Does Coola Sunscreen Really Offer The Touted Protection?
A Coola Sunscreen class action lawsuit claims that scientific testing has shown that at least one of the company’s products does not.
Consumers claim that Coola has deceived its customers with its claims that its products offer “full-spectrum” skin protection when it is actually limited.
Coola products marketed as offering complete protection that does not deliver as marketed include:
- Sun Silk Drops
- Refreshing Water Mist
- Mineral Sun Silk Crème
- Mineral Sun Silk Moisturizer
Read about the case under the name: Norah Flaherty, et al. v. Coola LLC, Case No. 1:20-cv-05964, N.D. IL. E.D.
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More on the Coola Sunscreen Class Action Lawsuit
The class action lawsuit alleges that Coola’s Sun Silk Drops allowed, at minimum, 40% of the infrared light that was shot at it to pass through based on a test done using a Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer. This test measures the degree of infrared radiation absorbed by a substance or material and, conversely, the degree that the infrared radiation passes through the sample.
Logically, if Coola’s products offered complete “full-spectrum” protection, none of the infrared radiation would pass through.
Coola’s sunscreen products are labeled as “full 360 spectrum,” “Anti-Pollution” and “UVA/UVB/IR/HEV” in descending order on the packages.
According to the class action lawsuit, consumers “would not have been able to understand that the products do not provide infrared light protection across the entire spectrum of infrared light without performing analysis on the products,” contending that they “are not, and should not be, required to chemically test the products they purchase to know the true qualities of those products.”
The Estée Lauder Companies addressing the Society for Investigative Dermatology in 2018 stated that “as a result of infrared on the skin, the study noted excessive collagen breakdown, excessive growth of blood vessels and a weakening of the skin’s matrix — in other words, fine lines.”
Coola is accused of deceptive business practices, common law fraud, unjust enrichment, breach of warranty, and of violating Illinois consumer fraud regulations.
Editor’s note on the Coola Sunscreen Lawsuit:
This piece is written about the recent Coola Sunscreen Lawsuit. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.
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