“I’ve just finished breastfeeding Hart and now I’m excited to chat with you”, Miranda Kerr tells me from the LA home she shares with Snapchat founder, Evan Spiegel, via Zoom. “I am very conscious of being in the moment so whether that’s on this call now with you or breastfeeding my little one, it’s such an important practise for me.”
As a walking advert for the healthy and mindful lifestyle she preaches, the 37-year-old (no, I can’t believe it either) is one of those people who inspires you to be a better person. Most of us (read: me) have been binge-watching Bridgerton and making our way through Deliveroo this lockdown but not this mother-of-three and wellness entrepreneur. Indeed, alongside homeschooling, Miranda has been running her certified organic skincare line, Kora Organics, which shows no sign of abating as it lands on Cult Beauty to take the UK by storm.
I’ve been using Kora religiously for eight years and it’s worked wonders on my acne-prone skin so I’m pretty damn excited that Miranda has added a new cleanser to the range (more on that later) and thus given me the opportunity to grill her on all things beauty and wellness. From the morning rituals she practises to ensure she has a positive day to the new wonder smoothie she sips, we could all do with a few Miranda-isms in our day-to-day life.
The daily planning hack that keeps Miranda on the top of her game
“I really love being a mother – it’s like my favourite thing in the world – so being a mum, balancing my work and spending time with my husband are so important to balance. I think it’s also really important for the kids to understand and see that work is a part of life and that obviously they’re the priority. So while I do feel very busy, I am pretty good with planning. I picked up this tip at a conference in Australia over 10 years go, where this woman said the most important thing that she learnt in her career was to try and plan everything as much as possible, put everything into the calendar but then have flexibility around that. So, I even put breast-feeding times in my calendar and carve out 20 minutes for lunch, and nap times. I even set time to call my grandma, because life gets so busy.”
The morning ritual that sets Miranda up for a positive day
I was reading this book called ‘Tiny Habits’ by BJ Fogg and he talks about when you wake up in the morning, just say today’s going to be an awesome day, and that’s a little habit I’ve been doing that really helps put a positive spin on things. Another thing I like to do is go outside and open my hands towards the sun and just feel that energy from the sun filling my whole body with light and visualise every cell being renewed with the beautiful loving energy of sunshine.
Every morning I do 16 ounces of celery juice, which helps so much with my energy. I then make this smoothie called the heavy metal detox smoothie, which is wild blueberries, Bali grass and bananas and it’s a really good one for the whole family because it’s got so many nutrients and vitamins in there. Another thing that I’m obsessed with is my air fryer because I actually eat a lot of potatoes and people have this misconception that potatoes aren’t healthy but they’re actually really healthy so I make healthy potatoes in there.
Miranda’s morning and evening skincare regime
My husband wakes up at about 5am so I have a good hour or so before the kids wake up to carry out my morning routine. I dry body brush all over, it makes me feel invigorated, wakes me up and gets my circulation going.
Then I jump in the shower and I have absolutely loved using my new milky mushroom cleanser packed with silver ear mushroom and wonderful oils like apple seed oil and sunflower seed oil which really help nourish your skin. Silver ear mushroom helps bind that hyaluronic acid to the skin and I think it’s great timing for people – with all the mask wearing.
After that, I use the Turmeric Firming and Brightening mask, which is probably my favourite product.
I love to put my diffuser on, it really adds that element of either calming for bedtimes or focus in the days and I just love the whole sensory experience, which is why I include aromatherapy in Kora products and there is no fragrance whatsoever; it’s just pure aromatherapy.
When I get out of the shower I use our citrus mist which is energising and then the Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum, which contains Kakadu plum which is one of the highest natural occurring vitamin C’s in the world and it’s from Australia. My mum used to drink the Kakadu plum powder so when I spoke with the organic chemist, they were like yeah let’s put it in there! Then I use the Noni Radiant Eye Oil and mix a few drop of the Noni Glow Face Oil with my moisturiser all over my face and then I’m pretty much good to go – if its sunny outside I’ll put on some sunscreen. Lately I’ve just been using a little bit of concealer (I love RMS concealer) and a little bit of lip balm and lip tint on my lips.
My evening routine is very similar. I swap out the citrus mist for the lavender mist when I’m out of the shower, and I actually spray that on my pillow because it’s very calming. I use the Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum and the Noni Glow Sleeping Mask.
Kourtney actually loves Kora and she sells it on her Poosh site as well so it’s great to have her support. We just sent out all the milky mushroom boxes, so I have to check in with her to make sure she’s received it because I’d love to get her feedback obviously. She is very much into health and wellness which is great and she gave me one of those LED masks and I’ve used it a couple of times.
Miranda’s goals for 2021
I think that every day is an opportunity to do better and be better as a person, as a mother, as a businesswoman and every day in every way I’m trying to improve myself so that I can be a better version of myself. I love learning and growing and evolving, whether that’s from getting direct feedback from people or reading books and learning different ways to grow – or learning more about health and wellness. I just finished an online course that Stanford was offering about health and wellness and the was really fun. Doing things like that, continuing to expand my knowledge and just making sure that we spend enough quality time together as a family, because life is very busy. I’m seeing my children grow in front of eyes and it’s important to have those moments where you put the phone down, connect with your children, you play, and you enjoy being in the moment with them. That, to me, is really important.