KORU • Clarifying Dry Oil
0 trees planted
0 kgCO2 reduced
KORU is a dry face oil 100% plant-based formulated to:
- balance congested and combination skin
- purify, heal blemished and hormonal skin
- brighten up dull skin
It is a nutrient-rich clarifying face oil with a weightless texture enhanced by a bioactive blend of non-comedogenic oils. Packed with prized Tamanu oil, a potent skin-healing oil, Vitamin C-rich Kiwi oil, antioxidant Moringa and Passion fruit seed oil, KORU is the ultimate treatment for problem-prone skin.
KORU does not add oiliness, rather smart nutrition that feeds congested skin right and prevents even more breakouts. Manuka, Kanuka, Fragonia and other gentle antiseptic essential oils fight acne-causing bacteria, clear imperfections and reduce acne scarring.
Comedogenic rating 1.3 - read about comedogenicity HERE
Aromatic (contains essential oils). KORU is energizing, peppery-fresh, citrusy
KORU 15 ml comes unboxed and packaged in a reusable organic linen pouch.
100% plant-based • made with organics • vegan • cruelty-free • recyclable packaging
Made in Thailand in an ECOCERT certified lab with 100% natural and certified organic ingredients.
Kiwi seeds oil boosts collagen production, moisturises skin leaving no oily feel
Tamanu oil regenerates skin, repairs acne scars, soothes irritation and itchiness
Raspberry supercritical extract anti-inflammatory and skin protective
Moringa oil treats acne and stimulates healthy skin tissue repair
Passionfruit oil nourishes sensitive and unbalanced skin
Koru's aroma is a distinctive blend of essential oils:
Manuka anti-inflammatory, antibacterial
Kanuka heals skin blemishes
Fragonia antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, purifying; a delicate alternative to Tea Tree oil
Blue Chamomile anti-inflammatory, soothing
Rhododendron skin astringent, antibacterial
FULL LIST OF INGREDIENTS:
Caprylic/capric triglycerite, Persea gratissima (Avocado) oil, Isoamyl laurate, Squalane, Passiflora edulis (Passion fruit) seed oil, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil, Moringa oleifera (Moringa) seed oil, Actinidia chinensis (Kiwi) seed oil, Salvia hispanica (Chia) seed oil, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) seed oil, Calophyllum inophyllum (Tamanu) seed oil, Tocopherol, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil, Chamomilla recutita (Blue Chamomile) flower oil, Agonis fragrans (Fragonia) branch/leaf oil, Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka) oil, Kunzea ambigua (Kanuka) branch/leaf/twig oil, Rhododendron anthopogon flower/leaf oil, Backhousia citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) leaf oil, Eucalyptus citriodora (Lemon Tea Tree) oil. *Limonene, *Citronellol, *Geraniol, *Linalool, * Citral [*Components of natural essential oils.]
A face oil for combination, congested and blemished skin? As strange as it sounds, using a targeted oil on combination skin is beneficial, especially when experiencing acne. When the skin is stripped of natural oils, it will produce even more sebum, and acne-causing bacteria will thrive. This light, aromatic and non-comedogenic botanical oil purifies congested skin, delivers precious fatty acids compatible with the skin’s microbiome, helps tackle blemishes and scars and, if used regularly, prevents future breakouts. KORU features:
- Tamanu oil, a skin-healing oil from Polynesia
- Vitamin C-rich Kiwi fruit oil
- Sebum's similar Squalane
- Moringa and Passion fruit seed oils,great antioxidant
- Chia seed supercritical extract, rich in Vitamin B3 and Zinc
- Raspberry seed oil, high in Vitamin A and E
- a blend of gently skin-balancing and anti-bacterial essential oils
Complete your skincare routine by layering NAÃ • Skin Perfecting Serum first and then a few drops of KORU.
We process orders within 48 hours, Monday to Friday.
We offer FREE DELIVERY for orders over USD 150 with FedEx/selected couriers and FREE DELIVERY for all orders within THAILAND.
You can choose to ship with FedEx (transit time 2 - 6 business days), Couriers (2-10 days) and International Postal Courier service (Transit time 4 -12 days). We ship from Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong. Your tracking number will be sent to you by e-mail as soon as the parcel is shipped.
Please be aware that if applicable, Import Duties and VAT/GST must be paid by the recipient once the goods have arrived. The designated courier will notify the amount to pay and how to pay before clearing the goods.
Do you accept returns or offer refunds?
If the products you have ordered are not a good match with your skin, you can exchange them (only for Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong customers only); we will refund you in full excluding shipping charges. Please get in touch by e-mail within 30 days of purchase.
Are your products truly natural?
Yes, our products are truly natural, right down to the preservatives we use. Plus, we use organic ingredients approved and certified by Ecocert and Cosmos wherever possible.
