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#AskCOOLA Twitter Party with BIRCHBOX

Apr 18, 2014


Thank you again to everyone who participated in the #AskCOOLA Twitter chat with our COOLA Founder Chris Birchby and BIRCHBOX on Wednesday! Chris couldn't have asked for a better hour chatting with all of you about his favorite topic... healthy, organic sun protection! There were so many fantastic questions that he couldn't get to them all, but here is a recap with many of the questions and answers from the hour!

Q: Organics are awesome but are they as effective comparatively to chemical/physical "blocks"?

Chris: Yes, by incorporating natural plant phyto-protectors into all of our products we are able to boost our sunscreen’s SPF value naturally making them just as effective using up to 85% fewer actives!  


Q: When should I put on SPF? Before or after makeup?? Can make-up be applied over your products?

Chris: Yes our products work wonderfully under makeup as a moisturizer or even as a primer. We recommend putting on an Face SPF and then makeup. Here’s a video from Birchbox demonstrating how to layer your skincare like a pro!


Q: Do I need to wash face before reapplying sunscreen?

Chris: No, it is not necessary to wash your face before reapplication. Our sunscreens are light enough that you can layer without feeling greasy or too heavy.


Q: Which product do you recommend for someone who works outside 8 hrs a day/7 days a week?

Chris: Our high-performance Sport sunscreens offer up to 80 min water resistance which is ideal for working outdoors, but still should be reapplied every 2 hours!


Q: What causes freckles? They cover my face during the hot summer months! Any way to prevent that?

Chris: Freckles occur when pigment producing melanocytes become damaged by sun exposure. Use spf (mineral works best for preventing freckles, and always try to wear a hat/sunglasses for extra protection


Q: Are spray sunscreens safe?

Chris: COOLA’s Sprays are the highest ranking continuous sprays on the EWG, is hydrocarbon free and has a 97% organic ingredient base.


Q: Will my tinted moisturizer with SPF that's applied early in am still be effective in the pm?

Chris: You will need to reapply your SPF to be fully protected from sun exposure in the pm, as it’s recommended that you reapply your SPF every 2 hours when out in the sunlight.


Q: Does makeup provide any sun protection for my face even if it doesn't say SPF anywhere on the label?

Chris: If it is not labeled with any SPF protection it will not protect your skin from sun exposure. You will still need to wear an SPF moisturizer underneath your makeup to get broad spectrum protection!


Q: What is difference between SPF level numbers, does higher mean better?

Chris: SPF rating is calculated by comparing the amount of time needed to burn sunscreen-protected skin vs. unprotected skin. So if a person who might typically burn after 10 minutes in the sun puts on SPF 2, they have double that time before a sunburn, so 20 minutes. Skin protected with SPF 15 would take 15 times longer, or 150 minutes for a sunburn to occur.


Q: Which type of sunscreen works best? The lotion or the spray?

Chris: The spray works just as good as the lotion, it all comes down to personal preference or lifestyle on whether you want to use a spray or lotion!


Q: Hitting up amusement parks this summer how long does your spf work and how often do I apply?

Chris: You should reapply spf at least every 2 hours, however variables such as skin type, water activity, etc play a factor as well.


Q: Why is it important to apply sun care products if you don't plan to bask in the sun?

Chris: UVA rays can penetrate thru glass, leaving you exposed in your car and office. Fight signs of aging w/SPF


Q: My kids have VERY sensitive skin & can't use chemical sunscreen. Do you have a physical block sunscreen?

Chris: Our Mineral Baby SPF 50 Sunscreen is a mineral base rather than chemical base, and it’s designed specifically for the delicate skin of your little ones!


Q: Does using multiple SPF products together increase your protection or not?

Chris: SPF does not stack if you use more than one SPF Value. For example, SPF 15+20 does not equal 35!


Q: I have Lupus-What is the best sunscreen for me?

Chris: With Lupus, it's recommended by doctors to use higher SPF sunscreens that include antioxidants. Like COOLA!


