Okoko Cosmétiques are constantly innovating new and limited products which are so tempting! They also offer different tiers of products, so if you want to try supercharged versions of a serum, try their Red Label. Otherwise they also create more affordable versions, which might be better for newer skincare enthusists.
These days I’m willing to spend that little bit extra on my skincare but I understand how extremely daunting it is to spend the money. This truly is a luxury line! The best way to try before you invest, is to stock up on some of their travel sizes.
Beauté Majestique Gel-to-Milk Cleanser / Prestige Edition – $140.00 CAD or $152.00 AUD for 50ml / 1.69 fl oz.
*Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, *Glycerin, *Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Seed oil, *Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, *Butyrospermum Parkii Butter Extract, *Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Sucrose Laurate, Sucrose Palmitate, Lactobacillus/Papaya Fruit Ferment Extract, *Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Water, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Powder, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Fruit Powder, *Cocos Nucifera Oil, Tocopherol, *Salix Alba Bark Extract, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon (Gromwell) Root Extract, *Citrus Bergamia Peel Oil Expressed, *Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil, Carica Papaya Seed Oil, **Pycnanthus Angolensis Nut Butter, White Clay, *Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Bisabolol, Sucrose Palmitate, *Tanacetum Annuum Flower Oil, *Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Iron Dioxide, Astaxanthin, *Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract
* Certified Organic, ** Wild Harvested, * Certified Organic, ** Wild Harvested
The colour of this is absolutely stunning! It has a red shimmery sheen, combined with the fruity, fresh smell and thick, decadant texture makes for a truly special cleansing experience.
I like to smooth a little on, allow it to penetrate and then wet my palms with a little water to loosen the gel. It turns a milky, pale red that you can either use as scrub, or wash away.
The only issue I find with this is that it can very easily be far too scratchy and harsh, especially if my skin is already irritated. You can fix this by not scrubbing and making sure you add enough water to make it melt, but there have been a couple of times I’ve forgotten and my skin feels tender afterwards. Maybe just something to consider if you don’t like feeling scrubbed raw.
L’Élixir D’Or – $95.00 CAD or $104.00 AUD for 5ml / 0.17 fl.oz
* Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli) Distillate, * Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Water, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Aqua, * Opuntia Vulgaris (Prickly Pear) Extract, Oleic acid, Caffeine, Bakuchiol, * Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Co2 Seed Extract, Chenopodium (Quinoa) Seed Extract, * Fagus Sylvatica (Beech Tree) Bud Extract, Terminalia (Arjuna) Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Lupinus (White Lupin) Albus Seed Extract, Xanthan Gum, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, * Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Vanilla Planifolia Oleoresin, Ubiquinone (CoenzymeQ10), Hyaluronic Acid, Lecithin, *Tanacetum Annuum (Blue Tansy) Flower Oil, Beta Carotene, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin, Sorbic Acid
* Certified Organic, ** This product is vegan
The roller ball takes a little work to deliver any product, which can be annoying. If you shake the bottle well, this should help. The serum itself is super light, but once it’s dry it feels tightening. I don’t know if that’s due to the ingredients, or if it’s just a result of the thin formula drying. Either way, it doesn’t feel heavy, but it’s noticeable.
I’ve also noticed that it doesn’t layer well under other products. It’s only an issue if I apply my night balm too high. The slightly golden film crumbles and bunches up underneath. I haven’t tried it underneath makeup for this very reason, as I suspect it’ll be the same. After constant use for at least a month, it improves the texture under my eyes, keeping it from looking thin. I can see slight changes in the darkness, but I wouldn’t say it’s been completely eliminated.
My biggest issue, is the scent of vanilla. If you love the sensory experience of sweet vanilla, along with the cooling roller ball, it won’t be an issue. I find that it lingers much longer than I’d like and it’s just one of those scents I find cloying.
Trésor Perfume Oil – $95.00 CAD or $103.00 for 5ml / 0.17 fl.oz
Fractionated Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Proprietary Natural Fragrance (Blend of organic and wildcrafted essential oils, extracts, and absolutes in a base of organic jojoba oil), *Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, ***Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil (And) Daucus Carota, **Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Extract, Benzoin Resin Extract, Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil, *Cinnamomum Camphora CT Linaool (Ho Wood)
Oil, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Bisabolol, Tocopherol (Non-Gmo Mixed Tocopherols)
* Certified Organic, ** Wild Harvested, *** Made using organic ingredients
As someone who doesn’t enjoy perfume, I wish I did sometimes and this is one of them. While it isn’t something I would have purchased myself, it is a sensual, woody and heady scent with a touch of neroli. For me, I notice the woody and slightly spicy fragrance first. Again far too strong for my sensitive nose, but more suited as a luxury treat to yourself. You can pop in your handbag for a pick me up! It is formulated with argan, marula, tomato lycopene and buruti oils, so it will help nourish your skin.
It took me a few tries to figure out how I preferred to use the Beauté Majestique Gel-to-Milk Cleanser. I have found I need to watch how much I exfoliate my skin, so I only use this 1 or twice a week now. Even without using the manual exfoliation, it leaves my skin much smoother and less textured.
The perfume oil isn’t something I’d buy again, but only because I don’t enjoy fragrance. It is a lovely scent, but I have found that some of the scents in Okoko Cosmétiques to be a touch too overpowering for my nose.
The cleanser and eye treatment also both have Blue tansy which I’ve noticed has irritated my skin in the past. I’m pretty careful now though, I keep an eye on my skin and I try to apply sparingly.
Overall, I’ve enjoyed using the cleanser and the eye serum, but I definitely prefer some of their other offerings more. I’ve just recently restarted using the L’Élixir De Pureté Sang Du Dragon and I’ve been instantly reminded why I enjoyed it in the first place!