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How Poko Skincare Can Help with Problem Skin

February 24, 2023

Poko is an award-winning skincare and supplements brand based in Dundalk.

Having suffered from hormonal acne due to PCOS, Justine O’Hanlon founded the brand from her passion to help people be confident in their skin.

She developed a range of products that would address skin problems such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis and more. Using ingredients backed by science, Poko’s skincare range helps soothe inflammation while keeping your skin hydrated. 

1. Purifying Gel Cleanser

To start any skincare routine, Poko has their Purifying Gel Cleanser which contains active ingredients such as niacinamide and hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin. The cleanser also contains AHAs such as glycolic acid and malic acid to help with exfoliation. This is perfect for people with dull looking skin or people who suffer from breakouts and acne scars.

2. Brightening Rosewater Toner

Second to the list is Poko’s Brightening Rosewater Toner. Having won Bronze and Silver medals at the Free From Skincare awards, this toner contains glycerin and aloe vera for their hydrating properties and azelaic acid to help with clogged pores, breakouts, redness and dull skin.

3. Soothing Serum

Third on the list is Poko’s Soothing Serum. A fan-favourite and has been shortlisted at the ASOS Beauty Awards twice, this serum is multi-functional. Containing ingredients such as aloe vera and glycerin to keep your skin hydrated, the Soothing Serum is also packed with inflammatory-fighting ingredients such as sea buckthorn, tea tree and lemon oil. This product not only hydrates your skin but also calms irritated skin. This is perfect for people who have rosacea and those who suffer from mild breakouts.

4. Azelaic Acid Spot Gel

Poko formulated the Azelaic Acid Spot Gel with azelaic acid, an unsung hero when it comes to skincare to address redness and breakouts. This product also contains vitamin A (retinyl palmitate) to boost collagen production, minimise fine lines and wrinkles and help smooth skin texture.

5. AHA Exfoliating Treatment

Next on the list is Poko’s AHA Exfoliating Treatment, which came in highly commended at Marie Claire’s Skin Awards for its amazing skincare benefits. Packed with five highly effective AHAs, this product is great for brightening your post-acne scars, sun spots and also helps with giving your skin a youthful glow.

6. Correcting Eye Cream

For people who have dark under eye circles, puffy looking eyes or those who have fine lines and wrinkles around their eyes, Poko’s Correcting Eye Cream is the perfect solution. A Beauty Bible Award winner, this eye cream contains vitamin C to improve the appearance of your skin and zinc oxide to keep your skin protected from free radicals.

7. Hempsoriasis Balm 

For people with psoriasis or those who suffer from dry, irritated and flaky skin, Poko has formulated the Hempsoriasis Balm with nourishing ingredients to help with healing your skin and keeping it moisturised. A potent anti-inflammatory, calendula oil helps with relieving the itch and discomfort you get when you have eczema or psoriasis while jojoba oil is used for its hydrating properties to prevent flare ups. This product can also be used by people with dry skin, to keep their skin soft and moisturised.

8. Light Hydrating Moisturiser

For more sensitive skin, Poko has the Light Hydrating Moisturiser with ingredients such as urea, hyaluronic acid and allantoin to soften your skin with its hydrating properties and to smoothen it with its exfoliating properties. This is perfect for all skin types and for all ages but it is particularly beneficial for people who have acne or eczema or psoriasis. It is a lightweight cream and it easily absorbs which don’t clog your pores.

9. Regenerating Collagen Moisturiser

For more mature skin, Poko’s Regenerating Collagen Moisturiser is the perfect cream to get. It contains Matrixyl 3000 which boosts collagen production, an essential in fighting signs of aging. For people looking to plump their skin and minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, this thick cream will keep your skin moisturised while ingredients such as vitamin E, olive oil and apricot kernel oil helps nourish your skin.

10. Daily SPF 50 Moisturiser

A strong contender for your must-have daily skincare essential is Poko’s Daily SPF 50 Moisturiser. Developed with Irish rugby legend, Rob Kearney, Poko formulated a moisturiser and SPF 50 in one to keep your skin soft and supple, fight signs of aging while keeping your skin protected from harmful UV rays. On its release, Poko partnered with one of Ireland’s leading cancer charity organisations, Marie Keating Foundation and gave out samples of this amazing product to their mobile information units to help raise awareness on skin cancer. The product is a broad spectrum sunscreen and moisturiser in one and is perfect for all skin types.

11. Luxury Facial Oil

Last but not the least is Poko’s award-winning Luxury Facial Oil. This spa-in-a-bottle is also a customer favourite. Packed with highly moisturising ingredients such as baobab, pomegranate and moringa oil, this product not only locks in moisture but also helps your skin heal while it works to fade out uneven skin tone. This product is perfect for all skin types. It is particularly beneficial for people with dry skin and those who have issues with hyperpigmentation.

Now, don’t be alarmed. There’s no need for an 11-step skincare routine and there’s no one-size fits all regime for everyone. Depending on your skin type and your skin concerns, you can mix and match our products with existing products you already use to manage your skin.

The full range of Poko skincare is available in Evergreen Healthfoods stores