Cocokind's Resurrection Polypeptide Cream Woke My Skin From Its Winter Slumber

Read our honest thoughts inside.


Cocokind Resurrection Polypeptide Cream

cocokind polypeptide cream


What We Like
  • Fragrance-free formula

  • Cruelty-free

  • Lightweight feel

  • Non-greasy formula

What We Don't Like
  • Nothing

This is an excellent option if you are looking for a lightweight moisturizer to make your skin feel soft and smooth.


Cocokind Resurrection Polypeptide Cream

cocokind polypeptide cream


In the last few months, I've transitioned into a new job, gone on a less-than-relaxing trip, and have —generally— been letting the weight of the world take me over. My skin is the one area of my life that has been pleasantly consistent. I am always skeptical before adding new products to my current routine in fear of stopping my good skin streak. Some brands make big promises with new products but fail to deliver.

I'm less reserved regarding moisturizers, especially during the winter when cooler temperatures call for hydrated skin. Cocokind's newest launch, the Resurrection Polypeptide Cream, caught my eye with claims to hydrate skin, blur fine lines, and support your skin barrier. I tried a sample of the buzzy new moisturizer and was pleasantly surprised. Read ahead for my honest review.

Best for: All skin types, especially dry and dehydrated

Uses: Instantly restores moisture levels, Helps improve firmness and elasticity, Helps reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, Helps protect from trans-epidermal water loss

Active ingredients: Plant-based polypeptide complex, resurrection plant extract, squalane, and watermelon seed oil

Byrdie Clean?: Yes 

About the brand: Priscilla Tsai created Cocokind after leaving a career on Wall Street. The brand is known to be affordable, cruelty-free, and uses gentle but effective formulas.

About My Skin: Acne-prone and dehydrated

I have acne-prone skin that I have been trying to manage for years; this was one of my main reasons for going to school for aesthetics. In addition, my skin is very reactive: When it doesn’t like an ingredient, I will know for at least five business days.

My current routine is simple, and my main focus is maintaining this season of limited breakouts. Although those of us who are typically acne prone to acne tend to err on the oily side, I experience dehydration in the winter months, so a moisturizer that isn't too greasy is essential.

How to Use It: Perfect for nighttime 

I followed my usual skincare routine except for serum because I wanted to see how the product would react to my skin without another product sandwiched between. I double-cleansed, toned, and finished my nighttime routine by applying a dime-sized amount of the Cocokind moisturizer to semi-damp skin. I applied the moisturizer at night so that the resurrection plant extract and polypeptide complex could work overnight to restore my skin barrier. If you want, you can definitely use the slugging method and add a thin layer of healing balm on top to lock in moisture.

The Feel: Unique, non-greasy texture

When I opened the jar, the formula was much runnier than I imagined considering it's an intense moisturizer. Still, it applied smoothly and blended nicely before disappearing into my skin. Some intense moisturizers tend to leave a film over the skin but not this one; my face felt silky and soft. I also love that the formula is fragrance-free.

The Results: Hydrated but not greasy

A dime-sized amount of this moisturizer was enough to completely hydrate my skin and make my face supple without feeling greasy or oily, which was a win in my acne-prone book. I let the moisturizer work overnight, and while I didn't notice miraculous changes after one use, I did like how vibrant and renewed my face felt the next morning.

deana leonce's skin after using cocokind moisturizer

Deana Leonce

The Value: Worth it for the quality

The polypeptide moisturizer is comparable to that of luxurious, innovative formulas on the market but at an affordable price of $27. For a formula that feels super luxurious without suffocating my pores (and not causing breakouts), it's worth adding it to your routine. 

Similar Products: You've got options

Youth To The People Polypeptide-121 Future Cream ($64): This formula is packed with peptides, plant proteins, and ceramides to make your skin plump and firm. Like the Cocokind formula, it's also fragrance-free, but it's definitely pricer. 

The Inkey List Peptide Moisturizer ($15): This Inkey List formula is a happy medium, offering a hydrating finish that won't leave a greasy cast at an equally attractive price point. 

Olay Collagen Peptide Moisturizer ($40): This is a tried-and-true fragrance-free option for non-greasy moisture, thanks to collagen peptide, vitamin B3, and niacinamide.

Final Verdict

I was surprised to see how light this product felt on my skin, considering that the packaging said it was a heavy moisturizer. While my main concern is keeping acne at bay, I'll definitely keep this close on nights when my skin could use a moisture boost. Overall, this is a great lightweight option for hydration this winter and beyond.


  • Product Name Resurrection Polypeptide Cream
  • Product Brand Cocokind
  • Price $27.00

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