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KORA ORGANICS: NONI GLOW BODY OIL REVIEW

By: Skin Care Ox

Written By: Diane Elizabeth K. // First Published: 06/17/2020

Kora Organics Noni Glow Body Oil is marketed as a non-greasy certified organic body oil capable to softening and brightening all skin types. It definitely a luxurious treat, packed with unique, delicate, and high-end ingredients like organic rose damascena oil, noni fruit, and rosehip seed oil. If you are reading this review, then you are probably wondering…is the Noni Glow Body Oil worth the investment? Can it actually deliver softer and brighter skin without leaving a greasy finish like many body oils often do? If it is lightweight, does it actually moisturize? What about dry skin types? Oily skin? We got to the bottom of these pressing questions and trialed the Noni Glow Body Oil for approximately three weeks.

Overall The Noni Glow Body Oil from Kora Organics was a hit with our reviewers. The oil is absolutely as “lightweight” as it is made out to be and it absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving that heavy, greasy feeling behind. After a few hours, your skin is soft to the touch but without a hint of oiliness.

Below, you’ll find a complete summary of our in-depth review of the Kora Organics Noni Glow Body Oil. Our reviews are organized into three categories: The Clean Ingredient Score (is the product made with clean ingredients?), Product Design & Effectiveness Score (does it actually work?), and the Online Customer Review Score (what is everyone else saying?). Combined, this review should provide everything you need to decide if this organic luxury body oil is right for you. Enjoy!

KORA ORGANICS NONI GLOW BODY OIL REVIEW

Product Name: Noni Glow Body Oil

Product Description: A lightweight, non-greasy, and fast absorbing certified organic body oil designed to soften, brighten, and hydrate all skin types. Size: 3.38 oz Packaging: Frosted glass bottle w/ pump + shake dispensers Consistency: Lightweight Oil Scent: Light floral Samples Available: No

Price: 58

Currency: USD

Availability: InStock

Overall
4.7
  • Clean Ingredient Score
  • Product Design & Effectiveness Score
  • Online Customer Review Score

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CLEAN INGREDIENT SCORE
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Kora Organic’s Noni Glow Body Oil earns our top Clean Ingredient Score of an “A+” for its 98.02% natural and 66.33% organic formula (as certified by COSMOS and ECOCERT). The formula contains 9 ingredients of which 6 are certified organic and 8 are certified natural (this excludes geraniol, citronellol, farnesol, and citral which are natural components of the essential oils used in the body oil and were not added to the formula, but were listed due to EU labeling requirements). The entire Kora Organics line is cruelty free and the Noni Glow Body Oil is GMO free, gluten free, vegan, contains no artificial colors, fragrances, or preservatives.

Clean Ingredient Summary

| CERTIFIED ORGANIC | VEGAN | NON-GMO | CRUELTY FREE | GLUTEN FREE

Top Clean Ingredients

  • Rosehip Seed Oil: One of the richest plant sources of Vitamin C. Vitamin C has been proven to effectively stimulate collagen production, penetrate deeply to reduce redness, and increase cell turnover. The essential fatty acids within rosehip seed oil penetrate deeply into the skin where they work to neutralize free radicals, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and increase the skin’s permeability. The unique combination of fatty acids and vitamins come together to make organic rosehip seed oil a surprisingly great natural remedy for hyperpigmentation and sun damaged skin (although, everyone can use it to achieve a radiant complexion).
  • Noni Fruit Extract: The star ingredient in most Kora Organic formulations. Derived from the South Pacific Islands, noni fruit has been used as a superfood in health and beauty concoctions for centuries. Known for its high antioxidant, vitamin A, and vitamin C concentrations.
  • Rose Damascena Oil: Among the rarest and most expensive oils in the world. The most luxurious rose essential oil money can buy is made from tens of thousands of petals from one of the rarest flowers in the world: the Bulgarian Rose Damascena or Rose Otto. Rose oil has antibacterial and antioxidant properties.
  • Pomegranate Seed Oil: A commonly used antioxidant-rich fruit seed oil derived from pomegranates. A rich source of vitamin C, antioxidants, and amino acids.
  • Sea Buckthorn Oil: An antioxidant powerhouse that is also rich in vitamin E, vitamin C, and essential fatty acids.

