Wednesday, November 9, 2016

KORRES Skincare & Haircare Top Picks | Review #KORRES #SEPHORA #GIFTGUIDE

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If you are currently trying to decide what to buy for the Sephora VIB/ VIB Rouge 20% Off Sale– then KORRES has a great many gems from which to choose. I have great love for this healthy, cruelty-free line, and definitely encourage you to try their products. They also have so many great stocking-stuffers and affordable gifts for the holidays. Here are a few of my current favorites to consider.
KORRES Black Pine Firming, Lifting & Antiwrinkle Serum ($74.00 for 1.01 oz. from Sephora): This is a lightweight and fast absorbing anti-aging beauty oil that was conceived to soften fine lines and wrinkles, lift and firm aging skin, and offer superior nourishment and hydration. I immediately noted that it delivered superior moisture and hydration, and gave my skin the quintessential glow that is among the most sought-after hallmarks of a superior quality beauty oil. I definitely noticed a softening of fine lines and that my skin had a lovely texture, but I don't have deep wrinkles and loose skin against which to test its contouring and advanced firming claims. It has a wonderful warm aroma that lingers for a few minutes after application, but it does fade away. I love to apply this to warm, damp, freshly washed skin, and really love the way that it makes my skin look and feel.

According to KORRES,

This quick-absorbing serum was cultivated by blending the highest concentration of efficacious black pine extract with a proprietary blend containing eight unique active ingredients, five of which are patented, including hexapeptide 11—the first ever natural polypeptide and a global innovation in the beauty industry which is known to support natural collagen and elastin production.

With a 40 percent higher potency, Black Pine Serum penetrates quickly and deeply into skin to deliver a powerful dose of black pine actives for advanced firming, contouring, and lifting benefits. This clinically-proven firming solution features the soft scent of warm wood and sensuous vanilla which gently dissipates as the product absorbs into skin. Recommended for all skin types, it can be worn alone or under Day Cream and Night Cream for boosted results.

As skin ages the connective tissue deteriorates resulting in the visible signs of aging like sagging skin and loss of natural facial contour. During two years of primary clinical research, the KORRES Research Lab in Athens, Greece discovered that powerful black pine polyphenols maintain the elasticity of the connective tissue better than all other polyphenols studied, boosting skin firmness, lifting face contour, resisting deep wrinkles, and preventing sagging. From this discovery, this powerful serum was created.

Select Ingredients and Their Attributes:
  • Global Innovation, Patented Natural Hexapeptide 11: Supports the genes responsible for collagen and elastin production.
  • Patented Black Pine Polyphenol: Provides strong firming action and works against free radicals.
  • Patented Spilanthes Acmella Active Extract: Lifts, restructures, and supports natural collagen fibers while restoring skin volume and contour.
  • Patented Blend of Natural Oligosaccharides: Enhances the synthesis of elastin and hyaluronic acid, improving skin resilience.
  • Patented Black Tea Active Agent: Offers an instant boost of radiance and restores skin volume.
  • Active Black Pine Extract: A strong antioxidant, rich in polyphenols.
  • Active Black Oat Extract: Deeply moisturizes and protects against water loss.
  • Active Soy and Wild Yam Complex: Supports the natural production of skin lipids to increase smoothness, texture, and elasticity while improving skin’s moisture levels.
Ingredients: Water, Pentylene Glycol, Sinorhizobium Meliloti Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment, Glycerin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Brassica Napus Extract, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside, Fragrance (Parfum), Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hexapeptide-11, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Soybean Fiber, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Lactic Acid, Lecithin, Pinus Nigra Bud/Needle Extract, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Polyglyceryl-5 Laurate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Tocopherol. Made without: Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Silicones, Propylene Glycol, and Ethanolamines. It is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and is not tested on animals.
KORRES Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil ($54.00 or 1.01 oz. from Sephora): As a person with a serious penchant for high quality beauty oils, I was very excited by the prospects of trying this brightening oil. I have to say that this oil is not only very effective, but it is also visually stunning. It is infused with real rose petals that make this a real show-stopper. It is an ultra-lightweight and fast absorbing antioxidant-rich beauty oil that leaves skin soft, supple hydrated and luminous. Furthermore, its high concentration of Vitamin C serves to brighten the complexion and helps even the complexion. It has a glorious rose aroma that is such a treat to the senses.

According to KORRES,

This innovative brightening oil infused with real wild rose petals pays homage to the legendary wild rose oil ingredient that started it all. This ultra-concentrated vitamin C oil is rich in omega 3, 6, 9, fatty acids, and vitamins A and C. It provides significant antioxidant action while repairing the look of fine lines and wrinkles and improving skin's overall tone and texture.

