Coola – Not Just Sunscreen Anymore

We’ve long been fans of Coola sunscreen not just for the sun protection it offers but the multitude of application options (sprays, creams, lotions, and sticks) as well as its commitment to organic ingredients. As we look to lessen the amount of chemicals we put on our skin, having organic options that perform as well as their chemical competitors is becoming increasingly important.

Coola has taken their commitment to organic beauty beyond just sunscreen and is now offering it in their new skincare line. Just six products deep, this line keeps it clean and simple.


Glowing Greens Detoxifying Facial Cleansing Gel

This daily dose of detoxifying greens flushes your skin with a surge of purifying plant juices and nourishing extracts to help clear away impurities and dissolve excess oil, sweat, and makeup.  This cleanser contains nutrient-rich seaweed extract, known to possess cleansing and balancing properties, and detoxifying celery extract is a refreshing way to start and end the day.

Pacific Polish Gentle Sea Salt Facial Exfoliator

Ultra-fine, mineral-rich marine salts are blended with papain, a nonabrasive exfoliant derived from papaya fruit extract, for a highly effective exfoliator that helps remove impurities and clear away dull surface cells.

Moon Silk Moisture Recharging Mask

This multi-tasking mask blends ultra-hydrating snow mushroom extract, vitamin C rich kakadu plum, hyaluronic acid, and a plant-derived Full Spectrum 360 Complex. Together these potent ingredients combat modern-day skin stressors, fight free-radicals, and refresh and recharge tired skin.

Reawakening Rosewater Mist Face Spray

Can you say delicious? That’s what this spray is. This multi-tasking mist features adaptogenic ginseng, known to help stimulate fatigued skin, the Full Spectrum 360 Complex (helps to combat blue light stressors), and antioxidant-rich green tea and cucumber to help calm and soothe your skin. You’ll be hooked from the first spritz!

Vital Rush Skin Renewal Serum

This serum combines goji berry and vitamin C rich camu camu extract. A powerhouse of nutrients and antioxidants, this serum helps to renew and revitalize fatigued skin from today’s modern aggressors.

The Great Barrier Cream

Sea kelp actives, rich in essential nutrients and polyphenols, combined with blue algae, rich in amino and fatty acids, antioxidants, and proteins combine to create this lightweight organic cream that reinforces your skin’s natural barrier to help fight environmental stressors. The texture of this gel-like cream is velvety and luxurious. The perfect day cream, it layers beautifully under makeup.


From our first test run, we loved each and every product. We think you’ll love them too!


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I have been a beauty junkie for what seems like forever, but before I did anything about it, I went to law school. (Yes, my life is a little like the reverse of Legally Blonde.) Then, I worked as a prosecutor in Sonoma County after which I moved to the DC area with my husband in ’97. I served as Majority Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee followed by a year-long stint at a lobbying firm. You get the picture. It was then that I decided to act on my dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Finding my favorite beauty products proved to be impossible without stepping foot in a mall–the horror. So, I decided to bring my favorites to Alexandria. A few trips to New York and a flight to France and Bellacara was born in March 2000.

Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, for more than 17 years Bellacara has been Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high end cosmetic, skincare and haircare products. At Bellacara you will find premiere beauty products that have been carefully edited by the store’s owner, Angela Sitilides, who personally tests all the products sold in store. The boutique carries only the best product lines – Kiehl’s, Jouer, Dr. Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Moroccan Oil, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, Smashbox, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, Dermalogica, Kevyn Aucoin, Kai, Child, St. Tropez, Smith and Cult, and many more.

1000 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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