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My Brutally Honest Kora Organics Review (what is & isn’t worth it)

In today’s article, I’m sharing my brutally honest review of four of KORA Organics products. I tested the KORA Turmeric Glow Moisturizer, Turmeric Exfoliating Mask, Noni Glow Face Oil and Noni Glow Sleeping Mask.

KORA Organics is a line of certified organic skincare products most known for their famous supermodel founder Miranda Kerr. KORA is also widely available at Sephora. I appreciate the quality of ingredients and mostly organic formulas, but I did not find myself incline to re-purchase KORA Organics’ products.

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I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to try KORA – I guess because it’s celebrity founded and Miranda Kerr is one of the richest supermodels ever notorious for having billionaires gift her multi-million dollar price tag items (gotta hand it to her – sis knows her worth). At the end of the day, I want to try and support small businesses whose founders rely on their brand to make a living. I finally got my hands on some of their most popular products like the Turmeric Mask and Moisturizer and am sharing whether I think KORA Organics is worth buying or not.

KORA Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating Mask

I feel like the KORA Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating Mask would only be pleasant for someone who loves a cooling effect with their face mask. Because of the peppermint, this mask felt icy and cold the entire time I had it on. There must be a lot of people who enjoy this, but for me, it’s almost straight up torture LOL. A face mask needs to be an enjoyable experience for me, so the KORA one is a pass for me.

Here’s some more details on the mask:

  • 2-in-1 mask: exfoliating scrub or leave-on detoxifying mask
  • has pumice, rosehip oil, turmeric and aspen bark
  • 99.7% natural origin of total. 75.1% organic
  • has an organic aloe vera leaf juice base

Kora Organics Turmeric Glow Moisturizer | Space NK

KORA Turmeric Glow Moisturizer

The Turmeric Glow Moisturizer was the KORA product I was most excited to try, and I have mixed feelings about this moisturizer. While I love that it’s a refillable product, I found the actual packaging to be quite clunky and large, especially the lid. It looks pretty cool but inconvenient to screw on and off if you have small hands.

The consistency is rich and silky and great during these colder winter months. BUT there is a slight tackiness to the consistency that I can’t quite explain. The Turmeric Glow Moisturizer has a slight yellow hue but it doesn’t actually tinge the skin, making it ok for use both day and night. I say I have mixed feelings because I’m not a fan of the experience of using this moisturizer but I do appreciate the quality of ingredients inside.

The Turmeric Glow Moisturizer boasts a proprietary liposome technology with an active botanical blend of Turmeric, Noni, and Licorice extract. It begins in an organic aloe vera leaf juice base, so the brand is clearly committed to not cutting corners. It’s also 99.8% natural and 70% organic which is impressive for a mass market skincare brand.

I would gently recommend this moisturizer if you don’t mind the points I made about the container.

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Pumice, Glycerin^, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Powder*, Lactobacillus Ferment, Water/Aqua/Eau, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder*, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract*, Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Powder*, Lactobacillus, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil*, Sodium Levulinate, Sclerotium Gum, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Anisate, Potassium Sorbate, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax/Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Flower/Leaf/Stem Oil*, Lactic Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, (Tapioca) Maltodextrin*, Cetearyl Glucoside, Carrageenan, Sodium Phytate, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood) Oil, Glucose, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Tocopherol, Soybean Peroxidase, Superoxide Dismutase, Alcohol, Limonene**, Linalool**.

KORA Noni Glow Face Oil

I tested the smaller travel size of the Noni Glow Face Oil, but I really didn’t need the full size to form an opinion. I wouldn’t purchase the full size, not because it’s a bad product but because it’s quite average for the price. It’s not like I haven’t seen organic rosehip, jojoba, sunflower, seabuckthorn and pomegranate seed oil in dozens of other face oils before. I feel like the only interesting thing about the Noni Glow Face Oil is the noni fruit, which is added at the very bottom of the ingredients list. There are simply too many more affordable products that offer the same thing for me to recommend KORA’s $70 version.

Ingredients: Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil *, Tocopherol, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Seed Oil*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/leaf/stem Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) Fruit Extract *, Citronellol**, Geraniol**, Linalool**, Benzyl Benzoate**.

Noni Glow Sleeping Mask

I have to say I think Kora Organics hit the mark with the Noni Glow Sleeping Mask. When I think of a sleeping mask, I think of a very rich and deeply moisturizing mask that can last throughout the entire night without evaporating. This mask felt more like a gel moisturizer with too thin of a consistency for me to use as a true sleeping mask. Instead of sinking in throughout the night, mask seemed to clump up into solid pieces.

The Kora Organics Noni Glow Sleeping Mask is an overnight mask that is aloe-based and contains Silver Ear Mushroom, Hyaluronic Acid,  Coconut Milk and Kakadu Plum. Nice ingredients but just not a sleeping mask for me.

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