The formula is boosted with super C which increases skin's vitamin C absorption by 1,000 percent to support natural collagen synthesis, powerful skin brightening, tone repair, and antioxidant protection against free radical and UV damage. Camapu, a plant derived extract delivers anti-thermal aging activity and anti-inflammatory benefits while improving skin's luminosity. The silky oil easily absorbs into skin, delivering a fresh, dewy, enviable glow

Wild rose oil is nature's most potent skin brightener with nine times more vitamin C than found in orange juice. This oil is 94.5 percent natural and suitable for all skin types. All KORRES formulations are made without petrolatum, mineral oil, silicones, propylene glycol, and ethanolamines.

Select Ingredients and Their Attributes:
  • Super C (Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate): A stabilized fat soluble vitamin C with 10 times higher vitamin C absorption for powerful brightening, natural collagen synthesis, and antioxidant protection.
  • Wild Rose Oil: Rich in omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids and vitamins A and C for significant antioxidant action to improve the look of fine lines, discoloration, and skin texture.
  • Camapu Extract: A plant derived active that improve visible signs of aging, supports natural collagen synthesis, and improves skintone.
  • Bisabolol and Ginger Root Extract: A blend of natural anti-irritants to defend against redness caused by air pollutants, extreme temperatures, UV rays, and harsh cleansers.
Ingredients: Isoamyl Laurate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Squalane, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Rosa Gallica Flower Powder, Alcohol Denat., Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Water, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Bisabolol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Fragrance, Physalis Angulata Extract, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract. Made without: Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.
KORRES Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial ($45.00 for 1.35 oz. from Sephora): This is a lightweight and fast absorbing soufflé that can either be used alone or paired with a richer night cream for people with drier skin. This overnight treatment offers the skin deep hydration, and it leaves the skin soft, smooth and supple. I love to pair it with a beauty oil, and when I awaken the next morning my skin is beautifully radiant, and my fine lines are softened.

According to KORRES,

A weightless soufflé powered by super-charged proteins that melts into skin and works overnight for intense, immediate moisturization.

A centuries-old Greek remedy for skin soothing, moisturizing Greek Yoghurt provides a natural source of proteins, minerals, and vitamins to instantly nourish stressed, dry skin. This ultrahydrating facial-in-a-jar contains a Greek Yoghurt concentrate with two and a half times the protein content of regular yogurt, and works overnight to provide skin with intense, long-term moisturization and nourishment to create a smooth, even complexion. You will wake up to noticeable improvements in skin texture and more moisturized, refreshed skin.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Alcohol Denat., Triheptanoin, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire D'abeille, Lecithin, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Benzyl Salicylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coumarin, Distarch Phosphate, Fragrance, Galactoarabinan, Geraniol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydroxyisohexyl 3 Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Isoeugenol, Linalool, Phenoxyethanol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Yogurt Powder. Made without: Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.
KORRES Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser ($26.00 for 5.07 oz. from Sephora): This is a luscious soap-free cleanser that starts as a cream, but transforms into a superbly luxurious foam.  It is very concentrated, therefore only a tiny bit is needed for exceptional results. Skin is neither stripped, nor left taut and uncomfortable, but instead it is rendered soft, supple and hydrated. It has a delicious warm, floral aroma that is delightful. It works well alone, or with your favorite cleansing device.

According to KORRES,

The original Milk Proteins Foaming Cleanser formula you love has been boosted with Greek yogurt to deliver two and a half times more skin soothing and nourishing proteins. With the same rich texture, heavenly scent, and cleansing power, this luxurious cleanser is rich in proteins, minerals, and vitamins to gently cleanse while nourishing—leaving skin soft and supple, and reducing redness.The formula can also be used as a makeup remover, easily removing impurities without irritation. It also includes amaranth seed extract to soothe and calming honeysuckle to provide antibacterial benefits

Select Ingredients and Their Attributes:
  • Greek Yogurt Concentrate: Nourishes and moisturizes skin with two and a half times more protein than regular yoghurt, providing essential amino acids. 
  • Honeysuckle: Provides soothing, antibacterial, and calming benefits. 
  • Amaranth Seed Extract: Calms skin. 
Ingredients: Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Coco-Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Glyceryl Laurate, Sclerotium Gum, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Fragrance, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Lactose, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract,Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Sodium Cocoyl Alaninate, Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Amaranth Protein, Sodium Phytate, Titanium Dioxide, Whey Protein, Yoghurt Powder.
KORRES Pomegranate Soap ($10.50 for 4.41 oz. from Sephora): This glycerin-based antiseptic is perfect for people with oily skin, and can be used on the face and body. It never strips the skin, or leaves it taut, but instead leaves it comfortable and thoroughly cleansed.

According to KORRES,

Remove skin impurities effectively with this mild, glycerin-based soap. Pomegranate extract, with its antiseptic and toning properties, helps tighten the pores and tone the skin—making this the perfect cleansing solution for oily, congested skin

Select Ingredients and Their Attributes
  • Pomegranate Extract: Acts as a mild antiseptic to tone and tighten pores. 
  • Almond Oil: Moisturizes and acts as an emollient, increasing the appearance of skin elasticity. 
Ingredients: Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Water, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Palm Acid, Palm Kernel Acid, Fragrance, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Maltodextrin, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate. Made without: Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.
KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing & Make Up Removing Wipes For Oily And Combination Skin ($15.00 for 25 wipes from Sephora): These wipes are perfect for wiping away sweat, impurities and excess dirt from your face before you reapply your sunscreen during your fun in the sun on Labor Day weekend! While these pre-saturated wipes are perfect for oily and combination skin, they are also well-suited for all skin types.

