NEW probiotic acne serum and ceramide barrier serum!

let’s talk about their benefits, ingredients, and more!

We just dropped not one, but *two* new serums, formulated to gently yet effectively treat acne and support your skin barrier! 

Our probiotic acne serum features 1.5% salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid that works both on the skin’s surface to slough off dead skin AND within pores to clear congestion. This formula treats acne, blackheads, and clogged pores, while also nourishing skin with beta-glucan and microbiome-friendly probiotics. Enjoy a clear, balanced complexion without the irritation or dryness that usually accompanies acne-fighting products! 

Our new ceramide barrier serum, on the other hand, was formulated with 5 different types of ceramides and lipids that mimic and support the skin’s natural barrier. The skin-mimicking aspect of our formula helps the skin recognize the ingredients and absorb their benefits more readily! Our serum also features ceramide precursors, which help encourage your skin’s natural ceramide production. 

By supporting your skin’s natural barrier, this serum helps lock in moisture, protect skin from external stressors, and soften, smooth, and soothe skin. 

what else is in the serums? 

probiotic acne serum

salicylic acid
An FDA-approved acne treatment, our 100% natural, plant-derived salicylic acid treats and helps prevent acne. Salicylic acid is also a beta-hydroxy acid which gently exfoliates to smooth the skin’s surface, remove dead skin cells, and reduce the appearance of pores.

beta-glucan

Beta-glucan soothes skin, locks in hydration, and helps improve the skin barrier function. 

lactobacillus ferment

Produced by fermentation, this postbiotic (a non-living probiotic) supports the skin microbiome, hydrates and soothes stressed skin, helps reduce the appearance of redness, and protects against environmental aggressors. It also naturally produces antimicrobial peptides.

organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice

Loaded with antioxidants, enzymes, and vitamins A and C, organic aloe juice provides lightweight hydration and protection with a silky, cushiony feel. It also helps improve the texture and spreadability of our formula! 

glycerin

A natural component of healthy skin, this plant-derived humectant draws in and retains moisture in the skin. It also gives our formula’s texture a smooth glide.

musa sapientum (banana) fruit extract

Rich in bioactive compounds like flavonoids, tannins, alkaloids, glycosides and terpenoids, this upcycled banana extract works as a natural preservative.

morinda citrifolia fruit extract

This antioxidant fruit extract conditions and soothes skin.

pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract

This antioxidant fruit extract conditions and soothes skin.

1,2-hexanediol
This multifunctional ingredient acts as a preservative and humectant; it also helps boost the efficiency of our preservatives.

calcium gluconate

This essential mineral soothes skin and works as a binder and humectant in our formula.

caprylyl glycol

This fatty acid-derived ingredient hydrates and offers preservative properties.

gluconolactone

This polyhydroxy acid (a PHA, which is sometimes referred to as the next generation of AHAS) works as a gentle exfoliant, humectant, and antioxidant. It also helps improve barrier function and boost the efficacy of other ingredients. 

helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil

This fatty acid-rich plant oil soothes and conditions skin.

lysolecithin

These natural, plant-derived emulsifiers help keep our formula stable.

maltodextrin

This plant-based sugar helps stabilize our formula while also softening skin.

propanediol

This plant sugar-derived ingredient keeps salicylic acid dissolved uniformly in our serum for maximum safety and skin benefits. It also helps condition the skin.

pullulan

This plant-derived sugar thickens our formula and enhances its texture and finish, while also reducing moisture loss in the skin and supporting its natural barrier function.

sclerotium gum

This plant-derived sugar helps thicken and stabilize our formula while also conditioning the skin.

silica

This mineral helps give our formula a satin, non-sticky finish.

sodium benzoate

This FDA certified food-safe preservative helps prevent the growth of mold, yeast, and fungi in our formula.

sodium citrate

This plant-derived ingredient helps control the pH of our formula and offers preservative benefits.

sodium hydroxide

This FDA certified food-safe preservative adjusts the pH of our formula; it maintains its safety for skin by preventing our serum from becoming too acidic. 

tocopherol

Vitamin E works as a natural preservative, skin conditioner, and stabilizer. 

xanthan gum

This plant-based, FDA approved food additive helps thicken and stabilize our formula. 


ceramide barrier serum

ceramide ap

Ceramide AP makes up about 9% of the ceramides in the stratum corneum; these ceramides act as building blocks of the skin’s natural lipid barrier. 