Q: What would be my reasoning for choosing the mineral vs. classic collection?

Chris: Our Classic Sunscreens use organic active ingredients designed to absorb and dissipate UVA/UVB rays, while our Mineral Sunscreens use mineral or physical active ingredients to scatter and reflect UVA/UVB rays


Q: What is the best SPF for extremely sensitive skin? In particular on the face?

Chris: For sensitive skin, use Face SPF 30 with few actives. Cucumber Classic only has 4.1% total actives and Matte Tint has 5% actives. Lower active levels = less irritation and is ideal for sensitive skin!


Q: Is there a recommended SPF for lips??

Chris: We offer 2 SPF products for the lip: Liplux SPF 15 Vanilla Peppermint and SPF 30 Original. Both are delicious and are 70%+ organic using food grade ingredients!


Q: Can these products be used year round!?

Chris: We STRONGLY recommend SPF for year-round use! The sun doesn't take a vacation after yours! Daily SPF use a must.


Q: My mom gets on to me for not wearing sunscreen on my feet everyday. Would you recommend it daily?

Chris: We recommend SPF on your feet because a burn can happen anywhere. Bob Marley died from melanoma on his foot.


Q: How important is after sun care??

Chris: Both PRE + POST Suncare is VERY important! Check out COOLA's unique ER+ line of Eco-Certified recovery products for after sun exposure and also for use on a daily basis!


Q: What is a good every day sunscreen to wear?

Chris: For everyday use, find a light sunscreen with high SPF, few actives + lots of organic ingredients and anti-aging benefits!


Q: What can you do to prevent signs of aging from sun exposure?

Chris: Aging from sun exposure can be fought by wearing SPF from head to toe daily, hats, and sunglasses. Also, try to limit your UV exposure between the hours or 10am to 4pm as much as possible!


Q: Are your sunscreens for the face safe for sensitive and acne prone skin?

Chris: COOLA Face SPF is safe for sensitive and acne prone skin, and we make 6 different types to match skin types. Our mineral collection is ideal for oily, acne prone skin, and our classic collection is ideal for dry yet sensitive skin as well. COOLA has something even for the most finicky complexions!


Q: What is the best sunscreen for dry, mature skin with lines, wrinkles and sagging?

Chris: We recommend our COOLA Classic Collection for drier, more mature complexions, as these sunscreens are hydrating and loaded with anti-aging benefits yet light weight and perfect for every day use!


Q: Would you put on less sunscreen if you have darker skin?

Chris: You still need to apply just as much SPF even if you have darker skin. Though effects of UV damage may not be as visible, the damage is still occurring will eventually show up in the form of wrinkles, age spots, and other skin conditions.


Q: Is there a difference for men and women on sunscreen products?

Chris: Sunscreens are completely unisex. COOLA offers sunscreens that vary in SPF value, scents, tint, textures, and water resistance to match anyone’s sunscreen preferences.


Q: Do you recommend SPF for lips and neck too?

Chris: We recommend SPF for the entire body! Lips and neck get a lot of sun and unfortunately often melanoma. Plus both lips and neck are one of the first areas on our bodies to show signs of aging!


Q: What do you suggest to protect your scalp from the sun? If hats aren't an option.

Chris: Hair specific SPF is no longer FDA approved, but our Spray line is perfect for scalp application. That is my go-to! No head hair? No problem! Any of our lotions and sprays would be perfect for use.


Q: How many minutes should one wait before going outside after putting sunscreen on?

Chris: In a best case scenario, SPF should be applied 30 minutes prior to going outside.

Q: Are your products cruelty free?

Chris: All COOLA products are PROUDLY CRUELTY FREE and PETA approved!


Q: What is the best way to stay protected from the sun while on the ski slopes?

Chris: Use a Water Resistant Face SPF on the slopes because of the reflection of the snow!


Q: is there a specific SPF strength that I should use for my face?