Preservatives Used:

  • None: This natural body oil contains no water and uses the natural anti-bacterial properties of essential oils for preservation.

Concerning Ingredients
  • Geraniol: A natural compound of certain essential oils. While natural versions of geraniol have some anti-aging benefits, synthetic versions can possibly lead to skin irritation or allergic reactions (hence the EWG rating range of 3). Due to a change in labeling regulations in the EU, manufacturers are required to list geraniol on ingredient labels even if it only exists in the product as a natural constituent of essential oils contained within the product. (source | source)
  • Citronellol: A naturally occurring scent ingredient derived from plants such as rose, geranium and lemongrass. While natural versions have some skin benefits, synthetic versions can lead to skin irritation or allergic reactions (hence the EWG rating range of 3). Due to a change in labeling regulations in the EU, manufacturers are required to list citronellol on ingredient labels even if it only exists in the product as a natural constituent of essential oils contained within the product. (source | source)
  • Farnesol: A naturally occurring scent ingredient derived from plants such as neroli, citronella, and lemongrass. While natural versions have some skin benefits, synthetic versions can lead to skin irritation or allergic reactions (hence the EWG rating range of 3). Due to a change in labeling regulations in the EU, manufacturers are required to list citronellol on ingredient labels even if it only exists in the product as a natural constituent of essential oils contained within the product. (source | source)
  • Citral: A natural compound of certain essential oils. While natural versions are well tolerated, synthetic versions can possibly lead to skin irritation or allergic reactions (hence the EWG rating range of 3). Due to a change in labeling regulations in the EU, manufacturers are required to list geraniol on ingredient labels even if it only exists in the product as a natural constituent of essential oils contained within the product. (source | source)
All Ingredients

Ingredients as of: 06/09/2020

rosehip fruit oil*, dicaprylyl carbonate Synthetic | Skin Conditioning | Emollient | EWG Score: 1 , sunflower seed oil*, tocopherol/vitamin E, sweet geranium flower oil, noni fruit extract*, rosa damascena flower oil*, pomegranate seed oil*, sea buckthorn seed oil*, geraniol Natural | Fragrance | EWG Score: 3 **, citronellol Natural | Fragrance | EWG Score: 3 **, farnesol ** citral Natural | Component of Essential Oils | EWG Score: 3 **. *ingredient from organic farming. **from essential oils.

PRODUCT DESIGN & EFFECTIVENESS
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Kora Organic’s Noni Glow Body Oil earns a Product Design & Effectiveness score of an “A.” Our reviewers trialed the Noni Glow Body Oil, as directed, for three weeks.

The Noni Glow Body Oil comes packaged in a frosted glass bottle with two applicator options: a shake-top dispenser and a pump dispenser. We assume that this additional dispenser option was added in response to customer feedback regarding leaking (see Online Customer Review Score for more details). All of our reviewers opted to use the shake-top dispenser during the trial and found it to be easy to use and leak-free.

The texture of the Noni Glow Body oil is that of a “dry oil:” meaning that it is not greasy and very lightweight. The oil can be applied to both dry and damp skin without leaving a greasy residue.The body oil has a flora/rose scent that is noticeable, but not overpowering. Our reviewers described the scent as “pleasant,” “pretty,” and “relaxing.”

When it comes to performance, the Noni Glow Body Oil seems to deliver on its promise of “softer” skin that “glows.” At the end of the three week trial, all reviewers listed “softer skin” and “brighter skin” and “absorbs quickly” as the most notable results for the body oil. There were no reports of irritation, redness, or other sensitivities from our reviewers during this trial. In fact, organic body oil earned high marks from all skin types except those with self-described “very dry skin.” Those reviewers remarked that, while they enjoyed the product overall, they needed to use a lot of product to feel hydrated and did not feel that daily use of the oil was sustainable. Other high marks came from skin types which do not normally rate body oils highly (such as oily skin types). These reviewers rated the Noni Glow Body oil highly because it “hydrated without creating more oiliness.” Another reviewer noted that the product was a great oil to use during the hot, humid summer months when traditional oils are too thick and greasy.

