Clean Beauty Box June 2020 featuring Okoko Cosmetiques
The June 2020 Clean Beauty Box features Okoko Cosmetiques, founded by cosmetic formulator and product designer Oyéta Kokoroko. Kokoroko is a Black, French-Canadian Woman, and she is based in Vancouver, Canada. The products we received in this month's box are the Sublime Balm and the L'Elixir de Purete Dragon Blood. I have enjoyed these products! The cost of The Clean Beauty Box is around $40, depending on the subscription model chosen. Check it out, here: https://bit.ly/2MQBQad
The Dragon's Blood Elixir
$109 Retail Value
The Elixir is an oil-free formulation, and it absorbs very quickly into the skin. The base is water-like, consisting of Bamboo Extract, Water, and Cucumber Extract. This product is similar to a K-Beauty essence in consistency, not in terms of composition, it's not jelly or oily like many other serums. I like this because I can get to the next layer of my skincare quicker! The main ingredients in this Elixir are Dragon's Blood Extract, Niacinamide, Willow Bark Extract, Green Tea Leaf, and Pomegranate Enzymes. Dragon's Blood Extract and Green Tea are both powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants help to repair skin while preventing damage from environmental stressors. Willow Bark Extract and Pomegranate Enzymes are both gentle, plant-based exfoliants. Niacinimide brightens skin and creates a more even tone.
Ingredients List: *Bamboo Extract, Water, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, **Croton Lecheri (Dragon's Blood) Resin Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, *Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, *Boerhavia Diffusa (Punarnava) Root Extract, Gnaphalium Leontopodium (Edelweiss) Flower Extract, *Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf, Gluconolactone, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Glucosamine (Vegan), Beta-Glucan, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Ferment Extract, Pisum (Pea) Peptide, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Oleoresin, Sodium Hyaluronate (Vegan), *Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot fcf***) Fruit Oil, *Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Rose) Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Phytate
* Certified Organic ** Wild Harvested *** Bergamot fcf* is free from bergapten – it has no photosensitizing effects
The Sublime Balm
$22 Retail Value
The Sublime Balm is a whipped balm that I have been using as a nighttime moisturizer. The base of this balm comes from various plant and seed oils. I prefer to use this at night because it leaves a bit of an oily sheen. So that you know, the red color disappears as it blends into the skin. I use the slightest bit of this balm because a little goes a long way. The red/orange color of this balm comes from Lycopene from Tomato Oil and Beta Carotene from Carrot Resin. Lycopene prevents collagen breakdown and plumps the skin. Beta Carotene promotes cellular turnover.
Ingredients List: *Mangifera Indica Seed Butter, **Garcinia Indica Seed Butter, Dilauryl Citrate, *Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, *Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Solanum Lycopersicum Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, *Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil, Aqua, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, *Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Lactobacillus Bulgaricus/Salix Alba Bark Ferment Filtrate, Kaolin, *Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Sterols, Saccharum Officinarum Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, *Citrus Sinensis Peel Oil Expressed, Allantoin, *Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, *Pelargonium Graveolens Leaf Oil, *Citrus Aurantium Flower Oil, Bisabolol, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract, *Citrus Bergamia Peel Oil Expressed, *Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Extract, *Jasminum Grandiflorum Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum Extract, *Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, D-Limonene, Linalol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral, Farnesol, Benzyl Alcohol, Eugenol, Benzyl Benzoate
* Certified Organic ** Wild Harvested
*This box was gifted to me by The Clean Beauty Box. All opinions on products are my own. Affiliate links are used above.