Besides our North Shore Swim Ohana that we support at 10+ different races throughout the year inclusing sponsoring the Waikiki Roughwater Swimmers, we personally sponsor A wide variety of high-performance athletes that have put our sunscreen to the test in the most extreme conditions around the world. From Polina Carlson Training for the 2020 London World Games to Sebastian Zeitz shredding waves all around the world, they know Kokua is tough enough to stand up to all the elements and the won’t ever run, sting eyes, or come off while sweating, yet feels light enough to achieve the “barely there” feel. With 4 hours of Water Resistance, our athletes know they can achieve their best without worrying about going home burnt. Aloha to everyone out there living pono and pushing your bodies to the limit!


Polina Carlson - Professional Runner

Career Highlights - Xterra World Championships (2015, 2013 - 1st Place, 2018, 2016 -2nd Place), Gunstock Half Marathon (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 - 1st Place), BMO Phoenix Marathon - 1st Place 2:39:26 (Course Record) - Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run 8.2 (1st Place - 2014, 2016, 2017, 2nd Place - 2013, 2015, 2018) - Fontana Half-Marathon (2016, 1:13:35 (PR) 1st Place - 2018 1st Place, 1:13:14) - 2015 UH Dr. Donnis Thompson Invite 3000m - (1st Place), Houston Marathon - 2:39:43 (8th Overall, 2nd American), 09/28/2014 - Ichinoseki Int Half-Marathon - 1st Place 1:16:48 (PR)

I am trying to stay away from chemical ingredients and this was the purest sunscreen I could find. I do a lot of training outdoors and while there are many effective sunscreen products out there, I’ve struggled to find one that won’t run into my eyes as soon as I begin sweating. This one is different. It protects my skin while staying on my face and out of my eyes. Kokua sunscreen has protected me on these long training sessions and it’s a life saver as I’m constantly surrounded by UV! It works great and really helps with not having that white pasty look of zinc oxide :-) Thank you Team Kokua!
— Polina Carlson - Professional Runner
As a natural and healthy oriented person, I only use zinc sunscreen, and Kokua Sunscreen is, by far, the best sunscreen I have tried. Smells like nature, feels smoother than any other zinc ones I ever used.
— Helena S. - Entrepeneur from Croatia Living in Texas
This is the best zinc, natural, reef safe sunscreen I have ever used!! I love it! Kokua Sun Care sunscreen applies very smoothly and evenly. It doesn’t clump or cake-on like the other zinc sunscreens I used. I noticed that it absorbs well. My previous sunscreens would come off in the water even after 10-15 minutes of waiting after application which meant having to reapply frequently. I also love that my skin doesn’t feel dry afterwards. I appreciate the locally sourced and inspired ingredients and love that the ingredients are safe for children!! I have tried many different types of natural/zinc sunscreen as a surfer and beach goer and this sunscreen is the best! Try Kokua Sun Care and you will never go back!!
— Sunny K. - Surfer/Business Owner/Mother from Honolulu
Love this sunscreen!!! I feel like I am feeding my skin, while protecting it. So excited finally to see such a quality product on the market. It smells wonderful too!
— Amy M. - Nurse/Mother from Hawaii Kai