Founder Five with Oyéta Kokoroko of OKOKO Cosmétiq...

Founder Five with Oyéta Kokoroko of OKOKO Cosmétiques

Candian skin care line, OKOKO Cosmétiques brings innovation with impeccably designed products to support the five vital functions of a healthy complexion: moisture, nutrition, protection, renewal and radiance.

Transparent labeling, ingredient purity and an environmentally conscious ethos are at the core of the OKOKO mission. From sourcing to production, they are committed to providing unparalleled skincare experiences and impressive results.

OKOKO’s founder, Oyéta Kokoroko, is an experienced cosmetic formulator, product designer & creator of eco-luxury cosmetics. She is a recent nominee of RBC 2020 Canadian Entrepreneur Awards. Known for her ingredient knowledge and formulation expertise, she is committed to research and development in the green beauty arena.

At age 5, Oyéta moved from Togo to Montreal embracing a new country with a different climate, social customs, language and culture. Later in life as an entrepreneur and being one of the few women of color in the clean skincare industry the resilience she learned at an early age has helped her thrive.

Chatting with Oyéta Kokoroko, founder of OKOKO Cosmétiques

Why Clean Beauty?

“I believe that Clean Beauty is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle. As much as we care about what we put into our bodies with our diet, we ought to be aware about what we put on our skin as it’s the largest organ in our body. Understanding what is in your skincare also allows for you to know if the ingredients are actually effective or not, which helps determine the true value of a product.

We believe that you can achieve radiant healthy skin and address various skin concerns such as acne, anti-aging, dryness and dullness utilizing effective plant based botanicals without using controversial ingredients or fillers. Okoko Cosmetiques is a green beauty brand that combines the efficacy of clinical skin care and the safety of innovative natural ingredients.”

Your self care ritual: An indulgent weekly event or finding moments whenever you can get them?

“My self-care ritual usually involves a diffuser, a mask, and a book in hand on personal development, spirituality or leadership. Self-care is also escaping with a good, intriguing series usually while treating myself to healthy fruits and dessert and relaxing with my dog. Self-care for me is also going for long walks with my loved ones and enjoying breathtaking views of Vancouver or catching up with my family.”

The one product you could never live without…

“Sublime balm! Its color, scent, and artisanal process is fascinating.”

I feel most beautiful when…

“I get a full night of sleep and wake up feeling rested and energized, I feel my skin looks most radiant then. I also feel beautiful when I am myself with my style and personality. Being yourself is beautiful!”

What’s the #1 piece of advice you would you tell your past self just getting started?

“Believe in yourself first because it will sustain you along the way. You don’t need to rush the process, do it step by step. And even if you feel you don’t have it all figured out, don’t worry. You will figure out things as you go.”