Always Organic: The Benefits of Organic Skincare

Always Organic: The Benefits of Organic Skincare

At COOLA, every formula is made with as many sustainably farmed, certified organic ingredients  as possible—at least 70%+ in everything we make. 
March 26, 2024 — Olivia Savidan
Should You Wear Sunscreen in the Winter?

Should You Wear Sunscreen in the Winter?

This time of year, having a powerful SPF as part of your skincare routine may not be top of mind. But before you send your sunscreen into hibernation for the winter, let’s take a closer look at the importance of seasonal suncare and daily protection.
March 26, 2024 — Olivia Savidan
Mineral vs. Chemical Sunscreen: How They Differ

Mineral vs. Chemical Sunscreen: How They Differ

You know you need sunscreen, whether it’s SPF spray or lip sunscreen have a few decisions to make first. Along with selecting the right moisturising SPF level for your skin and understanding how often you should apply sunscreen understanding how often you should apply sunscreenyou also need to figure out whether a mineral or chemical formula is best for your skin type and needs. 
March 26, 2024 — Olivia Savidan
What to look for in a Sunscreen

What to look for in a Sunscreen

Picking out sunscreen? Though it should be easy, it can feel overwhelming. In this article, we’ll break down exactly what to look for in a sunscreen, so you can always find the perfect SPF for your needs.

September 12, 2023 — Olivia Savidan
Blue Light - How Digital Light Effects Skin

Blue Light - How Digital Light Effects Skin

The devices we use every day have a real impact on our skin’s aging process. Here’s what you need to know about blue light and infrared radiation, and how to incorporate digital smart skincare into your regimen.
October 20, 2020 — Coola NZ
Meet The Inspiration: Paris Mitchell Temple

Meet The Inspiration: Paris Mitchell Temple

We love the Paris Georgia brand!

A contemporary ready to wear label – the brands 90s slip dresses have earned them cult-like status. You’ll see this talented duo gracing the pages of Vogue America, Vogue Australia, Elle UK to name but a few. Launching the new season SS19 Collection this week (29 March).   Check it out here

We had a quick catch up with Paris Mitchell Temple - NZ born fashion stylist and designer,  one half of the very talented Paris Georgia Brand and possibly the most stylish COOLA Fan!!

What influenced your decision to come home from your successful career in New York and continue your journey back in NZ?

Family – nothing is more important. New York will always be there and I’m lucky that our business allows me to travel there for work each year.

Paris Georgia, your label, can you talk us through the evolution and what your aspirations are for the brand.

Georgia and I arrived home in New Zealand around the same time. We’d always imagined starting a business together and the timing felt right. Our business grew faster than expected, getting picked up by a New York based agency that believed in us really pushed things forward. With Australia and the US being our biggest market we want to lift our presence here in New Zealand – that’s a big goal for us this year – amongst many others!

What are your thoughts on how to still look super stylish while working on a thrifty budget?

You can create the chicest look on a strict budget – I’m a huge fan of vintage. Money can’t buy you style after all. 

Family is obviously a big influence and part of your life – did you ever get given any advice from your mama about looking after your skin?

My beautiful Mum has the most incredible skin. Mum always taught me to moisturise. She didn’t have a strict regime, I just remember growing up there would be different moisturiser bottles everywhere – the car, the kitchen, various handbags, I think I’ve even caught her using hand cream on her face! She taught me to keep my face out of the sun since a young age, I treasure this advice and couldn’t recommend it more. 

Your wedding was featured in Vogue Australia did your daily health and beauty routine change at all when prepping for your big day?

I experienced an SRS treatment during the lead up to our wedding.  SRS, is a soothing, relaxing treatment that targets the underlying problems associated with ageing skin and scarring. The technology, works to stimulate cell renewal, activating neo-collagen production, toning sagging muscles and adding elasticity to the skin. I found my skin feeling firmer and fuller.

What is the most important thing to you when looking after your skin?

The past few years my skin regime has become all about sunblock, and not just at the beach. I make sure my tinted moisturisers and foundations all have at least SPF 15 in them. My staple sunsceen is the COOLA Classic Face Cucumber Sunscreen and my favourite COOLA product has to be my COOLA Mineral Rosilliance BB Cream.

March 28, 2019 — Beauty Care Accounts
A note from our Coola founder

A note from our Coola founder

Making healthy suncare people love to wear has been, since its inception, COOLA’s fundamental mission.
July 04, 2018 — Beauty Care Accounts
It's World Vegan Month!

It's World Vegan Month!

It's World Vegan Month!
November 16, 2017 — Beauty Care Accounts
Be Eco Cool - Go Green Not Red!

Be Eco Cool - Go Green Not Red!

Be Eco Cool! Go Green - Not Red this Summer!
October 19, 2017 — Beauty Care Accounts
Sun Science

Sun Science

What Are UV Rays? We've done our research and here's some insight. 
October 06, 2017 — Beauty Care Accounts
Seek out shade in the sun with a large brim hat

Seek out shade!

Slip Slop Slap Wrap, here are some great ways to keep cool while in the sun.
October 04, 2017 — Beauty Care Accounts