an insider's guide to cleansing with cocokind

If you’ve never done it before, cleansing with cocokind might feel pretty different from what you’re used to. For starters, we’re big fans of oil cleansers, which might seem intimidating or counterproductive to those who have never tried them. 

However, oil cleansing is a lot simpler than it looks, and can be beneficial to any skin type. On top of lifting away dirt and grime, oil cleansing can also help balance out oily skin and keep dry skin hydrated - basically, everyone wins.

If you have tried our cleansers before, you’ve probably read the instructions on the tube or bottle, but there are actually far more ways to use them than we can fit on a tiny label. Read on for a few of our favorites! 

facial cleansing oil

Our OG cleanser - the one that started it all. This gloriously gentle organic oil blend effortlessly removes excess dirt and impurities without stripping your skin or drying it out. Use it up to twice a day - you can apply 1-2 pumps to a cotton pad and gently wipe it all over dry skin until dirt and makeup are removed. Alternatively, try massaging 1-2 pumps into dry skin and then using a soft, wet towel or cotton pad to wipe away residue.

hot tip: mix it with our rosewater! 

Looking for a lighter oil cleanse? Try applying 1-2 pumps of cleansing oil and 2-3 spritzes of rosewater toner to a cotton pad, and gently wipe all over face to remove dirt and makeup. The rosewater will help increase spreadability while also soothing your skin. 

sea moss exfoliator

Polish away dead skin buildup and reveal brighter, smoother skin with this gentle physical exfoliator. Our exfoliator uses organic irish moss and organic grapeseed flour to gently slough away uneven skin texture, without causing micro tears or irritation. 3-4x per week, mix a dime-sized amount of our exfoliator with around a teaspoon of water and mix until it has a gel-like texture. Massage the mixture into clean skin for a minute and then rinse away with warm water. 

hot tip: choose your pressure

For deeper exfoliation, use the palms of your hands to apply more pressure. For more gentle exfoliation, use your fingertips.

hot tip: mix it with our oil to milk cleanser! 

For a gentler and more hydrating exfoliating experience, mix a quarter-sized amount of sea moss exfoliator, a drop of our oil to milk cleanser, and a splash of water together in your palm before massaging it into clean skin. Rinse off with water.

oil to milk cleanser

Finally, an oil cleanser that you can actually wash off! Our oil to milk cleanser uses prebiotic fermented oat to support soft, replenished skin and a balanced pH. Its oily jelly texture transforms into a milk upon contact with water, and then easily rinses away. 

After you wash it off, this cleanser helps support your skin’s natural barrier by leaving behind a protective layer. Use it up to twice a day, and don’t forget to follow up with toner! 

hot tip: add water strategically! 

To remove dirt and makeup, try adding water and transforming the oil to milk BEFORE massaging it into your skin. Alternatively, you can massage the oil directly into dry skin before adding water and rinsing off.

hot tip: mix it with sugar and honey to make a lip scrub!

Mix 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of oil to milk cleanser together in a bowl. Stir in 2 teaspoons of sugar. Gently massage the mixture into lips to help slough away dead cells while also nourishing and hydrating lips. Rinse off with water or remove with a damp washcloth. Store the rest in a closed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks! 


we hope you enjoyed our cleansing tips and tricks! feel free to email or dm us on instagram if you have any questions!