Category Archives: Love Your Skin

How To: Use Luxurious Rosehip Oil

How To: Use Luxurious Rosehip Oil

There are three different ways to apply your Luxurious Rosehip Oil with your moisturizer.

1. Emolliate the two together (oil & moisturiser), this has the effect of a richer application
2. Apply the oil, then the day & night cream over it to lock in the moisture to protect the skin
3. Apply the oil neat to get the full benefits of the oil, wait to fully absorb, then apply your moisturizing cream

Read More >

Here’s What Happens When a Man Discovers Skincare

Here's What Happens When a Man Discovers Skincare

Let’s get one thing out of the way up front: I’m a man. A red-blooded American man (although I’m not too different from my Australian or European counterparts). And up until recently, my “routine” every day was the same. Wash my face in the shower with soap, and occasionally put moisturizer on my face when I remembered to do so while combing my hair. My big achievement for 2013 was moving from Dove Soap to Dove Gentle Exfoliating Soap, which occurred not out of any active choice but simply because the grocery store was out of the regular kind.

So even though I was and am well aware of KORA Organics’ ingredients, origins, and incredible results (full disclosure: I work with the brand), just like any other guy out there, skincare wasn’t something on my to-do list. I put time and effort into shopping at the right stores, eating the right foods, and trying to look fashionable, but the thought of putting on an entire skincare routine every morning (not to mention every night) was daunting and not something I ever really got around to.

Enter Brandy Mussman, COO of KORA Organics. Knowing that I was the typical guy, she asked me to give her 30 days where I would promise to follow a routine and report back. I gave her my limitations—I could not follow something long and complicated, and if it required more than a minute or two, the likelihood of completion was low—and she gave me a routine.

Morning:
Apply Cream Cleanser before shower.
Rinse face in shower, occasionally using Exfoliating Cream.
After shower, apply Balancing Rose Mist, Luxurious Rosehip Oil, and Soothing Day & Night Cream.

Night:
Apply Cream Cleanser.
Wash face.
Apply Balancing Rose Mist, Luxurious Rosehip Oil, and Hydrating Day & Night Cream.

This seemed like a lot at first, but Brandy reassured me that the whole process would take less than a few minutes. And, to my surprise, she was right. I would apply the cleanser right before brushing my teeth, letting it sit before I got in the shower. And afterwards, it was a few spritzes and sprays before I was on my way. Now, 30 days later, and I can cut to the chase and let you know I successfully completed the program.

But what you really want to know is what happened. Evidently, skincare is exactly what it says: care for your skin. You need to care for it in the same way you look after your cholesterol or blood pressure, and when you do, the results are really shocking. I had never really had any routine before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would I break out in hives? Would I suddenly look 10 years younger? Do wrinkles just magically disappear? The answer is no, but my skin would and did change, and substantially so.

The day-to-day is hard to notice as you run from meeting to meeting or stare at yourself in the mirror, but the overall is unmistakable. My skin is softer. My wrinkle lines are fewer. My pores are smaller. With just this simple and short routine, I permanently look like I had a week’s vacation, even though I’m working 18 hour days. And if that thought doesn’t appeal to you, vanity should: apparently, I’m also now more attractive—just ask all the phone numbers I’ve been getting lately.

It’s really kind of shocking, and as a guy, I had no idea that would be the case, no matter how familiar I was with the testimonials and results from others who use KORA Organics. So when I pushed on my little Rosehip Oil container last week and the last drop came out, I panicked and immediately ordered two more of them, lest I find myself without a backup again as the result of poor planning.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m still not at the level of my female friends. I don’t really know what masks are supposed to do, although I try to remember to apply one once a week because I was told to. And instructions about applying to my “;décolletage” are still a step outside my comprehension. But after a month of this simple routine, I can and do understand not just the importance of caring for your skin, but also its incredible results. Moreover, if you’re going to put the effort in, you can choose no better product than a certified organic line created by a woman whose livelihood depends on flawless skin. That’s the ultimate results-based testimonial.

Now, with a KORA Organics “routine” in hand, I’m a better-looking guy. And you should be, too. (Or, for the women reading this, your husband/boyfriend/brother should be, too.)

