Meet the team
Photography: Ula Blocksage
A team of green beauty artisans
At Okoko Cosmétiques, we are committed to offering you incredible natural skincare products with amazing efficacy and performance.

We develop new skills through our work
Our team members have formulation knowledge, good interpersonal skills and are trained artisans (for Okoko products). We empower our customers by sharing our expertise and knowledge through informative articles, personalized consultations and beauty/health workshops.

The Okoko team is internationally diverse and speak different languages including English, French, Spanish and conversational mandarin. We embrace our cultural and ethnic diversity and celebrate what makes each of us unique and what connects us as entrepreneurs and global visionaries.

Our company culture & values
" The values and company culture are so important within Okoko Cosmétiques. We value and cultivate authentic connection, sisterhood, dedication and excellence which is completely aligned with my personal values and outlook. I am extraordinarily grateful that I am surrounded with a team of strong, empowered,culturally diverse, passionate and fun women like Oyéta and Siu-Ling. We embrace the skin that we’re in and want to encourage women all over the world to celebrate who they are as the are and to never give up and go for their dreams. " - Natalia
Meet the Founder: Oyéta Kokoroko
Oyéta Kokoroko is a professional formulator of green luxury skin care products. She loves researching, understanding and developing next-level formulas.

She 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, she is constantly looking for innovative solutions
to problems.

Her first project, Okoko Cosmétiques was a self-financed effort launched in February 2016. Within the first year, the brand recouped its start-up investment and by the
end of its second year total revenue had grown by over 500%. Okoko Cosmétiques currently retails out of online and brick-and-mortar boutiques in North America, Europe and Asia including Canada, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Macau, and Italy with more locations on the way.

Okoko Cosmétiques was inspired by the desire to offer great branding, products that are luxurious, beautiful packaging, lots of actives, and most of all products that work. Oyéta's hope with Okoko is to grow a brand that will help to lead this new, more daring era of green luxury
skincare.

Recently, she launched her second project: The Connector , a networking and informative website for savvy entrepreneurs. The Connector is a resourced-filled platform that includes informative articles, business advice and networking opportunities for consumers and brands.

Check out Oyéta's articles on the Connector here.

Natalia Lavaggi
Production, Customer care
& Public relations
I knew that becoming an entrepreneur wasn’t going to be easy but I knew it’s what I wanted and still do! It was when I decided to take that leap of faith that I came across Okoko Cosmétiques while temporarily working with Ecodiva Beauty in Vancouver as a freelance skincare consultant and makeup artist in 2016.
Through social media I came across this incredible luxury organic local skincare brand and immediately reached out to Oyéta Kokoroko, the founder and owner of the Okoko Brand. I instantly connected with her warm personality, strong vision, passion for knowledge and natural approach to beauty from the inside out.

After recognizing the supreme quality of the formulas and performance of the Okoko line, I continued to collaborate with her freelancing until the opportunity came earlier this year to fully be a part of the amazing Okoko Cosmétiques Team as a certified skincare formulator.

I have to say that ever since embarking on this part of my journey with Okoko I have learned in incredible amount about myself and how to be a successful entrepreneur despite the challenges and fears one might face. This summer, I dedicated myself to obtain my Diploma in Skincare Formulation through Formula Botanica and it was completely worth it. The level of knowledge I have acquired through both the technical training and hands on application and work has been fantastic!

The values and company culture are so important within Okoko Cosmétiques. We value and cultivate authentic connection, sisterhood, dedication and excellence which is completely aligned with my personal values and outlook. I am extremely excited to share and invite you to join this ever growing vision that I have become a part of through Okoko Cosmétiques and my personal blog: Naturally Natalia.
Siu-Ling Chin,
Production, Import & Export
Siu-Ling works in production, export and sales with Okoko Cosmétiques. She also works with our wholesale partners to ensure that all export and import activities are successfully completed.

Born in Paris of Chinese origin, Siu-Ling has a background in international commerce and supply chain management. Passionate about cosmetics and high-end perfumes, she has worked in the perfume industry in Paris, with some of the finest suppliers and factories. She was involved in many projects that allowed her to be in contact with labs, perfumers, regulatory bodies and to contribute to the production and development of new perfumes distributed internationally.

Living my dream and my passion with Okoko, in Vancouver

A year ago, she left France and the stressful Parisian life and landed in Vancouver, British-Columbia with her small tribe. Vancouver is a city that amazes her with the beauty of its landscape s, healthy lifestyle, and the positive thinking of its inhabitants and its multicultural wealth.

And she says: "Working at Okoko Cosmétiques is a dream come true! I am grateful to live my passion and contribute to a growing and exciting green beauty company with a mission and commitment that are aligned with my values. "
Meet our friends
Ula Blocksage
Ula Blocksage is a professional photographer turned herbalist and organic skincare formulator.

Ula runs a Natural Beauty Consultation service, helping businesses to establish a voice in the natural beauty industry and for individuals wishing to switch to a more healthy, holistic and green approach to beauty. She is also in the process of creating her own 100% natural and non-toxic skincare range, to be launched within the year.

Alongside this, she also runs a Natural Beauty Blog and YouTube Channel where she regularly reviews organic and natural skincare products, share DIY recipes, holistic wellness advice, authentic and sustainable travel experiences and tips and tricks to gaining a more healthy and glowing complexion.

Website: ulablocksage.com
Contact: ula@ulablocksage.com
Tristan Rehwald, Tetheredmedia
Tristan developed a passion for video and photo since a young age. At 21 years old he has started his own media company and shoots with clients from skin care and beauty to fashion and editorial. His goal with video and photo is to capture inspiration and create content that inspires and moves people to be more than mundane.

Instagram.com/tetheredmedia
Enza Of UltraFine Design
Enza is a talented professional designer at Ultra Fine Design Studio. Based in Italy, she has collaborated with us since we launched. She has contributed to the creation of our new logo, label design as well as packaging and other promotional materials. We love working with her.

About Ultra Fine Design Studio:
Ultrafine Design Studio is a creative studio based in Venezia (Italy), working with local and international clients. We work with people who want to grow their brand, product or idea, no matter where you are or how small or big it is your project. We work to enter your world in order to provide you the most amazing and strategic graphic design. We provide solutions in terms ofgraphic identity, branding, packaging, webdesign, photography, art direction, and much more!

Connect:
www.ultrafine.it
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