RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R & D) Cosmeceuticals - Okoko Cosmétiques Official Site



At Okoko Cosmétiques, consistently investing and pursuing R & D is one of our core values. The Okoko line was developed and formulated by skincare formulator and researcher Oyéta Kokoroko. In collaboration with our team of passionate skincare formulators, we pride ourselves on offering evidence-based products in luxurious formulations that work to reveal more youthful, smooth and luminous skin appearance.

We dedicate extensive hours doing R & D to come up with amazingly effective products that are exciting, luxurious and elegant, and formulas that are based on customers needs, feedback and concerns. As a result, our evidence-based formulations deliver exceptional results.

We don’t use gimmicks, unnecessary ingredients or exaggerated claims to make marketing statements. We research the best high-performance ingredients and concentrations to create superior formulations for a wide range of skin look concerns. You can find below some references and research conducted by various scientists and medical doctors for some of Okoko Cosmétiques favorite ingredients.

It is very important to understand that, even when we like to create awareness for a better skin health, this content is shared for educational purpose only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure,
or prevent any disease.


Prospective, randomized, double-blind assessment of topical bakuchiol and retinol for facial photoageing.

Bakuchiol: a retinol-like functional compound revealed by gene expression profiling and clinically proven to have anti-aging effects.

Psoralea corylifolia (Babchi)

We Asked Dermatologists All About Bakuchiol, A New Retinol Alternative

Anti microbial activity of different dosage forms of Bakuchi (Psoralea corylifolia Linn.) taila, An Ayurvedic formulation


Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) / Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA)

Anti-Aging Skin Treatments: What Really Works?

Topically applied lactic acid increases spontaneous secretion of vascular endothelial growth factor by human reconstructed epidermis.

Clinical role and application of superficial chemical peels in today's practice.


Efficacy of Dragon's blood cream on wound healing: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

Isolation of a dihydrobenzofuran lignan from South American dragon's blood (Croton spp.) as an inhibitor of cell proliferation.

Bioprotective properties of Dragon's blood resin: in vitro evaluation of antioxidant activity and antimicrobial activity.

Dragon’s Blood Helps Wound Healing & Skin Care (+ More Dragon’s Blood Benefits)

Dragon's blood: Botany, chemistry and therapeutic uses

Polyphenolic compounds from Croton lechleri

Plant Biology of Croton lechleri

Dragon’s blood secretion and its ecological significance
Red latex/resin as a plant defence strategy


Niacinamide: A B vitamin that improves aging facial skin appearance.

The effect of 2% niacinamide on facial sebum production.

Topical niacinamide reduces yellowing, wrinkling, red blotchiness, and hyperpigmented spots in aging facial skin

Evaluation of anti-wrinkle effects of a novel cosmetic containing niacinamide.

Effect of a Tranexamic Acid, Kojic Acid, and Niacinamide Containing Serum on Facial Dyschromia: A Clinical Evaluation

Evolution of the use of antioxidants in anti-aging cosmetics.

Oily Skin: A review of Treatment Options.

Niacinamide - mechanisms of action and its topical use in dermatology.

Management of Hyperpigmentation in Darker Racial Ethnic Groups


Reduction in the appearance of facial hyperpigmentation by topical N-acetyl glucosamine.

New studies show topical glucosamine targets pigment overproduction

Improved appearance of facial hyperpigmentation with use of a cosmetic moisturizer containing N-acetyl glucosamine and niacinamide.

Natural options for the management of hyperpigmentation.

Reduction in the appearance of facial hyperpigmentation after use of moisturizers with a combination of topical niacinamide and N-acetyl glucosamine: results of a randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled trial.


Interaction of vitamins C and E as better cosmeceuticals.

Topical vitamin C: a useful agent for treating photoaging and other dermatologic conditions.

In vitro antioxidant activity and in vivo efficacy of topical formulations containing vitamin C and its derivatives studied by non-invasive methods.



Topical treatment with coenzyme Q10‐containing formulas improves skin's Q10 level and provides antioxidative effects.

The Anti-Aging Power of Topical Vitamins

The role of cosmeceuticals in antiaging therapy.

The Role of Cosmeceuticals in Antiaging Therapy