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INTERVIEW WITH STACI LOVELL: BIG ISLAND’S RISING XTERRA TRIATHLON STAR

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Hawaii native Staci Lovell, teenage XTERRA triathlete, about how she is handling this year’s challenges and preparing for the future, as well as a bit about her passion, advice, favorite gear and reef safe sunscreen! Kōkua proudly sponsors Staci, a soon-to-be senior at Kealakehe High School on Big Island and currently ranked #18 in her division (ages 15-19). The XTERRA World Championships held in Maui is considered to be the world’s premiere off-road triathlon consisting of a 1.5K ocean water swim, followed by a grueling 32K mountain bike, and finishing off with a brutal 10K mountain trail run and a last stretch of deep hot beach sand.

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WHEN WILL HAWAII REOPEN FOR TOURISM? [updated September 22, 2020]

Tourists and residents are gearing up for the much-anticipated reopening of Hawaii…. Again! There’s been a sharp decline in tourism and a 14-day mandatory quarantine since March for tourists. However, after pushing back the August 1 reopening date, another late summer-September lockdown, and a gradual decrease in the number of Covid-19 cases, the State of Hawaii finally has set an opening date of October 15, 2020.  No details yet, but we do know this: Transpacific Travel Quarantine Lifted with Negative Test Results Transpacific visitors can forgo the 14-day quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19. Under the program, travelers will have to test negative for COVID-19 no more than 72 hours before arrival to qualify for the quarantine exemption. Transpacific...

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NATURAL INGREDIENTS

Our Hawaii-grown ingredients come from some of the richest volcanic soil on the planet and have maximum nutrient density adding to their antioxidant power.  These plants have braved the strong oxidizing rays of the tropical Hawaiian sun and have developed powerful antioxidants to protect themselves, which we can use to protect our skin, too.  Our 7 Hawaiian ingredients are exceptionally rich in antioxidants and help protect against UV damage.  With our 7 Hawaii-grown antioxidant ingredients, Kokua Sun Care allows you to experience Hawaiian superfood for the skin & support local Hawaii agriculture and community.

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FDA ADMITS YOUR SUNSCREEN COULD BE INEFFECTIVE AND POISONOUS

This is a big deal! After over 40 years of people slathering on poisonous chemical sunscreens approved by the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), the FDA decided that actually 12 out of 16 approved active sunscreen ingredients do not have enough scientific data to determine whether they are harmful for humans, and two of them have been officially declared unsafe. The FDA found that only 2, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, were deemed safe and

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