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Our Ingredients

The gentlest ingredients for the most delicate skin

Each of our products harnesses the amazing skincare powers of the best raw virgin organic coconut oil. We blend this with only the highest quality, most naturally effective ingredients such as organic aloe vera and organic shea butter, as well as gentle natural actives like celery seed extract (for sebum balancing) and plant sugars (for skin hydration).

No mineral oil

No paraffin

No parabens

No phenoxyethanol

No palm oil

No phthalates

No silicones



No colourants

No artificial fragrances

We take pride in our formulations, carefully selecting mild, non-irritating ingredients that are safe for everyone in the family from birth onwards. But don’t just take our word for it. All of our products are dermatologically tested and certified suitable for newborn, sensitive and eczema-prone skin. A standard we just won’t compromise on.

Hero Ingredients

Aloe vera leaf juice

Just as the coconut palm tree is known as the Tree of Life, the mighty aloe vera plant is dubbed the Plant of Immortality. Ours is the highest quality aloe vera juice that comes from organically farmed plants selected for their incredibly soothing, softening and moisturising properties.


Beeswax is known for its emollient, soothing and softening properties, as well as helping the skin to retain moisture. It contains vitamin A, essential for human cell development, not to mention antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiallergenic, antioxidant, skin softening and elasticity-enhancing properties. Beeswax also increases essential skin moisture and relieves itching of sensitive skin. Wow!

Carnauba Wax

Carnauba Wax comes from the leaves of the carnauba palm tree. It’s edible, vegan and known as the ‘queen of waxes’. We use it in our Baby-Soft Balm Stick for its hypoallergenic, emollient properties and to thicken the consistency of our lovely balm.

Coconut Oil

Premium quality, raw, virgin, certified organic coconut oil is the hero ingredient in our natural baby range. We love its gently nourishing, ultra moisturising, super soothing skincare powers – and we pack in as much of this natural wonder oil as scientifically possible to our formulations (plus an extra spoonful for good measure).

Lavender Oil

The certified organic lavender essential oil that we use in our Baby-Soft Balm Stick is extracted from the flowering herb of the Lavandula Latifolia plant, one of the three original lavender varieties.

Lavender oil has a long history in herbal medicine. It’s packed with antioxidants, which help protect skin from environmental stressors, and can help promote skin healing and regeneration thanks to its antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. As well as helping to reduce redness, irritation and inflammation, it’s often used in aromatherapy, the beautiful fragrance is believed to help promote calmness and wellness. It’s also said to help reduce stress and anxiety.

Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is an excellent moisturiser and provides important nutrients to the skin. It also has powerful antioxidant properties, making it a natural anti-ageing ingredient. We use certified organic, premium quality olive oil in our Baby-Soft Balm Stick and Organic Baby Soap.

Shea Butter

We use premium organic shea butter in our Organic Baby Soap and Baby-Soft Balm Stick. It’s high content of fats act as a natural skin emollient and moisturiser, and it’s packed with vitamins A, E and F.  Shea butter also helps to enhance cell regeneration and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Sweet Almond Oil

Rich in vitamins E and A, as well as naturally occurring fatty acids, sweet almond oil is nourishing, hydrating and suitable for all skin types. Its vitamin E content also means it’s an anti-oxidant, protecting skin against environmental nasties like UV and pollution.

Natural actives

Celery seed extract

Apium Graveolens (Celery) Seed Extract

The powerful healing properties of celery seeds are documented as far back as 30 AD in the Roman text De Medicina. This clever natural active provides purity and comfort to both oily and dry scalps by helping to control the scalp’s microflora and resulting irritation. It hydrates and strengthens peeling skin and reduces sebum production (oil that is often over-produced by hair follicles). It also fights against dandruff, itching, dryness and hyperseborrhea. You’ll find its natural magic in our gentle plant-based Happy Scalp Cream™.

Plant sugars

Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol

Composed of three natural sugars found in fruits, vegetables and plant-life, this amazing natural active not only provides immediate hydration, but also improves the skin’s ability to retain moisture in the long-term. Plant sugars are a honey-like, gluten-free, water-binding ingredient. We use them in our Coconut Oil Baby Lotion to optimise water reserves in the skin, whilst limiting water loss by improving the skin’s barrier. We love them because they actively improve dry skin – something that’s vital for babies as their delicate skin is more prone to water loss and dehydration than an adult’s.

The Nitty Gritty

Arachidyl Alcohol

Waxy substance used as a thickening agent and emollient in cosmetics. Arachidyl Alcohol is derived from Rapeseed and glucose from Wheat.

Arachidyl Glucoside

A naturally occurring emulsifier found in our lotion that boasts intrinsic hydrating properties. Arachidyl Glucoside is 100% Ecocert & COSMOS approved, certified for use by The Soil Association with worldwide compliance and vegan certification. Derived from 100% vegetable sourced glucose, this hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic ingredient helps create a barrier layer on the skin that retains natural moisture levels whilst also facilitating the hydrating action of other beneficial ingredients.

