So a month ago I was given an awesome gift for working at an event. I got a bag filled with three beauty products by Korres. I had never heard of the brand before, but knew they were high end due to the fact that they were gifts given to those who paid well over $10,000 for their table at the event. So, I set out to discover some info about the company, the products I received, and to give them a try! It has been a month now of using the products religiously, so I thought I would give a review.
*Update from 1/7/2015 at the bottom of this post
First, let’s talk about the brand, Korres. The company was founded by George Korres as he was trying to get a grasp on natural homeopathic remedies. The company is based out of Athens, Greece and is growing super quickly. Everything they feature is organic and natural, they have over 400 certified organic products and are sold in over 30 countries. (In the USA you can purchase the products at Sephora, HSN, shopstyle, skinstore, amazon or other places online.)
“In the beginning, our goal was to use natural, herbal ingredients in an effective and safe way to make products we’re proud of for the people we love. Today, our goal remains the same. By always doing what we believe is right—avoiding harsh chemicals, relying on both basic and applied science, helping organic farmers, supporting local communities, protecting natural resources—we have accomplished something unique. By doing what we love, we have created products that people love.”
— George Korres, Pharmacist
Korres has a heart for natural ingredients, scientific research to make sure everything is safe and efficient, partnering with local farmers and scientific and academic communities, making people excited and pleased with their products, and the respect for Greece and the traditions of the country. I would say those are all great values!
Now, the three products I was given are:
Pomegranate Cream-Gel Moisturizer
I was hesitant at first to open this and use it simply because I already had a moisturizer open, and didn’t want to waste products. However, my curiosity got the better of me and I started using it daily. It smells amazing, so fresh! The texture/consistency of the moisturizer is unlike anything I have used. It’s not quite a cream and not quite a gel. It has a jello-like aspect that makes it a little jiggly/resistant to touch, but a cream-like aspect that makes it smooth. So different than any other product I have experienced, as I am used to creams. This is really interesting, but it does go on like a cream. It leaves your face feeling really moisturized and supple, and not oily. It really hydrates the skin and feels great all day. I used this first alone, and then started using it over top of the Wild Rose Serum. The packaging is cute, it came in a little box with pink designs, and the jar is a frosted glass with beautiful coral colored blocking and black and coral text, and the lid is a matte silver. It’s not too heavy, it feels as though it’s a lighter weight glass than some other product containers. Overall I really like this product! Hopefully I will be able to afford to buy it again ;)
Wild Rose Face and Eye Serum
I have never used a serum before this product. I was completely unsure of how it would work or feel. It really doesn’t take much product to cover your face! I do small pumps and work on a portion of my face at a time, and it has really good coverage, and really moisturizing. It doesn’t feel oily afterwards, but it does feel like I need another moisturizer on top because it just doesn’t quite do it for me. (My nose tends to get dry, and this doesn’t have the strength I need to hydrate it alone.) So I paired the Pomegranate Cream-Gel Moisturizer on top, and it works great. It comes in a bottle with a large cap. The bottle is a pump/squirt kind, and really smooth. I haven’t had it clog like other products. This product is supposed to reduce lines/wrinkles while hydrating. I’d say it does a good job, but it’s hard to tell as I don’t yet have wrinkles…..*crossing fingers* and hopefully won’t have them for a while. So I can’t fully attest to it’s effect on that area. But I think I would continue to use it after the bottle is empty. I do like it, and it feels great on the skin. And hey, maybe it’s a bit preventive of wrinkles ;) who knows!
Evening Primrose Eye Cream
I was really excited to try this product! I had been meaning to get an eye cream lately, but just never got around to it. This product is supposed to reduce dark circles under your eyes, hydrate and reduce lines. It comes in a small tube, about 4 inches long? The product goes pretty far, so you don’t need a whole lot to cover the target area. I used this product solely at night, over top of my night cream, but just around the eye area. It smells pretty good, and soaks in nicely. I can honestly say I 100% see a difference. My under eye circles and dark areas have decreased dramatically. I no longer feel the need to wear concealer under my eyes! This product really hydrated under my eyes which reduced any puffiness, and made the dark spots fade. I seriously recommend this product!
Overall, I really liked all three products I received. Especially the Evening Primrose Eye Cream. I would 100% buy all three of them again. My skin has never felt more hydrated, clear, youthful and fresh. The winter really took a toll on my skin, making it really dry, and these products have solved my woes. I’m curious to see how they will do on my skin in the summer, but for now, I LOVE them!
Check out other Korres products online or at your local Sephora! Have you ever used any of their products before? What did you think?
*Update 1/7/2015: I still use Korres products! I use the Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial every night, and have also enjoyed the Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial. I switched to using the Brightening facial as my primary nightly moisturizer because it works better with my skin. I have extremely sensitive skin, and its combination. This keeps my face hydrated overnight. I don’t wash my face in the morning, so it just stays on underneath my makeup all day. LOVE it!
I also continue to use the Evening Primrose Eye Cream. Though I don’t always remember to use it on a daily basis. I’ve since tried other eye creams, and I never saw the results like I did the the Korres Evening Primrose. So that’s the one I prefer still! I am also a fan of the Greek Yoghurt Cream Cleanser! My skin prefers cleansers that are cream based, as I dont dry out as easily that way, and this one is great. It doesnt really have a fregrance, so it’s pretty simple but it works well!
As a whole, I have continued, and will continue still, to purchase Korres products. I love the quality and results! I have yet to try their makeup though! Anyway, I still HIGHLY recommend the Korres skincare products!