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

Oily, Sensitive, Non-Pigmented Skin Tone, Wrinkle-Prone Skin

“My face often has redness or acne. It is embarrassing... and I am unsure which anti-aging products to use that will not irritate my sensitive skin.” 


Your Skin Type is prone to inflammation and vulnerable to skin aging. High levels of antioxidants in the skin’s natural oil may help prevent some of the skin’s aging, but retinoids, antioxidants and anti- inflammatory ingredients should be used in the daily skincare regimen.


  • Acetone
  • Alcohol
  • Benzoyl peroxide; combining a benzoyl peroxide product with an anti-inflammatory such as our HEALER's GOLD Face Oil may help reduce the stinging and irritation.


If skin burns, itches, or turns red in response to sunscreen, avoid:

  • Avobenzone
  • Benzophenone
  • Octyl methoxycinnamate



Mineral Oil or Petrolatum


Avoid pressed powders with isopropyl myristate. Look for oil-control products instead.


Avoid D & C red dyes (xanthenes, monoazoanilines, fluorans, and indigoids).

Look for the natural red pigment carmine instead or better yet reduce amount of makeup you wear on a daily basis


Your primary concerns are oiliness and facial redness, along with the tendency to develop broken blood vessels on your face. You therefore need nonirritating/anti-inflammatory products that will reduce acne and redness. To find them, you may have tried products marketed for “sensitive skin,” but found them irritating or overly oily since many sensitive skin products are better suited for those with dry skin. Whether you have active rosacea, psoriasis, acne, or simply experience facial redness, breakouts, facial stinging, or rashes, the skin care regimen recommended below will benefit you, and should be used on a daily basis.

If after using this regimen for six weeks to two months and you find you need further help, consult a dermatologist, who can offer prescription cleansers, oral medications, and procedures that may make a huge difference for your Skin Type. Alternatively, you can consult with a naturopathic-trained doctor who can get to the root cause of your skin challenges. In the interim, hold off on alcohol and sugar, increase intake of antioxidant foods, and take a high-quality antioxidant supplement.


Our skin assessment uses Baumann's (2004) science-based skin-type classification system comprised of 16 distinct Baumann Skin Types®. Source: Baumann, Leslie. The Skin Type Solution. Bantam Books Trade. 2010 Paperback Edition. Excerpted.

Essential allies against skin sensitivities
Calm and Recondition

Highly soothing, this curated skin care routine reduces skin sensitivity, itching sensations and discomfort. Ideally formulated for tackling redness on non-pigmented skin tones or hyperpigmented patches on darker skin tones. It acts on broken capillaries, visibly reducing their appearance to decrease the extent and intensity of chronic pigmentation issues. Sensitive skin reactions that cause occasional patches of inflammation are also subdued.

Each formula helps to restore the microbiota balance to prevent skin from overreacting and preserve the integrity of the skin barrier. The skin becomes more tolerant and is soothed. The skin’s texture is less rough leaving the epidermis feeling smooth and comfortable. For best results, use daily and complexion will regain a more healthy, radiant appearance.

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. 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.

4. 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.