During the warm summer months our skin faces specific environmental elements such as increased sun exposure and pollution. We believe it’s really important to both protect your skin prior to environmental exposure and then to hydrate, soothe and treat and it afterwards to minimize negative effects such as hyperpigmentation, UV damage and dryness.
Discover below our team's favorites OKOKO Summer essentials that we carefully selected to provide you the best products with targeted ingredients so you can take a proactive approach this summer season to provide your skin the best nourishment and protection.
Here are OKOKO summer essentials you should stock up on right now
Okoko Summer Mist is made to work together with your sunblock to protect your skin against UV damage. It boosts hydration, has a cooling effect and refreshes the skin, and most of all, it provides UV protection due to a combination of lycopene, edelweiss and Venuceane Microalgae. The very unique ingredient of Venuceane is surprisingly activated by sun and heat exposure! This essentially increases its ability to protect your skin from the sun effectively, which makes it a wonderful product to layer on top of your mineral sunscreen for optimal sun protection.
This exquisite summer mist is also infused with a few drops of our elegant and seductive TRÉSOR signature scent.
How to use Trésor Summer mist: It is wonderful to use throughout your day to refresh and protect your skin from environmental stressors. It can also be used to set your mineral makeup for a dewy radiant finish. Shake well before using and spray liberally to face and body.
L'élixir de Pureté formula is designed for people seeking a natural advanced skincare routine. This advanced serum is formulated with intelligent anti-pollution actives such as:
- organic beech tree bud extract (oxygenating + anti-aging)
- birch wood extract
- vegetable ceramides
- beta glucan (increase moisture)
- prebiotics (barrier protection against pollutants)
- higher amounts of dragon's blood resin extract
- willow bark extract
- increased concentration of vitamin C
This advanced formula has been proven to provide the essential hydration, antioxidants and protection necessary for comprehensive anti-aging, youth preserving and environmental defense all in one lightweight serum.
When used both morning and evening you will see a notable improvement in suppleness, even skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You can use the product in your skincare routines layered underneath oils, creams and balms. Simply apply one pump of serum on clean skin twice a day for best results.
Triple Summer Protection: Mineral Sunscreen + La Perle Environmental Defence
We recommend using a good quality mineral sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 to protect your skin from UVA/UVB rays and prevent excess sun sensitivity. We recommend using mineral sunscreen as it’s a physical barrier to the sun rays and has minimal potential harmful effects vs. chemical sunscreen. Click here to see our top pick for mineral based sunscreen.
Skin Tip: Couple sunscreen with ingredients that protect environmental defense with targeted botanical actives and antioxidants. Okoko’s La Perle contains a unique combination of Venuceane that defends against IRA rays, resveratrol, bakuchiol, lycopene, and coenzyme Q10, which helps to reinforce the skin barrier, leaving your complexion feeling protected, fortified, and healthy. Coupling La Perle with your favourite mineral sunscreen of SPF 30 will provide maximum protection from the summertime aggressors.
How To Use La Perle: Shake the bi-phase formulation before using. It can be used in your morning and evening skincare routines. Apply it after cleansing your skin as a light moisturizer and mist over your makeup to set it and provide added hydration and protection.
Nourish your skin post sun exposure with Sublime balm
After you have been exposed to the sun, you first need to replenish it with ingredients containing vital nutrients, antioxidants, and lipids that will help restore moisture levels to your skin after being exposed to the sun.
The OKOKO Sublime Balm, our hero product, is a perfect formulation in the summer and immediately after a long day spent in the sun. It contains a beautiful combination of carotenoids, potent antioxidants, lipids, and plant extracts from sea buckthorn, astaxanthin, carrot resin, mango butter, and lycopene to help alleviate excess dryness or irritation caused by sunburn or overexposure.
It will leave your skin feeling quenched, soothed, and baby soft.
To moisturize, repair, highlight: A little goes a long way. Smooth about 1/3 pea size of balm between your palms and fingertips, then gently massage onto dry skin (face and neck) or press palm all over your face for 40-60 seconds. Useall over the face, neck, and décolleté as needed.
To use as a cleanser you can mix with a small amount of water to create a milky emulsion and massage directly onto the skin to remove dirt and impurities.
This summer exude radiance by choosing to use the Okoko Summer Essentials to provide your skin the best that nature has to offer to optimize the health of your skin and reduce damage caused by environmental elements. Shop our collection here.
Don't forget to stay hydrated
It will help if you stay hydrated because, during the summer, there's a lot of water loss due to higher temperatures, which causes more perspiration and transdermal water loss in dryer climates. Dehydration can lead to skin that feels and looks dehydrated. Ensure that you drink plenty of water and add some lemon or lime to the water to replenish electrolytes, which supports your body's natural detoxification processes and keeps your skin supple and healthy.
We also recommend eating an abundance of nutrient-dense, brightly coloured fruits and veggies and omega-3 fatty acid containing foods like wild salmon, chia, and flax seeds to provide additional antioxidants and vital skin hydration from within. We carry a Health Canada approved skin supplement at L'Atelier OKOKO called Bend Renew & Protect that helps in reducing skin sensitivity to UV-induced sunburn by up to 80%. Shop Bend Renew & Protect here.
We hope that with the tips we have given above, your skin will be protected appropriately and nourished pre and post-sun exposure internally and externally.
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