Miranda Kerr’s Summer time Glow Secrets and techniques: Turmeric Cream and Lavender Self-Tanner


There are linguistic beach days and Miranda Kerr – founder and CEO of KORA Organics, supermodel and mother of three – is ready. “There is a vitality in the air that is specific to summer, and summer nights are very special – something about alfresco dining under a warm sky,” says the LA resident dreamily. “My family and I have picnics and I love to feel the sun on my legs. I try to be outside as much as possible, and I do this thing where I reach out my hands, open my palms, and visualize the energy of sunlight going through every part of my body. ”

To compensate for her joyous sunbathing, Kerr is diligent on sunscreen and also doubles up on skin care. “I definitely do more exfoliating and moisturizing and some self-tanning to get a bit of a head start,” she says. “I’m just before thirty-eight and I like the way my skin looks now more than ever before.” Kerr’s prep routine for summer includes a gloriously silky turmeric face cream that is heavenly after a day at the beach and a gentle milky cleanser we couldn’t be more obsessed with, along with dry brushing, a nighttime super serum, white birch sticks, and date with her husband (if possible under the warm sky).


Most days, and especially in summer, when my skin is getting dry from sun exposure and swimming, I dry the brush before my morning shower. It exfoliates and makes my skin so smooth – I’m obsessed. It may sound fun, but I look forward to washing my face with our new mushroom cleanser. You shake it to mix and activate the ingredients: moisturizing aloe leaf juice, silver ear mushroom – which acts like hyaluronic acid – apple seed and sunflower oil, and much more. I take three to five pumps and massage them into my skin. It gently removes oil and is great for pulling off makeup at night. The subtle scent of rose geranium and basil is so therapeutic; I feel centered.

  1. goop Beauty G.Tox Ultimate Dry Brush, goop, $ 20

    goop Beauty G.Tox Ultimate dry brush goop, $ 20


  2. KORA Organics Milk Mushroom Oil Cleaner, goop, $ 48

    KORA Organics Milk Mushroom Oil Cleaner goop, $ 40


Our products are all filtered through rose quartz crystals, and the cleaner is also loaded with citrine. We print a different word on the back box for each type of product, and all detergents say “forgiveness”. A friend told me that when you brush your teeth in the mirror you should say out loud, “I forgive myself and I forgive anyone who has hurt me, intentionally or unintentionally.” I wanted to make a product to stimulate this action of peace with oneself. There is energy behind words.

Some mornings I use our turmeric face scrub after cleansing. It consists of sparkling peppermint oil as well as papaya enzymes and fine rosehip granules, so that you get both a chemical and a physical peel. I also do it smooth as a body scrub. For an intensive peeling, I use the Goop peeling pad overnight once a week. It’s so good and so brightening.

  1. goop Beauty GOOPGLOW 15% Glycolic Acid Overnight Glow Peel, goop, $ 125 / $ 112 with subscription

    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW 15% Glycolic Acid Overnight Glow Peel goop, $ 125 / $ 112 with subscription


  2. KORA Organics Turmeric Lightening and Exfoliating Mask, goop, $ 48

    KORA Organics Turmeric Lightening and Exfoliating Mask goop, $ 48


My hair is getting greasy at the roots and I love this scalp exfoliating shampoo for a deep cleanse. It smells so fresh – I do it once a week and it’s just a fun experience.

  1. goop Beauty G.Tox Himalayan Salt Scalp Exfoliating Shampoo, goop, $ 42

    goop Beauty G.Tox Himalayan Salt Scalp Scrub Shampoo goop, $ 42


From the shower, I apply vitamin C serum and then my new turmeric moisturizer. The texture is creamy and the straightening feels almost like a spa treatment. Turmeric, noni fruit, and licorice are encapsulated in these tiny liposomes that open when they hit your skin – this is an incredible way to keep the ingredients highly active. The moisturizer is rich (but not too rich for summer and not too rich for blemish-prone skin). My cousin has oily skin and she loves the way it melts right away and makes it glow. The jar is refillable, and we plan to do so for the entire product range in the next two to three years.

  1. KORA Organics Turmeric Glow Moisturizer, goop, $ 58

    KORA Organics Turmeric Glow Moisturizer goop, $ 58


I’m pretty much into protecting my skin, so I put on mineral sunscreen every day. When you run around with kids it’s just one less thing to think about. I like to start the season a little golden and the best trick is to layer the noni body oil over the self tanner. The oil is a dream for hydration, and I smoothed it over the tanner which leaves that natural sheen and smells like lavender instead of chemicals. KORA is not only clean; It’s organically grown and I’m so excited about it. People get the idea that something that is organic is less effective, but there is a study from Cambridge showing that there can be up to 60 percent more antioxidants in certified organic plants.

  1. The Organic Pharmacy Cell Protection Sunscreen SPF 30, goop, $ 69

    The Bio Pharmacy Cell Protection Sunscreen SPF 30 goop, $ 69


  2. KORA Organics Gradual Self-Tanning Lotion, goop, $ 48

    KORA Organics Noni Glow Body Oil goop, $ 58


  3. KORA Organics Noni Glow Body Oil, goop, $ 58

    KORA Organics Gradually
    Goop Self-Tanning Lotion, $ 48


My summer uniform is a little dress or denim shorts with white Birkenstocks. I’m a big hat girl too – I won’t go anywhere without one.

goop picks

  1. G. Label Thompson puff-sleeve dress, goop, $ 650

    G. Thompson label
    Puff-Sleeve Dress Goop, $ 650


  2. Mom the Tomcat Kick Fray Shorts, goop, $ 228

    Mother shorts goop, $ 228


  3. Birkenstock sandals, goop, $ 100

    Birkenstock sandals goop, $ 100


I like enhancing my skin without looking like I’m wearing makeup. My trick is to mix a drop of facial oil with RMS concealer and then smooth it around my eyes.

  1. RMS Beauty

    RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up Goop, $ 36


  2. KORA Organics Noni Glow Facial Oil, goop, $ 68

    KORA Organics Noni Glow Facial Oil goop, $ 68


My face is quite wide so I mix a little pink blush from RMS high up on the apples of my cheeks with a slight diagonal to bring it in a little. I dab my cupid on the bow of my cupid and on the inner corner of the eye – it is made of crushed rose quartz and offers you a light summer brightness.

  1. RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek, goop, $ 36

    RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek goop, $ 36


  2. KORA Organics Rose Quartz Luminizer, goop, $ 28

    KORA Organics Rose Quartz Luminizer goop, $ 28



I am very much about dating my husband; It feels good to make an effort and put on a flirty dress and kitten heels – and then I bring that energy to dinner.

goop picks

  1. G. Label Cambria Skinny-Strap Medium-Length Dress, goop, $ 525

    G. Label Cambria Skinny-Strap Medium-length goop dress, $ 525


  2. By far shoes heels, goop, $ 444

    By far, shoes heels goop, $ 444


My routine for the night is pretty much the same as during the day, except that I sometimes take a bath – I love the goop martini bath and throw some crystals in the tub with it – and after washing my face, I wear our scrub- Serum on. It helps lighten, smooth lines, and refine texture while you sleep.

  1. goop beauty

    goop Beauty “The Martini” Emotional Detox Bad Soop goop, $ 35


  2. KORA Organics Night AHA Resurfacing Serum, goop, $ 72

    KORA Organics Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum goop, $ 72