Kora Organics

Kora Organics

IMG_4504What is in a glow?

Well, for me, it is a mix of: Staying hydrated, eating clean, avoiding dairy and sugar, trying to get enough sleep, with hazel, and last but NOT least – Kora Organics Noni Glow oil.

I’ve struggled with loving my skin for a long time. My stepmom always told me I had good skin, but as a pimple covered, overweight, young teen, I did not believe her. With my hormones raging, never washing my face, not drinking enough water,and drinking whole milk, I had a pimple or six all the time. Of course looking back I know why I did and I know that my pimples were nothing compared to those of my friends. Oh well haha

I def had a subscription to ProActive…that stuff works! If you use it and don’t eat dairy…. hahaha I’m afraid of what might actually be in it now – the smell was so strong and it burned. I don’t think I would use it now.

At twenty-six I’ve embraced my skin and I just shake it off when a stray blemish or two pops up. I know dang well I ate that cheese! Or it is my time of the month- coming off years of birth control I am seeing a few more than I normally would. I feel it is worth it though, I feel better in general now.

I began to start seeing it differently when I was around twenty-two. At that point in my life I was sticking to the Blood Type Diet (I recommend it!). My skin cleared up, my brain cleared up, I slimmed up and put muscle on in my weight training class. It was great. I have been converting back to this diet after going off it for a couple years – I became very depressed when my mother passed away and I let my diet and health go.

I can tell you that through trial and error the best thing I have found for skin is simply: watch your diet – dairy is a killer – drink lots of water, skip makeup when you can, exercise, wash your face at least once a day with a gentle cleanser, and find something to replenish the surface with.

Now as a wanna be sophisticated woman I use Kora Organic’s Noni Face oil.

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This can be purchased at Sephora for $68. It is not cheap. This is not a budget item.

I use this before bed after I cleanse and tone my face. I often wake up with a nice plump healthy completion. I first got a hold of this product through a trial size and I found that I really enjoyed the feel of it. The smell is not overwhelming and it pleasant. The oil is not too heavy and absorbs fairly quickly. This would work under makeup for a plump dewy look! I personally only use it at night or first thing in the morning though.

The claim is that it is for all skin types- I think it is probably safe enough, but I would use less if you are oily like me. I of course still use too much… the instructions say to warm a few drop in the palms and apply. I use a dropper full and put it all over my face, neck, and the upper chest.

They claim this is for uneven texture, dullness, and uneven skin. I cannot personally say this does all of that, but I would guess it does improve the skin. I can say my face is bright and moisturized. Sometimes to pamper myself I apply it with a cooled jade roller or gua sha tool. I use this to massage and de-puff my face.

The oil is made up of: noni extract, rosehip oil, pomegranate oil, and sea buckthorn oil. All of these are known for their skin enhancing properties. This is also cruelty free! and certified organic 🙂

My bottle is emptying quickly and I do not look forward to having to spend another $68. I do like this product, I would use it again, I think the lovely reviews that this product and Miranda Kerr’s other products have merit. I will however be trying out some cheaper alternatives.. Experiment time!

IMG_4527If you want to give your skin a boujee pick-me-up then this is your oil. I really think this oil has given my skin a healthy glow and keep it hydrated. I have a hard time with topical hydration and I’m sure this will be an ever evolving journey. I look forward to trying new thing and revisiting old favorites.

fun note! I am not using any filters in the selfie – just good old glow oil and great lighting haha! My picture will not be as polished as the paid bloggers because.. well…I’m not. I’m not being asked to tell y’all about this and I probably never will. I’m just here to tell you my experiences and hope y’all can relate 🙂

Let me know what you think!

Body Butter Update

Body Butter Update

I uh worked on the body whip again and well..I didn’t make it worse. Or really better.

Hahah! We lost power Valentine’s Day and I decided I was bored so I should try and re-whip my concoction. I added a little more coconut oil because in my head it made sense and I’m not sure why. Anyways I warmed it up on a heater we were running with a generator. When it got soft enough I put some muscle in and whipped it smooth. YAY!

I should have known it would just get hard again… It’s really smooth and smells good, but it is not something I can dip a finger in and feel some awesome whippy blend. Eh I’ll figure it out eventually.

Any and all tips appreciated!

 

Side note: I love Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil in Pure Vanilla Bean. This is a guilty pleasure. It about $35 a jar. I LOVE how it smells! LIKE SO MUCH. Its got a great texture and it hydrates well enough. It has the Sephora “Clean” stamp which means that over time customers have made a list of ingredients they wish to avoid and this product meets the requirements. Not all products at Sephora are “clean” and the products marked “clean” are not perfectly organic or chemical free. I totally appreciate the direction they are going and that I can see the products with less garbage in them.

I will stick to this until I perfect my own whip or find a better (cheaper??) one..hopefully a lotion that smells as good as this does haha

https://www.sephora.com/product/whipped-argan-oil-body-butter-P287700?icid2=products%20grid:p287700:product&skuId=1842954

 

Body Butter/ Whip

Body Butter/ Whip

Welllll… I tried to make a body lotion thing…

I’ve done it before with mild success, but this time I got impatient and interrupted.

I didn’t measure anything either! Haha!

So I stumbled across my bag of organic cocoa butter and thought: “hey let’s see if you can make something good enough to replace your $35 body butter!”

I can’t.

Anyways, I put a mix of coconut oil and the cocoa together and tried to whip it. It was too melted so I stuck it in the freezer to firm up and left it too long. Part of it whipped, part of it hardened.

So I have a jar of a mixture that smells great, but doesn’t just spread haha

I’ll try and fix it later and maybe eventually follow an actual recipe.

For now.. don’t do what I did hahaha