“Flower gleam and glow” is a line from Disney’s Tangled (2010), but it sure applies to my skin goals this year. To sum it up, all I want from 2021 is brighter, better, smoother (magical?) skin. Is that too much to ask?
Considering I’ve been lazy about exfoliating lately, not to mention the messy midday oiliness, thanks to my combination skin, I’ve been having clogged pores and small pimples popping up on my face. A bit too far from my goal. So I thought I’d give the KORA Organics Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating Mask a chance to see if it’ll solve my skin issues and help give me what I want. This multi-awarded facial mask developed by former Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr claims to be the secret to refined, smooth, and glowing skin. Is it?
First impressions and packaging
Application, texture, and usage
The mask has a very dark brown colour when freshly dispensed from the tube. If you’re scared about it staining your skin, it doesn’t leave any residue (thankfully!) KORA Organics recommends that you apply the mask on damp skin in circular motions before leaving it on for five to 15 minutes, which is what I did.
Since it contains turmeric and peppermint, this exfoliating mask has a strong fragrance. The minty scent of peppermint was the most noticeable and added an invigorating aroma to the whole experience. Texture-wise, it felt like a sugar scrub with its crushed rosehip seeds and quartz. You can see the little white bits of quartz once the mask dries completely, which happens pretty quickly.
The first time I used the product, I was really underwhelmed. “That’s it?” ran through my mind. Though my skin looked a teensy bit brighter, the porous textures on my nose and inner cheeks were still very present. Yet I persevered and kept using the mask twice a week for two weeks. I’ve noticed an improved vibrance in my skin which is also less oily after every time I use the mask. Still, I’ve yet to see its promised pore-declogging powers but I’ll continue to use it religiously for a few more weeks.
Overall, I was happy with the results of the KORA Organics Turmeric Brightening and Exfoliating Mask. Brighter? Check. Smoother? A bit. Detoxed? I’ve yet to see it.
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