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

“My oily sensitive skin makes it hard to find a daily facial sunscreen. I admit I have not always been good about protecting my skin from the sun and I want to know how to take better care of it. Preventing skin aging is also important to me.” 



Your Skin Type typically experiences any of the following:

  • Signs of sun damage
  • Red or brown patches
  • Areas with dappled brown and white pigment
  • Skin spottiness on chest and face
  • “Fisherman’s face” with broken facial capillaries
  • Frequent acne breakouts
  • Redness, stinging, and burning in response to many skin care products
  • Sunscreens feel oily and make your face appear shiny
  • Regular makeup wears off too easily but ColorStay and other long-lasting makeup brands cause skin redness and itching
  • Wrinkles begin in the late twenties or early thirties
  • Dark spots in areas of trauma such as cuts, burns, bruises, scrapes, and breakouts
  • Dark patches on cheeks
  • Lipstick bleeds through edges of lips
  • Dark circles under the eyes


Protect your skin and treat wrinkles and dark spots as early as possible. The skin’s natural oil provides some antioxidant protection, but it is not enough to protect this vulnerable skin type. It is crucial that this skin type follow a consistent daily regimen for best results.

The goal of your skin care routine is to address oiliness, brown spots, and wrinkles with products that deliver antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients. In addition, your recommended daily regimen will also help to address your other skin concerns by preventing and treating both pimples and inflammation.


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.