Chris: We recommend SPF 20-50 for daily FACE use, although 15-50 is what we recommend for Body


Q: This looks amazing! Any safe for eye area?

Chris: Yes, all of our SPF face sunscreens are perfectly safe for the eye area as they are designed specifically for the sensitivity of the face, just be careful to not get any product directly in the eye!


Q: What is the best product for reapplying sunscreen to your face with minimal impact to makeup?

Chris: You can refresh with a light and sheer Face SPF like our Classic Cucumber!


Q: Is putting sunscreen on every hour overkill or enough?

Chris: Depending on SPF value, application, time of the year and your location, every hour may be necessary.


Q: What's the best way to protect the area around my eyes from sun damage?

Chris: The best way to protect your eyes is by wearing sunglasses with UV protection and apply one our Face SPF’s around the eye area.


Q: Does it really smell like piña colada?

Chris: Pina Colada SPF Spray is 100% natural scent! We're proud of several awards for BEST SMELLING SPF! :



We are so thrilled with all of the positive feedback from the BIRCHBOX community and are so glad that it was a fun and educational experience for all! 

REMINDER: You can use your BIRCHBOX points to purchase your COOLA here!


- Happy Sun-Blocking!







Music Festival SKIN Survival Guide

Apr 8, 2014

Music festival season is here! Which means good times with awesome music, great friends, but not so good of times for your skin! We know it's easy to get carried away in the excitement of the weekend and forget all about health precautions such as drinking water and wearing SPF, but even just one weekend of intense sun exposure can have lasting damage and effects on your skin such as aging, wrinkles, skin discoloration, and so forth. Not to mention having to deal with a painful sunburn for the rest of the week! So here is your skin survival guide for preventing those not-so-fun consequences of sun damage... and perhaps a little excuse to do some shopping ;)

First things first is slather SPF on your face, body, and lips! We recommend starting off with our classic spf 30 unscented face moisturizer, classic spf 30 Plumeria scented body moisturizer, and our spf 15 peppermint + vanilla liplux. However, just because you applied these products first thing in the morning doesn't mean you'll be protected for the rest of the day. So, throw these items in your bag or carry our spf 30 Citrus Mimosa spray sunscreen for an easy and convenient way to reapply!




Even though you have your SPF on it's still a good idea to wear a wide-brimmed hat. Luckily, these floppy hats are the hot trend right now so you won't have to sacrifice style to practice safe sun precautions! Rock these options from Forever 21, Rip Curl, or Free People.




Not only is it crucial to protect the delicate skin around your eyes (as it is the first area on our skin to show aging) but it is also pertinent to protect our eyes from cataracts and from other vision issues that can occur from UV damage! For a long weekend of sun exposure we recommend investing in a high-quality pair of sunnies, such as this pair of Oakley Women 'Feedbacks'


Other than your face, shoulders are usually the first thing to go when it comes to sunburns! We love this light weight crochet tunic from Calypso for giving your shoulders the extra protection they need! You can never be too safe, and not to mention this tunic looks great with shorts underneath!

Now that you've taken preventative measures on the outside, it's time to start thinking about taking care of your skin from the inside! To further protect skin from the harsh effects of the sun it's important to stay hydrated. We recommend bringing a reusable water bottle that you can refill again and again. These reusable glass bottles from Trenton are perfect for carrying your H2O... or even coconut water! Yum!

And if possible, try to cart around some delicious and nutritious snacks that will further protect your skin from UV damage from the inside out including almonds, raspberries, and aloe vera juice!




At the end of the day, show your skin some extra love with our ER+ collection! Nourish, hydrate, restore and shield skin to prepare for another full day of fun in the sun!

Now there are no excuses for not taking care of your skin this music festival season! Sun damage can really take a toll on the way you look and feel, so enjoy yourself to the fullest by putting these tips into action! Your skin will thank you :)


- Happy Sun-Blocking!

COOLA Announcment: New Twist Caps!

Apr 4, 2014

We are excited to announce that all of our face sunscreens are transitioning from the pump applicator to a simple, eco-friendly twist cap. Hurray! 

