Our Story

Our Story

Our Story

We’ve always had a huge passion for skincare, so as soon as we discovered the natural benefits that CBD has on your skin we’ve been dreaming of combining the two.

And soon after, Poko was born.

Why did we start Poko?

Your skin gets put through a lot on a daily basis. Polluted air in the city centre, stress at work and harmful UV rays all your skin, and that’s not to mention skin flare-ups caused by our hormones.

It’s well known that CBD is a really effective treatment for inflammation and stress. So putting CBD in our gorgeous skincare products was our ‘eureka’ moment.

We’re the CBD experts

We’ve been involved in the CBD and cannabis industry long before Poko began. We specialised in providing the best design and marketing services to brands in the US and UK.

We’ve been to countless conferences, expos and summits in the CBD industry all over the world. We’ve seen more tinctures, sprays and capsules than you can imagine.

One thing that remained constant over the years has been the glowing reports of CBD’s ability to relax your body and mind and help manage stress levels.

Is CBD the key to your perfect skincare regime?

Skincare is complicated. And if you ask us, it’s too complicated. We all suffer from skin issues (who hasn’t woken up with an unexplained blemish or puffiness?) so this is a universal problem.

Most skincare brands out there look towards new chemicals and formulas to try and crack the riddle of ageing, but at Poko, we take a natural approach.


If your skin is red and sore, the last thing you want to do is slather your face in harsh chemicals. Natural products are the answer, especially soothing and relaxing natural ingredients like CBD.

Not only does CBD help reduce inflammation and stress, its CB1 and CB2 receptors also boost the effectiveness of other ingredients in our products.

We’ve years and years of experience in the CBD industry in Canada, the US and the UK. So we’ve picked up some great insights and learnings along the way.

From L.A. to London, we keep hearing the same thing - “CBD works wonders for my skin!”

Our mission

The Poko mission is simple - transform your life with natural skincare products made with skin-loving ingredients.

That sounds great, but how do we do it?

We combine the best of both worlds by using natural ingredients that are backed by science. Our amazing skincare products simply solve skincare issues.

Revive dull, tired skin and help tame outbreaks with Poko skincare products. Use them on their own or combine them with your current skincare regime.

Core values

We created Poko with a simple mission in mind. And to help us stay true to it we follow 5 core values.

1.Keep Poko products cruelty-free

We’ve never worked with companies that test on animals and we never will.

2. Make every Poko product vegan friendly

We hear you vegan brothers and sisters! Even our matrixyl collagen comes from plants.

3. Use natural ingredients in every product

Our faces are beautiful and delicate. Let’s keep them that way and leave nasty chemicals on the shelf

4. Make skincare products for all skin types

Everyone’s skin is different, so we’ve made products for you, no matter what skin type you have.

5. Make skincare products for everyone

Skincare isn’t just for one type of person. It’s for all genders and ages. Skincare is for you! You deserve luxury skincare products

Go the extra mile and get yourself a skincare product that not only works but also smells and feels incredible too. Products that treat breakouts and sensitive skin often feel clinical and lack that luxury feel. Poko products combine both.

Steering clear of non-natural scents and ingredients, our products leave you feeling fresh, hydrated and pampered. Not a bad way to start each morning. Skincare is self-love and you deserve to spoil yourself.

Our ingredients

Keeping our core values in mind, we only use natural ingredients in each of our products. Oh, and they’re all vegan-friendly and cruelty-free too!

We take a simple approach when selecting our ingredients. Natural plant and fruit extracts found in nature are key to a balanced skincare regime.

Our customers have said that our Ultra Hydrating Moisturiser has made their skin “feel hydrated and radiant after using”, and we’ve aloe vera to thank for that.

People have also been loving our 5-star rated CBD infused Luxury Facial Oil, saying how light and deliciously fragrant it is. Spreading the word about CBD skincare

We’re huge advocates of CBD skincare products, so we also want to inform the world of how these natural ingredients can help you. The Poko blog is packed full of skincare tips, easy routines, an in-depth look at our products and much more.

Our commitment to transparency

Communication is key when it comes to building a relationship with customers and suppliers. We love hearing your feedback and we always check and check again that our suppliers meet our high standards.

Trustpilot has rated us as ‘Excellent’ with 95% of our reviews being 5 stars! Read the reviews before you buy and if you have any more questions just get in touch.

The public loves Poko

We’re still a very young company, so we’re absolutely delighted that we’ve already been shortlisted for major awards by incredible companies.

  • ASOS The Beauty Awards 2020 - Shortlisted
  • Your Healthy Living Awards 2020 - Shortlisted
  • Destination Deluxe Skincare Brand of the Year 2020 - Shortlisted

Third-party lab reports

We know our products are great, but if you need further proof check out our third-party lab reports. These labs are completely separate entities that have no connection whatsoever to Poko, the CBD manufacturers or anyone else. Their results are entirely impartial.

When you buy a product that has been properly tested you know that you’re getting a high-quality product. When you buy a product that hasn’t been tested, then unfortunately you don’t fully know what you’re putting on your face.

We are incredibly proud of our products and the testing they’ve gone through. We don’t hide our reports deep down in the terms and conditions, they’re proudly displayed front and centre on every product page.