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KORA ORGANICS: NONI GLOW FACIAL OIL REVIEW

By: Skin Care Ox

Written By: Diane Elizabeth K. // First Published: 06/16/2020

Kora Organics Noni Glow Facial Oil is by far one of the brand’s more popular products. The Noni Glow oil promises to be an organic and all natural facial oil that plumps, moisturizes, and brightens–all while leaving a non-greasy finish. Are these promises too good to be true? Does this luxury facial oil actually work? Can oily skin types use this facial oil? What about dry and sensitive skin types? Are the ingredients used in the Noni Glow oil really organic and all natural? Does this facial oil work well with other serums and moisturizers? To find the answers to these questions and separate hype from reality, we tested the Noni Glow facial oil ourselves for two weeks along with several other Kora Organics products (including their Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating Mask, Vitamin C Serum, Noni Glow Body Oil, and Noni Radiant Eye Oil).

Below, you’ll find a complete summary of our in-depth review of the Kora Organics Noni Glow Facial 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 facial oil is right for you. Enjoy!

KORA ORGANICS NONI GLOW FACIAL OIL REVIEW

Product Name: Noni Glow Facial Oil

Product Description: A lightweight certified organic facial oil designed to enrich dry, aging skin with potent natural antioxidants such as noni fruit extract, rosehip oil, and seabuckthorn oil to smooth and brighten. Size: 1.01 oz Packaging: Frosted glas bottle w/ dropper dispenser Consistency: Lightweight Oil Scent: Light floral Samples Available: No

Price: 68

Currency: USD

Availability: InStock

Overall
4.77
  • 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 Facial Oil earns our top Clean Ingredient Score of an “A+” for its 100% natural and 99.28% organic formula. The Noni Glow Facial oil is certified natural and certified organic by organizations such as COSMOS and ECOCERT. The formula contains 13 ingredients of which 7 are organic and 13 are natural. All ingredients in the Noni Glow Facial Oil are GMO free, gluten free, vegan, and the formula is cruelty free. Additionally, it contains no artificial colors, fragrances, or preservatives.

Clean Ingredient Summary

| 100% NATURAL | 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.
  • 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 face 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

rosa canina fruit oil*, jojoba seed oil*, sunflower seed oil*, tocopherol/vitamin E, caprylic/capric triglyceride Natural | Derived from coconut or palm kernel oil | Emollient | EWG Score: 1 , noni fruit extract*, grape fruit extract, lavender flower/leaf/stem extract, jasmine flower/leaf extract, clove flower 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 Facial Oil earns a Product Design & Effectiveness Score of an solid “A”. Our reviewers used the Noni Glow Oil for two weeks both AM and PM. The product was used in conjunction with two other Kora Organics products: the  Noni Glow Vitamin C Serum and the Noni Radiant Eye Oil.

On first impressions, the Noni Glow facial oil has the consistency of a lightweight “dry oil” which absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy finish. The oil has a light, yet noticeable floral scent reminiscent of jasmine and lavender. If you are used to using heavier facial oils, then this oil may take some getting used to. Unlike richer oils which can often be used in place of a moisturizer or serum, the Noni Glow facial oil is very lightweight. The oil absorbs almost instantly into the skin but, while it does leave skin feeling quite soft, drier skin types may feel the need to use the Noni Glow oil in conjunction with a moisturizing serum or moisturizer. Not that the oil isn’t moisturizing–it just doesn’t sit on top of the skin like some other facial oils. The Noni Glow facial oil comes in a one ounce bottle which can last several weeks when using 2-3 drops at a time.

When it comes to performance, our reviewers reported many positive experiences with the Noni Glow Face Oil. Almost all reviewers experienced “softer skin” and more than half experienced “brighter skin” during the course of their two week trial. That includes results such as softening of wrinkles, lightening of dark spots, and an overall more even skin complexion. The oil was easy to layer over other skin care products (such as toners, serums, and spot treatments) and worked very well under makeup. In fact, it was one of the few organic facial oils that we’ve reviewed that can confidently be worn under makeup without the risk of excessive greasiness or smudging. The Noni Glow facial oil was well rated across all skin types. Dry and Combination skin types gave the product its highest scores, followed by oily, mature, and sensitive skin types. For those with sensitivities to essential oils, the Noni Glow does contain jasmine, rose, and lavender extracts which may exacerbate certain sensitivities.

Product Effectiveness Summary

Works Best For: All Skin Types | Mature Skin 

Official Usage Instructions: Warm a few drops in the palms of your hands and apply over the face, neck and décolletage after cleansing and before moisturizing. To restore skin to its optimum beauty, use as a daily nourishing treatment.

Ease of Use: Easily incorporates into any skin care routine as a step between cleansing and moisturizing. Absorbs quickly without a greasy finish.

Most Notable Results

  • “Dry oil” consistency
  • Absorbs fast
  • Softens skin
  • Brighten dark spots
  • Evens skin tone
  • Layers well under skin care and makeup
  • Softens depth of fine lines & wrinkles

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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Our team analyzed almost 1,000 online customer reviews for the Noni Glow Facial Oil from several retailers (including Kora Organics and The Detox Market). In the end, the Noni Glow Facial Oil earned an average customer review of 4.6/5 stars–earning a grade of an “A-” for our Online Customer Review Score. The vast majority of reviews for the Noni Glow Facial Oil from Kora Organics were positive across all skin types. Customers reported experiences such as “it leaves my skin moisturized and glowing!,” “super soft skin,” and “glowing all day!.” On the critical side, a small minority of customers experienced irritation while using this oil, others expressed discontent with the price/oz of this product, and some found the oil to be “too dry” for their skin types.  See Pros & Cons for more details.

Customer Review Summary

Reviews last evaluated: 06/16/2020

Pros

  • Absorbs quickly
  • No greasy finish
  • Softens & moisturizes skin
  • Brightens skin tone & dark spots
  • Leaves skin “glowing

Cons

  • Some skin types reported irritation, redness, and bumps
  • Results may not be immediate for those switching from non-natural skin care
  • Sensitive skin types reported issues with continued use.
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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Finally, every product we review undergoes our Research and Review Process. This includes faithfully trialing the products for a minimum of two weeks, rigorously researching each ingredient, and consolidating real user reviews from across the web.

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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