Go au naturale with Greek beauty brand Korres
Say hello to the all-natural, manic organic, super luxurious Greek beauty brand, Korres. The oldest homeopathic pharmacy in Athens, Korres has transformed itself into a world-renowned, high-quality brand, committed to developing and pioneering herb-based treatments that are as kind to your skin as they are to the environment. This extensive range of products uses the finest natural extracts around, all of which are packed with glorious antioxidants and steer well clear of synthetic ingredients like parabens and silicones.
Here are some of Korres’ staple, skin-loving ingredients, which, blended with the science of modern day beauty, transform into luxury, certified organic remedies that are signed, sealed and delivered straight to your door. We mere mortals will be Greek goddesses in no time!
The essential oils extracted from the wild rose are rich in vitamin C that helps the skin repair imperfections, fine lines and blemishes. Korres’ award-winning Wild Rose Mask (£16) brightens and illuminates the skin for a glowing, goddess-like complexion. Also highly recommended is the Wild Rose Lip Butter (£6), which has a wonderful-smelling velvet texture that melts into the skin and gives lips a dash of healthy colour with its rose tint.
Organic pomegranate extract contains specialist properties that work with the skin to tighten pores, leaving the complexion smoother and more refined. Korres Pomegranate Toner (£14) regulates sebum secretion and balances oily and combination skin types with a matte finish.
Having super-high fibre content, figs are rich in powerful antioxidants that boost the skin’s immune system and preserve young, radiant, healthy-looking skin. Korres Fig Body Milk (£9.50) is packed with energy-boosting properties that provide long-lasting hydration.
An essential source of vitamin C, guava encourages your skin to produce collagen, which keeps you looking young, fresh and revitalised. With natural properties that enrich and nourish, guava is fabulous for ensuring a supple and smooth complexion and restoring skin’s elasticity. Try Korres Guava Body Butter (£12.50) for a luxurious, all-over skin treat.
No wonder yoghurt has been a key part of the beauty regime of Greek women for centuries: its replenishing properties keep skin beautifully moist while at the same time preventing excessive production of sebum. Yoghurt is a natural source of lactose, protein and essential vitamins and minerals that work together to hydrate the skin, and Korres Yoghurt Moisturising Mask (£16) is perfect for thirsty skin.
Cinnamon is said to contain natural active agents that regulate the cells involved with sebum secretion. It helps to control the outbreak of blemishes and reduce the production of excessive oils, without stripping the skin. Korres Cinnamon & Natural Clap Deep Cleansing Mask (£17) is perfect for balancing out oily skin types and tackling imperfections.
The evening primrose flower is widely known to contain incredible, natural anti-ageing properties that stimulate collagen production and keep skin soft and supple. Korres Evening Primrose Eye Cream (£24) illuminates the eye area and lessens the appearance of dark circles, leaving you looking bright-eyed and bushy-tailed all day long.
Marion Katrina Poerio