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Suntastic Funscreen

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It’s the week of the 4th of July and I’m sure a lot of you are planning on having some fun in the sun. Now I ain’t yo momma so I’m not going to lecture you on the importance of sunscreen. But Kim K did’t listen to her mom and look what happened to her

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So don’t be like Kim and remember to wear sunscreen!

I recently discovered Coola Suncare, which is a great all natural sun safety brand. All the products are made with certified organic ingredients. It was voted by SkinDeep as one of the safest sunscreens of 2014. Coola products are also cruelty free, which is an extra thumbs up in my book.

COOLA Sunscreen

Sport SPF 30 Pina Colada Sunscreen Spray / Mineral Face SPF 30 Matte Finish Cucumber / Liplux SPF 15 Peppermint Vanilla

They offer a variety of fun scents to choose from , but you can also opt for unscented. I’ve tried the Coola Mineral Face SPF 30 Matte Finish Cucumber Sunscreen (phew that’s a mouthful). The matte finish is perfect for hiding sweaty, shiny, oily skin and I loved that it was gentle on my sensitive skin. Unlike other sunscreens that can be thick and creamy, this one is a light, whipped lotion that doesn’t feel heavy on your skin.

You can buy these sunscreens at NordstromBirchbox, or the Coola website. Their website also offers a store finder, which will help you find local places to purchase Coola products. These products are pricey, but remember; everything you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body. So if you’re searching for a cheaper alternative, here are some ingredients to try to avoid when buying sunscreen:

Oxybenzone

Octinoxate

Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate)

Homosalate

Octocrylene

Paraben Preservatives (butyl-, ethyl-, methyl-, and propyl-)

So no matter what brand you choose, always remember the golden rule of sunscreen: reapply, reapply, reapply. Have a wonderful 4th, everyone!

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