Our Formulation Philosophy

Experience The OKOKO Difference

  • Urban Defence, Mood-Enhancing & Sustainable Ingredients

    Experience next-generation skincare that combines antioxidant rich botanicals, urban defence, mood-enhancing and upcycled ingredients. OKOKO formulas are pioneering with blue light technology and intelligent skin delivery for well-being efficacy and transformative results. Our potent, sustainably sourced and eco-friendly ingredients are meticulously selected and formulated based on dermatological research to offer daily skin support in a post-pandemic world.

  • Tomato Seed Oil

    Tomato oil is rich in antioxidant compounds that serve to protect skin from damage and stress caused by environmental pollutants while helping to prevent premature aging caused by external stressors. Also, it provides a layer of protection against environmental elements when paired with mineral sunscreens.

  • Willow Bark Extract

    Willow bark helps to clarify the appearance of skin redness, blemishes, scars and calm stressed skin. It has a mild exfoliating effect helping to reduce the appearance of blackheads and unclog pores gently. The fermented willow bark offers increased skin hydration and delivers an all-inclusive cosmetic product for optimal face care.

  • Upcycled Blueberry (Blue Light Defense/Hydration)

    Made from upcycled blueberries this antioxidant-rich active oil shields the skin from blue light exposure. Rich in essential fatty acids, phytosterols, and carotenoids, it protects against oxidative stress by neutralising free radicals and external pollutants. It's also a natural source of pro-retinol and helps to improve fine lines, skin smoothness and hyperpigmentation of photodamaged skin. In an absorbance study, it was shown to absorb high energy visible light at a 3% use level.

  • Upcycled Barley (Soothing/Redness)

    Made from a by-product of beer production, this upcycled ingredient is rich in proteins, peptides, polypeptides, amino acids & carbohydrates to work to soothe and rebalance irritated skin, even at low use levels. It has high amino acid content; it comprises 8 of the 9 essential amino acids known to boost the skin’s barrier function. Shown to rapidly stop irritation in its tracks and soothes redness by up to 23% in just 2 hours.

  • Upcycled Gin (Long-Lasting Hydration)

    Made from a by-product of gin distillation, this botanical active quenches thirsty skin by offering long-lasting hydration and delivers 3X MORE moisture than glycerine alone. It's been shown to reduce inflammatory marker IL-8, making it excellent for soothing and calming stressed-out skin. Shown to deliver long-lasting hydration (up to 8 hours).

  • Papaya Enzymes

    Papain in papaya are attributed to soothing skin irritations and exfoliating dead skin cells. Papaya contains arginine, which is an amino acid that smooths skin. This oil-soluble enzyme may also be used for gentle exfoliation and even out skin tone. Papaya enzymes gently exfoliate the skin leaving it smooth, soft, clean, and luminous.

  • Bakuchiol

    Bakuchiol is a potent antioxidant that guards skin against environmental stressors and reduces the appearance of problem skin and scars. It is recommended as a gentler alternative for retinol, great for sensitive skin and during pregnancy. Also, research has shown its ability to boost the efficacy of retinol serums. Bakuchiol is 100% natural and extracted and purified from Babchi seeds, which is used in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine.

  • Blue Tansy

    Blue Tansy is effective for relieving from skin discomfort, reducing the appearance of irritation, and soothing the skin. It has a calming effect on problematic skin and is also ideal for sensitive skin.

  • Calendula CO2

    Calendula CO2 is a potent extract that has a dark green/brownish colour and is especially loaded with antioxidants. It is well known for its soothing and anti-aging properties. Perfect for sensitive skin. It has demonstrated amazing skin benefits at a very low dosage.

  • Dragon's Blood Extract (Croton Lechleri)

    The "Dragon's Blood" is the name given to the red-colored sap extracted from the trees nicknamed “Dragonniers". These fascinating trees with an unusual appearance (similar to a giant umbrella) have an exceptional longevity and many properties.

    Also known as one of nature's finest botanicals, Dragon's blood is a red-sap rich in "taspine" that aids in reducing the appearance of redness and irritation, revealing a firmer skin look.

  • Manuka Concentrate

    Manuka concentrate is a concentrated form of Manuka essential oil. The concentrate is obtained by distillation of the small green leaves of the Manuka tree and is known for its antibacterial properties. Manuka extract helps to visibly diminish frustrating skin problems, reduce the appearance of breakouts, oiliness and leave a clarified and clear complexion.

  • Beta-Carotene

    Our Beta-Carotene combines carrot oil and pure beta-carotene for a bright and radiant complexion. Carrot oil helps to improve complexion and is extremely effective for dry and aging skin. Beta-carotene is a carotenoid that reveals an immediate glow and illuminates the complexion by helping to reduce the look of dull skin and under eye circles. It is one of the most rejuvenating and nutrient rich oils that can be used in skincare.

  • Activated Bamboo Charcoal

    Activated bamboo charcoal is a potent purifying and detoxifying ingredient. It helps to remove toxins found on the skin's surface, dirt and impurities, and other harmful substances from your skin, revealing a clearer, revitalized and healthier looking complexion. It is also beneficial for acne-prone skin and offers anti-pollution benefits.

  • Ceramides

    Ceramides are used in skincare to moisturize, increase hydration, and improve barrier function. By adding ceramics to skincare products, the skin's protective barrier can be strengthened and moisture levels of the skin can be improved. Ceramides can also protect the skin from trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL).

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  • Sea Buckthorn Oil

    Sea buckthorn oil promotes skin hydration, elasticity, cell regeneration, and helps prevent acne. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce swelling and redness associated with many skin conditions like eczema and rosacea.

  • Niacinamide

    Niacinamide helps to restore the skin's barrier function & can improve skin’s look and feel, brighten dark spots/skin tone and improve the skin texture.

  • White Lupin Extract

    White lupin extract is a patented ingredient derived from White Lupin seeds, rich in Lupeol. It is a well-aging ingredient that helps to firm skin look and improve the appearance of sagging skin.