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.
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
Like Kōkua Sun Care, our friends at Puna Noni Naturals use the antioxidant rich superfruit NONI in all of their body care products, including shampoo, conditioner, hand and body lotions, body wash, handmade soap, and lip balm. Noni is a small evergreen tree that thrives in the nutrient rich volcanic soil of Hawaii. It continues to be one of the most important
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.