December 22, 2017
A few weeks agoI began testing outtheCocokind skincare line and instantly fell in love.A lot of you guys seemed interested and were asking my opinionso I figured today’s blogwould be focused on reviewingsome of my favorites!
Cocokind is a small organic SanFrancisco skincare brandfocused on using only thepurest ingredients.As the name implies,cocokind is based around extra virgin coconut oil with added superfoods.They aretaking a stand againstthe currentchemical andpreservative filledbeauty products with promisesto always use5 wholesome ingredients or less. Each product iscarefullycurated with several superfoods ingredients, which deeply moisturize and actas arich source of nutrients for the skin.
The ingredients aresopure, that they’reactuallyfood grade. That’sright, you can eat them. Thoughthe combinations may not taste the best, I might have to give themymatcha stick a quick lick and find out.
Cocokind was generous enough to send me their top acne busting products for review ( shout out toour home girlPriscilla)!Over the past few weeks I’ve been able to find some pros and cons with the whole line and today (finally!) I get to share my thoughts with you guys! Let’s dive right in.
Today theproducts we will be reviewing are:
• The Rosewater Toner
• The Raspberry Vinegar Toner
• The Chia Seed Facial Oil
•TheOrganic Chlorophyll Mask
• TheCocokind Collective Sticks (Mymatcha,Tumeric,andMacabeet)
Cocokind makes two toners, rosewater and raspberry vinegar, each with different skin concerns in mind.
CocokindOrganicRosewater Toner 4/5
With one simple ingredient the Rosewater Toner proves to be effective at balancing all skin types. Oily? Acne prone? Dry skin? Whatever your concerns may be, this toners got you covered.
It smellsahhhmazing and it’s refreshing.My skin is pretty darn sensitive and I found that it didn’tirritate or break me out-at all.If anything I found this toner to be slightly moisturizing and really effective at balancing outproblem areas in the skin.A few dry patches I had were gone after about 4 uses! Real effective if ya ask me.
I rated this product 4/5 becauseI found that even though it was an amazing toner, by the end of the day it would make me greasy and when first applied the scent would irritate my eyes.
Cocokind Raspberry Vinegar Toner 5/5
Ingredients:water, raspberry Vinegar
Yes, yes, yes, yes! If you’ve ever used an apple cider vinegar toner you would fall head over heals for Raspberry vinegar.If you like vinegar, you’ll love the way it smells. If you don’t know what vinegar smells like, some would compare it to stinky feet (but in a good way if that’s even possible). Organic vinegar is great for acne, it balances the skins ph and naturally works to reduce acne marks and scars. I’ve been using an apple cider vinegar Toner for about a year now so you can imagine how pumped I was when I found out Raspberry vinegar was a thing.
I’ve used this Toner every night for about a week and have noticed a significant improvement in my acne and overall skin tone. I love the way it smells and the way it makes my skin feel. Clean, but not squeaky or overly dry. My face remained balanced throughout the day and I found that I didn’t need to blot excess oil or moisturize from being excessively dry (my skins finicky, it either goes one way or the other).
CocokindTumeric Stick 5/5
Ingedients: Organic Sunflower oil, organic beeswax, organicTumeric, organic ginger root, organic tea tree oil.
I found that this stick was by far my favorite item in the wholeCocokind skincare line. To be quiet frank, I haven’t taken this darn thing off my face since the moment I got it in the mail. I’m actually wearing it on a few spots as I write this posting,OBSESSED.If you’re going to buy one thing from the whole brand make it this. You won’t regret it.Chock full of amazing acne fighting ingredients, it really is one of a kind.
Tumeric is amazing at shrinking acne and lifting post acne marks, leaving you with a more even skin tone. I could see and feel results after just one use.Not even exaggerating, one of the cystic spots I left the mask on reduced in size about halfway- which is just insane if you know how hard those boogers are to budge.
It’s got a slightly yellow tinge to it but as long as you take the mask off within 20 minutes it’s not gonna stain ya. Just don’t make the mistake of leaving it on overnight like I did or you might be walking around school all day looking like a yellow polka dot face.
CocokindMymatcha Stick 5/5
Ingredients:organic virgin coconut oil, organic beeswax, organicmatcha tea powder.
The first thing you’ll notice is the amazing matcha smell, so yummy! TheMymatcha stick is great for all over hydrationand works to protect the skins natural barrier. It’s sheer in color so you can use it anytime while on the go.
I love that there’s no fuss about this product. It’s simple and it does exactly what it says. With the weather change recently I’ve noticed some dryness around my eyes and under my chin. When I applied the stick the dry spots went away the next day, no joke. I love this little guy, I’ve even been carrying him around in my person lately. Yeah, it’s a him. Mr.matcha-cha.
CocokindMacabeet Stick 3/5
Ingredients:Organic virgin olive oil, organic beeswax,organic beer root, organicmaca root
Basically when I realized this stick had beets in it I couldn’t help but think of Dwight from the office and wondered if he too used themaca beet stick. This stick has a really deep rosy tint that blends out evenly. It definitely has a sweeter beet like scent but it’s not overwhelming!
I tried theMacabeet stick a few times and I just wasn’t in love. Don’t get me wrong it’s definitely pretty and I love the natural ingredients but I feel like I would probably go with a regular tinted chapstick. It blends fairly even but I didn’t like that when it’s first applied it shows up a bit chunky and streaky.You can use it as a balm or a blush but with the color leaning towards purple/cooler tones I foundthat it wasn’t a good fit for my super pale warm undertone skin!
Cocokind Chia Seed Facial Oil 4/5
Ingredients:organic chia seed oil, organic chamomile flowers
A great source ofbalanced omega-3 fatty acids, this facial oilis lightweight and absorbs almost instantly for a youthful glow. This facial oil is super charged withantioxidants andpyhtonutrients,great for anti aging and giving you your best possible skinever.
Facial oils are my favorite part of my skin routine, so I’m super picky when it comes tousing the right one. Sometimes my skins suffering from dry spots, other times it’s an oil slick, and currently it’s suffering from a hefty breakout.I loved how soft the oil made my skinandhow quickly it absorbed.
Seriously! It’s so lightweight, I found that it didn’t clog my pores or irritate my skin at all and it delivered hydration without feeling overly greasy.It didn’t help my skin tone or reduce my spots very much but it proved to be great hydration for the daytime without giving your skin an oil slick appearance.
Cocokind Organic Chlorophyll Mask 3/5
Ingredients: organicsoirulina powder, organic wheatgrass powder, organic chlorella powder, organicylangylang oil.
This mask is great for drawing out impurities and giving your skin an extra deep cleaning. It effectively absorbs excess oil and leaves your face feeling fresh and clean.
I gave this mask a 3/5 rating because it was just okay to me. It did make my face feel clean but it wasn’t all that and a bag of chips.I feel like I would rather grab my Aztec Indian healing clay for a deeper clean or my pumpkin exfoliating mask for brighter skin. There wasn’t anything wrong with the mask necessarily, I just didn’t find it irreplaceable!
My favorite products by far were… (*drum roll please*)
And the Raspberry vinegar toner
I highly recommend all three of these products for individuals who suffer with acne prone skin, oily skin, hyper-pigmentation, and dryness (for theMymatcha stick).
Interested in trying outcocokind for yourself? Find it in natural retailers like Whole Foods and Fresh Thyme!
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