How to Boost Your Mood with KORA Organics
We are in the midst of a world-altering event.
We all know the importance of hand hygiene and social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as well as the importance of a wholefood diet to support our immune system.
However, maintaining good mental health is also vital right now.
At Kiana Beauty, we are big advocates for engaging in any self-care activity that will boost your mood. For us, it is as simple as a good podcast, a book and an at-home skincare ritual that feels like we're at a day spa.
Our pick for feeling good while we're socially distancing is Miranda Kerr's KORA Organics skincare.
KORA Organics founder, Miranda Kerr. Image credit: @koraorganics
By using only certified organic ingredients, KORA ensure that their products are not only healthier for you, but also deliver more potent results minus the toxins.
Now we can all boost our moods and our skin at home in the same way that Miranda Kerr does. While we can't promise that we will all become supermodels overnight, we can promise your skin will look better and your mind will too.
You can thank us later.
Step 1. Cleanse
Cleansing is one of the most important steps as it allows you to maximise the effectiveness of all other products that follow in your skincare routine.
Overnight, your skin undergoes repair and regeneration. The skin's metabolic rate increases at night, meaning that while you're in your deepest sleep, you have a higher turnover of skin cells. Cleansing in the morning will gently remove any dead skin cells so that you start the day with a beautiful, clean canvas.
"I like to use the KORA Organics Foaming Cleanser because it wakes up my skin and leaves it feeling fresh and energised". - Miranda Kerr
Step 2. Masks / Exfoliators
When time allows, treat your skin to an exfoliating mask while you prepare breakfast.
Miranda's obsession? The KORA Organics Turmeric Brightening and Exfoliating Mask.
This 2-in-1 mask will deeply detox, refine and brighten your skin leaving your skin with a post-facial beautiful glow.
It contains natural AHAs from papaya enzymes and Aspen Bark to stimulate cell renewal as well as rosehip seeds and quartz to refine and polish.
Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes to activate, then wash it off. Your skin will feel so soft and so fresh.
Step 3. Mist (these mists act as your toner)
Misting or toning helps to balance pH levels, refine pores, protect the skin and provide extra hydration. Your skin will be primed and ready to receive the benefits of serums, oils and moisturisers that will follow. Now you just have to pick your favourite...
An invigorating and revitalising facial mist that energises your skin and gives it a healthy glow.
A soothing toner to reduce unwanted redness, and renew and balance skin.
Gives skin a replenishing and nourishing boost, along with antioxidant protection and hydration.
Step 4. Treatments
Treatments or serums, are like a juice shot for the skin.
Miranda's #1 favourite serum is the KORA Organics Noni Glow Face Oil.
It is a deeply nourishing treatment oil that is great for all skin types, especially for sensitive skin.
Noni Glow Face Oil is a rich source of antioxidants and essential fatty acids, giving your skin the necessary ingredients to smooth, nourish and brighten your skin.
If your skin has pigmentation or you want to achieve a brighter, more even-toned complexion, you can add KORA Organics Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum into your skincare routine.
Enriched with a Vitamin C Superfruit Complex, this amazing serum will firm and smooth your skin as well as improve your skin tone for a brighter and more glowing complexion.
Step 5. Moisturise
Skin that glows is well hydrated.
Our skin looks its worst first thing in the morning because it is dehydrated.
Dehydration leaves your skin looking dull.
Moisturisers (and drinking water) help to replenish moisture loss, nourish the skin, improve barrier protection and seal in all the organic goodness that you have applied on your skin so far.
If you have dry skin, apply two pumps of the KORA Organics Hydrating Moisturiser onto the face, neck and decolletage each morning.
If you have oily or combination skin, balance and hydrate your skin with the KORA Organics Purifying Moisturiser.
Step 6. Show your under-eye area some love
This little clean bottle of goodness packs a powerful punch.
KORA Organics Noni Radiant Eye Oil is a luxurious treatment that is formulated to smooth, tone and brighten the under-eye area and is one of KORA's best sellers around the globe.
