"I used this amazing product in one of the most grueling ocean races in the world. The 41 mile Molokai Channel World Championship has you sweating but you’re also constantly bombarded with ocean swells that would strip the average sunscreen right off. I used one application and was protected for the entire race."
— Daniel N. - Semi-Pro Paddler/Real Estate Agent from Kailua
"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
This went on nice without too much of a white cast. It did stain some of our white bathing suits/rash guards so be careful with that. It does mostly wash out with some effort.
Brought this on a surf trip to Mexico bc I wanted something reef safe. Easy to apply, no white cast, great sun protection while out in the water! Definitely planning to buy again, worth the price!
I love the texture, the coverage, and the fact that it isn't filled with chemicals.
I’m on my third tube. I love this stuff. The texture, the way it rubs in, the way it smells. I have dry skin and it’s very moisturizing…And I haven’t burned! 🤙🏽
Ordered for a trip to Moorea. Smooth and sheer application. Has great staying power in salt water. Forgot to cover a spot and got slightly sunburned there, and the after sun care really took the sting out. No heavy feel. Used to use Hawaiian Tropics, but will happily use Kokua from here on out! Used it the following week for an open water swim in Tennessee. Swam 6 hours straight on a cloudless day without reapplying and did not burn at all. Gave a little extra application to a fresh tattoo, and it didn't irritate and really protected it. Great effective product!
:) Thanks for helping educate our students on reef safe products!!
Amazing company with great ocean safe products!!
We originally purchased the small sized (1oz) bottles for welcome bag favors for our wedding on Kauai and decided to buy the full sized to test out ourselves. I needed my fiancé to put it on my back before heading to the beach and he begrudgingly agreed, saying "great, it's SPF 50 so it's not going to rub in easily." He then applied it and says "woah! That rubbed in so easily and quickly. I wasn't expecting that!" I think that says it all! Easy to apply, works great, has a light scent, minimal stickiness that goes away quickly. I would definitely recommend this and all of their products!
The tinted version is great. Doesn't run, doesn't stain. Holds up well in watersports. Uses great ingredients!! My #1 go to!!!
My son, age 6, and I really like this packaging method. He likes the pump and feels empowered to apply the sunscreen on his own and the formula works well for us - it’s a win-win! Thanks everyone at Kokua!
I bought this in anticipation of my trip to Hawaii. I knew I could probably get it on island, but I really wanted to try it and didn't want to miss out. I love that it's Hawaii-made and great ingredients. It rubs in easily, and feels very soft and smooth as it soaks in. And it doesn't smell like sunscreen - it's a very light scent that didn't bother me at all while wearing it. I applied and reapplied almost every day of the trip - it was my favorite kind of sunscreen that I brought with. I would definitely get this again, feeling good in supporting a Hawaiian business, using better, natural products that are compliant with 'reef safe' guidelines. It absolutely worked, I didn't get burned and could feel the effects of it being so moisturizing and soft on my skin.
This sunscreen delivers on all of it's claims. I cannot use chemical sunscreens and most tinted look orange on my pale skin-this does not. I use daily on my face/neck alone or under make up. It does double duty under make up as a primer as well as sun protection. All this and it is "clean" and vegan-good for me and the planet!
I purchased this sunscreen to support the Maui Wildfire Relief without any expectations, and I was so pleasantly surprised that this sunscreen looks and feels so good!! I like to use this on top of a non-tinted higher spf mineral sunscreen to get rid of the white cast and I love that it leaves a natural, non greasy finish while evening out my skin tone. It feels lightweight, blends in beautifully, and it doesn't separate around the creases of my nose throughout the day like other tinted sunscreens do for me. I also have sensitive skin from tretinoin and it doesn't irritate my skin at all. I adore this product and will definitely be buying more!!!
Kokua makes the Best natural Hawaiian moisturizer on the market.
I absolutely love Kokua Sun Care products. They feel amazing on my skin, leaving my skin feeling soft, but not at all greasy. I am looking forward to bring these products with me on my next tropical vacation.