* AD – An honest review of gifted products
CBD has been massive this year, it seems to be in everything from drinks through to skincare.But is it just a fad, or will you get amazing skin after trying out Poko CBD?
That’s where I come, ready to review the range & let you know what I really think, as I always do with my reviews! These products were gifted, however I ALWAYS give an honest review regardless. I only accept items for review that I genuinely want to try, and only give a positive review if I would be happy to spend my hard earned cash on them myself
WHO ARE POKO?
Poko CBD is a new UK-based natural skincare company, combining the power of CBD with ingredients like aloe vera, botanical oils and plant antioxidants to give much-needed love and attention to your skin.
CBD (aka cannnabidiol) is a skin loving compound derived from hemp. Packed full of nourishing ingredients like Vitamins A, D and E and essential fatty acids, CBD helps to sooth the skin from break outs, dryness, environmental damage and inflammation to restore hydration, vitality and dewiness. A powerhouse for all skin types.
Poko launched online at the start of this year & I’m lucky enough to have the full range to try, to see what all the hype is about.
There are two moisturisers in the Poko CBD skincare range, a Ultra Hydrating & a Regenerating Collagen moisturiser. Both are to be applied on cleansed & toned skin, after serums, to lock in moisture for effective hydration.
ULTRA HYDRATING MOISTURISER
The ultimate hydrating moisturiser, keeping skin balanced with the combination of botanical oils and CBD which protects the skin from environmental pollutants and free radicals.
This moisturiser really does exactly what it says, it is super hydrating on the skin. Really thick, with a luscious fresh scent; it slides over the skin without being greasy & sinks in leaving ultra hydrated skin.
REGENERATING COLLAGEN MOISTURISER
This rich cream regenerating collagen moisturiser is formulated with CBD and aloe vera juice to keep the skin supple and moisturised, and give skin a youthful glow. Antioxidant moisturiser fighting the signs of ageing while keeping the skin nourished and hydrated.
Again this is a luxuriously thick facial moisturiser, that glides over your skin with ease before quickly being absorbed. This cream doesn’t need a great deal of working in, which you would expect, despite containing collagen. I’ve found previously these types of skincare creams can sometimes ‘sit’ on top of the skin, or pill together as you work it into your skin.
A lightweight serum to help calm stressed skin. This serum uses the microbial properties of tea tree oil to help fight spot-causing bacteria. Active ingredients keep the skin moisturised, which prevents the production of excess oil.
The soothing serum works amazing well on my more greasy t-zone, which can be prone to a few little break outs around the chin area. I’m grateful I’ve never really suffered from spots or acne growing up but since being in my late 30’s I’m finding the odd one more & more around that time of the month. The serum really targets any breakouts & works so well.
LUXURY FACIAL OIL
Our luxury botanical face oil infused with CBD. Rich in omega fatty acids, promotes skin softness and plumpness. Designed to repair the skin’s natural moisture barrier, which stops free radicals and help to revitalise breakouts and ageing skin.
I have to admit I was a little worried about this product at first as I’m not a huge fan of oils. I’ve found them to be too greasy & just sit on the skin until it ends up transferring onto clothing or your pillow for example. However with the poko luxury facial oil I really didn’t have to worry at all. Like the other products, it’s formulated to soak into the skin. It’s just so pampering, like being at a Spa using this facial oil.
CORRECTING EYE CREAM
A light eye cream formulated, especially for delicate under-eye skin. It is the perfect base for under eye concealer. A creamy under-eye formula to fight the signs of ageing while keeping the skin hydrated with Avocado.
The eye cream is one of my favourites from the poko range, it is so cooling when placed on the skin which is perfect for my tired, puffy under eye area. The pump is a fantastic addition as it gives you the perfect amount for each eye with each single pump.
It just melts into the skin without leaving any sticky or tacky feeling so there’s no dragging of that delicate skin. Plus your make up glide on over the top without the cream & your foundation or concealer interacting.
As an almost 40 year mum of two, my skin has been looking very tired recently with both dry & greasy patches. The poko CBD skincare range adapts to my skin, leaving me with plump dewy skin without adding to any greasiness I have on my T-Zone. My skin feels like its had a facial everyday, I truly do adore this range.
It’s also worth noting that Poko is certified cruelty-free and are Vegan, All Poko products are free from silicones, phthalate, gluten, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, mineral oil, and palm oil.