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 typically discarded fruit of the Kona coffee plants grown in the rich volcanic soil of Hawaii coffee farms.
Scientific research shows that cascara has the highest antioxidant capacity of all botanicals – up to 10x more than other topical antioxidants. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and hydrating benefits for the skin. Not only does it neutralize free radicals, protecting the skin against DNA damage caused by the sun, but it also restores the integrity of the skin after UV exposure.
Kōkua Sun Care Hawaiian Natural Zinc Sunscreen SPF 50 is antioxidant rich containing 7 Hawaiian ingredients, including the cascara, and it goes on smooth like a moisturizing lotion. It provides broad spectrum water resistant 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. Kōkua Sun Care never uses the coral killing chemicals oxybenzone or octinoxate that is outlawed in Hawaii or any of the other marine toxic ingredients commonly found in personal care products.
Next time you head out into the sun, grab a refreshing Hawaiian Cascara Juice and Kōkua Sun Care and enjoy the potent antioxidant benefits of this superfruit on the inside and outside!
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