As much as I love a good highlighter, finding one that doesn’t make an acne prone gal (like yours truly) breakout is like finding a needle in a haystack. I’ve tried them all. From creams to powders and everything in between, only to find my skin red, raw, and irritated after washing it off at the end of a long day. Going without highlighter is like a eating a cake without frosting. It can be done, but it shouldn’t be.
So,what’s a makeup loving acne prone girl to do? Find a highlighter that’s the best of both worlds- skincare AND makeup all in one-duh! With so many chemicals, fillers, and unnecessary toxins on the market, finding a highlighter with simple, clean, and effective ingredients that won’t irritate the skin is easier said than done.
So, what do you do when your favorite skincare brand comes out with a brand spankin’ new collection of highlighters that are just as equally beautiful as they are good for your skin? You jump up and down in excitement and celebrate by buying all of them of course! Jumping on the adaptogen infused skincare trend, Cocokind recently launched three new highlighter sticks, each infused with Reishi, Maitake, and Chaga mushroom to give you an otherworldly glow.
Adaptogens are huge in skincare right now as they not only improve barrier function but also help your skin to adapt to both emotional and physical stressors that you may experience throughout the day. Some even believe that by infusing adaptogens into skincare, it can help to control and prevent stress induced blemishes. These adaptogen infused highlighter sticks contain skin soothing ingredients that help further protect against environmental irritants, giving you better and better skin after every use.
The Cocokind Collective Highlighters
Each highlighter is formulated with the cleanest 100% vegan ingredients and provides a lightweight, easy-gliding feel. Seriously, it’s like spreading a stick of butter on your skin- but in a good way. Taking a spin-off of their original collection featuring fan favorites like matcha, turmeric, and macabeet; the Sunrei, Mai-Light, and Chagaglo highlight collective provide three different gold and rose shades to fit each and every skin tone.
Sunrei: Reishi Gold Highlight
Sunrei uses jojoba oil, sunflower seed oil, mango butter, reishi mushroom, rosemary leaf, and calendula extract to provide a true golden hue, beautiful on both the cheekbones and eyelids. Sunrei looks especially amazing as a highlight on darker skin tones but can be worn beautifully on everyone.
Mai-Light: Mitake Rose Highlight
Mai-light uses jojoba oil, sunflower seed oil, mango butter, maitake mushroom, tocopherols, rosemary leaf, and calendula for a light pinky rose gold that looks great on the eyelids, nose, and cheekbones. Being the lightest shade of the three, mai light proves to be both subtle and natural on lighter skin tones (but again everyone can wear it effortlessly).
Chagaglo: Chaga Bronze Highlight
Chagaglouses jojoba oil, sunflower seed oil, mango butter, chaga mushroom, tocopherols, rosemary leaf, and calendula for a true deep rose gold, stunning choice on both the eyelids and lips.Chagaglo fits beautifully as a highlight on medium and warmer skin tones but again, can be worn by everyone.
Each highlighter can be worn on the lids, cheeks, nose, on its own, together, or even on the body as a true all over highlighter. Seriously, if you want to put it on your collarbones, shoulders, earlobes, or even your kneecaps- I'm not judging. Coming in at $12 for a single highlighter or $33 for the entire set, Cocokind proves yet once again that clean beauty can still be affordable and effective. Which one will you try next?
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Kali Kushner, known as the Instagram alias myfacestory, is a natural beauty advocate in the greater Cincinnati area who is passionate about using organic skincare and holistic remedies to heal acne from the inside out. Her dedication lies in her own chronic acne struggles as she continues to restore herself while helping those around her.