As some of you may know, Korres is a Greek Company that offers a complete skin and hair care range, make-up, sun care products and herbal preparations. It is important to know that Korres products are Dermatologically Tested, Preservative Free, Mineral Oil Free, Silicone Free, Propylene Glycol Free, Ethanolamine Free and enriched with Active Plant Extracts. The company’s products are available in more than 30 countries around the world. In Greece they can be found almost everywhere, in most pharmacies and departments stores.
Here are my very favourite Korres products (and trust me I am a strict judge):
1. Yoghurt cooling gel
This is a truly amazing product!!! It has all the therapeutic properties of yoghurt without having its smell. Greeks have been using yoghurt as a remedy for burns (sun burns or other kinds of burns) for many many years. As soon as you became red from the sun, you immediately applied a thin layer of cool yoghurt and felt relieved right away because it absorbed the extra heat off of your skin! The only problem was its smell, which was becoming annoying as the yoghurt was losing its temperature…and then it reached a point where you REALLY couldnt deal with it. But the Korres Yoghurt cooling gel has all the advantages of the real thing and still smells awesome. Another plus is that it can be worn in both the face and the body. For maximum cooling effect keep it refrigerated. Apply to the face and body after exposure to the sun. Repeat 2-3 times on irritated skin.
Yoghurt, a natural source of lactose, proteins, minerals and vitamins, increases the water content of the top layers of the skin instantly relieving UV-induced redness (erythema) and sensation of burning. Epilobium angustifolium and Fennel extracts demonstrate exceptional anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties, promoting the recovery of sun-harassed skin. (Korres official Site)
2. Body Butter in Guava
What can I say about this cream? Thick moisturizing texture and the amazing sweet and tropical scent of Guava. Reminds me of an exotic island… So summer-y. Although this cream was originally made for dry elbows, heels and knees, it is often used as a smoothing and moisturising cream especially for those with dry skin. I personally have normal skin and usually avoid thick creams but during the summer I always use it like an after sun product, it makes my skin super soft and everybody asks me what perfume I am wearing…..
Guava is an important source of vitamin C, which stimulates collagen synthesis. Shea butter and Quince extract have softening, moisturising and restructuring properties. Sunflower, Almond and Avocado oils nourish the skin, thus restoring its elasticity and smoothness. (Korres official Site)
3. Quercetin & Oak normal to combination
Finally, a truly non oily anti-wrinkle cream especially developed for normal to combination skin. When it is first applied it seems thicker but you are soon left with a silky non oily face. I did not notice any difference in my skin wrinkle wise because I don’t have any obvious signs of ageing but I can tell you that my skin felt smooth and less tired plus this cream was great under my makeup.
The Korres R&D Lab in cooperation with the National Hellenic Research Foundation has studied anti ageing at cellular level through the function of proteasome, an essential shield mechanism of cell proteins like collagen and elastin. Highly-effective flavonoid Quercetin activates proteasome to prolong skin cell lifespan and act as a restorer on all ageing signs.(Korres official Site)
4. Walnut and Coconut face and body suntan oil SPF 4
A great vegetable-based suntan oil, which offers a deep and uniform tan. I only use it when I have some tan and not when I am first exposed to the sun. Moreover, avoid using suntan oils with low SPF between 12:00 and 16:00p.m because you may end up getting sunburned. Try using it in the morning and in the afternoon, it still works, but without the harmful effects of the sun.
Rich in cinnamic acid, Walnut oil provides natural pretection from the sun. Chamomile and Corn oils moisturise the skin, while shielding it from the sun-provoked irritations. Jojoba and coconut oil keep the skin soft and Supple. (Korres official Site)
5. Soft Eyeliner Pencil
Eventually, a high quality dermatologically and opthalmologically tested soft pencil that can be used inside the waterline without causing any discomfort. The black pencil is a must have, it is very pigmented so you can achieve a strong result if you wish, while the Jojoba oil and vitamin E moisturise, comfort and protect your eyes. It comes in 6 amazing colors, some of which have a satiny shimmering glow.
6. Sunflower Oil Shimmering Eye Shadow
These eye shadows go on smoothly and are quite pigmented. They have a texture like very few I have ever tried, too silky and soft. They do not come in many colors, but the colours available are very pretty.
7. Lip Butter
A magic trick to always maintain smooth and luscious lips. Although, it combines Shea butter and Rice wax and is supposed to offer deep hydration and softness, I wouldn’t really recommend it (as a treatment) if your lips are too dry and chapped, but rather as a means of not reaching this point and still adding a hint of color to your lips. It comes in 7 pretty shades, but I just love the jasmine, a pinky tone nude colors that complements most lip colors.
8. Mango Butter Lipstick SPF 10
Yes, it is silky, yes it is pigmented, yes it has sun protection....Don’t forget to try the Coral no45 shade if you like bright colors for summer. Simply amazing!