NOTE: Before you fret, all of our face sunscreens are still the same fantastic formulas, just with new and improved packaging!


So why are we so excited about twist caps?

1) COOLA is always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact and our new twist caps do just that! Last year, we used 30% less plastic and now we have reduced our use of plastic by 40%. Now that's eco-cool!


2) The simple squeeze tube is easy to use and allows for more control over how much product you want per application, because sometimes you just need a dab more!



3) It fits more conveniently in your beach bag or makeup bag! The slightly more narrow and shorter tube (still holds 1.7 fl oz in each tube) makes it that much more compact to squeeze into the pockets of your purse, beach bag, or wherever you carry your COOLA! 

- Happy Sun-Blocking!

DIY: Homemade Natural Bronzing Powder

Mar 28, 2014

Spring is here and the desire for a glowing, healthy complexion is on!

We're all about getting that sunkissed skin the healthiest way possible and what's healthier than a homemade natural bronzing powder made with simple, pure ingredients from your own pantry! That way you can enjoy the perks of having a beautiful bronze glow without damaging your skin with harmful and aging UV rays. So continue to wear your sunnies, floppy hats, and COOLA!

Get started: Try to find organic or as natural as possible ingredients to make it the most beneficial for your skin!


Ground cinnamon

Ground nutmeg

Cocoa powder


Container (We recommend a sealable, small jar or container that you can easily use with a powder brush)


With these four ingredients you can basically concoct your powder however you want! If you want your bronzer to be darker, add more cocoa powder, and if you want it lighter or have more of that "glow", add a little more cinnamon! You can play with different color combinations or even make a couple different combinations for use for different occassions or seasons! The possibilities are endless :) 


- Happy Sun-Blocking!

Eat Your Way to Sun Protection

Mar 24, 2014

If we could eat COOLA we would! With ingredients like raspberry butter, cucumber and strawberry extracts, orange fruit water, and acai oil it seems like it would taste just like a tropical creamsicle! However, even though COOLA is made with 70+ organic ingredients it probably isn't the best idea to take a bite out of your SPF 30 Classic Cucumber Moisturizer. But did you know that certain foods we eat can actually enhance our skin's UV defense? Yes, that's right, you can actually eat your way to sun protection! Of course just eating these foods alone won't fully protect you from the sun so it's pertinent that you still slather on your spf daily, but eating these foods to further skin's UV defense surely won't hurt too!

So what makes these foods so special for protecting our skin? These particular foods are rich in a plethora of antioxidants ranging from Vitamin A, C, & E to selenium, omega-3's, and phytochemicals which are highly combative in fighting oxidative stressors such as smog and sunlight! These environmental elements age our skin and create unwanted wrinkles, age spots, and sallowness. Fortunately, antioxidants work to defend our skin cells and restore collagen, moisture, and smoothness for more youthful looking skin... and who doesn't want that? So eat up!

Here are just a few foods from the antioxidant family to get your healthy glow on:


Salmon: High in omega-3's (keeps toxins at bay and lets nutrients and water into cell membranes)


Spinach: Antioxidant powerhouse (loaded with Vitamin E)


Dark Chocolate: Rich in flavanoids (fight skin cancer by absorbing UV light)


Raspberries: High in Vitamin C (Boosts production of collagen and protects skin from free radicals)


Almonds: Packed with Vitamin E (protects cell membranes)


Green Tea: Loaded with polyphenols (prevents UV radiation and can actually reverse signs of sun damage/aging)


Click here for more foods to prevent sun damage or for overall youthful looking skin!


- Happy Sun-Blocking!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Mar 17, 2014

Have a COOLA green St. Patty's Day!

1) Kick-off St. Patrick's Day with our Classic Cucumber SPF 30 Moisturizer for Face (No, this product does not come out green, but we thought that it was fitting for the occasion!)

2) Celebrate by cooking up this festive waffle recipe from Tone It Up! It's delicious and oh-so healthy!


