky residue at all. The Mango Sport is equally magnificent, it leaves no white residue, but boasts a higher SPF of 45 and is also ultra water resistant (perfect for people who actually swim in the blazing sun which you will never catch me doing). Aside from putting out wonderful sunscreen products, Coola also donates a portion of all its sales to skin cancer research. I love this company so much I might even be tempted to take up beach volleyball to take full advantage of the Sport Sunscreen. Eh, seems like too much effort.
Photos courtesy of Coola