When you suffer from hormonal breakouts and aggressive acne, it’s hard to find products that won’t exacerbate the issue. For those like myself who have overly sensitive skin, most options dry us out and result in major irritation. What else can you expect when skincare companies love to use salicylic acid as the main ingredient for literally everything.
I’d almost given up on finding a regiment that works for my needs, and then I ran across the CocoKind brand.
To be honest, initially, it was the simplistic, soft-colored packaging that drew me in. Upon taking a closer look, I realized that there was so much more to this skincare line than what was on the box.
They’re a Vegan Brand
If you know what animal testing looks like, you know it’s not pretty. If you don’t, I’ll spare you the gory details. CocoKind is certified through The Vegan Awareness Foundation, aside from products that contain beeswax like their skin butter. Their one-for-all balm uses a faux wax alternative, which might be a better option for those who want a fully vegan product.
Either way, I’m just glad that they’re humane.
Their Ingredients List is Minimal
Where most moisturizers and face wash items are full of parabens, sulfates, and other words I can’t pronounce, Cocokind is pretty straightforward about what they put into their products. My favorite items are as follows:
The Turmeric Stick
- Turmeric root powder
- Ginger root powder
- Tea tree oil
- Sunflower seed oil
The Macabeet Tinted Moisturizing Stick
- Macaroot powder
- Beetroot powder
- Olive fruit oil
So, you can probably see why they do so well for people with sensitive skin. There’s a max of 5 to 6 ingredients per item, and these two little sticks have been life-changing for my face and lips.
One of my favorite skincare lines used to be Origins. I loved their products and they worked for me, but $50 for a tiny bottle of toner was beyond my budget.
And to be honest…the results I was getting for that amount just didn’t feel worth it. With Cocokind, I actually have the means to pay for their products and they work better than anything else I’ve ever used. I hope that in the future they continue to be an affordable company for those of us who can’t afford brands like Kylie Skin or BareMinerals.
Are There Any Cons?
Overall, I love Cocokind. The one thing I would fix is the packaging on the Turmeric stick. Although I thoroughly wash my face before using it, I just feel weird about the fact that you have to apply it directly to your face. By doing so, you’re also applying whatever bacteria is left on your skin directly to the stick.
See my dilemma here?
A glass jar or a squeeze tube might be a better option, but I’m not sure what you’d use to spread it evenly. The yellow would definitely stain your fingers.
Back to the drawing board.
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