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Kora Organics Recovery Eye Gel Cream and Purifying Day and Night Cream Empties/Review


In the spirit of keeping things totally honest on my blog (as all my reviews are!), I decided to write a combined empties/review post on two Kora Organics products I have used up, which are the Recovery Eye Gel Cream, and the Purifying Day and Night Cream.

Purifying Day and Night Cream: This was actually my second attempt at Kora's moisturisers. I had initially purchased the Soothing Day and Night Cream and had a terrible experience with it, but I was so convinced that I had just brought the wrong moisturiser for my skin type, I gave it away and brought the Purifying one. The first couple of nights I used it I noticed that my forehead and temples felt particularly tight after using the product, and it was as though the moisturiser was just sitting on top of my skin. Sure enough, over time my face was so dry it was flaking, and it felt so uncomfortably dry that even rosehip oil couldn't soothe it. It developed a rough texture and I think that because it was so dry, it had started to produce excess oil and my acne flared up terribly. I am so terribly disappointed in the quality of these moisturisers as I had heard rave reviews about them, and each one cost $60. I gave the Soothing cream to my friend, and resorted to using the Purifying cream as a body moisturiser to simply use it up.

Recovery Eye Gel Cream: This was actually my first experience with an eye product, so needless to say I had high hopes for this product. Unfortunately, this product failed to deliver. I used it every night for two weeks, and noticed that it was making my eye area tight and dry, and I was rapidly sprouting milia. Before using this product, I had two or three, but by the end of two weeks, I had at least ten. I ended up just using this product up anyway I could, avoiding my face.

In the end, I think I learnt from this experience that even if a product has rave reviews, you should still do your own research and try not to buy into all of the hype. I could have potentially saved myself a lot of money (haha!).



I purchased my Kora products from RY.com.au 

6 comments

  1. I had a similar experience with the moisturizer although the eye cream I found it alright but did nothing special. It's a shame :(. It really is hard to tell if a product will be suitable for your skin or not even if it could potentially react with my skin because it depends on the concentration. Coconut oil alone breaks me out but I have used products that contains it and I never break out. Wish it was easy.

    Which Kora products did you get along with?

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  2. I love the Hydrating mask and the Foaming cleanser the most. Kora was my first introduction to natural brands and it left me a little disappointed, sadly :(. Coconut oil on my face is a huge no-no for me too!

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    1. The hydrating mask is nice, isn't it?! But I didn't buy the full size just because my skin was incompatible with the other products so I'm a bit freaking out, kind of glad I'm not the only one. Smells beautiful though! It was also the first natural brand that I used, I never heard of Miranda Kerr before until she was in front of Myer promoting the new Kora brand image. I was intrigued!

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    2. I am embarrassed to admit I bought into the hype of Miranda Kerr and her glorious skin. A lesson well learnt.

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  3. I was so disappointed with her skincare range too. But I absolutely love the hand cream and body cream. Its the best, really!

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    1. I'm glad you love the hand and body creams! I haven't tried the hand cream, but I have found the body cream wasn't moisturising enough for my skin, but I'm glad it works for you though. Nice to hear from you, Chrystabel!

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