CBD was by far one of the biggest wellness and beauty trends to come out of 2019. But for the average beauty lover, cannabinoids are still a pretty new concept to spend their hard-earned cash on. How can you know for sure it will work?
That’s where Poko comes in. Instead of just capitalising on the buzzy trend of cannabis beauty, this new UK skincare brand enhances tried-and-tested ingredients with the innovation of CBD to Pdeliver holistic skincare that really works.
Who Are They?
Poko is a new UK-based natural skincare company, combining the power of CBD with ingredients like aloe vera, botanical oils and plant antioxidants to give much-needed love and attention to your skin.
Poko launched online at the start of this year – but ahead of their nationwide launch in shops across the UK, we got a sneak preview of their products to see what they have to offer. Read on for our deep dive into their first round of products.
Ultra Hydrating Moisturiser
If you’re someone that suffers from dry skin year-round, fighting the flakes can feel like a losing battle.
But fear no more – Poko’s Ultra Hydrating Moisturiser is packed with a multitude of ingredients to keep your skin hydrated all day long.
This soothing cream is nourishing without smothering the skin, thanks to a magic trio of humectants, occlusives and emollients.
Aloe vera juice draws moisture out of the air and into the skin for 24-hour hydration. Botanical oils like olive oil and apricot kernel oil seal moisture into the skin, while vitamin E conditions the skin to keep it soft and supple.
Luxury Facial Oil
This facial treatment contains a cocktail of potent botanical oils to nourish your skin. Moringa oil, pomegranate oil, crambe seed oil and baobab oil provide the skin with essential fatty acids to maintain the skin’s acid mantle.
Most importantly, this oil is neither too dry nor too heavy – it sinks quickly into the skin for a luscious finish, and layers well under makeup for a dewy finish.
Regenerating Collagen Moisturiser
If you need a little extra TLC from your daily face cream, look no further than Poko’s Regenerating Collagen Moisturiser. This luscious cream is designed to keep skin hydrated while targeting signs of ageing to give skin a more youthful appearance.
So how does it do it? Poko has infused this rich cream with Matrixyl 3000. This synthetic peptide is scientifically proven to increase collagen production, to fade fine lines and plump the skin.
Topical CBD has also been shown to work as a vasodilator – meaning it increases blood flow to the skin. This fresh supply of oxygenated blood replenishes the skin with essential nutrients to keep itself healthy.
As we age, our skin’s moisture barrier is also weakened. This moisturiser contains a nourishing blend of plant oils like olive oil, sunflower seed oil and apricot kernel oil to keep your moisture barrier balanced and healthy to fight off free radicals that age the skin.
This serum uses a variety of different botanical extracts to naturally treat break-outs. Aloe vera powder and CBD target inflammation, while tea tree oil’s natural microbial properties target acne-causing bacteria.
Poko’s Soothing Serum is also formulated with sea buckthorn oil which has been shown to promote wound healing thanks to its potent mix of fatty acids.
This ultra-light-weight serum has a fresh botanical scent, and absorbs quickly into the skin to layer easily under your moisturiser.
Correcting Eye Cream
Eye cream is one of those skincare products that many people aren’t really sure they actually need. If that sounds like you, this offering from Poko might be the product to push you into the “eye cream is my desert island essential” camp.
Packed full of nourishing plant extracts like green tea extract, raspberry extract and passion fruit extract, this eye cream has all the antioxidants you need to protect delicate under-eye skin. Vitamin C helps to brighten dark under-eye circles, while the soothing qualities of CBD will work to help reduce puffiness.
This eye cream also comes with a fool-proof applicator for quick and easy use. Simply spread the product under the eyes evenly, without any need for rubbing and tugging. Cue bright, youthful under-eyes.
Our Top Choices
Our favourite offerings from Poko’s line of CBD infused skincare have to be the Regenerating Collagen Moisturiser and Correcting Eye Cream. These two products give mature skin the extra care it needs to fight the elements while giving your skin all-day luscious hydration. Consider this pairing your secret toolkit for brighter, dewier skin at any age.
If you’re particularly sensitive to fragrance, keep this in mind if you’re trying out the Luxury Facial Oil or Soothing Serum which both contain several fragrant essential oils. Everything else is free from essential oils, and shouldn’t pose any problems. All in all, these are great skin care products that make the most of natural ingredients to care for your skin.
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Palm Oil Free
No Drying Alcohols
No Artificial Fragrances
Essentials Oils (In Some Products)