Korres is not new to any of us in the beauty world, but recently more Canadians have easier access to the brand when it arrived at (certain) Shoppers stores. I did randomly find some Korres products at Winners, but stock there has not been stable, as you all know.
I was excited to be sent some products to test out.
– Basil Lemon Body Butter
– Wild Rose Face and Eye Serum
– Quercetin and Oak Anti-ageing & Antiwrinkle Eye Cream, and
– Quercetin and Oak Anti-ageing & Antiwrinkle Night Cream.
This winter has been quite strange with extreme cold days follow by a sudden rise of the temperature, just to fall back down the next day. I gotta say these products have become really handy for the season.
The Basil Lemon Body Butter is suggested as an extra moisturizing cream for dry skin, especially elbows, heels and knees. Retails $33 for 7.95oz/ 235ml. Love the tube packaging.
The formula packs shea butter and quince extract to soften the skin, and lemon zest for kicks.
It’s probably more appropriate to call this a cream, as it is thicker than regular body butters. It absorbs easily though, no residue, and moisturizes the skin well.
I gotta comment on the scent, as it is quite an interesting combination. Lemon scent is refreshing, I get that, but basil in a body product seems odd. Together, they don’t smell bad or anything, but a bit herbally, just so you know what to expect.
Main ingredients (93.8% natural content): Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, etc.
The Wild Rose Face and Eye Serum is a concentrated Vitamin C serum to hydrate and brighten the skin, and smooth out fine lines. Retails $49, 1.01 oz/ 30ml.
The formula includes Wild Rose oil, a natural source of vitamin C, and Baobab-tree polysaccharide, with a wheat proteins agent to provide line-smoothing effects.
Main ingredients (77.6% natural content): Water, Hamamelis Virginiana Flower Water, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Diglycerin, etc.
I always have a place in my heart for serums, so I might be a little biased. This serum is no exception, and it is the answer to my Vitamin C quest. It’s also great to see the product is suggested for both face and eyes. One less step to worry about. The pump is great, but use a light hand as you don’t need much product at all.
The Quercetin and Oak Anti-ageing & Antiwrinkle line also has interesting scent. For some reason, I like how the eye cream smells better than the night cream, lol. Again, nothing unpleasant, but it takes a bit of getting used to.
First up is the Night Cream. I accidentally took a pic of the French label, but you get the idea lol. Retails $59, 1.35oz/ 40ml.
Quercetin and Oak are considered a natural alternative to Retinol, plus Myrtle extract agent to help improve skin elasticity, and Mourera fluviatilis extract with moisture-binding properties.
I quite enjoy putting this cream on before bed. Being a thick cream, it does not feel heavy and does not just sit on top of the skin. My skin in the morning feels soft and does not flake nor gives me a hard time with foundation application later on. Long term effects like line smoothing and anti-aging would take more time to recognize at this point.
Main ingredients (96.3% natural content): Water, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Triheptanoin, Behenyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, etc.
The Eye Cream has similar major ingredients as the Night Cream, supposedly targets the eye area with typical wrinkle, dark circle and puffiness concerns. Retails $55, 0.51oz/ 15ml.
I normally use the face cream on the eye area as well, as I don’t believe the eyes need something different than what the rest of the face does. For testing purpose though, I did use the Eye Cream and was glad to see it worked quite well in making my eyes look less tired in the morning and keeping my fine lines at minimum. You only need half (or even a third) of a pump, so the bottle would last you quite a while. If you only have the eye area to worry about, this is a good eye cream to use.
Main ingredients (93% natural content): Water, Caprylic Triglyceride, Triheptanoin, Glycerin, Sucrose Stearate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Betaine, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, etc.
Have you been lucky enough to have a Shoppers near you that carries Korres?