Product Effectiveness Summary

Works Best For: All Skin Types 

Official Usage Instructions: Warm several drops in the palms of the hands and rub all over the body until well absorbed. Use after shower or bath for optimum results. 

Ease of Use: Easy to incorporate into any routine as a body oil. Absorbs quickly and can be used on dry or damp skin. 

Most Notable Results

  • Softens skin
  • Brightens skin
  • Absorbs quickly
  • Non-greasy
  • Evens skin complexion
  • Floral scent

Claims Not Met

  • None: This product did not make any claims of effectiveness that we did not experience during our trial.

ONLINE CUSTOMER REVIEW SCORE
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We analyzed 192 reviews for the Kora Organics Noni Glow Body Oil from retailers such as Kora Organics, Detox Market, and Sephora. At the end of our analysis, the Noni Glow Body Oil earned an Online Customer Review score of 4.6/5.0 stars or an “A-“. Overall, customer feedback for the Noni Glow Body oil was overwhelmingly positive. Customers echoed our reviewers own experiences with the product and remarked that the body oil softened their skin, absorbed quickly, and left their skin glowing. Some of the most positive reviews came from customers who claimed to have an aversion to using body oils due to their traditionally greasy nature; however, these customers loved the non-greasy Noni Glow Formula. The most critical reviews revolved around the products old pump packaging which had a tendency to leak and dispense poorly. This issue has since been resolved with the addition of a second shake-top dispenser that has a tighter seal and dispenses easily. Additionally, some customers left negative feedback regarding the products scent, with some describing it as “weird” and “overpowering.” See Pros and Cons for more details.

Customer Review Summary

Reviews last evaluated: 06/16/2020

Pros

  • Absorbs fast
  • Non greasy
  • Softens & moisturizes skin
  • Brightens skin tone
  • Works for sensitive skin
  • Floral scent

Cons

  • Pump dispenser may leak, alternative dispenser provided
  • Floral scent was too overpowering for some
  • Very dry skin types may need to use more product
ABOUT THE BRAND
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This Product Was Made By...

KORA ORGANICS

website: Shop True Botanicals | year founded: 2006

Founded by world-renowned supermodel Miranda Kerr and developed by a team of expert formulators, Kora Organics is a global organic and natural skin care brand. Kora Organics products are vegan, cruelty free, and certified organic and certified natural by Ecocert and COSMOS which exclude the use of chemicals such as sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrances and colors, TEA, DEA, glycols, silicones, PEGS, ethoxylated ingredients, formaldehyde, mineral oils, phthalates, and GMOs (just to name a few). Instead, Kora Organics uses active botanicals, gemstone infusions, and rich plant extracts including the brand’s signature noni fruit extract and their rose quartz infusions.    
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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This Article Was Written By...

Diane Elizabeth K., Founder at SkinCareOx.com

Diane Elizabeth founded Skin Care Ox in 2016 after her personal struggle to find truly clean, natural, and organic products. Leveraging her background in biomedical engineering, scientific research + analytics, and entrepreneurship, she created Skin Care Ox to be an easy-to-use resource to find real clean beauty options. Since then, her articles have been read by over 3 Million people and have helped millions choose cleaner alternatives. She currently lives in Colorado with her husband and growing family.
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PRODUCT BADGES LEGEND
100% NATURAL

100% NATURAL

The product contains only natural ingredients (non-synthetic or lab created). It does not contain anything artificial or synthetic.

100% ORGANIC

100% ORGANIC

The product has been formulated with 100% organically sourced and/or certified organic ingredients.

GMO FREE

GMO FREE

This product does not contain ingredients which have been genetically modified.

GLUTEN FREE

GLUTEN FREE

All of the ingredients contained in the product are free from gluten, wheat, and ingredients which are commonly contaminated with gluten.

VEGAN

VEGAN

The product is made without animal products or byproducts such as beeswax, honey, milk, eggs, etc.

CERTIFIED ORGANIC

CERTIFIED ORGANIC

The product has received an official organic certification from a third party organization such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA Certified Organic), ECOCERT, Australian Certified Organic, and others.

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