by 13.3.13

Hey hey!

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.

Goodnight Guava's,
From left to right; Guava Body Butter, Guava shower gel and Guava Lip Butter.

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  1. All those natural things but it still has SLS in it! :/

    1. What is SLS? I'm just curious.

  2. Many many thumbs up for this post <3
    I'm concerned with the ingredients in products, and I'd rather not use something that has unsafe or cruel ingredients, so I always check the ingredients list. I think I'll try this =) It seriously makes me so happy to see a company which really cares! Thanks for the recommendation ^_^

  3. Nice! Thanks for the tip! Will check the worldwide site.

  4. @ the Germans: You can also buy the Korres Products in the Müller Stores ;)

  5. Oh, Simone I am a big fan of Korres and I think I have mentioned it several times while commenting on your blog. Regarding make up I love their lipsticks, they heal my lips! If I am not mistaken, you have a combination skin like my own. [see? I remember]. I found that their milk protein products are great for my skin. Face cream, face mask, soap or make up remover. If you are interested, another great natural products brand is APIVITA. Love their bath gels, body lotions which are more than 90% natural products and smell heavenly. Also try their face masks...they are LEGENDARY. Kisses from Greece!

  6. What does Oliver thinks about all of your oils and stuff? He likes ? :)

  7. Sounds like something I would like to try out...

  8. Anonymous3.6.13

    Oh Simone I'm really glad that you liked Korres! You should also check out "Fresh line".. Their products are inspired from ancient greek botany and aromatherapy! We are looking forward to see you again on a tour in our country! I truly love you and wish you the best!!! <3 :)