Read More >

Skin Deep

Skin Deep

Did you know Oat Flour is a key ingredient in the KORA Organics Exfoliating Cream? It’s important to include exfoliating as part of your skincare routine, here are five reasons you will love using the KORA Organics Exfoliating Cream:

  1. Keeps skin soft and glowing
  2. Speeds up the skin’s natural renewal process
  3. Removes dead skin cells which helps avoid uneven skin-tone, blocked pores and blemishes
  4. Helps your moisturiser penetrate deeper into the skin
  5. Leads to visibly brighter skin and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Read More >

My Morning Beauty Routine

My Morning Beauty Routine

I’m often asked how I incorporate my favourite KORA Organics products into my morning beauty routine. I usually have very little time in the mornings, especially with a toddler, so with these simple skin and beauty steps I can get out the door in 15 minutes.

Skincare isn’t just about the products you apply, so I have also shared some other steps that my skin really benefits from, and I recommend you try them too.

On rising – Warm water with lemon

I drink a glass of warm water with the juice of half an organic lemon each morning. Warm lemon water in the morning helps kick start the digestion process for the rest of the day. It’s also a morning ritual that cleanses the system, boosts your immune system and balances pH levels because lemons are very alkalizing. They are also abundant in Vitamin C, which promotes healing and health.

Pre shower – Dry body brushing

Dry body brushing is an integral part of my daily regime. It’s a great way to get the circulation going, remove dead skin cells, aid lymphatic drainage, detoxify your system and keep your skin smooth all over. I start with my feet and legs and work my way up in quick gentle strokes… it needn’t be too time consuming and just takes a few minutes before jumping into the shower.

Shower – KORA Organics Foaming Cleanser + Essential Body Wash

I multitask in the shower and cleanse both my face and body. I like to use KORA Organics Foaming Cleanser for my face – it’s a gentle, soap free, foaming cleanser formulated to gently cleanse the skin of impurities. The Aloe Vera, Green Tea and Sandalwood protect the skin from free radical damage while leaving the skin feeling fresh, clean and never dry or taut.

I then apply a small amount of KORA Organics Essential Body Wash to a sponge and cleanse all over, it’s an uplifting aromatic blend of organically sourced essential oils such as Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood and Rose – so it’s the perfect uplifting sensory start to the day!

Post shower – Mist and moisturise: KORA Organics Citrus Mist, Hydrating Day & Night Cream and KORA Organics Enriched Body Lotion

Out of the shower I towel dry and mist my face with two to three pumps of KORA Organics Energising Citrus Mist – a refreshing face mist containing Bergamot, Orange, Mandarin, Aloe Vera, Sandalwood and Noni Extract… it balances, maintains suppleness and prepares your skin for moisturiser.

Whilst the mist is working its magic, I take a minute to apply KORA Organics Enriched Body Lotion… if you’re time poor or in a rush, this lotion has such an amazing natural scent you don’t need to apply fragrance. This is one of my all time favourite products!

I then apply KORA Organics Hydrating Day & Night Cream to my face, neck and décolletage areas – it’s a hydrating daily moisturiser with Rose, Natural Omega 6 Fatty Acids, Lavender, Rose Hip and Mandarin Oil.

Tip: to maintain my skin’s hydration throughout the day I keep a mist in my handbag and gently spritz throughout the day when required to freshen up… there are three to choose from; Balancing Rose, Calming Lavender and Energising Citrus.

Hair & Make up

Hair

I wash my hair in the evening so it can dry naturally overnight, then all I have to do in the morning is style it. At the moment I prefer a low braid or a high topknot, as they both require little time and effort but still look feminine and polished.

Tip: I also use a hairbrush with a natural bristle as it promotes shine and is gentle on the scalp.

Makeup

I apply KORA Organics Tinted Day Cream as a healthy alternative to foundation. It’s quick and easy to apply and has the perfect amount of coverage… it leaves my complexion radiant with an even tone.

Tip: use your fingers to apply, as the warmth will help the formulation melt into your skin for a flawless finish.

I like to define my lashes and groom my eyebrows because the eyes really frame the face. I apply two to three coats of mascara. To finish off my look I apply lip balm if I want a more natural look, or a tint or lipstick in a shade of red if I want to make more of a statement – the red also brightens my complexion instantly. If I need a little more coverage I sparingly use RMS concealer where required.

Tip: to really open up your eyes, use an eyelash curler before you apply your mascara.

Out the door with a Green juice

Green cold pressed juices are packed with live, whole ingredients so it’s an instant health hit to the blood stream. The chlorophyll contained in cold pressed green juices can help keep your blood healthy and are very oxygenating. Green juices are high in vitamins and minerals making them great contributors to clear skin and bright eyes.

I’d love to hear what you think and if you have any beauty secrets or tips to share with me.

Much love,

Miranda xxx

Read More >
Page 2 of 212