We’re huge fans of Miranda Kerr’s Organic skin care line KORA (available via mail order), discovered on a trip to her native Australia. Her blog is always a good read and it here we found her personal thoughts on how Organic skin care differs from the thousands of tempting non-Organic ranges. Intuitively it makes sense that the fewer chemicals we add to our routine the better but the science is unequivocal on the benefits of ditching the ‘nasties’. Here Miranda explains her range and her reasoning:
‘Most people aren’t aware of the damaging ingredients found in most skincare products. Unfortunately unless a product is certified organic there are many ingredients that I personally refuse to put on my skin, let alone my face. Most skincare products contain: Sulfates, Parabens, Synthetic or Natural fragrance, Synthetic colours, T.E.A., D.E.A., Glycols, Silicones, PEGS. Ethoxylates and Formaldehyde or Formaldehyde derivatives. I encourage you to read Bill Statham’s “The Chemical Maze”, I grew up with that book and am so grateful for having had access to the information Bill provides in relation to all the nasties in some of our most common products.
My mantra is: ”What we put on our skin, soaks in – use organic” and I live by that for both my face and personal care products, hence why I created an entire range for both face and body.
If you are just starting your own journey in relation to organics and you are unsure what you should and shouldn’t get, I recommend you don’t try our organic products until such time as you finish your others (unless of course your range isn’t working for you and/or you are concerned as to the chemicals in your current range (if applicable). Mixing organic and non-organic is not a good idea either. Ultimately when using organic skincare your body will go through a detox in trying to rid itself of any chemicals, if you are using an organic line and combining it with a non organic line, your results will be compromised as the detoxing process will not be able to occur.
When you are ready to try KORA Organics, I would recommend at the very least a SKIN TYPE PACK which basically is the age old adage of 3 steps: cleanse, tone, moisturise and if you want to give your skin an additional nourishing, revitalising and rejuvenating lift I would also recommend the KORA Organics Exfoliating Cream, the KORA Organics Luxurious Rosehip Oil and the Recovery Eye Gel.
The last thing you should also do in relation to your skin is apply a heavily-laden chemical foundation on the top of your organic skincare. I honestly believe women are 3 times more toxic then men because of the amount of “chemically enhanced” makeup, body lotion, perfume, body washes they pour onto their precious bodies and I also believe the build up of toxins from such activities is partly responsible for cellulite – but that is a story for another day. I recommend that you also try the KORA Organics Tinted Moisturiser – it is an incredible, healthy alternative to foundation and it has amazing coverage and leaves your skin feeling radiant. See the other post on the Tinted Day Cream to find out how best to use it.’