meet our *new* oil to milk cleanser

Today, we launched our oil to milk cleanser. Our new cleanser is going to be your go-to for when you just want to wash your face! Centered around prebiotic fermented oat with vegan, gluten-free, and organic ingredients, it’s an oil that becomes a milky wash upon contact with water. It'll take off your make-up AND replenish your microbiome, and it's affordably priced at $18 (for 2.9 fl. oz). It'll leave your skin feeling “oh so fresh and so clean clean!”

In this post, we'll introduce the product and break down its benefits and ingredients. Read on!

oil to milk cleanser by cocokind, $18

Here are the top benefits of this new cleanser:

It's a cleanser for when you just want to wash your face!

Our oil to milk cleanser has the benefits of an oil cleanse combined with the experience of a traditional wash-off cleanser. Sometimes, you just want to wash your face. Feel free to use it am and/or pm!

It promotes a healthy microbiome

Our skin hosts a diverse range of bacteria or microbes to keep it healthy and balanced. The prebiotic fermented oat in our cleanser helps create a healthy environment for our microbiome to thrive, where bacteria can obtain energy and nutrients to live and reproduce. As a result, our skin is better able to defend us from external pathogens, inflammation or irritation, and environmental stressors.

It's an actually gentle and non-disruptive cleanser with an ideal pH range of around 5.25

Our skin’s protective acid mantle has a slightly acidic pH level of about 5-5.5. Unfortunately, most cleansers and soaps have a higher alkaline reading of about pH 7-9. Alkaline cleansers can dry out the skin and weaken the skin’s physical barriers and structural integrity. The result is that we are more at risk for thinning skin and increased aging signs, breakouts, and inflammation.

Our cleanser has a pH of ~5.25 which allows it to work in conjunction with our acid mantle to gently balance the microbiome and replenish the barrier.

Other benefits

-Plastic-free tube! The tube is made out of sugarcane materials 

-Leaves skin soft and replenished

-Gluten-free formula

-Clean, non-toxic formula

-Can be used complimentary with our other products 


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How to use our cleanser

With damp hands, massage cleanser onto dry skin for 10-20 seconds to create a milky wash. Add more water for slip if needed. Rinse off with water and pat dry, and follow-up with toner. 

***Note that you can decide when you want to transition the oil to milk by deciding when you add water to your massage. If you add water early on, this will create the milky wash quicker and help remove makeup more easily. If you add the water later on to your massage, this will provide more moisture and act more like a traditional cleansing oil. You can do it differently based on what your skin needs!

This new cleanser vs. our OG cleansing oil?

Both our cleansing oil and oil to milk cleanser work effectively to gently cleanse the face and leave our natural pH levels undisturbed. You can't go wrong. However, there are times when you just want to wash your face (like in the shower or when you're out of cotton pads!). 

Our cleansing oil requires no wash off and leaves your face with a protective hydrating barrier. To remove makeup, you have to use cotton pads or a damp towel. 

Our oil to milk cleanser is suitable for when you want to “wash” your face, or if you just are't used to cleansing oils. You can use this am and/or pm! For acne-prone individuals, it also promote a healthy microbiome environment which can help combat breakouts and inflammation.

We're confident that you'll find uses for both in your routine :). 

What’s in it?

We always like to explain each and every ingredient in our products. Below, we list all of our ingredients, explaining what they are AND what they do in our formula. 

Organic Sunflower Oil: High in linoleic acid and vitamin E, sunflower oil works as a skin conditioner and protective addition to the skin’s barrier.

Glycerin:  Mild and safe, this gmo-free and soy-free humectant draws moisture in and keeps the skin hydrated and soft to the touch. Its natural preservative properties work to help carry other ingredients in our formula without causing irritation.

Organic Grapeseed Oil: Lightweight and non-greasy, this oil is rich in vitamins and delivers gentle firming properties when used topically.

Water: As the liquid content of this cleanser, it acts as a solvent and assists with texture and spread ability.

Sucrose Laurate, Sucrose Palmitate, Sucrose Stearate: This sugar-based mixture acts as a cold process emulsifier in our cleanser. This means that it helps ensure that the oil and water elements of our cleanser don’t separate. This sugar esters also emulsify upon contact with water, which allows us to “wash off” our cleanser. In addition to providing these functions, this blend also acts as a gentle skin conditioning agent and emollient.  

Organic Baobab Seed Oil: Due to its non-irritating, hydrating, moisturizing, and occluding benefits, this oil delivers and seals in moisture. This helps to prevent trans-epidermal water loss.  

Oat Kernel Oil, Oat Kernel Extract, and Lactobacillus Ferment (*our hero ingredient in this cleanser*): A prebiotic complex of gmo-free, fermented oat, these ingredients are a key component of our cleanser. Oats are fermented with a stable strain of lactobacillus ferment (a probiotic) in order to be broken down into bio-available molecules like antioxidants and amino acids. Encouraging the activity of microbial communities, they allow for a quicker resettlement of the skin’s first line of defense. This process not only protects our skin from pathogen damage, but it also helps promote a thriving and balanced natural flora and skin microbiome. In addition, studies have shown that this complex also delivers hydration and increases stratum corneum thickness, leaving skin feeling soft and appearing plump.

Geranium Oil: Due to its impressive toning and balancing benefits to the skin, this oil helps to improve skin tone while giving off a naturally sweet and floral aroma.

Tocopherol: This sunflower-derived natural chemical has a high concentration of vitamin E. These antioxidants fight against free radicals and oxidation of our formula.

Chamomile Flower Oil: Its natural calming properties make this oil a soothing ingredient and scent in our cleanser.

We hope you love our new oil to milk cleanser! We can't wait to hear what you think. As always, email us at with questions or follow us @cocokindskincare for more info! 

-The cocokind team