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 . . . (Read More)Read More
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 . . .(Read More)Read More
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. (READ MORE . . .)Read More
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. . .(READ MORE)Read More
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. . .(read more)Read More
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.. .Read More
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.
Forget expensive anti-aging creams and Botox! We have discovered a study that shows that daily use of a broad spectrum sunscreen like Kōkua Sun Care will visibly reverse the signs of aging as a result of sun damage to the skin, in addition to preventing additional sun damage.i
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of daily use of an SPF 30 sunscreen on the face for the improvement of sun damaged skin during a period of one year. The results showed...(read more)Read More
We have choices for sunscreens, but what makes Kōkua Sun Care stand out from the rest?
- 25% Zinc Oxide – A Rare Find
- Natural and Non-Nano yet Smooth & Clear Application
- Rich Antioxidant Ingredients, including 7 Hawaiian Ones!
- Reef-Friendly and Safe for Marine Life
- Not DIY or Hand-Made – FDA Compliant in Manufacturing, Testing, and Labeling
1) 25% Zinc Oxide – A Rare Find
Using zinc oxide is one thing, but using 25% non-nano zinc oxide is another. Kōkua Sun Care uses 25% zinc oxide as the only active ingredient. . . (read more)Read More
The terms “Reef Safe” or “Reef Friendly” are not regulated by law, so there is no official definition. This means anyone can put it on a label even if the product contains ingredients that are toxic to marine life. “Organic” and “Natural” do not mean non-toxic to marine life either. Don’t be mislead by the labels. Read the ingredients!
The Reef Safe buzz is mostly about oxybenzone, and rightly so! It is an endocrine disruptor and. . .Read More
E Komo Mai and welcome to Kōkua Sun Care! We are a Hawaii company specializing in natural sun care products using locally sourced ingredients. We have warm weather and sunshine year round and we need high performance broad spectrum UV protection. . .Read More