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The COOLA Handbook

COOLA is one of todays leading organic skin protection brands. And for good reason! We pride ourselves on the standards COOLA upkeeps and follows, as well as how they contribute to the wellbeing of our planet and clients.

Rule #1

Stay New & Exciting

One of the main rules COOLA follows is to stay new and exciting. We look forward to launching brand-new must-have products every year, and to keeping our valued partners and their clients protected in the healthiest ways possible!

One of the newest products COOLA Canada has launched is the Mineral Fragrance-Free Organic Body Sunscreen Spray SPF 30. This powerhouse water-resistant formula with non-nano zinc oxide sprays on sheerly for a light, matte finish. Formulated with the antioxidant-rich Plant Protection complex, this sunscreen also helps fight free-radicals and supports healthy skin. It is one of the best COOLA products for sensitive-skin COOLA lovers!

Rule #2

Certified Organic

Every COOLA formula is crafted with at least 70% certified organic ingredients. Their ingredients are certified organic by third-party USDA-accredited certifying agents. 70%+ or more of every one of our formulas are made up of certified organic ingredients. We believe that we are all a product of our environment, and are committed to protecting our bodies, waterways, and habitats by using ingredients grown using biologically-based substances and farming methods to the fullest extent possible.

Rule #3

Farm to Face

COOLA believes in formulating products with ingredients that follow sustainable farming practices and support local communities. It is one of the many ways they contribute to helping the planet.

Rule #4

Plant Protection Complex

COOLA harness' the power of plant cell actives to nourish and support healthy skin. It's part of their commitment to using naturally effective and sustainably-sourced ingredients to achieve superior results organically. Additionally, this complex increases the efficacy of the formulas protection agents, which means less sunscreen actives for our clients and more protection!

Rule #5

Antioxidant Enriched

All COOLA products are infused with powerful antioxidants that help fight free radicals, such as Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Linseed Oil Extract, Cocoa Seed Extract, Buriti Oil, and Prickly Pear Extract.

Rule #6

Earth Friendly

Earth Friendly is a very broad term. However, we mean it in every sense. We are proud to offer products that are: vegan, cruelty free, Hawaii reef-friendly, aerosol-free, and recyclable. COOLA seeks to use ingredients that are sourced responsibly, using minimum impact extraction and harvesting methods. To read more about COOLAs recycling protocols, click here! COOLA products use fragrances that are 100% natural, with all constituents extracted from plant sources. COOLA does not use any synthetic fragrances in any products. Unlike common industry practice, they are one of the few companies that choose to disclose the ingredients and constituents in all of their fragrances, so you can be rest assured of what is in their formulas.

Rule #7

Digital Pollution Protection

Considering we spend up to 12 hours a day in front of digital screens, we’re often getting a lot more exposure to blue light than we are to UV. Blue light is part of what’s referred to as digital pollution—and just like environmental pollution, it’s taking a toll on the health of our skin. That's why COOLA has developed Full Spectrum 360 technology to help mitigate the effects of blue light, infrared, and pollution! Click here to learn more about COOLAs digital defense technology.

Rule #8

Mineral & Classic Options

Classic and Mineral Sunscreens are differentiated by their active sun protection ingredients. Classic sunscreens use chemical (also commonly referred as “non-mineral” or “traditional”) active ingredients designed to absorb and dissipate UVA/UVB rays, while Mineral sunscreens use mineral (also commonly referred to as “physical”) active ingredients such as Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide to scatter and reflect UVA/UVB rays. TIP: Mineral based products are ideal for those with sensitive skin!

All of COOLAs formulations, both Classic and Mineral, are safe to use and guarantee broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays!

Rule #9


COSMOS is an international standard for organic and natural products. This standard is designed to serve the best interests of the industry, our customers, and the environment we all share.

COSMOS is arguably the most rigorous cosmetic certification in the world. COOLAs award-winning Sunless Tan Collection is certified Eco-Cert COSMOS Organic.

Rule #10

The 'NO' List

COOLA is conscious about what goes into their products, but they are equally as concerned with what they keep out. COOLA follows a strict restricted ingredient list that goes beyond industry standards to exclude over 1000+ unwanted ingredients from all formulations. Among the no-list are the following, which you can be rest assured they do not formulate with:

  • Parabens

  • Phthalates

  • Cyclical Silicones

  • Sulfates (SLS/SLES)

  • Synthetic or Artificial Fragrances

  • EDTA

  • Formaldehyde

  • Hydroquinone

  • Lanolin

  • Micro-Beads

  • Mineral Oil

  • Paraffin

  • Polyacrylamide

  • Talc

  • BHA and BHT

  • MIT

  • Phenoyethanol

  • Octinoxate

  • Oxybenzone

  • Petrolatum

  • Petrochemicals

In addition, benzene is not an ingredient in any of COOLA products. Benzene can be detectable in some raw materials, including those derived from petrochemicals and petroleum. COOLAs strict formulation standards prohibit the use of petroleum-derived ingredients in formulas. In the recent report released by Valisure LLC, the COOLA products tested were confirmed NOT to contain benzene.

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