All Natural Ingredients

Puko’a uses 100% natural plant based ingredients. The beeswax makes the sunscreen water resistant and helps bond our sunscreen together! We are proud to state that our beeswax comes from rescued bees and locally sourced from the island of O’ahu. Pukoa Organics Sunscreen is suitable for any sports or water activity, and is safe for all ages. Our main active ingredient is ZnO or Zinc Oxide which is approved by the FDA as 1 of only 17 products approved for use as sunscreen. Zinc oxide particles sit on the outermost layer of your skin, where they scatter, absorb, and reflect ultraviolet radiation, protecting your living skin below, much like a rash guard or shirt. The unique thing about Zinc as an active ingredient is that it can work as a broad spectrum sunscreen that works to reflect UV-A, UV-B, and even UV-C rays from the sun.
Bees Wax

Bees Wax

Natural Sweat and water resistance

Non-Nano Zinc

Non-Nano Zinc

Broad spectrum sun protection

Green Tea

Green Tea

Decreases inflammation and free radicals

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Tint, alleviates fine lines

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Naturally antibacterial and antifungal, moisturizer

Shea Butter

Shea Butter

Reduces inflammation, smoothes skin

Almond Oil / Avocado Oil

Almond Oil / Avocado Oil

Almond Oil helps to prevent blackheads and acne. Replaced with Avocado Oil for those with nut allergies

Raspberry Seed Oil

Raspberry Seed Oil

Contains Vitamin E, a natural preservative

Products

Choose between our Facestick and Tin formulas!

Meet the team

Mika Nakashige

Mika Nakashige

Developer, Founder and Chemist

Doctoral Candidate in Chemistry and Teaching Assistant. Mika enjoys running marathons, surfing, and paddleboarding with her puppy, Coco!

Sean Ormsby

Sean Ormsby

Developer, Founder, Marketing

Avid Surfer, Ultimate player, System Admin and Teacher, Sean Ormsby is dedicated to our environment and Oceans.

Trees to Seas

Trees to Seas

Partner

Trees to Seas is a Non-Profit Organization which aims to create community through education and participation. We teach conservation and stewardship through adventures from the trees to the seas!

Kely Boy

Kely Boy

Team Rider

Kely-boy is a surfer and shaper from Maui and embodies the aloha spirit along with caring for our ocean.

Lindsay Takekawa

Lindsay Takekawa

Team Rider

Model and Surfer from Oahu Cares for our Oceans. Next Stop, Miss Hawaii USA!

What Our Clients Say...

Becca

Honolulu, Hi

Goes on really smooth and l love that its reef safe. I’ll wear it for hours in the ocean and it doesn’t wear off. And it smells so good I kinda wanna eat it

Peter

Honolulu,Hi

Love. This. Product.

I’ve been searching for years to find a sunscreen that actually works - most really don’t. They either wear out too fast, or left me feeling greasy and caked in chemicals. On top of that, most sunscreens are toxic (for both us and the environment). This stuff is none of that.

It lasts forever, doesn’t make me feel gross, it’s reef safe and I can spend hours in the sun without getting torched. As someone who was diagnosed with skin cancer - finding this stuff has been awesome. I highly recommend it to all my friends (and the owners are rad!!)

-Su-Young from Boston, MA

I love it! I usually wear it on my morning runs (sunny but 30-40 degrees in Boston winter) and it reminds me of a tropical summer vacation. It smells so, so delicious. It is also quite moisturizing and, unlike other sunscreens that give me red bumps, leaves my skin smooth. I have medium-light skin with golden undertones and it blends in quite well.

Rick and Maile Aaroe

Nice thick texture, stays on during water activities, doesn’t run into your eyes when you sweat!

Kely Boi

Team Rider

I used the sunscreen this weekend and I absolutely love it!!! I love how it holds and doesn't get soft in the car. Smells great and there's no greasy feel to it like some other reef safe sunscreens I tried. I'm so stoked and love everything about this sunscreen. Much mahalo for all the support and hope to meet u guys this weekend 🤙🏽🤙🏽. Have a great week and an amazing day guys

Bryan

I have been using another brand, but it burns when it runs into my eyes while surfing. This stuff doesn't burn!

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