Research and Development (R & D)
Informing our customers, one rsearch at a time.
BOTANICAL INGREDIENTS
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.

At Okoko Cosmétiques, 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.

Plant oils

Review: Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of
Topical Application of Some Plant Oils
Argan oil, avocado oil, pomegranate oil, rosehip oil, coconut oil, shea butter
https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/19/1/70/pdf

Seabuckthorn oil

Abundance of active ingredients in sea-buckthorn oil.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28526097
Sea Buckthorn Oil—A Valuable Source for Cosmeceuticals
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-9284/4/4/40/htm
Anti-Aging Effects of Hippophae rhamnoidesEmulsion on Human Skin
http://www.bioline.org.br/pdf?pr12113

Formulation and evaluation of antisebum secretion effects of sea buckthorn w/o emulsion

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21814424

Willow bark extract


An evaluation of the effect of a topical product containing salicin
on the visible signs of human skin aging.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20883292

Anti-Inflammatory Effect of a Novel Topical Herbal Composition (VEL-091604) Consisting of Gentian Root, Licorice Root and Willow Bark Extract.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30690691
https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/documents/herbal-report/superseded-assessment-report-salix-various-species-including-s-purpurea-l-s-daphnoides-vill-s_en.pdf

Licorice

Glycyrrhuza Glabra Extract Cream: Effects on Skin Pigment "Melanin"

http://www.ipcbee.com/vol5/97-X20046.pdf


Natural options for the management of hyperpigmentation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21623927

Original Contribution: Top 10 botanical ingredients in 2010 anti‐aging creams

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1473-2165.2010.00516.x

Tomato/Lycopene

Antioxidant Activity and Validation of Quantification Method for Lycopene Extracted from Tomato
https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/aoac/jaoac/2015/00000098/00000005/art00022;jsessionid=bru5ubeef1r5.x-ic-live-02

Formulation development of cream incorporating extracts of Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice)

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319049039_Formulation_development_of_cream_incorporating_extracts_of_Glycyrrhiza_glabra_Licorice

Formulation of hypopigmentation of cream and evaluation of its effect on skin pigment. Part 1: Formulation of the product.

http://www.odermatol.com/odermatology/12014/2.Formulation-AlobaidiAH.pdf

Anti-pollution

Cosmetic Functional Ingredients from Botanical
Sources for Anti-Pollution Skincare Products

Carrot seed oil


Carrot Seed Oil Benefits for Skin & Hair + More

https://draxe.com/carrot-seed-oil/

Formulation and evaluation of carrot seed oil-based cosmetic emulsions.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29737890

Fatty acid profile of new promising unconventional plant oils for cosmetic use

https://scarfin.net/pdf/Medicinal-and-therapeutic-potential-of-sbt.pdf

Camellia oil

Rosehip oil

A Systematic Review on the Rosa canina Effect and Efficacy Profiles
https://www.rosehipvital.com.au/wp-content/uploads/15-3-April-2008-Phytotherapy-Research-A-Systematic-Review-On-The-Rosa-Canina-Effect-And-Efficacy-Profile.pdf

Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29280987
Contribucion a la identifaction de los principios activos en el aceite de Rosa aff Rubiginosa L.
http://cosmesispedia.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/estudio_rosamosqueta.pdf
Aplicacion clinica del aceita de Rosa mosqueta en cicatrices anti postquirurgicas.
http://rubigen.cl/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Uso-del-aceite-de-rosa-mosqueta-en-cicatrices.pdf
Therapeutic Applications of Rose Hips from Different Rosa Species
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5485961/

Argan oil


The effect of dietary and/or cosmetic argan oil on postmenopausal skin elasticity

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4321565/

Top 12 Argan Oil Benefits for Skin & Hair

https://draxe.com/argan-oil-benefits-skin-hair/
Argan oil and other argan products: Use in dermocosmetology
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/230009718_Argan_oil_and_other_argan_products_Use_in_dermocosmetology

Design, characterization, and clinical evaluation of argan oil nanostructured lipid carriers to improve skin hydration.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25143733

Natural Oils for Skin-Barrier Repair: Ancient Compounds Now Backed by Modern Science.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28707186

Squalane

Squalane, The Derm review
https://thedermreview.com/squalane/