Product Review: Korres Brightening and Anti-Aging Rose Collection
Posted Jan 11 2011 2:33pm
The popularity of natural and organic skin care is still on the rise in the U.S., so it’s no surprise that Korres Brightening & Anti-Aging Rose collection ($54.00, Amazon.com ) has been on the Sephora best-seller list for weeks. The collection, which retails at $54, contains six products for the savvy recessionista (a reported $133 value): moisturizer, mask, serum, lip butter, body butter, and shower gel. Pretty good deal! Now, does it work? FutureDerm investigates…
I have to admit, I haven’t tried the Korres Brightening & Anti-Aging Rose collection (new lab, been hanging out with the boyfriend a lot, etc.)! However, currently, six individuals at Total Beauty have given the Korres Brightening & Anti-Aging Rose collection a “fair” overall rating of 6.8, citing the collection is “sweet-smelling,” making skin “smooth” and “bright,” and one reviewer even said the products helped with hyperpigmentation. Interesting, and right in line with what the ingredients would indicate: best for preventing, rather than treating, signs of aging, with minor short-term benefits.
There’s absolutely no doubt that Korres Brightening & Anti-Aging Rose collection is an excellent value, featuring over $130 worth of products for slightly over $50. For a “natural” skin care brand, Korres uses a multitude of ingredients in its products, perhaps stemming back to the brands’ roots in a homeopathic pharmacy. Instead, Korres is a bit selective with its ingredients, choosing not to include such ingredients as certain amines, which can be irritating to the skin, and excluding some ingredients many dermatologists believe to be safe (i.e., mineral oil, silicones). This makes Korres a unique natural brand not necessarily designed for those with sensitive skin (for whom fewer ingredients are generally preferred) nor the cosmetically-minded (for whom silicones are often recommended) nor the pure organic skin care lover (for whom no synthetic elements, such as artificial colorants, are desired). Rather, this is a better brand for those with “normal” skin who are looking to dabble into the natural skin care movement without being all-out strict about it.
As for the Korres Brightening & Anti-Aging Rose collection , it seems to be a solid preventative line, with a multitude of antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin E, grape seed extract) and sunscreen in the moisturizer (though the exact SPF is not provided). However, if you are looking to treat existing fine lines/wrinkles or hyperpigmentation, there are more proven options available, such as retinoids/AHAs or hydroquinone, respectively, and of course a multitude of in-house treatments. As always, consult with a trusted dermatologist.
Product Rating: 8/10 (High concentration of proven ingredients: 2/3. Unique formulation or new technology: 2/3. Value for the money: 3/3. Sunscreen: 1/1).