NEW IN: Korres Wild Rose, Cinnamon & Clay, Quercetin & Oak and Pomegranate Products
I'm getting more and more interested in natural products the more and more I get into beauty and skincare. Korres is a brand I've always been interested in for this reason but never tried because it's not exactly cheap... until I spotted it in TK Maxx! Oh how I love this shop, with these 4 items I saved £59 off the RRP!
A quick note on the packaging. I absolute love the simple rustic - recycled look to the packaging, even with an overload of writing (mainly Greek, from this Athens based company), it's so clear as to what the ingredients and 'formula facts' are... paraben free and suitable for vegans to name a few! Also the expiration date is clearly visible, something I haven't noticed with other brands, it's very useful!
I've been using the Wild Rose Brightening & Line Smoothing Serum every morning underneath my moisturiser (though it can be used alone) and instantly noticed a brightening effect, perfect. Let's hope it also prevents fine lines as it says... I don't really know how you can properly review any 'preventative effects'! I picked up the the Cinnamon & Natural Clay Deep Cleansing Mask for Oily Skin with Imperfection mainly because my skin was just that! I've always had oily skin, and probably always will, but I've had a few spots recently so thought this may help as the clay, cinnamon and zinc ingredients work to control sebum secretion. I've been using this once a week, though I've not noticed any long term effects, this mask is just lovely. Instantly giving a cool tingly feeling to the skin, I love the fresh and very clean feeling I'm left with. I generally use this at night and whack on a night cream/ serum straight after, so it's hard to tell, but I'm sure my skin is ever so slightly less oily when I wake up the next morning!
With the highest RRP £39, I had the highest expectations for the Quercetin & Oak Antiageing & Antiwrinkle Light Texture Cream for oily skin. The packaging goes into detail about how Oak derived Quercetin reduces free radicals reverts aged cells to a 'younger' state. Sounds good! For something geared towards oily skin this feels slightly sticky when first applied, but it does soak in nicely for a very moisturising, but not necessary lightweight (on my skin at least) feel.
The Pomegranate Oily to Combination Cleansing Mask is a less intense version of the Cinnamon & Clay Mask, it smells amazing and leaves my skin feeling very clean. It's not as 'cooling' as the Cinnamon mask either, but seems to leave my face a lot more comfortable and little less stripped of sebum.