Today’s review is all about Kora Organics Noni Radiant Eye Oil, an oil that promises so many things and delivers so very few. Kora Organics Noni Radiant Eye Oil is a prime example of why you can’t read or listen to reviews on sites you’re actually purchasing the product on. Yes Sephora, I’m talking to you.
It’s long since been speculated that Sephora deletes poor reviews. I cannot confirm this as truth or fact but I am starting to believe it more and more. Because this products gets some rave reviews, reviews I knew were likely too good to be true but I still got suckered into them.
“My eyes looks so much brighter after a single use!” “My finer lines looked so much better!” “This is soooooo hydrating!”
Even after all these years of blogging, reviewing, and just being a beauty junkie you’d think I wouldn’t be drawn in by comments like this but I was and I spent $38 on a mere 0.34 oz of eye oil.
Shame on me.
There is without no doubt that Kora Organics Noni Radiant Eye Oil contains some very good and beneficial ingredients however, there is nothing here that can’t be found in a larger facial oil that I already own. The fact of the matter is I already have dozens of facial oils that I do use under my eyes so Kora didn’t bring anything terribly unique to my skincare routine. I have a smaller 0.5 oz Tarte Maracuja Oil that I store with my concealer which is perfectly sized for under eyes and works a treat to prep my eyes prior to applying concealer.
Kora claims that there two mail oils that act to improve puffiness and fine lines one being kahai oil that is apparently a natural retinol that improves elasticity and smooths finer lines and crows fee. The second oil is coffee seed with acts to depuff eyes. Looking at the ingredients though shows that coffee seed oil is lower on the list, like nearly at the end, which could explain why I didn’t experience all this depuffing action. And kahai oil isn’t exactly the first oil either.
They do rely heavily on Rosehip oil which is quite beneficial to skin with vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids that correct dark spots and hydrate dry skin but Kora doesn’t even mention it as a key selling point instead saying Tomato Fruit brightens skin around the eye area which again is lower on the ingredients list. Will Rosehip oil help with dark circles and puffiness? Probably not but you might experience some good hydrating benefits from it just not in this format as it seemed a lot less richer than a regular cold-pressed pure rosehip oil! It could be all the extra oils that take away from that but I’m not much of an ingredients expert and can only share my experience using the product.
The oil comes in a smaller roller which is AWFUL. The oils doesn’t flow well into the roller so you’re sitting there with a dry roller that tugs under your eyes. You’ll come across a few reviews on Sephora that mention this issue with the packaging. My solution was storing it upside down. This helped a good bit.
I thought the texture was very lightweight which is good if you have plans on wearing makeup over it. However, I have drier eyes and it wasn’t nearly rich enough for me. I applied in the AM prior to concealer and allowed it to set. When it came time to apply my concealer my eyes were just too try to get a smooth, easy glide. I felt like I was tugging my concealer on. I typically hydrate very, very well prior but this just didn’t deliver the moisture I needed under my eyes for smooth concealer application.
I decided I’d start using it after my eye cream in the evenings and this has been how I’ve used it since purchasing it (I believe I have it 2 months or more now). At this point I’m just using it out of habit so it doesn’t go to waste because it really hasn’t done much.
So, how do my eyes look after using it for several weeks? The same. It didn’t provide much moisture, my fine lines and puffiness are still there, and I don’t see any brightening or a fresher look.
My suggestion? Skip it. Use your facial oil under your eyes and call it a day! You’ll be $38 richer.
But if you are curious Kora Organics Noni Radiant Eye Oil is available at sephora.com.
Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia Nut) Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caryodendron Orinocense Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) Fruit Extract*, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Himanthalia Elongata Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Coffee Arabica Seed Extract, Squalane, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Tocopherol, Squalene, Beta-Sitosterol, Quartz.