No, it’s not a mean-spirited competition but it IS a question often inquired about suncare products at the Aviary. We are excited to tell you about our classic AND mineral sunscreen collection by COOLA Suncare.
.COOLA is a pretty cool company itself. The organic suncare company boasts products that are hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic, and Paba, Paraben, Petroleum, and Phthalate Free. Clearly they have your best interest (or skin) at heart. We should be just as conscious about the things that we put on our bodies as we are about what we put in them. That’s why COOLA uses all organic, sustainable, and local (when possible) ingredients. They also only produce limited quantity batches in California so they can reformulate when needed, taking into consideration new suncare developments.
As for the difference between classic and mineral - be prepared to change your thoughts on sun protection. Classic sunscreens use organic active ingredients (chemical) and protect by absorbing and dissipating the UVA/UVB rays. Mineral sunscreens use mineral active ingredients of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide (physical) and protect by scattering and reflecting the UVA/UVB rays. Therefore the rays never even penetrate your skin’s surface. Sounds good to us! Another plus is that mineral sunscreen is effective right after application where classic sunscreen should be applied at least thirty minutes before exposure. And we know there’s little room for patience when you just want to jump out into the sun and into the pool.
We carry the COOLA Mineral Face 20 as well as Classic Face 30 (both in unscented). Come check it out – you’ll want to reward yourself for such a great discovery.