The unique Rose Quartz roller ball applicator provides a soothing experience while certified organic Noni, tomato fruit, coffee oils and Kahai awaken and brighten the eye area.
"The Noni Radiant Eye Oil makes me look like I had a full 8 hours of rest the night before - even if I didn't! I love the Rose Quartz roller ball, it feels so soothing and uplifting around my eyes. I use this oil morning and night, it's non-greasy, absorbs quickly, perfect under makeup and leaves my eyes looking fresh and radiant for the day." - Miranda Kerr
Tip: Miranda Kerr keeps her Noni Radiant Eye Oil in the fridge to add an extra cooling and de-puffing effect for dark circles and puffiness.
Step 7. Always apply SPF
Sun protection is a vital step in your morning skincare routine to reduce the effects of sun damage and premature ageing.
Now that you've got your daytime skincare routine sorted, it's time to seize the day!
Here's some Kora Organic video reviews if you're not convinced
Step 1. Cleanse
Cleansing before bed is a must to remove all traces of sunscreen, makeup, grime and environmental pollution that has built up onto your skin over the day.
Miranda Kerr loves to double cleanse with the KORA Organics Cream Cleanser.
Step 2. Mist
The Calming Lavender Mist will help to rehydrate the skin and balance your skin's pH levels. It will also prep the skin for the skincare products that follow as well as calm your senses as you begin to mentally and physically unwind for the day.
Miranda loves to use KORA Organics Calming Lavender Mist.
"I use this mist every night after cleansing. Not only is the delicate scent of lavender so relaxing, it also soothes tired skin. I also love to spritz some on my pillow for a deep and restful sleep." - Miranda Kerr
Step 3. Treatments
Great skincare will help you #GlowToSleep and wake up full of smiles with radiant skin.
We are thrilled with the results of KORA Organic's newest serum, Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum.
It contains the dream team of acids -
Organic AHAs from Sicilian white grapes, lemon peel and caviar lime extract to treat dull, lacklustre skin, combat pigmentation and even out skin tone.
Organic BHAs from Willow Bark, which penetrate deeper into the skin to clean out and minimise the appearance of pores as well as improve skin texture and tone.
Follow with Noni Glow Face Oil by warming a few drops into your palms and gently pressing it directly into the face, neck and decolletage to deeply nourish your skin.
Step 4. Moisturise
Replenish moisture lost throughout the day and improve your skin's barrier protection by applying moisturiser at night too.
Choose your preferred hydration according to your skin type.
KORA Organics Soothing Moisturiser with evening primrose oil, chamomile extract, lavender extract and avocado oil if you have sensitive or irritated skin.
KORA Organics Hydrating Moisturiser with noni, rosehip and macadamia nut oils to nourish, soften and moisturise dry and dull skin.
Every second night, Miranda applies the Noni Glow Sleeping Mask as the last step in her nighttime skincare routine.
This is more hydrating and restorative than a regular night cream as it contains natural hyaluronic acid which really plumps and hydrates the skin to lock in moisture and help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
"I wake up in the morning and my skin is glowing and radiant."
"It dries as a clear, translucent veils so it won't rub off on your pillow." - Miranda Kerr
Step 5. Don't forget your eyes
Hydrate, nourish and repair the under-eye area as the final step of your nighttime skincare routine with the luxurious Noni Radiant Eye Oil.
It packs a powerful punch with:
Coffee seed oil to revitalise circulation
Marine bamboo extract to help firm and tone your skin while naturally boosting collagen
Noni fruit extract to protect your skin from environmental damage caused by free radicals
Tomato fruit extract to brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of inflammation.
Handy hint: Don't forget to extend your skincare routine down to your neck and decolletage.
The skin in this area is thinner, has less oil glands and is often exposed to sun damage and pollution resulting in premature ageing. Your neck and decolletage deserve the same amount of love as the skin on your face.
Now that you've treated your skin in accordance with its needs at nighttime, it's time to enjoy your beauty sleep.
Need some help creating the best KORA Organics skincare routine for your skin's needs? Why not ask via our Ask an Expert feature?
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