1/2 of a banana

3 egg whites

1/2 Tbs. almond milk

1 scoop Perfect Fit Protein (you can substitute for any vanilla/chocolate protein powder of your choice)

1/2 cup of spinach

See recipe directions here!


3) Even though you may have our Classic Cucumber Moisturizer on your face and have eaten a green waffle, you still need to rock your green so you don't get pinched!

4) What's St. Patrick's Day without drinking a green cocktail? We love this healthy, fun "Irish Spring" cocktail recipe from Back To Organic!


1.5 oz Irish Whiskey

3 oz raw organic kombucha

8 mint leaves

1-2 oz honey

See recipe directions here!


5) Another St. Patrick's Day has come to an end, but that doesn't mean the green fun has to stop there! Wash off the day with our ER Clear Recovery Foam Wash and get ready for a green tomorrow!


- Happy Sun-Blocking!

Blast Off Into ULTA

Mar 14, 2014

We've got ULTAmate news... COOLA is launching nationwide in ULTA Beauty

We couldn't be more excited to share our passion for healthy sun protection with the ULTA shopper and community and here's why:


1) The organic movement is... well... moving!

With the growing popularity of organic foods, people are beginning to pay closer attention to not only what they put in their bodies, but also to what they put on their bodies.  The realization that our skin "eats" too has spawned a demand for pure, healthy, and organic products that are free of parabens, toxins, chemicals, preservatives, and all of that other scary stuff. Products that used to be next to impossible to find or could only be found in the ailes of certain health food stores are now being welcomed onto the shelves of more and more retail outlets with open arms. Gone are the days when it was a quest in itself to even find an organic product and where in the world it would even be available for purchase! So what could this transition mean?  We'd like to think it's a result of an overall lifestyle shift and that people care just as much as we do about treating skin with the respect it deserves!  It also means a lot to us that shoppers, along with bigger retail outlets, are supporting the 'Farm to Face' movement (similar to the 'Farm to Table' movement), in which ingredients are sourced locally to promote communities and jobs, as up to 97% organically grown ingredients are transported to our COOLA labs in their freshest and most potent state!


2) Raising healthy sun protection awareness!

Having joined forces with the Melanoma Research Alliance, COOLA is on a mission to increase skin cancer awareness and find a cure. That is why we believe so firmly in our philosophy of "making healthy sunscreens people love to wear."  Over time SPF has developed a stigma of looking white-ish on skin, smelling funny, being sticky, and worst of all... containing harmful, toxic chemicals! We've worked hard to detour people away from this notion by creating a suncare line that is healthy, organic, pure, eco-conscious, yet luxurious with powerful anti-aging benefits, and not to mention... enjoyable to wear! We strive to put the "fun" in the "sun" again by making sun protection such an enjoyable and luxurious experience that people even forget they're wearing sunscreen! But there's still a lot of work to do in spreading our message, as skin cancer remains one of the top 10 most common cancers in the United States. So, as you can imagine, we are more than thrilled for this fantastic opportunity to expand our audience and continue to promote awareness for healthy sun protection! And we think that ULTA is very COOLA for being on board :)


Keep in mind, the entire COOLA suncare collection is NOT available through ULTA (you can see available products from our suncare line in their online store here). You can also still find a wide selection of COOLA through our other amazing retailers here and our entire collection is available on coolasuncare.com of course! 


- Happy Sun-Blocking! (And shopping!)


What's in the Box?

Mar 7, 2014

With 80 degree temperatures approaching this weekend in San Diego we are more than ready for Spring, and so is Birchbox!  Spring is all about rejuvenation, new beginnings, a fresh start... naturally calling for fresh new products to add to your daily skincare and makeup routine.  There's no better time to explore and experiment with new colors, textures, and scents and Birchbox offers the perfect way to do so!  

This March Birchbox is sampling over 90 products to go along with their 'spring forward' theme, including COOLA's Mineral SPF 30 unscented matte tint for face (aka your natural BB cream!) 

