Our key ingredient is abundant in vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids, protecting us from free radical damage, detoxing skin, and fighting inflammation.
Raspberries are not commonly used in skincare because of the costs associated with the production and harvesting process. Because they require delicate hand-picking and are highly perishable, they tend to bruise or spoil easily and are limited in the distance to which they can transport. All these reasons make the fruit hard to source consistently (ever wonder why you can’t consistently find them at Whole Foods or Trader Joes?)!
Despite these challenges in sourcing and the high costs, we were so taken by the benefits from this fruit that we stepped up to the challenge to source this ingredient in the highest quality forms. It’s a simple fruit that is a powerhouse for skin rejuvenation. As such, we found a way to use this ingredient in a fermented vinegar form and as a cold-pressed, unprocessed oil.
IMPORTANT: We also wanted to discuss why these products are not USDA certified organic, as this is an anomaly for our company. As mentioned above, raspberry-anything, and especially ORGANIC-raspberry-anything, is extremely difficult to consistently source, which is why we are keeping these products online only for now. When possible, of course we will purchase the USDA organic ingredient. This is not a cost thing – we would pay any price for this; rather, it is an availability thing. We don’t have a consistent supply of USDA organic raspberries, and as such, these raspberry products are not certified at this point. However, we do work with quality producers that have a lot of integrity; we will do our part to make sure any raspberry ingredient we use is as cleanly grown and manufactured as possible, even if it isn’t certified organic. In the near future, we do hope to have these two products join the rest of our line in being USDA certified organic.
Now let’s get into the products!
Raspberry Vinegar Toner ($15.99)
Our Raspberry Vinegar Toner promotes circulation, reduces the over production of oil and sebum which can often clog our pores, and helps reduce inflammation. This toner is ideal for people with sensitive skin – but who also tend to have oily skin or blemish-prone skin…like us! For those of you who ask us about the best way to get rid of blackheads? Use this toner! The acidity in this toner is anti-bacterial, cleaning your skin and preventing bacteria growth in your pores. It also absorbs the excess oil without being drying!
Our raspberry vinegar is made the old-fashioned way, pressing actual fresh fruit into a juice and then fermenting it over a long period of time. This process creates a truly nutrient and acetic acid rich vinegar that contains a portion of the vitamins and antioxidants naturally present in the fruit. Our vinegar is NOT made by adding raspberry juice concentrate into a premade vinegar.
How to use: Use after cleansing and before applying moisturizer. Spray one to two times onto a cotton pad and gently pad all over face or on breakout-prone areas.
Ingredients: Water, Raspberry Vinegar
Raspberry Jasmine All-Over Oil ($18.99)
Our Raspberry Jasmine All-Over Oil utilizes unprocessed raspberry seed and baobab oil to strengthen, protect, and rejuvenate our skin. This oil basically helps your skin defend itself better from day to day damage (including sun damage, acne, acne scars, collagen destruction, etc.), while also stimulating greater collagen production.
The oil comes in a roller bottle, allowing for easy application! Containing jasmine flowers and jasmine essential oil, it also acts as the perfect substitute for your typical perfume. The jasmine essential oil we use is the real deal, NOT the artificial fragrance! Second only to the jasmine flower found in nature, our jasmine fragrance is pretty much as fresh as it gets. Not only does it smell amazing, but jasmine also helps alleviate stress in our mind and bodies. Win-win!
Fun fact: raspberry seed oil actually has a powerful ability to scatter and absorb UVA rays, which make it a great daytime oil. While we don’t recommend forgoing your daily sunscreen, wearing this oil in addition to SPF will make sure you are fully shielded against harmful sun damage. Did you know sun damage worsens acne and acne scars significantly? Not to mention wrinkles?
How to Use: Post cleansing or showering, roll our Raspberry Jasmine oil onto clean skin and gently rub in. Our oil can be used all over the face and body in the AM and PM.
Ingredients: Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Baobab Seed Oil, Jasmine Flowers, Jasmine Absolute Essential Oil
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-The Cocokind Team