ÈMÉDÍ KOKOBÉRNA

Welcome to KOKOBÉRNA
KOKOBÉRNA is West Africa’s leading luxury house, blending heritage and innovation to design therapeutic botanical skincare and beauty-through-wellness products that nurture body + mind + spirit™. Founded 1611 by ancestral monarchs of Old Calabar Kingdom, Nigeria, West Africa and today under the creative direction of a fourteenth generation descendant.

Our VALUES

BEAUTY + WISDOM + WELL-BEING

The West African proverb “the sun is hidden in her face”, translates a reflection of purity, of thought, of action; one’s inner light. Therefore, we believe a healthy body + mind + spirit™ exudes the sun within. Our exceptionally handcrafted products using traditional techniques holistically nurture and nourish your whole being for a lifetime of abundant beauty + wisdom +well-being™ so when others see you, they see the light within. 

 

LOVE = KINSHIP + ONENESS

We have an unwavering commitment to create an enduring love relationship between our customers who are discerning and deserve the best, our handcrafted products because they are of the most impeccable quality, and the reverence we have for Mother Earth and all of its wonderful inhabitants; a sacred triumvirate that upholds the traditional African philosophy of kinship + oneness™.

 

DO NO EVIL CAUSE NO HARM

A force for good, KOKOBÉRNA works steadily to do less harm and more good for people + planet. We choose not to be part of the problem and constantly evolve our business practices for the highest good of all.

 

TRANSCEND MEDIOCRITY

We are just like you… women who had severe health challenges and got tired of being told we couldn’t trust our ability to know our bodies intimately. So we journeyed back to our West African origins and learned all we could about ancient traditional techniques and the philosophy of vibrant slow living using indigenous medicinal plants to heal and nurture our bodies. This is exactly why we do what we do - transcend mediocrity: to challenge obsolete norms around women’s health, African lifestyle, femininity, masculinity, and beauty... to create the best, the most impeccable, the most therapeutic natural products to nurture your body + mind + spirit™ for a lifetime.

 

USE BUSINESS TO INSPIRE + UPLIFT

KOKOBÉRNA was purposely built as a force for good with the goal to provide equity, to inspire, to use business as an effective tool. Hence, we believe "beauty is as beauty does™."

We see it as our responsibility to give back. We also believe in equal human rights and equitable opportunities for women and girls. The global challenges we face as women in society require leadership. Leadership of ourselves.

Since day one we have donated 5% of every bottle and jar sold to charitable organizations and nonprofits supporting causes we deeply value, from protecting, educating, and empowering women and young girls around the world, to environmental stewardship and earth advocacy.

An important mission to inspire and uplift others less able to do so. To be the catalyst that initiates change for a brighter future. With your support, this is our gift of gratitude - our gift to humanity.

Thank you for being a part of our tribe. May you always be #kokobernabeautiful.

KOKOBÉRNA Gives Back

5% pledge empowers women and young girls.