Check out Birchbox's March 2014 Sneak Peek!  Psst.. keep a look out for COOLA :)


Drooling over these products? Subscribe for your Birchbox here


Here's to Spring and trying new things!


- Happy Sun-Blocking!

Endless Summer Contest

Sep 30, 2013

Summer is over, but the need for SPF is not! If protection from harmful UV rays isn’t enough, suncare is also your best defense against the signs of aging. 

UV rays don’t take the fall or winter off, and we want you to be rewarded for not breaking your suncare routine.

During the remaining months of 2013, purchase any full-sized COOLA product from an authorized COOLA retailer, and you can be eligible to win 1 of 3 ways!


How to Enter:

1st) Purchase any full-sized COOLA product* between October 1st and December 31st, 2013

2nd) Take a picture or a scan of your receipt

3rd) Email the image to contest@coolasuncare.com for a chance to win 1 of 3 ways!


Get to the good stuff…



1. Weekly draw for an Environmental Repair Plus Travel Kit ($138 Value)

2. Monthly draw for $250 worth of COOLA products

3. Grand Prize! Win a $500 prepaid Gift-Card!


Winners will be announced via email and on Social Media, so make sure to follow us online and at:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/COOLAsuncare

Twitter: www.twitter.com/COOLA_Suncare

Instagram: www.instagram.com/COOLA_Suncare

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/COOLA


Happy Sun-Blocking!®



*For official rules and regulations please click here. 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must be 18 or older (19 in AL or NE, 21 in MS) to enter. Void outside US 5O/DC, elsewhere, and where prohibited.

Q&A - Anti-Aging with Tera Valdez of NuFACE

Aug 14, 2013

This summer, COOLA was lucky enough to partner with our great friends, and local San Diego company NuFACE. We sat down with Chief Operations Officer Tera Valdez to get her take on how to look young for life!


COOLA: "What is your best advice for young people trying to avoid future signs of aging?"

Tera: "Number 1- Protect your skin from the sun! Always wear a hat when outdoors, use SPF and never get sunburned. I know it may sound hard to the younger generation, but trust me, you will understand and thank me as you get older. Our skin naturally loses its hydration and elasticity as we age, both of which is expedited with over-exposure to the sun. Number 2- Start a good skin care regimen early in life - a great eye cream and moisturizer are both must-haves starting at age 24.


COOLA: "Can you actually "turn back the hands of time" after the damage is done, or by then is it too late?"

Tera: "It's never too late to do anything, including turning back the hands of time. However, it's a million times harder to reverse than to prevent. If you have been "sun-kissed" too many times, start exfoliating now! Invest in high quality anti-aging regimen including cleanser, serums, eye cream, and moisturizer. To take your anti-aging regimen to the next level, invest in an anti-aging tool like NuFACE. This multi-modality device has a number of interchangeable treatment attachments to customize your skin care regimen from facial stimulation to reducing lines and wrinkles. Pick your poison!"


COOLA: "Sounds amazing! We have actually heard the NuFACE device described as "Pilates for the face". Can you tell us more about that?

Tera: "Pilates for you face" is the perfect description for NuFACE. You achieve healthy results by targeting the core of the aging process. NuFACE devices are known for their unique micro current technology, which utilizes a low level current to naturally and non-invasively target the different layers of the skin. The results are instant and cumulative, so the anti-aging results get better with regular use.


COOLA: "What are your personal anti-aging must-have products?"

Tera: "Where do I begin...NuFACE of course. As I get older I can honestly say it's a device everyone over 30 years old should own. The benefits for the skin are endless. We also just launched an Optimizing Mist with Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe Vera. I use the mist all over my face and body to hydrate my skin. Definitely a must-have if you feel your skin is dry and dull; it's a big drink of water for the face and body! I also love to exfoliate with the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate. Exfoliating is crucial to remove dead cells and reveal fresh vibrant skin, also to allow skin to absorb your serums and moisturizer. Last, but not least, Natura Bisse Vitamin C Moisturizer will hydrate the skin give a bright, youthful glow.