Behenyl Alcohol

Part of a 100% Ecocert & COSMOS approved emulsifier blend with worldwide compliance and vegan certification, Behenyl Alcohol is a vegetable fatty alcohol derived from rapeseed oil.  Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) expert panel have reviewed toxicological data for this fatty acid chain and determined it is not a dermal irritant or sensitiser. It’s found in our lovely lotion where it forms a fine emulsion, improving the consistency and even distribution of skincare benefits. It also helps form a light but highly protective layer on the skin to prevent vital moisture loss.

Benzyl Alcohol

Benzyl Alcohol is an organic aromatic alcohol naturally derived from many fruits and teas, which has a slightly sweet scent. It’s a multifunctional ingredient used in our Gentle Hair & Body Wash as a preservative to stop microorganisms growing in the product and prevent the high level of coconut oil and aloe vera going icky! It’s approved for use by The Soil Association, widely accepted in products registered with ECOCERT & COSMOS and has not been tested on animals. As well as keeping our lovely wash formula safe from germs, it acts as a stabilizing agent and has anti-oxidant properties which are well known to help protect against Free-Radical damage in skincare products. You can spot benzyl alcohol on the ingredient label of many different skincare products, including moisturisers, lip balms and face washes. It is highly regulated globally to ensure products contain safe levels, sufficient to protect both the product and the user. According to all regulatory authorities and the Journal of Toxicology, Benzyl Alcohol is considered safe in skincare products for all ages including little ones.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Derived from coconut oil and glycerin, this is an excellent emollient and skin-replenishing ingredient. It’s included in cosmetics due to its mix of fatty acids that skin can use to replenish its surface and resist moisture loss.

Caprylyl Glycol

Caprylyl Glycol is one of three elements that make up the multi-functional cosmetic ingredient Dermosoft™ OMP. Dermosoft™ OMP gives our Gentle Hair & Body Wash hydrating and conditioning properties whilst also acting an effective antimicrobial, protecting the high level of natural and organic ingredients in the product against spoilage. It also eliminates the use of unnecessary harsh preservatives, such as parabens.


Carbomers are a new generation ingredient with superior stabilising and thickening properties used at extremely low levels to help maintain the consistency and flow of our lovely lotion. Importantly they help prevent the lotion from separating into its oil and liquid components.

Cetearyl Alcohol

Often misinterpreted as an ‘alcohol’ ingredient which can be extremely drying on the skin, cetearyl alcohol is quite the opposite as it is well known to effectively condition and soften the skin and hair. In fact, cosmetic products labelled ‘alcohol free’ are permitted to contain cetearyl alcohol. Found in our Happy Scalp Cream™, it’s a gentle, 100% natural white waxy ingredient made from a mixture of fatty alcohols found in coconut oil. Yay! It contains soothing emollient properties that help soften, soothe and condition all skin types, especially areas prone to excessive dryness (such as baby’s scalp). It’s also used as a stabiliser to thicken the cream and stop the formula separating. You’ll be pleased to hear it’s a permitted food additive (FDA) and is determined to be non-sensitising, non-toxic and safe for all cosmetic products by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel.

Citric Acid

Citric Acid is naturally found in oranges, lemons and limes. We use it to balance the pH of our baby washes to make sure they’re at the perfect level for your little one’s delicate skin.


Coco-Betaine is a naturally derived, coconut-based surfactant. We use it to help boost the bubbles in our Gentle Hair & Body Wash. It’s very mild, completely biodegradable and provides for gentle cleansing. It’s also ECOCERT approved for natural and organic products, hooray!

Dehydroacetic Acid

While the name may sound a little foreboding, Dehydroacetic Acid is a non-toxic ingredient we use to keep our Gentle Hair & Body Wash from spoiling. It conforms to the requirements of COSMOS and ECOCERT, and is Soil Association approved. It’s used globally in cosmetics to prevent the growth of microorganisms in products like facial moisturisers, lip gloss, mascara, cleansers and exfoliants. It’s also used in food, commonly to stop pickle bloating in squash and strawberries! In lab tests, Dehydroacetic Acid is found to be safe for general use with no evidence of toxicity or irritation. As a result, we can use this ingredient safely in our products and be sure that they are gentle on skin and germ-free.

Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate

Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate is a vegan friendly, naturally derived ingredient from the fatty acids found in coconut oil (swoon). This gentle and mild skin cleansing amphoteric ingredient is found in our Wash. It helps refresh and clean the skin and hair without stripping natural oils and moisture. Its gentle cleansing action works by helping water to mix with oil and dirt so they can be easily rinsed away. As well as increasing foaming and helping to stabilise our bubbles, it benefits baby’s skin and hair by gently cleansing while leaving it beautifully soft and supple. It is a non-irritating ingredient ideal for delicate skin types. The expert panel Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR), has assessed this ingredient and found to be safe, non-toxic and non-irritating. Just the way we like our ingredients.


