Since its inception, the brand has introduced 17 products into its family, with the latest being the Turmeric Glow Moisturiser which, take it from us, is a serious miracle worker.
Kerr knows her way around organic skincare the way the rest of us know our way around the backs of our hands. Before her modelling career took off, the Australian native sewed the seeds for what would eventually become Kora Organics by spending 18 months studying nutrition and health psychology at the Academy of Natural Living. When she realised a certified organic skincare and wellness line didn’t exist in the way that she wanted to, she established Kora.
Kerr continues to have big dreams for the award-winning brand, too. In a recent interview, she revealed that she envisions Kora Organics becoming the ‘Estée Lauder of Organics.’ Given the success of Kora, it’s hardly out of the realms of possibility. We caught up with Kerr to find out how she’s fared during lockdown, the keys to her glowing skin and what her pandemic wardrobe has consisted of.
How has lockdown been for you?
My husband and I are still working from home and have been since last March, Flynn is still doing online school for the moment and the two little ones are both running around now and very active. It’s definitely a full and very busy home. Never a dull moment but we do our best trying to balance home and work life. We love being together as a family so that’s been a silver lining for sure that we have more time together.
What does 2021 look like for you at the moment?
2021 to me is already moving so quickly. I can’t believe we’re already in April! It’s an exciting year for my company Kora Organics as we have four launches this year with such exciting, innovative, and powerful products. We recently launched the Milky Mushroom Gentle Cleansing Oil and the Turmeric Glow Moisturiser with two more products debuting this fall. Our customers love our oils so much and had been asking for an oil cleanser, so we developed the Milky Mushroom Cleanser! It’s a lightweight gentle cleansing oil that contains Silver Ear Mushroom which helps bind moisture to your skin without the heaviness of a traditional oil cleanser. The geranium rose and basil essential oils are so soothing for your senses and your skin. It turns into a milky texture that melts away any makeup or pollution and leaves your skin clean, soft and super smooth. I love it so much and use it morning and night.
The Turmeric Glow Moisturiser is another incredible product that launched 20th April - it is the creme de la creme of face creams. A super nourishing, brightening, and anti-ageing moisturiser all in one for all skin types, even break out prone skin. It’s a luxurious rich face moisturiser for morning and night. I love how it makes my skin GLOW all day and night and looks beautiful underneath makeup. The packaging is so stunning but also sustainable, featuring refillable pods and a beautiful glass jar. This cream brings radiance into your life and your skin! I’m so excited for these products to be out as I have spent so much time perfecting them with our chemists and I’m so thrilled with the incredible results they are getting for people's skin. While I can’t disclose too much information on the last two products just yet, the formulas are just as amazing and the packaging is divine and continues to build on our sustainability efforts.
What are some of your goals for this year?
Business-wise, definitely continuing to expand Kora Organics internationally and further cement our position as a brand that people turn to for healthy, powerful, and results-driven skincare. It is something I’m very focused on. I also believe every day is an opportunity to do better and be better as a person, a mother, partner, friend, and as a businesswoman, and every day I try to improve so that I can be a better version of myself.
I love learning, growing, and evolving, whether that’s from getting direct feedback from people, reading books or taking courses. I recently completed an online course that Stanford was offering about health and really enjoyed it. Doing things like that brings me so much joy as I love continuing to expand my knowledge especially in health and wellness. I’m also conscious about making sure we spend enough quality time together as a family because life is very busy. I’m seeing my children grow in front of my eyes and it’s important for me to have those moments where I put my phone down, connect with our children, play, and enjoy being in the moment with them.
What is one item you can’t live without?
Celery Juice. Every morning I have 32 ounces of celery juice on an empty stomach. I have been doing this for a couple of years now and love it as part of my morning routine. Celery is amazing, as it’s a powerful anti-inflammatory, supports kidney function, is alkalizing and is also full of electrolytes.
What have been your five wardrobe staples whilst WFH?
For clothes, it’s been my high-waisted Anine Bing jeans, my yellow Ugg Slippers, and a range of cosy t-shirts. For make-up I have been using RMS Concealer mixed with a couple of drops of Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil. I’ve enjoyed being a little more relaxed in what I’m wearing and focusing more on healthy, glowing skin.
How do you incorporate time for yourself in your schedule?
I try to do my skincare routine and then meditate for around 20 minutes first thing in the morning before the kids wake up and the last thing at night after they are asleep. I’ve been using meditation as a powerful tool since I was 18. It really helps me stay centered. Another useful tool is my calendar. I put everything into my schedule. I picked up this tip at a conference in Australia over 10 years ago, where a woman said the most important thing that she learned in her career was to try and plan everything as much as possible, put everything into the calendar but then allow for flexibility around that. So, that’s what I try to do — I even put breastfeeding times in my calendar and carve out 20 minutes for lunch, etc. So, while I do feel very busy, I am pretty good with planning and doing my best to balance it all and fit in a little self-care here and there.
What’s your current skincare routine?
My morning routine consists of using our Milky Mushroom Gentle Cleansing Oil, followed by the Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating 2-in-1 Mask, then the Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum which contains Kakadu Plum which is the highest source of naturally occurring vitamin C- this product has been a lifesaver for brightening my pigmentation! Then I use our new Turmeric Glow Moisturiser all over my face, neck, and décolletage, it really keeps my skin glowing all day. I then apply the Noni Radiant Eye Oil and Noni Glow Face Oil as needed for a little boost of nourishment that is great for all skin types.
In the evenings, my process is the same, but I switch out the Turmeric mask and use our Calming Lavender Mist (I also spritz this on my pillow before going to sleep) and I use one or two pumps of our Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum which is a great anti-ageing product. I then follow the remainder of my routine with the Turmeric Glow Moisturiser, Noni Radiant Eye Oil, and Noni Glow Face Oil. My last step right before bed, I smooth on my Noni Glow Sleeping Mask, and I don’t wash it off until the morning. It dries as a translucent veil, seals in all the moisture and nutrients from the other products, and doesn’t rub off on your pillow.
Additionally, I spend a little time both morning and night using our Rose Quartz Gua Sha Heart Sculptor to stimulate circulation and reduce puffiness. Gua sha is an ancient eastern technique that is such an incredible remedy, and I created a gua sha based on this traditional practice so I could do my own facial massages at home to help naturally lift and sculpt my face.
What’s one beauty product you wish more people knew about?
The KORA Organics Turmeric 2-in-1 Brightening and Exfoliating Mask! This product is like nothing like I’ve ever tried before - it’s an actual physical exfoliant and a deeply detoxifying mask in one. It is like an at-home facial in a tube! The peppermint aromatherapy is so invigorating for your senses and the rose-hip seeds combined with the aspen bark and papaya enzymes deeply exfoliate your skin while the turmeric brightens and helps with dark spots and pigmentation. I’m obsessed with this product!