Cruelty free brand review: cocokind skin care
Cocokind is a company that doesn’t need to hide how they formulate, invests in highly effective but gentle formulas, and sets fair prices based on what’s inside the bottle. All cocokind products are cruelty-free. Coco is kind! Cocokind disrupts the status quo within the beauty industry. Instead of settling for how things are and were, with buzzy marketing claims and little else to back them up, they want to be as transparent with customers as possible about what goes into their products, from ingredients to impact, to help you feel empowered and fully informed.
Priscilla Tsai, founder of Cocokind, in her own words, everything that went into starting her small business:
“I started Cocokind over five years ago. Previously, I always struggled significantly with my skin. Whether it was taking antibiotics or using harsh topical prescriptions, it led to a lot of skin sensitivities. In the mornings, I would put on [moisturizer] in the dark because my face stung so badly my eyes would water, and my skin would turn bright red. It was a terrible process for me, so I became passionate about finding a better option.
I started looking into living a more holistic lifestyle and stopped the antibiotics I was taking for my acne. I started looking to very clean ingredients and researching the ones I was applying to my skin. That’s when I decided to start Cocokind around a few key values: simple, quality ingredients, consciously and sustainably created, and with affordable pricing.”
I’m listing some key ingredients since this page would be too long to list them all. Each cocokind product does not contain every ingredient listed here. Ingredients are listed for each product on the products page.
helps reduce the appearance of dark spots, uneven tone, and fine lines and wrinkles. Source is 3rd party regulated and extracts bakuchiol from babchi seeds that have fallen to the ground (versus harvesting the plants) Used as retinol substitute
sea grape caviar
harvested sustainably, this nutrient-rich algae hydrates skin and improves water retention
tsubaki seed oil
a natural source of antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamins helps smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, support the skin barrier, and helps defend skin from oxidative stress
five ceramides (np, ns, ap, eos, eop)
lipids that help maintain skin’s natural function, reduce moisture loss, and protect against dehydration, irritation, and signs of aging
celery superseed complex
this combination of fatty acid-packed flax and antioxidant-rich celery extracts works to support skin’s structure, which in turn helps skin look firmer, toned, and more supple while minimizing the appearance of pores
a natural moisturizer in skin, provides the lightweight hydration in the texture smoothing cream and helps lock in moisture
gently removes dead cells at the skin’s surface to reveal fresher, smoother, and more even-toned skin while simultaneously hydrating and supporting the skin barrier.
1.5% salicylic acid
a beta hydroxy acid that gently exfoliates dead skin cells and decongests pores to help reduce excess oil
3% glycolic acid
exfoliates skin to help reduce the appearance of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles while supporting the collagen in your skin.
2% mandelic acid
great for blemish-prone skin, this gentle acid helps hydrate skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots and sun damage.
(derived from oats) locks in hydration, calms, and supports skin’s natural moisture barrier
The side panel shows you how they build a product on the building blocks of skincare formulations, such as hero ingredients, carriers, and emulsifiers, so you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin. Cocokind formulas are based on research-backed ingredients at effective levels, and you should be able to see that for yourself. All of cocokind products are formulated without gluten or peanuts!
Each product page has a how to recycle tab with further instructions! Generally, they recommend recycling empty tubes and bottles according to your city’s guidelines. You can also repurpose the containers – for example, our rosewater bottle makes a great sprayer for watering plants.
cocokind offers a full refund for online orders within 30 days of delivery. Products must have been purchased through our online store, and be in new or gently used condition. They do not refund original shipping charges.