Our masks, SOLE and CHUN, do contain ethylhexyglycerin, a broad-spectrum preservative enhancer. We use this ingredient because there’s a risk that these products will get contaminated if you use your fingers or a dirty brush to apply them. While ethylhexyglycerin is derived from vegetable glycerine, it’s classified as semi-natural due to chemical processing.
Are your products vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free?
Yes, all our products are Vegan and Gluten-free. We do not test on animals. We love animals, and we are a cruelty-free brand.
What is the shelf life of your products?
Our products typically have a shelf life of 18 to 24 months when unopened. However, once opened, they will last up to 9 months. To keep your products fresh for as long as possible, please keep them out of direct sunlight, at room temperature or below 24°C, and store them at average humidity..
Where do you source your ingredients and where are the products made?
We source our ingredients worldwide (Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, India, Italy, France, Spain, UK, Morocco, Somaliland, Chile, Brazil, USA). We try, however, to minimise our carbon footprint by purchasing as much as we can locally. Our products are made in an Ecocert-certified production facility, in Thailand, under the direct supervision of our founder and formulator, Daniela.
Do you source ethically?
Most definitively. We avoid using any endangered plants, and we don’t purchase any botanicals or active ingredients from unethical suppliers.
What safety and quality standards are you following?
We follow EU product safety and GMP (good manufacturing practices) standards, and we fully disclose all ingredients used in our formulations. We want you to know what you’re putting on your skin – and feel good about it.
Is your packaging eco-friendly?
We use transparent glass containers that can easily be recycled or reused anywhere in the world. Only the closures and lids are made of PET, the most commonly recycled and recyclable plastic. As a safeguard for the purity and efficacy of our products, which contain water and delicate ingredients that require care when stored, PET closures are the best option available on the market right now. We are working on replacing PET with eco-plastic as soon as possible. Check out our recycling guidelines Recycling Native Essentials Packaging.
Are your products suitable during pregnancy and while breastfeeding?
Our products are 100% natural. We use safe ingredients, and we use actives and essential oils in low concentrations that are suitable for use during pregnancy. Every pregnancy is unique; however, as a general rule, we recommend limiting your use of aromatic skincare when pregnant.
If you choose to use one of our face oils (AZUR, SHAANT, KORU) when breastfeeding, please do so away from feeding time. Some aromas, especially the base notes of SHAANT, can linger for hours, and infants shouldn’t inhale essential oils, especially in the first 3 to 4 months of life.
Is there an order I should follow when applying your skincare products?
Start by cleansing your face, even just with water. Spritz LĪLĀ to refresh and hydrate your skin. Apply lighter and water-based products first (ÏIS, NAÃ), a light moisturiser (HAE) followed by one of our oils (AZUR, SHAANT, KORU). To improve your skin care product penetration and skin texture, exfoliate with SOLE and mask with CHUN once a week. Don’t forget to SPF if you go out in the sun.
I am new to face oils - how do I use them, and how can I avoid breakouts?
Check out our blog article dedicated to facial oils and how to make the most out of them – click How to use face oils
How can I find the right product combination for my skin type / condition?
Take our Skin Quiz now Native Essentials Skin Quiz
What if my skin doesn't like the product I have purchased?
Get in touch by e-mail at email@example.com within 30 days from purchase. Please note that shipping fees are excluded from refunds.
How to use
- Evening and, if very dry / stressed skin, morning
- 2 - 3 drops (depending on how depleted your skin is)
- massage face
Cleanse your face and leave skin slightly damp. Apply 1 to 2 pumps of a water-based serum. Warm 2 to 3 drops of KORU between palms; bring palms to face and inhale deeply to fully enjoy the energising aromas of KORU’s essential oils. Gently massage the oil into the face using upward motions, making sure to cover neck and jawline.
*For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Discontinue if redness or irritation occurs. Best stored below 25°C, away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.
30 ml / 1 fl oz will last for 5-6 months 15 ml / 0.5 fl oz will last for 2-3 months
Effective skincare, kind to the skin and to the planet
I usually grab Azur and put that on as I am in love with lavender. However, when my skin is breaking out, I'll use Koru to help balance out the oils in my skin. I love the smell too and even if my skin feels oily, this oil helps control the oils and balance them out... Love it!!!
I have had acne for many years and still struggled with adult acne. No products have ever worked for me as they would either make my skin too oily or dry it out instead. With water-based IIS and the oil KORU, my face changed radically, which also helped me to understand that I should not deny water or oil to my skin. IIS feels like a breath of fresh air on your face, it absorbs fast and keeps you extremely hydrated - it is a spectacular product! Then, to my surprise, I would put on KORU at night, and, the following morning, my skin was radiant, way less inflamed, and, overall, I had a radical improvement of my scars. Now I cannot give up my Native Essentials, they are magic and also smell delicious. I am so grateful that I found these products, thanks to Daniela Pelonara for developing such a great range and helping people with skincare issues and your ongoing personalized skincare support.
KORU's aroma was quite unexpected, as well as the light texture. I was suprised by how fast it absorbed and my blemished skin got better after the first application.