My name is Kerisa and I am the founder of ÖKO Skincare. I believe that you were meant to find our company and I couldn’t be happier to have you here!
There are a few reasons you may have landed on my website. Perhaps, like me, you had enough of applying chemically-laden products to your skin and are dipping your toes into the natural skincare world for the first time. If you’re a newbie, don’t worry, we’ve got your back!
Or, again, like myself, you’re sick and tired of all the skin flareups you’ve had to endure from synthetic ingredients and are desperately looking for products that will leave your skin feeling healthy and soothed, without exposing your skin (or your health!) to nasty chemicals.
Whatever your reason may be, I’m happy to let you know that you have found yourself in the right place at the right time and I can’t wait to open you up to the beautiful world of natural, toxin-free skincare that awaits!
Perhaps my story can inspire you and you may even relate to it yourself…
Skincare has been my passion for as long as I can remember. In fact, at the tender age of 6, I was already experimenting by slathering my mom's eye cream over my entire body. She took it rather well considering that eye cream can be quite pricey, I love you mom!
I even got creative and spent time using ingredients from the kitchen to whip up my own DIY lip balms and as I grew older, my fascination with skincare only grew.
In my teen years, acne and hyperpigmentation were my skincare woes so I booked monthly visits to the spa and tried to get my hand on every product promising to target these concerns that I possibly could.
Of course, I didn’t know much about what was going into the products I was using so was quite baffled as to why I started developing severe skin sensitivities and allergies, once I hit my mid-twenties.
My holy-grail products, ones I had used for years with no issues, started to break me out in rashes and hives every time I put them on my skin. I tried new products in the hope that I would eventually find something that wouldn’t aggravate my now extremely sensitive and vulnerable skin but had no luck.
In fact, it even got to the point where I had to take allergy medication on a daily basis, which now looking back I realize was insane! I struggled like this for a while but then had an awful scare with an incident that put me into anaphylactic shock.
This was the final straw for me.
I knew that healthy skin started from the inside out, but my diet was so healthy that my rashes and hives just didn’t make sense.
I started doing my own research and realized that as diligent as I was being with my health, the products I was applying to my skin mattered just as much as the foods I was consuming on a daily basis.
A large percentage of everything you apply externally to your skin will eventually end up in your bloodstream, so even if your skin doesn’t flare up, you’re still putting your health at risk and no skincare product is worth risking your health for!
So at this point I was becoming more and more aware of all the nasty chemicals lurking in my products and my rashes started to make a whole lot of sense, but I wasn't sure where to go from here.
I started to get a little frustrated, because finding non-toxic, effective, beauty products was hard enough, but did this mean I would have to give up the spa visits that I had grown to love? I was a religious spa-goer, I loved my wraps, facials, massages, body scrubs, you name it.
There were very few nontoxic products out there that were professional grade, indulgent, or even that effective in treating my acne and hyperpigmentation so spa visits were starting to look like something that I was going to have to kiss goodbye.
After hearing some other women’s stories, I realized that there were more people than I realized struggling with the same thing I was and this also played a large part in my decision to start my own all natural, non-toxic skin care company.
And so ÖKO Skincare was born!
ÖKO Skincare is a range of clinical quality, result driven, non-toxic, and organic skincare treatments.
These products work to treat the most common skin concerns (acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles). Each product exudes the same power of many professional grade treatments on the market.
This was super exciting for me because I could still enjoy my spa visits and rest assured that only non-toxic and safe products were being used for the treatments.
I am so proud to introduce you to these beautiful products. Me and my team spent two years finalizing the formulations because after struggling so much myself, I didn’t want anyone else to ever have to go through the same thing!
I’m not willing to sacrifice my health for my beauty, and neither should you. I know that you will love these products as much as I do!
So have a browse, read through our blog and know that we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Here’s to health and beautiful skin!
The word ÖKO is a German word that means eco, one of the driving forces of the brand.