KORRES is a favorite here at Prime Beauty headquarters. KORRES was founded in 1996 based out of Athens’ oldest homeopathic pharmacy. They believe in the power of plants and have a deep knowledge of over 3,000 herbal remedies. KORRES products are made with the purest ingredients that have been hand-picked and harvested from local farms with the highest standards for purity, efficacy and sustainability.
Though KORRES also has skincare and makeup products, I feel the brand really shines in their bath and body offerings. HSN recently had a special I couldn’t refuse. They had abody wash and body cream duo for only $19.99!
The main ingredient in this duo is olive oil which is amazing for skin.
Studies show that fatty acids in extra-virgin olive oil can protect your liver from oxidative stress. Research also proves that applying olive oil to the skin can prevent signs of photo-aging and sun damage. “Olive oil contains antioxidants that fight free-radical damage and an ingredient called squalene, which is extremely hydrating.” says board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Lorenc, MD in Manhattan, NY. And just a few drops is adequate for most people.
KORRES Pure Greek Olive Shower Gel (8.45 oz.) is a gentle cream to foam shower gel enriched with organic extra virgin Greek olive oil (a natural source of Vitamin E & A), olive leaf extract, aloe, and wheat protein. These ingredients help to maintain normal hydration levels and soothe the skin. It’s ultra-hydrating and the lather feels so luxurious! My skin feels so hydrated and soft and after using this duo for a few weeks no more dry ashy skin!
Cactus Pear is an unusual scent that is refreshing and alluring. Top notes are Passion Fruit, Red Fruits, and Fig Leaves. Middle notes include Cactus Pear, Violet, Rose, and Fig. The scent is grounded by base notes of White Musk and Cedarwood. Apparently, Cactus Pear is one of the most popular scents in the KORRES line and I can see why! It’s soft with a warm base and not as sharp as the straight olive oil scent. It’s a clean non-fussy scent and very relaxing.
KORRES Pure Greek Olive Body Cream is enriched with extra virgin Olive Oil, as well as Korres’ own Olive Leaf extract to help fight against free radical aggressors. It helps optimize the skin’s own natural collagen and elastin levels as well as to improve the appearance of skin firmness. This body cream is much thicker than I expected–it’s almost a balm. How KORRES manages to make it non-greasy is beyond me but it is! Ideal for dry elbows and heels.
Shower gels and body creams also come in the following scents: Honeysuckle, Vanilla and Peony, Sea Salt, Bergamont, Lime. Verbena and Blossom.
Bottom Line: If you are looking for a body wash and cream to hydrate your dry skin, this is it!