A natural component present in our lavender essential oil, found in our Baby-Soft Balm Stick.


Hydroxyacetophenone is a globally approved, multifunctional, naturally derived ingredient with anti-oxidant, moisturising and soothing characteristics. It is used at low levels in our formulations to boost preservative efficacy, enabling enhanced anti-microbial protection whilst allowing us to use a lower level of preservative in our formulations. This in turn reduces the potential for allergic reaction or sensitisation to our products. It also boasts superior anti-oxidant activity to neutralise many types of harmful free-radicals. Lastly it works as an emulsion stabiliser, reducing the need to include other materials and therefore keeping the ingredients list to a minimum.


A natural component present in our lavender essential oil, found in our Baby-Soft Balm Stick.


Methylpopanediol is one of three elements that make up the multi-functional cosmetic ingredient Dermosoft™ OMP. Dermosoft™ OMP gives our Gentle Hair & Body Wash hydrating and conditioning properties whilst also acting an effective antimicrobial, protecting the high level of natural and organic ingredients in the product against spoilage. It also eliminates the use of unnecessary harsh preservatives, such as parabens.


A natural component present in our lavender essential oil, found in our Baby-Soft Balm Stick.


Did you know that hundreds of chemicals can go into the ‘Parfum’ that gives your favourite cosmetics their scent? None of these chemicals have to be listed in the ingredients, which means ‘Parfum’ is often a place where manufacturers hide potentially controversial or irritating ingredients such as phthalates and harsh preservatives.

With Kokoso Baby® you can rest assured that our signature coconutty fragrance, created exclusively in Switzerland, is made with 100% natural ingredients and is completely free from allergens. We use it in very low quantities to delicately fragrance our scented Hair & Body Wash and Coconut Oil Baby Lotion. Coconut heaven, the safe and natural way!


Phenylpropanol is one of three elements that make up the multi-functional cosmetic ingredient Dermosoft™ OMP. Dermosoft™ OMP gives our Gentle Hair & Body Wash hydrating and conditioning properties whilst also acting an effective antimicrobial, protecting the high level of natural and organic ingredients in the product against spoilage. It also eliminates the use of unnecessary harsh preservatives, such as parabens.

Sodium Chloride

Sodium Chloride is a naturally derived product also known as table salt. We’ve added a pinch to our formulations to help thicken them up.

Sodium Dehydroacetate

Sodium Dehydroacetate is an ECOCERT approved preservative for ecological and organic certified cosmetics.The antimicrobial properties of this gentle preservative have led to its widespread use in cosmetics and personal care products. We use it in low concentrations to prevent the growth of microorganisms in our formulas and therefore protect against spoilage. Sodium Dehydroacetate is also approved by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR), and The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permits it to be used as a preservative for cut or peeled squash – meaning it’s safe enough to eat!

Sodium Hydroxide

Also known as lye, Sodium Hydroxide is an essential part of the soap making process. It’s used to turn our natural oils into soap, and does not remain in the product once saponification has taken place. It’s also used in tiny amounts to carry out the important job of establishing and holding the pH of our Coconut Oil Baby Lotion, to maintain and ensure its overall safety.

Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate

This is our gentle, non-irritating, plant-based, biodegradable foamer that helps to make our Hair & Body Wash lather. Safe for sensitive skin, this clever ingredient comes from glutamic acid (an amino acid), lauric acid (an amazing fatty acid found in coconut oil and mother’s breast milk) and Sodium.

Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate

This is a natural source vegetable emulsifier from renewable and sustainable sources, which is ECOcert, Natrue, Cosmos, and Natural Product Association approved. Suitable for people with sensitive skin and allergies, sodium stearoyl glutamates have cleansing and skin-caring properties, which help maintain a good skin condition.

Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Tocopherol (Vitamin E) protects the skin from environmental pollution and is a brilliant moisturiser. It also contains a powerful anti-inflammatory action and acts as a natural preservative. In our formulations it plays a key role in helping to protect our coconut oil and make sure it retains all of its amazing skincare powers. We owe a lot to this vital vitamin.

Vegetable Glycerin

Vegetable Glycerin is a naturally derived ingredient created when saponifying vegetable oil to make soap. We use it to regulate the absorption and release of water in the skin, as well as for its lovely softening and smoothing properties.

Xanthan Gum

Xanthan Gum is a naturally derived, cream colored, odorless powder that comes from the fermentation of corn sugar. We use a vegan friendly Xantham Gum as a stabiliser and emulsifier, as well as foam enhancer and thickener in our Hair & Body Wash.

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