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It’s no secret that CBD, and in particular CBD cosmetics have become super ‘trendy’ these days. But for us, CBD is more than just a passing fad – it’s the key to making every day a ‘good skin day’. As well as that, we believe it’s the missing link between making skin care products that are effective and sustainable.

Why CBD skin care?

We want to deliver something new and innovative that has not yet been widely available on the skin care market. While many brands have dipped their toes in the CBD pond with a serum or face oil, we asked ourselves “If CBD can really do everything research says, why not develop a whole brand infused with CBD?”. As a result, Poko was born.

So how exactly does CBD work to support your skin’s overall health and balance?

Research shows that we have cannabinoid receptors in our skin which react to topical cannabinoids (like CBD cosmetics) as well as our body’s own naturally occurring cannabinoids. These CB receptors are found in hair follicle cells, sebaceous glands, sensory neurons, and immune cells. CB receptors are also found in keratinocytes, which are the most common types of skin cells. Keratinocytes are responsible for making the keratin protein to strengthen our skin, hair and nails. These receptors also play an important role in regulating inflammation and sensations like pain and itching in the skin.

The discovery of the skin’s cannabinoid receptors has opened a whole new realm of research into the ability of cannabinoid-based treatments (like CBD cosmetics) to support healthy, resilient and glowing skin.

Our extraction process

We use pure, THC-free CBD extract sourced from Colorado. This is the epicentre of hemp, CBD and cannabis research in the United States. Before it makes it on to your bathroom shelf, our products have been rigorously tested for quality, safety and purity.

We use CBD isolate in our products because we believe that when it comes to CBD cosmetics, pure CBD extract is more beneficial than using full-spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD. While there is research to show that broad-spectrum CBD might be more beneficial when ingested, by isolating CBD into its purest form, we can infuse our products with more potent, effective concentrations of cannabidiol to produce real results. By using CBD isolate we can also give our customers the peace of mind that no THC will end up in their skin care products.

To maintain the highest standard of pure CBD isolate, we use an ethanol extraction method to filter the active compound out of plant matter. This method also prevents the CBD becoming oxidized, which reduces the potency of a product.

Our ingredients

We know that for most people, CBD is still a pretty new concept – and people want to invest in a product they know will work.

That’s why we’ve combined the innovation of cannabidiol with tried-and-tested, skin-loving natural ingredients, to deliver the best in holistic skin care.

As well as our high-quality CBD extract, Poko products are formulated using the best natural ingredients like aloe vera, plant antioxidants and botanical oils to give you glowing skin.

Aloe vera has a wealth of benefits for your skin’s health. It is rich in antioxidants like vitamin A, C, D and E which protect the skin from free-radical damage and promote healing. Aloe’s soothing properties are also beneficial for treating burns and irritated skin, while it’s antiseptic properties can help treat acne. Research also shows that aloe vera can promote wound healing and collagen production in the skin.

We use plant oils like olive oil, rosehip oil, apricot kernel oil, avocado oil, coconut oil and sunflower seed oil. These botanical oils seal in moisture and contain essential ingredients like linoleic and linolenic acids to repair and maintain the skin’s moisture barrier.

Poko products are free from silicones, phthalate, gluten, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, mineral oil, and palm oil. All of our products are also 100% vegan and cruelty-free. Read more about the ingredients in our products here.

Sustainability

There’s more to Poko than just skincare. The cosmetics industry is one of the largest contributors to the climate crisis, which is why we champion sustainable, organic ingredients like hemp-derived CBD that are as good for the planet as they are for your skin.

Hemp is one of the most environmentally sustainable commercial crops, and can eat up 22 tonnes of CO2 per hectare. Hemp is naturally resilient and doesn’t need any pesticides, herbicides or fungicides to flourish. It also thrives on considerably less water than most other crops, and can help treat soil pollution.

The packaging is a huge contributor to environmental pollution, which is why we strive to make our packaging as easily recyclable as possible. Poko products are sold in minimalist cardboard packaging, to reduce unnecessary waste. We use containers made out of materials that are easy to recycle, such as hard plastic and glass. We also stay away from containers that are hard to clean and recycle, such as plastic squeezable tubes.

Most of our containers are easily dismantled, to allow most glass and plastic parts to be fully removed, cleaned and recycled separately.

Interested in being a Poko CBD wholesaler? Contact us here for wholesale pricing.

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