Meet Oyéta
Photography: Ula Blocksage
Meet the Founder,
Canadian Entrepreneur & CEO
Oyéta Kokoroko
I am an experienced, professional cosmetics formulator and entrepreneur. I founded Okoko Cosmétiques and the Connector blog, two platforms that promote the pursuit of inspiration, passion, knowledge and excellence. An eternal learner and researcher-at-heart, I am constantly looking for innovative solutions to problems. My Okoko line offers advanced skin care that indulges the senses and reveals a majestic radiance...

The journey

Educating myself on how the products we use are made turned out to be a revelation. Learning from my studies in holistic nutrition, botanical medicine and organic cosmetic science, drove me to become more serious and conscious
about the quality of products I was putting on my skin, and the overall effects they had on my health.


On my journey from enthusiastic self-educator to fervent, qualified skincare formulator, I enrolled in diverse, reputable, skincare formulation schools including #1, accredited school Formula Botanica before creating Okoko, a Canadian-based skin care line that uses exquisite, socially conscious, organic (whenever possible) ingredients that are ethically grown, harvested and gathered from
around the globe.

From start-up to successful green indie beauty brand
Okoko Cosmétiques is a self-funded initiative that is growing organically (no pun intended). Being self-made is a hard road, but Okoko’s growth so far leads me to believe that everything is possible. Moreover, being directly involved in, and responsible for, every aspect of my business has given me a wealth of experiences to draw upon: intensive research on ingredients and clinical trials, formulating from scratch, the manufacturing process as a makeras well as a formulator (e.g., there are many ways to make a balm, and I have discovered a variety of techniques by working hands-on), navigating wholesale agreements, connecting with stockists, handling contracts, customer service, marketing, international commerce and more. Having been the driving force behind every aspect of my brand, I understand beauty entrepreneurship from many angles.

A new era of green luxury skincare
In conventional beauty, companies often aim for the lowest production costs, producing fillers-rich products that are marked-up to luxury prices. My goal is to up-end the conventional luxury market by offering only the finest formulations to our discerning customers while ensuring genuine value for the money spent.

Indeed, what sets Okoko Cosmétiques apart is our ingredient knowledge, formulation expertise, and commitment to research and development.

The formulas are loaded with vital antioxidants and treatment molecules, whether derived from plant extracts, essential oils, or natural actives. I am fascinated by the healing molecules found in plants in general and love using them in my skincare.

Any formulation worthy of the Okoko name must bring forth the benefits of these actives in a beautiful synergy, where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Each product delivers maximum value: highly active with no fillers and offering unparalleled performance.

I invite you to shop and discover my skincare line here.
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