We are transparent about what we put into our products. Here’s a description of the ingredients we use and how they help your skin become #pokoperfect.
- Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Juice Extract
Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Juice Extract
Rich source of essential vitamins B, C, and E which are beneficial for skin health, as well as enzymes and antioxidants for protecting the skin against pollutants. Aloe vera juice is an excellent skin hydrator, which can help to reduce the frequency of acne break-outs and keep dry skin quenched. Natural anti-inflammatory properties also soothe the skin, and can help to fight against surface acne.
Alumina is a natural mineral used as an absorbent and texture enhancer in cosmetics. It helps control oil and is found chiefly in sun cream, forming part of a coating mixture for mineral UV filters such as titanium dioxide.
- Aluminum Stearate
Aluminum stearate is the aluminum salt of the common fatty acid stearic acid. It is a fine white powder used in cosmetic products as a thickening agent, pH stabiliser, and texture enhancer, thanks to its water-repelling properties.
- Apricot Kernel Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Apricot kernel oil is high in omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, which soothe the skin while keeping it soft and supple. Apricot kernel oil also closely resembles the natural sebum produced by the skin, making it an excellent ingredient for keeping your skin balanced and hydrated without irritation.
- Argan Oil
Commonly found in skin moisturisers, argan oil absorbs quickly, without leaving a greasy film on the skin. It is high in vitamin E and omega fatty acids, which keep skin moisturized and balanced which can help prevent both dry patches and surface acne.
- Avocado Oil
Avocado oil is an emollient vegetable oil with powerful antioxidant properties that provide a rich source of regenerating fatty acids for the skin. It also contains a natural steroid of plant origin called steroline, which triggers the production of collagen, making the skin luscious, brighter and less prone to fine lines.
- Baobab Oil
Derived from the seeds of the Adansonia tree, this plant oil is supercharged with vitamins A, D, E and F to help the skin rejuvenate damaged cells. Baobab oil is also full of omega fatty acids to help fight free radicals and the signs of aging. Thanks to its rich and silky finish, this oil is particularly beneficial for dry skin conditions to provide hydration without clogging pores.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in the hemp plant known for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to soothe skin irritation and promote faster healing. This makes it especially beneficial for inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, and psoriasis. The soothing properties of CBD also make it suitable for sensitive skin types that have a tendency to react negatively to certain products. CBD also has antioxidant properties which can help combat free radical damage.
- Cetearyl Alcohol
When it comes to alcohols in skincare, not all are created equal. Unlike drying alcohols which can damage the skin (like alcohol denat), cetearyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol that works as an emollient, helping to heal dry, dehydrated skin.
- Green Tea Extract
Green Tea Extract
A powerful botanical extract high in antioxidants that can effectively soothe irritated skin, and help repair environmental damage caused by factors like pollutants and sun exposure. Green tea extract is also rich in flavanoids, which can boost immune response in skin cells to promote faster healing.
- Hyaluronic Acid
A sugary compound which extracts up to 1,000 times its weight in water, making it an excellent skin hydrator. Some scientific evidence also suggests that hyaluronic acid can boost the skin’s natural collagen production, to regain elasticity and an even skin tone.
- Moringa Oil
Moringa oil is compromised almost 50% of monounsaturated fatty acids, with a particularly high percentage of oleic acid which helps to replenish moisture in the skin lost in the aging process It is also a rich source of vitamin E, which helps to reduce scarring and acne marks while keeping the skin moisturised and protected against environmental damage.
Rich in antioxidants, lipids and vitamins, oatmeal is a powerful anti-inflammatory plant extract. It can calm skin quickly and effectively, making it suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. It is particularly effective for alleviating rashes and sunburns, as well as soothing inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
- Olive Oil
A natural emollient, olive oil is charged full of fatty acids to help dry skin retain water and stay hydrated. Naturally rich in squalene, making it particularly beneficial for more sensitive skin types, as squalene mimics the skin’s naturally occurring oils. Olive oil also contains phenolic compounds, which work as effective antioxidants to heal the skin from environmental damage.
- Pomegranate Extract
With naturally high levels of vitamin C, this fruit extract is a powerful antioxidant which helps to brighten dull complexions and fade out acne scarring, sun damage and dark spots. High levels of antioxidants also help to protect skin cells from environmental damage, fight against free radicals and reduce skin inflammation.
- Sea-Buckthorn Oil
Derived from the flesh of the Sea-Buckthorn berry, this oil is commonly found in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. It is rich in antioxidants like vitamin E to protect the skin from free radicals, as well as keeping the skin moisturised. Fatty acids like stearic acid, linoleic acid and oleic acid help maintain the skin’s moisture barrier to protect from environmental pollutants.
- Shea Butter
High levels of fatty acids and essential vitamins make shea butter an excellent occlusive for dry, dehydrated skin unable to retain enough moisture on its own. Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory properties to help heal dry, damaged complexions, which help to condition the skin leaving it supple and smooth.
- Sunflower Seed Oil
Sunflower Seed Oil
As a non-fragrant, non-volatile plant oil, sunflower seed oil is an effective emollient for treating dry skin while still being gentle enough for sensitive skin types. As a rich source of fatty acids like linoleic acid, it can also help repair the skin’s natural moisture barrier and strengthen its ability to keep moisture in, and harmful pollutants out.
- Vegetable Glycerin
Vegetable glycerin is a natural, plant-derived humectant that works to draw moisture out of the air into the skin, keeping the skin moisturised. Glycerin also occurs naturally in the skin, working to maintain the natural moisture barrier which defends the skin from environmental damage, dryness and irritation. By replenishing the skin’s natural glycerin with vegetable glycerin, this can help maintain a balanced, moisturised and healthy complexion.