Korres (pronounced as kor-RES, not of 'course') is a Greek brand that was founded by George Korres in 1996.
"The brand’s simple philosophy is rooted in the use of natural and/or certified organic ingredients of the highest quality; skin- and environmentally-friendly products with clinically tested efficacy; and products that are affordable for everyday use yet of interesting aesthetics that can ‘inspire & make us happy.’ The first KORRES product is an aromatic herbal syrup with honey and aniseed, a recipe inspired by «rakomelon», a warming spirit-with-honey concoction, which George’s grandfather used to favour in his hometown on the island of Naxos." (Taken from the official Korres website)
What blew me away was their line of Guava products, the lipsticks and lip butters. This post will be about the Guava series. The lipsticks and lip butters will be reviewed separately.
It all started with a lip butter in the fragrance 'Pomegranate'. Thanks to Lisa Eldridge, who used it in one of her videos, I became very curious and simply had to try it out. When I found Korres in the shops in Germany I wanted to try out the Guava lip butter. It smelled so good and I knew that I loved the texture from the lip butters. Unfortunately it is a white lip butter and doesn't really flatter my complexion. They described it as colorless, but it definitely left a white layer on my lips. Therefor I use it before going to sleep. The next day my lips are lovely moisturized, and my pillow too.
During my stay in Greece with Epica last May, I asked on Twitter which Korres products I had to try out. The Guava body butter was a favorite, so I got that at the airport for a decent price. The texture is nice and creamy, not like a butter, but more like a cream. The body butters from the Body shop have a 'harder' consistency. It is rich like butter and moisturizes my skin really well, sinks in the skin in no time and leaves a lovely soft touch, no stickiness or weird film. Since I love it so much, I only use it for my arms and hands. It is too lovely to use for my whole body. The scent is quite strong so I prefer to not overload myself with guavas.
Soon after purchasing my body butter, I decided to get the shower gel as well. After a quick sniff at the shop, I bought it. Sometimes different products within the same fragrance range can still differ in smell. Luckily, it wasn't the case. The shower gel is lathering really nicely and leaves a hint of the fragrance behind. This shower gel is one of the special ones that I save for special spa days.
From these three products I will buy the body butter again. The lip butter and the body butter are almost empty, but the shower gel is waiting for me to use it in about ten minutes from now.
For all the Germans; you can only buy Korres online. Some websites where you can find Korres are; amazon.de (Germany), asos.com (worldwide), sephora.com (USA/Canada) and the korres.com website.
|From left to right; Guava Body Butter, Guava shower gel and Guava Lip Butter.|