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 supporting local farms and businesses. This timely sunscreen is ultra water resistant offering a high performance natural alternative to the sunscreens banned in Hawaii that contain the reef-killing chemicals, oxybenzone and octinoxate. Kōkua Sun Care never uses any sunscreen chemicals or any of the other marine toxic ingredients commonly found in personal care products.
This natural sunscreen was formulated with triathlon in mind. The co-founder is a former Ironman 70.3 Hawai’i triathlete herself, and it was the demands of the sport that brought her to create a high performance natural zinc sunscreen that didn’t slide off in the sweat and swells, didn’t run into or sting eyes, rubbed in smoothly, didn’t leave hands and gear oily, and actually worked! It provides maximum broad spectrum protection with 25% non-nano zinc oxide – the highest percentage on the market – as the only active ingredient to provide a natural physical barrier to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. It will endure right along with you during your whole race and kōkua you and the ocean. We always say… Expect More From Your Sunscreen!