I’m sharing my detailed and honest Cocokind review after testing 15 of Cocokind’s bestsellers. I’ve updated this article with my thoughts on the Cocokind Ceramide Barrier Serum, Chlorophyll Discoloration Serum, Resurrection Polypeptide Cream, AHA Jelly Cleanser, Silk SPF, Daily SPF, Tinted Lip Shield and more. Founded by Priscilla Tsai, Cocokind makes affordable clean and natural skincare that’s gentle yet effective and widely available at Target, ULTA and Whole Foods. I’m reviewing the entire Cocokind line and sharing the best and worst products. Read on for the ultimate guide to Cocokind in 2024 and which products are worth buying and which aren’t.
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The best Cocokind products are the Ceramide Barrier Serum, Resurfacing Sleep Mask, Resurrection Polypeptide Cream, AHA Jelly Cleanser, Revatilizing Eye Cream and sunscreens.
The worst Cocokind products for me were the Oil to Milk Cleanser, Pore Refining Concentrate and Glow Essence with Sea Grape Caviar.
I love that Cocokind adopts a radical transparency approach to their ingredients, sustainability and business practices. They really hold themselves to a higher standard and value their community.
Cocokind has come out with so many new launches and my favorite has been their Ceramide Barrier Serum. The Cocokind Ceramide Barrier Serum is formulated to help replenish and protect the skin barrier which has naturally occurring ceramides. It includes five different types of ceramides including Ceramide precursors and lactic acid to help deliver hydration. The Cocokind Ceramide Barrier Serum feels like a lightweight goopy serum, has no real scent other than from its natural ingredients and sinks into skin well.
Chlorophyll Discoloration Serum
Most people seem to really love Cocokind’s Chlorophyll Discoloration Serum, but I sadly didn’t enjoy this serum and would not re-purchase it.
While it feels very hydrating and soothing, I found the consistency to be way too goopy to be used comfortably under other products during the day.
It’s also got a dark green tinge due to chlorophyll that also discolors the skin, so I can’t wear it during the day without trying to mask it with some makeup.
It has 1% alpha arbutin with chlorophyll, licorice root, and panthenol to fade blemishes and signs of sun damage.
If you have redness or rosacea, I think you might enjoy this product but you’d probably only be able to use it in the evening or if you’re staying at home all day.
The Resurrection Polypeptide Cream is definitely the best new product Cocokind has launched this year. It’s so silky and pudding like with a rich consistency that feels amazing, plus the purple shade makes it fun to use. I loved my Cocokind Resurrection Polypeptide Cream so much, I used it up faster than any other face cream I own. It has plant-based polypeptide complex to firm skin, resurrection plant extract to restore hydration, squalane to strengthen the skin barrier and watermelon seed oil to protect skin. The resurrection polypeptide cream is the perfect unscented face moisturizer for winter.
The Cocokind Tinted Lip Shield is a proper lip sunscreen. It has SPF 24 which is a generous amount of SPF, since most lip SPF have SPF 15 only. The consistency is very lightweight and feels more like a lip oil. Since it’s on the oily side it does a great job at moisturizing, but I’m not a fan of the warm-toned burnt rose shade.
For under $20, the Cocokind AHA Jelly Cleanser works so well and feels incredibly hydrating. It has a unique blend of 4% alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) from hibiscus flowers (2%) and fermented grape blend (2%). The Cocokind AHA Jelly Cleanser has a subtle floral scent and a thin goopy serum-like consistency that lightly emulsifies. Not a huge fan of the scent, but I do like the way this cleanser feels. It comes out runny and feels very light and hydrating on my skin. Plus it’s only $18!
Surprisingly, the AHA Jelly Cleanser can take off my full face of sunscreen and makeup well. Skin feels toned after and maybe a little bit tight, but that’s quickly resolved with all the hydration I add back to my skin after anyways.
If you’re looking for a hydrating gel mask that’s affordable and effective, the Cocokind Chia Bounce Mask feels ultra hydrating and is made of super-soaked chia seeds, panthenol (B5), and two weights of hyaluronic acid. This is a nice quick fix to parched skin. The Chia Bounce Mask is a clear gel that should be applied to wet skin and left on for 10-15 minutes. If you leave it on too long I find that it dries as a film and feels very tight on the skin. If you want to use it as an overnight mask you should apply plenty of cream and face oils over the mask.
One of my absolute favorites, the Cocokind Resurfacing Sleep Mask is a silky gel mask that uses bakuchiol, a plant-derived retinol alternative, to reduce the appearance of dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Why I love it: I love the texture of this Cocokind mask and how hydrating it feels. It’s a gentle alternative to retinol that mimics retinol’s benefits. I apply the Resurfacing Sleep Mask either on its own or after my serums and under my face cream and oils. This product really does help brighten and even out skin tone.
- Gently resurfaces skin overnight to smooth texture, even tone, and reduce the appearance of dark spots
- Plumps skin with hydration and helps to reduce visible signs of stress and fatigue
- Reduce surface redness, dryness, and sensitivity
- Bakuchiol at 1% – Helps diminish the appearance of dark spots, uneven tone, and fine lines and wrinkles
- Sustainable + ethical source (fully compliant with the National Biodiversity Authority of India and Nagoya Protocol) is 3rd party regulated and extracts bakuchiol from Babchi Seeds that have fallen to the ground (versus harvesting the plants)
- Wild Indigo Extract – helps reduce visible signs of fatigue and pollution damage in the skin
- Beta-Glucan – (derived from oats) locks in hydration, calms, and supports skin’s natural barrier function
- Squalane – a natural moisturizer in skin, helps to provide lightweight hydration and helps to replenish the skin barrier
Cocokind Rosewater Toner is a USDA certified organic rose hydrosol, which is very different from plain rosewater. Rosewater is simply water with drops of rose essential oil, whereas Cocokind’s certified organic rose hydrosol is made by steaming rose petals. If you’re looking for a simple organic rosewater in glass packaging, Cocokind is a great option for $17. It smells amazing and is wonderfully versatile as not only a face toner, face mist, scalp mist and makeup setting spray.
