Dry, Resistant, Even Skin Tone, Healthy Barrier | KOKOBERNA


“My oily skin troubles me. I know that sunscreen and skin lighteners will help the dark patches on my skin, but it is so hard to find products that do not make my face shiny or irritated. Please help!” 


This skin type suffers from bouts of inflammation and an uneven skin tone. This skin type is less vulnerable to wrinkles than other types because of increased skin pigmentation that protects the skin from aging and from the antioxidants naturally found in the skin’s oil (sebum).

Pigmentation, sensitivity, and oil production are your skin’s three dominant features. Depending on where you are in the inflammation-breakout-dark spot cycle, choose the appropriate treatment application below.

If after using the recommended skin care products for six weeks to two months, you find you need further help, please make an appointment with a dermatologist.

Make it your daily habit to use the products that prevent your key problems.


Our skin diagnostic uses Baumann's (2004) science-based skin-type classification system comprised of 16 distinct Baumann Skin Types®.

1. Cleanse and Nourish

A luxurious cleanser, elevated. Handcrafted with soothing West African botanical seed oils and therapeutic flower essences to calm unhappy skin and help nourish its neuro-sensory biome. Gently cleanse and restore balance to the skin's pH without disturbing the acid mantle.

Use morning and evening as the first step in your ritual. Gently shake to activate the botanical extracts. Dispense 1-3 pumps onto wet hands and thoroughly massage over dry face, neck, and décolleté. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Leave skin slightly wet – ready to continue your KOKOBÉRNA skincare ritual.

2. Plump and Treat

HEALER’S GOLD™ Serum is the world’s finest and most luxurious multi-targeted serum to prevent premature aging of skin for instant and long-term results.

Serum is a lightweight aloe-based face, eye, and neck treatment that delivers clinically proven indigenous West African botanicals in a synergistic lipid-encapsulated formula powered by phytonutrients; skin-brightening antioxidants such as Vitamin C and niacinamide to visibly soothe inflammation; bioactive double- and triple-peptides (molecular amino acids + short-chain peptides that penetrate the dermal layers to facilitate in collagen production while delivering nutrients at the cellular level); and skin-protective herbs to enhance skin barrier function with antioxidant protection.

Gently shake to activate the botanical extracts. Dispense 1-2 pumps onto wet hands and massage into cleansed skin from forehead, include eye area, to neck and décolleté. Layer Oil over Serum then Mist to boost hydration and increase moisture retention function of skin.

3. Protect and Moisturize

The World’s Most Exquisite Botanical Face Oil and Divine Skin Repair Serum Based on a 411-Year-Old Family-Owned Formula to Include 39 Organically Sourced Nutrient-Dense West African Plants

Morning and evening, gently shake to activate the botanical extracts. Dispense 3-5 drops or 1-2 pumps onto wet hands and massage into cleansed skin paying attention to face, eye area, neck, and décolleté. Finish with DIVINE ORIGIN™ Mist for all-day hydration that locks-in moisture and plumps skin.

4. Lock-In Moisture

The Holy Grail of mists, a fine texture envelops the skin in a halo of freshly harvested botanicals. A skin-illuminating peptide-rich hydrating cocktail to effectively oxygenate skin barrier and lock-in moisture for 24 hours in low humidity environments such as airplanes, artificial indoor air, and dry arid climates.

Morning and evening, gently shake to activate the botanical extracts. Close eyes and sweep Mist across face, neck, and décolleté. Mist after Tonic, before Serum, and after Oil to fully lock-in hydration and prevent moisture loss in planes and dry, arid conditions where skin is challenged to hold on to moisture.

5. Gentle Exfoliation

Deserving of royalty, this sumptuous skin treatment is an intoxicating gommage, inspired by sacred hammam bathing rituals of ancestral Western and Northern African monarchs, that takes your skin on an exfoliating journey – a fragrant one, with turmeric, buchu, vetiver, and red rice.

Formulated with finely ground adaptogen herbs, roots, aromatherapeutic essential oils, anti-inflammatory extracts, and ancient grains that offer unique exfoliating powers – both chemical and mechanical - to thoroughly smooth, soften, and brighten the skin throughout the seasons.

Maintain skin’s healthy exfoliation cycle with a twice weekly exfoliation ritual using ÈDÍYÈ ÍDÉM™ Polish. This treatment is essential to balance the skin, even complexion, and ideally smoothens your skin to better absorb serums and oils.