COOLA: "You live in Southern California. How do you keep your skin protected with a sunny climate year round?"

Tera: "I live in Southern California and love being outside so big hats and SPF are mandatory. San Diego Hat Co. has the most amazing large brim hats that are fashionable and travel friendly. COOLA's Pina Colada Spray...I wish I could eat it! It smells so yummy and leaves skin feeling hydrated and protected.


COOLA: "Your mother, Carol Cole, founded NuFACE, so you must have been exposed to the skin care industry at an early age. What has the NuFACE journey been like for you?

Tera: "The NuFACE journey has been challenging, extremely rewarding and the ultimate learning experience both personally and professionally. We started the company in a house in Leucadia, Ca almost 10 years ago and it has grown from 3 to over 45 employees. I couldn't imagine doing anything else with my career. What girl doesn't want to work in the beauty industry?!"


COOLA: "We have tons of funny behind the scenes stories here at COOLA. From using the sprays at perfume, marriage proposals being caught on tape, and with more dogs than people in the office it isn't shocking that every day leads to something entertaining. Any funny NuFACE behind the scenes stories?"

Tera: "In our early years my sister would by my baby nephew (Carter) to work every day. One day he crawled into my office and picked up a NuFACE device that was in the bottom desk drawer. He rolled it across his cheek..."NuFACE," he said. The funny part is he could only say a few words and used it exactly how we instruct. A more recent story happened a couple of months ago. I walked out of a meeting and was stopped our Brand Educator who had a question. The next thing I knew, Elvis ran down the stairs and broke out into song. After a full serenade of a modified version of "You Aint Nothin But a Hound Dog...getting younger all the time," I realized my husband sent me a singing telegram for my birthday. The entire office was gathered and laughing...not just at Elvis, but at the look of embarrassment on my face.


COOLA: "That's so funny. It sounds like your husband has a great sense of humor and would fit in with the COOLA crowd! Why are you excited to be teaming up with COOLA?"

Tera: "COOLA has a similar philosophy and approach as NuFACE, offering pure, healthy, result-driven products without compromising quality. Sun protection is essential to maintaining healthy skin so partnering with COOLA makes for a perfect little team in the fight against aging."

Pin it To Win it Contest WINNER!

Aug 2, 2013

One of the best things about being part of the COOLA Team is the absolutely amazing inspiration and feedback that we get to see each week. It comes to us from our unstoppable social media community, from you, our readers, through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

We are thrilled to have partnered with NuFACE and offered this fun Pinterest Contest for summer! There were so many wonderful summer fun photos to pick from that we constantly kept finding ourselves daydreaming of easy summer living! And hey, isnt that what our favorite season is all about!?

Our winner is Coral Gay from North Carolina!

Check out her fun "Suns Out Buns Out" summer board here:

Thank you so much to everyone who entered! Here are some of her original summer fun pins and some of our other favorites:

-Happy Sun-Blocking!

A "Green" 4th of July

Jul 3, 2013

Want to make your 4th of July a little "greener" this year? A few simple steps will help reduce the environmental impact of the holiday that gets everyone outdoors!

Here are some ideas to help celebrate Independence Day while caring for the Earth!


Throwing a BBQ? Use re-usable serving plates, cups, and silverware to elminate unnecessary waste products.


Choose 2 wheels instead of 4! With crowded roads and limited parking, this is the perfect holiday to cruise around on your bike!


Remember to Recycle all paper and plastic goods used throughout the day! 


Keep the beach clean. More people spend the 4th of July at the beach than any other day. Make sure to pack up all your trash and if you see someone forgot theirs, do the earth a favor and grab theirs too!


Protect your skin with organic sun protection. With so many outdoor activities going on it is important to apply sunscreen, so pick an organic option like COOLA! Dont forget to re-apply ever 2-4 hours!


-Happy 4th of July and Happy Sun-Blocking!

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