30 December 2016


I have to be completely honest here and admit that I am no Miranda Kerr fan. Yeah, she is a very pretty girl with those huge dimples, but that doesn’t do much for me. Maybe it's a tad of jealousy 'cause she scored Orlando Bloom, hmmmm, not sure… but regardless, I've always been very curious about here skincare range, Kora Organics. So thanks to the online beauty store RY, here I'm putting the Kora Organics, 3-Step System for Oily / Combination Skin to the test…

The 3-Step System includes; 
  • Kora Organics Foaming Cleanser, 90ml
  • Kora Organics Energising Citrus Mist, 100ml
  • Kora Organics Purifying Day and Night Cream, 50ml
I have always struggled with my combination skin, prone to breakouts, so I was excited to put this kit to the test.
I love the fact that Kora Organics are Australian owned and made, and the products made without Sulfates, Parabens, Synthetic fragrance, Synthetic colours, T.E.A., D.E.A., Glycols, Silicones, PEGS. Ethoxylate and Formaldehyde, not tested on animals, and made from organic ingredients where possible.
The Kora Organics Foaming Cleanser is a gentle, soap free, that helps clean the skin from impurities. It claims to be foaming, but I have to admit that I have been struggling a little getting it to foam up - I think this is due to it being soap-free, and I totally don't mind, you just have to get used to it so you don't end up using more product than you need in an attempt to make it foam up!
The cleanser is formulated with Aloe Vera, Green Tea and Sandalwood to protect the skin from free radical damage while leaving the skin feeling fresh, invigorated and clean. All of that said, unfortunately I didn't feel that this cleanser gave my skin the deep clean I would expect for a cleanser formulated for combination and oily skin types, - I felt it struggled removing my makeup, so I have been removing that first and then using the cleanser as a second cleanse in an attempt to clean my pores deep down - but unfortunately I felt it left my skin a little 'sticky". I also found that the cleanser has a slightly odd scent, which, I however can get used to, knowing that it is does not contain any artificial fragrances.
The next step is the Kora Organics Energising Citrus Mist, which is a toner made from bergamot, orange, mandarin, aloe vera, sandalwood and noni extract, with the aim of refreshing and balancing the skin, and revitalise the senses at the same time. The toner is to be used morning and evening, after cleansing, and before moisturising, by simply spritzing a few quirts onto the clean skin, but it can also be used during the day to rejuvenate the skin and freshen up your makeup.
Often toners are loaded with alcohol that dries out the skin, so I love that this one is so gentle on the skin, and unlike many other face mists, I love that this one sprays so evenly in a fine mist. The scent is also slightly odd, but I actually like this one, probably due the citrus ingredients, as generally I love zesty citrus scents.
The final step is the Kora Organics Purifying Day and Night Cream, which is a very light moisturiser that has been made with extracts from grapefruit, mandarin and green tea, to help control excess oil, while still keeping the skin moisturised. It also contains vitamins A, C and E as well as licorice and noni extracts to add vitamins and antioxidants to the skin.
This moisturiser has a very light consistency, almost gel-like, which I really like as it makes it easy to spread across the skin. Unfortunately it does take a while for it to absorb into the skin, and if you use too much, it does leave the skin feeling a little tacky - but guess you can turn it around and say that it's a good thing, as that does make you use very little. Once it has absorbed into the skin, it does leave the skin with a matte finish, which I really like, and worn without makeup on top, it does tend to stay that way, so clearly it does absorb excess oil. That said, I am not sure if it really does add sufficient moisture to my skin, - during the warmer months where my skin is a little greasier, I think its fine as a day cream, but I doubt it would be during winter when my skin tends to become a little drier.
Overall I've enjoyed putting these product from Kora to the test - the highlights for me were definitely the Citrus Mist, which I have enjoyed using, both as a toner, but also to freshen up my skin and makeup throughout the day. I am not overly fond of the cleaner, and as for the Moisturiser, I do enjoy using it during the day now that it is summer, as it does seem to normalise the oil production, and for that reason I would consider re-purchasing again.
Kora Organics, 3-Step System for Oily / Combination Skin - RRP: $139.95

Available from RY

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