Miranda Kerr Shares the Inspiration Behind Her Latest Creations and Her Beauty Secrets

By Kristen Juliet Soh
26 October, 2023

The beauty industry is currently abuzz with the rise of retinol serums and the continuous influx of innovative retinol products. Among the latest breakthroughs is Miranda Kerr’s Kora Organics Plant Stem Cell Retinol Alternative Moisturizer and Serum, that she’s calling a game-changer in the world of skincare.

In an interview with Daily Vanity, the supermodel and entrepreneur provided insights into the inspiration behind her latest creation, the unique qualities that set it apart, and her views on beauty and wellness.

Redefining Retinol


Miranda Kerr shared her personal experience with traditional retinol, emphasising that it had always felt harsh on her skin, a sentiment many of her customers echoed. This discomfort was the driving force behind her mission to create a gentler yet equally effective retinol alternative.

Kerr stated, “I wanted to create a retinol alternative gentle enough to use daily and on sensitive skin, that is still just as effective.”

This mission led to the development of the Kora Organics Plant Stem Cell Retinol Alternative Moisturizer and Serum, formulated with a potent 5% active blend of plant-based retinol alternatives and enriched with antioxidant-rich Acai Plant Stem Cells.

What sets these products apart is their certified organic status, a rarity in the realm of retinol products. Kerr emphasised the advantages of certified organic ingredients, revealing, “When you’re using certified organic ingredients, you’re getting up to 60% more antioxidants.”

A Journey Towards Organic

Kerr delved into her personal journey towards embracing certified organic products, which became paramount when her mother was diagnosed with cancerous tumours. This pivotal moment led her and her family to research the potentially harmful chemicals in everyday products.


Today, Kora Organics products are reviewed and approved by Ecosert Cosmos, a globally recognised certification, ensuring the purity of ingredients, manufacturing, packaging, and materials. This dedication to organic and sustainable beauty aligns with Kerr’s belief that taking care of our skin should not come at the expense of our planet.

Clinical trials have provided impressive results, with 78% of participants favouring the serum over traditional retinol products they had used before. This study involved 50 retinol users, aged 25-65, who used the product twice daily for four weeks, reporting noticeable improvements in their skin during this time.

Miranda’s Personal Journey


Kerr shared her personal experience with the Kora Organics Plant Stem Cell Retinol Alternative Moisturizer, noting, “I’ve been using this moisturiser for almost six months now, including during my pregnancy. I’ve noticed a huge difference in my skin’s texture. It’s helped me with my fine lines and keeps my skin firm and glowing.”

Combining the moisturiser with the serum, Kerr said this is a powerful duo that offers gentle yet effective results.

Healthy Living and Beauty


Kerr’s approach to beauty is holistic, encompassing both skincare and lifestyle choices. She adheres to the 80/20 rule in her diet, with 80% focused on healthy, fresh, organic produce and 20% reserved for indulgence. Family dinners are a cherished routine, featuring balanced meals comprising protein and vegetables.

Maintaining a balanced and active lifestyle is also a priority for Kerr, who incorporates diverse workouts into her routine, such as Pilates, running or walking, and weight training. She highlighted the importance of nurturing the body from the inside out, including prenatal supplements, omegas, probiotics, and essential oils to energise the mood.

Miranda’s Must-Haves


When asked about her favourite products, she expressed her love for all of them but singled out two:

  • Noni Glow Face Oil (RM306): This product, her go-to for over 14 years, is the secret behind her smooth, nourished, and radiant skin. Kerr shared her beauty hack – mixing it with foundation to achieve a natural and beautiful glow.
  • Turmeric 2-in-1 Brightening and Exfoliating Mask (RM231): An absolute favourite, this product offers a facial-like experience, leaving the skin visibly glowing.


The Kora Organics Plant Stem Cell Retinol retails for RM340 and is available at Sephora, while the Kora Organics Plant Stem Cell Retinol Alternative Moisturizer is not available in Malaysia at the moment.