Miranda Kerr dishes on her latest launch and the eye cream hack we're trying ASAP
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / September 08 2021
Plus, her makeup and skin care obsessions
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / September 08 2021
You know that old saying "everything I know about this could be written on the back of a postage stamp?" Well, to flip it, everything Miranda Kerr doesn't know about beauty could probably fit on the same sized thing.
Not only is she a bonafide red carpet beauty icon, but as the founder of beloved skin care brand Kora Organics, Kerr also happens to know a thing or three thousand about stellar ingredients, legitimate 'clean' certifications, and how to get your skin glowing in a way you'll feel good about.
Basically, she has just as bigger wealth of knowledge in the 'how to create amazing formulas' department as in the 'how to look amazing' one.
So, to celebrate her latest launch, we quizzed Kerr on everything from her favourite makeup formulas to her top tools. FYI, we suggest avid note-taking; her recommendations are truly top notch.
Miranda Kerr's go-to skin care tools
“I love the NuFace ($616 at Current Body),” she reveals. “I think that it's very good for contouring the face. I love our Kora heart sculptor ($76 at Adore Beauty) as well, which is an easier way to contour. It helps with circulation, with your puffiness and it naturally lifts your face."
"[I also love] the DMH light mask ($257 at Poosh but currently only shipping within the United States) – Kourtney Kardashian gave me one and it switches between like blue and red, and it's great for boosting the collagen production.” A Kerr and Kardashian recommendation? DMH, we beg you: let us in on the LED action ASAP.
Miranda Kerr's skin care essentials
If Kerr were stranded on a desert island with only three complexion care allies by her side, she'd strip it back to topical formulas, of her own design of course. Hey, if you had the ability to craft and concoct skin care products that satisfied your complexion's every craving, we bet you'd be a big fan of them, too.
"[I'd] probably [take] the Noni Glow Body Oil ($80 at Kora Organics), because you could use that everywhere," she shares of the noni extract and rosehip oil blend's multipurpose nature. "[Then I'd also take] the Turmeric Glow Face Moisturiser ($78 at Kora Organics)," she adds, referring to the very product Katy Perry credits with "changing her skin".
"[Lastly], probably the turmeric scrub ($62 at Kora Organics), because I'm obsessed with that, and you're going to need a little exfoliating on a desert island." So true; sand can only do so much.
Miranda Kerr's new eye cream
Another essential she'll want to keep close by (and luckily can considering we're not actually sending her to a desert island)? Kora Organics' brand spanking new Berry Bright Vitamin C Eye Cream.
“It has kangaroo paw flower and Kakadu plum [in the formula], which are both Australian ingredients," she reveals re: the formula. "Kakadu plum actually is an ingredient that my mum has been drinking for many years and I love the internal and external benefits. And the kangaroo paw flower is rich in that nectar that really helps the skin feel strengthened. It helps with the appearance of eye wrinkles, it’s an incredible ingredient, and I love the fact that is from Australia."
It's not a step she solely applies on bare-faced days, either. In fact, Kerr actually likes to do a double-step eye care routine before applying her makeup.
"[I] always [wear eye cream] under my makeup; I use the eye cream and then I put the eye oil ($52 at Kora Organics) on top of it and I just love the combination of both of them. So with the eye oil, you have a kahaii oil, which is like a natural retinol. And you have other powerful ingredients like coffee seed extract and tomato fruit extract, and marine barbu extract, so the combination of the two, I really like personally. I like layering the two."
Miranda Kerr's makeup must-haves
Dying to know her everyday makeup essentials? We found out, just for you.
“I love RMS concealer ($51 at MECCA). I love the Ilia Skin Tint ($68 at MECCA), RMS blush ($51 at MECCA), Benefit's Gimme Brow ($45 at Sephora), and the Charlotte Tilbury [eyeshadow/lip gloss hybrid) Jewel Pots ($48 at Charlotte Tilbury). The Well People mascara ($31 at MECCA) is [also] quite good."
Miranda Kerr's favourite bargain beauty buy
“Probably coconut oil , because you can use it for so many things," she says. "You can put it in your hair as a hair mask, you can remove makeup with it, you can use it as moisturiser, you can use it for oil pulling, you can even use it for cooking." The options are truly endless.
She wasn't kidding about the bargain status, either; we advise picking up a tub of Bioglan Organic Coconut Oil ($7.97 at Chemist Warehouse) pronto.
Miranda Kerr's tips for treating blemishes
Yep, even supermodels get breakouts. "For many years I would just put a little tea tree oil directly on it," Kerr shares re: her traditional pimple treatment go-to. FYI, the Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Oil ($6.49 at Chemist Warehouse) should no doubt do the trick.
Her strategy has changed a little since creating congestion-clearing options of her own, though. "Now we have the tumeric exfoliating mask which is also really good. I put a pop of that on, just on the spot and let it dry out. The Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum also really helps speed up the healing process of pimples, so that’s also another good one."
Miranda Kerr's hope for the beauty industry
“I would just love for the beauty industry to focus on growing that organic space, because clean beauty is a very different thing than being certified organic,” she explains. “When you're certified organic [like Kora], there's up to 60 per cent more antioxidants in the ingredients, not to mention, not having the pesticides or any toxic chemicals in your ingredients. I just think there's so much room for growth for haircare and makeup. And I'm just so excited to see where it can end up and how we can really help people get the results they need in a healthy way.”
Wondering what can be done on the consumer side to edge closer toward that goal? Kerr has some advice around creating more conversation and demand for truly organic products. “I really feel the most important thing is to educate yourself and read all the ingredients and understand what they are. That's why from day one, I wanted to be certified organic so that you don't have to take my word for it, I have an outside verification that is on top of everything from our manufacturing practices to all the ingredients."
"It’s a lot of work for us as a company, but it's something that really gives the customer that assurance that this is something that is truly helping and potent. That's what I wanted in skin care, and I wasn't able to find it. And I wanted people to have that, that experience of having that affordable luxurious product that was good for them and was results driven.”