Our home state of Hawaii has started a trend and the momentum is building! In May 2018, the State of Hawaii was the first to pass a landmark law, the first of its kind anywhere in the world banning toxic sunscreen ingredients, oxybenzone and octinoxate, for the purpose of preserving marine ecosystems, including coral reefs, and human health.
Meet two-time world record breaking team Pacific Terrific – the first crew of 3 to row the Pacific Ocean and the youngest to row any ocean on earth. No sail, no engine, just muscle! We donated 24 tubes of reef safe Kōkua Sun Care Hawaiian Natural Zinc Sunscreen SPF 50 to these courageous young women from the UK for the Great Pacific Race. When asked how the sunscreen worked for them, crewmember Cazz, said that "[Kokua Sun Care SPF 50] was brilliant and we didn't burn once in 62 days at sea!!" We asked them a few questions about their race and were touched by their thoughtful and inspirational remarks – great words of wisdom going into the new year....
Tatyana went for a visit with her old friend Jay Fidell from ThinkTech Hawaii for a chat about Kokua Sun Care and the wonderful world of sun care. They coverted topics from how Kokua got its start, the new sunscreen law in Hawaii and everything in between. A big mahalo to Jay for having Tatyana on and being an all round wonderful guy to have a conversation with.
CASCARA AND SUNCARE? KŌKUA SUN CARE HAWAIIAN NATURAL ZINC SUNSCREEN WITH KONARED® HAWAIIAN COFFEE FRUIT EXTRACT
The same KonaRed® Hawaiian coffee fruit extract found in our Hawaiian Cascara Juice is also a superfood for the skin! Kōkua Sun Care uses this bright red super fruit extract in its reef safe Hawaiian Natural Zinc Sunscreen because it is a potent source of natural antioxidants due to its extremely high concentrations of polyphenols. The extract is made from the fruit of Kona coffee plants grown in the rich volcanic soil of Hawaii coffee farms.. .
The North Shore Swim Series is fun and expertly organized, and we at Kōkua Sun Care are honored to be the official sunscreen. The race organizers found Kōkua as they were searching for a local Hawaii sunscreen company providing high performance, reef safe, water resistant sunscreen reliable enough for long distance ocean swimming.We set up at the races and provide free Kōkua Sun Care Hawaiian Natural Zinc Sunscreen SPF 50/80 minutes water resistance from big glass pump bottles. We also give sunscreen prizes to the top winners.