ceramide eop

Ceramide EOP makes up about 1% of the ceramides in the stratum corneum and helps hold together the lipid barriers.

ceramide eos

Ceramide EOS makes up about 6.5% of the ceramides in the stratum corneum and helps bind the lipid layers of the stratum corneum. It also acts as a storage area for linoleic acid in the epidermis!

ceramide np

Ceramide NP makes up about 22% of the ceramides in the stratum corneum. Ceramide NP and ceramide EOS work together to improve the skin barrier function, preventing TEWL (transepidermal water loss) and keeping external irritants out.

ceramide ns

Ceramide NS helps capture and bind water to keep the skin barrier hydrated.

cholesterol

Naturally found in the skin barrier, this lipid helps condition skin.

beta-glucan

This humectant soothes skin, locks in hydration, and helps improve barrier function.

lactic acid

This alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) gently exfoliates by loosening the bonds holding dead skin cells together. It also works as a humectant, drawing moisture into the top layer of skin. Lactic acid works as a complimentary ingredient to ceramides; studies have shown that it encourages ceramide production and also that ingredients perform better on gently exfoliated skin.

gluconolactone

This polyhydroxy acid (a PHA, which is sometimes referred to as the next generation of AHAS) works as a gentle exfoliant, humectant, and antioxidant. It also helps improve barrier function and boost the efficacy of other ingredients. 

aloe barbadensis leaf juice

Loaded with antioxidants, enzymes, and vitamins A and C, aloe juice provides lightweight hydration and protection with a silky, cushiony feel. It also helps improve the texture and spreadability of our formula! 

arginine

This essential amino acid, which can be found naturally in the human body, helps condition skin and adjust its pH. 

behenic acid

This emollient fatty acid soothes skin and helps create a barrier against the environment. 

calcium gluconate

This skin-soothing essential mineral works as a binder and humectant in our formula. 

caprooyl phytosphingosine

These ceramide precursors help encourage skin to produce ceramides, restore the skin barrier, and prevent moisture loss.

caprooyl sphingosine

These ceramide precursors help encourage skin to produce ceramides, restore the skin barrier, and prevent moisture loss.

caprylyl glycol

Derived from fatty acids, this ingredient hydrates and offers preservative properties.

ceteareth-25

This ingredient works as an emulsifier, helping keep the oils and waters in our formula mixed. 

cetyl alcohol

This fatty alcohol works as an emollient, emulsifier, and thickener. It also replenishes and soothes skin.

glycerin

A natural component of healthy skin, this plant-derived humectant draws in and retains moisture in the skin. It also gives our formula’s texture a smooth glide.

helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil

This fatty acid-rich plant oil soothes and conditions skin.

lysolecithin

These natural, plant-derived emulsifiers help keep our formula stable.

musa sapientum (banana) fruit extract

Rich in bioactive compounds like flavonoids, tannins, alkaloids, glycosides and terpenoids, this upcycled banana extract works as a natural preservative.

propanediol

Derived from corn sugar, this ingredient enhances penetration and absorption of ingredients into the skin. It also has hydrating properties and helps leave behind a smooth, dewy finish.

pullulan

This plant-derived sugar thickens our formula and enhances its texture and finish, while also reducing moisture loss in the skin and supporting its natural barrier function.

sclerotium gum

This plant-derived sugar helps thicken and stabilize our formula while also conditioning the skin.

silica

This mineral helps give our formula a satin, non-sticky finish.

sodium benzoate

This FDA certified food-safe preservative helps prevent the growth of mold, yeast, and fungi in our formula.

sodium citrate

This plant-derived ingredient helps control the pH of our formula and offers preservative benefits.

squalane

This plant-derived emollient seals moisture into the skin and helps prevent transepidermal water loss.

tocopherol

Derived from the fermentation of non-GMO Brazilian sugarcane, this form of Vitamin E works as a natural preservative, skin conditioner, and stabilizer. 

xanthan gum

This plant-based, FDA approved food additive helps thicken and stabilize our formula. 


how to use

probiotic acne serum

Once a day, after cleansing and toning, gently massage or pat 2-3 drops of serum onto your skin. During the day, we recommend also using SPF! 

If you’re new to using BHA, start by using this serum 2-3x per week and then build up to daily usage. 


ceramide barrier serum

After cleansing and toning, gently massage or pat 2-3 drops of serum onto skin. Suitable for daily use in the am and/or pm! 

we hope you found this helpful! if you have any questions about our new serums, feel free to email us at info@cocokind.com or shoot us a DM on Instagram.