For $18 I have to say the Cocokind eye cream really does hydrate, de-puff and brighten. The texture is perfectly smooth and creamy and the hygienic metal tip is cooling and soothing. Revitalizing Eye Cream is also thoughtfully formulated with:
The Cocokind Watermelon Hemp Oil is a beautiful yellow-hued multi-purpose oil is 100% organic. It’s fast absorbing and perfect as both a face oil and hair oil treatment. At under $15 the Cocokind Watermelon Hemp Oil feels like a luxurious oil but remains accessible.
- Dry non-greasy oil
- Very lightweight
- Multi-purpose for face, body and hair
- Citrus Hemp scent from Orange Peel Oil and Bergamot Oil
- Essential oil content: 0.15%
One of the original Cocokind products I fell in love with years ago, MyMatcha All Over Moisture Stick is a versatile moisturizing balm that can be used anywhere that feels dry. I love MyMatcha as a lip balm.
- Made with just three ingredients: Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Beeswax and Organic Matcha Tea Powder
- USDA Certified Organic
- In hot weather, MyMatcha will become mushy so be careful
Here’s what OBL reader Jesse says about Cocokind MyMatcha Moisture Stick,
I have truly enjoyed using the MyMatcha from Cocokind for the past few weeks. The scent is lovely and not over powering and this stick is SO hydrating! I use it as a lip balm and on areas that are prone to dryness such as my hands and elbows. Keeps my skin feeling hydrated and not greasy. While it says it can also be used for the under eye area, this product does contain coconut oil which causes terrible breakouts for my oily skin so I did not try it on my face at all. I was so impressed with this product that I have since ordered the Turmeric and Macabeet sticks as well as the Raspberry Vinegar toner. I received a sample of their chlorophyll mask in my order as well, and I am so impressed with how my skin has been looking since adding these to my skincare routine! I highly recommend MyMatcha and Cocokind as a brand. Their products are truly great.
And here’s what OBL reader Kayla says about it,
MyMatcha stick is an awesome stick full of great ingredients including Matcha! I’ve used this as a Chapstick most of the time but I also love using it on extremely dry patches I get on my hands and elbows. I like to use it under my eyes for de puffing after a long day. I highly suggest this to anyone who loves clean ingredients that has dry patches, needs a great Chapstick or has dark circles under their eyes!
Worst Cocokind Products
The Cocokind products that were misses for me might be favorites for others, so note that this is my personal opinion. You may have a different experience.
The Cocokind Oil to Milk Cleanser is a favorite among many, but this balm cleanser falls short for me. I do love that it has fermented oat and oat lipid complex that’s microbiome-friendly to help good bacteria thrive. While this oil to cleanser balm emulsifies and rinses off well there’s a few things that would make me not want to re-purchase.
What I don’t like about Cocokind Oil to Milk Cleanser:
- Very difficult to squeeze out of the bottle (at night I’m usually tired which is why this is a con for me)
- Not a fan of the texture: There’s something about the texture I don’t quite like. It’s very thick and a little bit sticky
The Cocokind Pore Refining Concentrate is designed to tighten and refines the appearance of large pores. A common skincare myth is that pore size can be reduced. The fact is pore size cannot be changed, so this product will not magically reduce pore size. Pore size is primarily genetic and can appear smaller or bigger depending on skin elasticity and environmental factors.
The Cocokind Pore Refining Concentrate comes in a rollerball tube and is basically a water and celery seed complex formula. The celery superseed complex at 3% is a combination of flax and celery extracts to firm, tone and support skin density.
I do notice a tightening feeling when I apply this, but I’m just not a fan of the rollerball packaging and did not find this product useful for my skin personally.
Cocokind Glow Essence with Sea Grape Caviar
Sadly I didn’t enjoy the Cocokind Glow Essence with Sea Grape Caviar. I was really hoping for a true essence consistency that gives intense hydration, but this feels like any other face mist. The scent was also off-putting. I would skip the Cocokind Glow Essence.
Cocokind Body Care
I love that Cocokind’s Scrubbing Clay is upcycled beauty, using coffee grounds that would otherwise go to waste. This is a very creamy and moisturizing body scrub that gentle exfoliates. Cocokind Scrubbing Clay contains:
- Prebiotic chicory root – naturally packed with prebiotic sugars, this ingredient helps feed your skin microbiome and support balanced skin
- Upcycled coffee grounds – sourced from a local coffee manufacturer in California, upcycled antioxidant-rich coffee grounds help slough away dead skin cells and polish the skin’s surface, while also firming, smoothing, and brightening the look of skin with caffeine
- Red clay – helps prevent clogged pores
Andrea is a clean beauty expert from Los Angeles, California with 10 years of experience in clean beauty, natural skincare and organic living. She writes for Organic Beauty Lover using her expertise to guide readers in choosing the best clean beauty products. Andrea graduated from the University of Southern California in 2012 and has worked at multiple skincare companies, big and small. Connect with her @organicbeautylover.