KORA Organics, founded by one of the world’s most recognisable models Miranda Kerr, has enjoyed steady success since their launch in 2009 and is now sold internationally via retailers such as Net-A-Porter and Sephora. The most recent product launch has focused on a Kerr family favourite, the Noni fruit. But is KORA Organics worth trying, since many celebrity endorsed products seem to fall short of delivering results? I thought I would find out.
During a shopping trip to David Jones I picked up the Noni Glow Body Balm and having never seen a body moisturiser in stick format before I was drawn to it instantly. It comes packaged in a wind up tube, a bit like a deodorant, and it would be perfect for taking on an airplane or keeping in your handbag for on-the-go hydration. I was also drawn to the scent and feel on the skin, but more on that later. Let’s talk ingredients.
As the name would suggest, the body balm contains Noni Fruit extract which comes from the Morinda Citrifolia tree. There are different varieties but generally Noni can offer anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and analgesic benefits. Like many natural fruit extracts and oils it also contains essential fatty acids which can help skin cell function. Other, less exotic ingredients, include Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Shea Butter, Cupuacu Butter and Jojoba Seed Oil. Rosehip Oil and Damask Rose Flower Oil give it a really beautiful wild rose scent. Without even testing it, you can see that it is packed to the brim with nourishing and hydrating oils and butters so it’s bound to be good.
What I really love about the Noni Glow Body Balm is that it delivers intense hydration. And I mean intense. Unlike traditional body moisturisers that contain a high percentage of water, this balm does not. Just pure butters and oils are responsible for providing smooth and soft skin. There is an element of greasiness but no more than any other body oil or body butter. I’m not sure what they have added to achieve the glow because I can’t see any light reflective pigments or mica in the list but it certainly does add a nice sheen to your skin and looks great on legs especially. The skin on my body is very dry and it just brings it back to life.
One downside is that it is quite pricey at AUD$44.95, so this is not something that I would use everyday. I save it for nights when I do a full body exfoliation or when I’m in a hurry. I will definitely be reaching for it more often in winter time. It’s a treat-yo-self product but I think it’s worth it.
I’m really impressed by how well KORA Organics has executed this product. There is also a balm for the face and whole range of other Noni infused products. I had a little play with the facial oil and it felt lovely on my skin. Perhaps that’s my next purchase! Have you tried anything from the KORA range? Let me know in the comments below or you can email me and connect with me on Instagram and Facebook.
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