According to KORRES,

The highly-effective Korres Pomegranate Cleansing & Make Up Removing Wipes remove dirt, makeup, and oil from face and eyes. Great for all skin types especially oily and combination, each pre-saturated wipe eliminates impurities, tightens pores, and offers antioxidant protection. 

Select Ingredients and Their Attributes
  • Pomegranate: Offers antioxidant protection, tightens the appearance of pores, and tones and refreshes skin.
  • Vitamin E: Offers antioxidant protection; contains moisturizing and softening properties. 
Ingredients: Water, Olus Oil, Glycerin, Lauryl Glucoside, Polyglyceryl-2-Dipolyhydroxystearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Olive Oil Peg-7 Esters, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Iodopropynyl Butyl Carbamate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Zea Mays Germ Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol, Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Calendula OfCinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Extract, Fragrance, Butylphenyl Methylpropional. Made without: Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.
KORRES Lip Butter ($12.00 for 0.21 oz. from Sephora): I have used KORRES Lip Butters for years, and absolutely love its rich, creamy and buttery texture. It effortlessly melts into the lips, deeply hydrates and nourishes them, and leaves behind a gorgeous light tint. Pomegranate is a stunning sheer coral shade. 

According to KORRES,

This rich butter leaves lips deeply moisturized, supple, and kissably soft. Korres Lip Butters are formulated with natural oils and extracts to soothe and condition lips. Shea butter and rice wax provide lasting hydration and softness. This shiny, juicy pop of color comes in an array of "flavors" and is ideal for dry lips

Ingredients: Polybutene, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polyethylene, Hydroxystearic Acid, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tocopherol, Flavor (Aroma), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Punica Granatum Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Red 7 Lake, Red 6, Iron Oxides. Made without Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Petrochemicals, Phthalates, GMOs or Triclosan.
KORRES Almond and Linseed Mask ($22.50 for 4.23 oz. from Sephora): This nourishing hair treatment mask is formulated to penetrate dry, damaged hair, and to add much needed moisture to unruly tresses. Hair is left soft, hydrated, frizz-free and shiny. 

According to KORRES,

This ultra-nourishing hair mask deeply penetrates hair to soften and address breakages and split ends. A blend of organic extracts found only on the Greek island of Crete provide antioxidant protection, while hydrating almond and nourishing linseed help prevent future breakage and split ends. Vitamin B3 and provitamin B5 help completely restore the appearance of hair by improving shine, feel, and flexibility. They also protect against mechanical damage due to hot styling or environmental stress. Sea lavender adds an extra dose of hydration and protection for hair that is instantly healthier, softer, smoother, and more manageable. 

Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Quaternium-91, Fragrance, Cetrimonium Methosulfate, Inulin, Polyquaternium-37, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Behentrimonium Chloride, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Extract/Beet Root Extract/Extrait De Betterave, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coumarin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Ceratonia Siliqua Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Lactic Acid, Limonium Gerberi Extract, Linalool, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Niacinamide, Orbignya Speciosa Kernel Oil, Origanum Dictamnus Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Origanum Majorana Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Polyquaternium-7, Polyquaternium-47, Potassium Sorbate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, Sideritis Syriaca Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Gluceptate, Xanthan Gum, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch. Made without Silicone, Parabens and Phthalates.
Overall Assessment: If you haven't tried KORRES yet, you owe it to yourself to take a closer look at their beautiful products!

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14 comments:

  1. Wonderful products. I have the Pomegranate wipes and balm and they are terrific. Korres is a brand that's easy to love with prices that aren't outrageous.

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    1. Exactly! It also doesn't hurt that they are sold at Sephora, and the extra 20% off during VIB is a definite perk!

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  2. Thanks a lot for making me want all the things! :)

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    1. LOL! At least these are affordable finds– especially with the VIB discount!

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  3. I used those lip butters a few years back. They're very nice. I've never used skincare from the line but would love to try the yoghurt cleanser.

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    1. Their lip butters are among my very favorites! The cleanser is so fantastic! I have been using it every day, and just love it!

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    1. The Rose Oil or the Black Pine? They are both amazing!

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  5. I need that Greek Yoghurt sleeping mask and the cleanser.

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    1. They are both fantastic! I am especially obsessed with the cleanser at the moment, and the two work quite well together!

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  6. These look wonderful. Especially the Wild Rose Brightening Oil and the Yoghurt cleanser.

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    1. They really are wonderful, and those two are among my very favorites!

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  7. These sound really nice! The Wild Rose Brightening Oil is one that I think I really want to try

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    1. I really like everything here a lot, but the Wild Rose Brightening Oil is definitely one of my VERY favorite KORRES products of all time!

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