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The Team of Kokua Joins the Benzene Sunscreen Replacement Initiative

Ever since the discovery of benzene in 78 sunscreen products on the market that was made by the independent pharmacy Valisure in the spring of last year, many consumers have been at a loss about which products are safe to use anymore. This is why the Benzene Sunscreen Replacement Initiative was launched – to provide consumers with safe, natural, zinc-based sunscreen if they had been using one of the contaminated products.  The campaign was the idea of the attorneys and legal team of Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. Because they have seen the terrible health consequences of benzene on people’s health first-hand, their compassion began expanding beyond their offices. While anyone can request sunscreen made by the ethical companies the law firm collaborates...

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Hawaii's Premium Luxury Reef Safe Sunscreen Launches a New Video

Produced by the wonderful Oahu based team at Oahu Films, our new promotional video showcases what sets Kokua Sun Care apart as a Hawaiian company aiming to make a difference in our Oceans health.  Our commitment goes deeper than just making sunscreen that is reef safe.  We aim to educate and create an experience for people travelling all over the world that they can feel good about.  Our Broad Spectrum SPF50 lotion has been sold in over 20+ Countries and as our reach grows we ensure that our sales benefit the natural environment of Hawaii. By giving to Oahu based organizations, with our 7 Hawaii Grown Ingredients showcased across our product line and new Hawaii grown Reef Safe Sunscreen products coming...

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2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Hawai`i is going REEF SAFE with Kōkua Sun Care Hawaiian Natural Zinc Sunscreen

IRONMAN 70.3 Hawai’i has teamed up with local Hawaiian sun care company Kōkua Sun Care to make the June 5, 2021 race REEF SAFE.  Hawaii’s sunscreen law banning toxic sunscreen chemicals found in many brands just went into effect in January 2021. Triathletes competing in this year’s world famous event consisting of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run along the Kohala Coast of the Big Island will receive 2,000 samples of Kōkua Sun Care’s Hawaiian Natural Zinc Sunscreen SPF 50, and staff will be stocked up, too.  Kōkua Sun Care’s SPF 50 is the revolution in reef safe sunscreen providing the best performing smoothest application zinc sunscreen on the market using 7 Hawaii-grown antioxidant-rich ingredients...

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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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