Korres Wild Rose Oil - review after a one year | recenzja po roku

Tuesday 29 August 2017

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Korres Wild Rose Oil was a product which I saw when I was trying to make my first routine based on Asian Beauty routines. It was like a dream - a nice bottle with rose petals inside, I never dreamed that one day it'll be mine. I've started 3rd bottle now, it's also over a year since I've started to use it. 

Couple words about brand
Korres is a brand from sunny Grece, it was founded in 1996 by pharmacist Georgios Korres - you have to know that this brand is based on tradition and natural ingredients. The Wild Rose Oil was released in 2016 to celebrate the 20 years of the brand and it's one of the brand's best sellers.

The white box with red elements is hiding a bottle with a pipette and rose petals in it. I have to admit it looks very luxurious. 

Skin Type
All Skin Types

Isoamyl Laurate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Squalane, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Rosa Gallica Flower Powder, Alcohol Denat., Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Aqua/Water/Eau, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Bisabolol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Parfum/Fragrance, Physalis Angulata Extract, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract

Isoamyl Laurate - an emollient used in natural cosmetics, it's not an oily emollient but a dry one so it leaves your skin with a soft finishing. It also helps with product application - it makes a product easier to spread on the skin. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride - an oily emollient, protects skin from dehydration but it helps with product application as well - it makes a product easier to spread on the skin. Unfortunately, it might be comedogenic. Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil - a delicate emollient, it makes skin soft and nourished. Squalane - one of the most important elements of sebum, thanks to this ingredient our skin stays soft. But what does this ingredient do in skincare products? It can help with wrinkles, it's a good moisturiser and it helps with lipid barrier. It can also help with wound healing and inflammation. This substance is very safe in use. Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil - a source of Vitamin E and carotene. A natural oil and oily emollient, it protects skin from dehydration. It’s safe in use but acne-prone skin shouldn’t use it too often because it might be comedogenic.  Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate - an oil form of Vitamin C, an antioxidant that brightens your skin. It might help with pigmentation and dull skin. This ingredient is very effective on mature skin. Dimethyl Isosorbide - a solvent that penetrates the skin - it can help other substances to get beneath the skin’s surface. Rosa Canina Fruit Oil - also known as Dog Rose, it contains lots of vitamins & minerals. An antioxidant and an emollient that helps with wrinkles, scars, sunburns and acne. It can also increase skin elasticity. It works for all skin types -  from dry to oily and acne-prone. Rosa Gallica Flower Powder - also known as French Rose, an antiseptic ingredient that helps with wrinkles and pigmentation. It makes skin calm. Alcohol Denat - a preservative, it has to prevent a product from bacteria and from going bad. It can help other substances transport to deeper layers of the skin. It might be comedogenic and sensitive skin might react to this ingredient. Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone - a fragrance ingredient, not safe to use during the pregnancy. It might cause the allergic reactions. Aqua/Water/Eau - a source of minerals and moisture. It’s the most basic element of the product. Benzyl Alcohol - a natural preservative used in natural products, viscosity balancer that prevents the product from fungus and bacteria. It might be an allergen. Benzyl Benzoate - gives a scent to the product but it also protects a product from bacteria. Not safe to use during the pregnancy, it might also cause allergic reactions. Benzyl Salicylate - it gives a scent to the product but it’s also a sunscreen that makes product stay fresh for longer time. It’s an allergen. Bisabolol - a natural chamomile essential oil, it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It also gives the scent to the product. It helps with allergic reactions, acne and irritation. Butylphenyl Methylpropional - also known as Lilial, it gives the scent to the product. Not safe to use during the pregnancy, it might also cause allergic reactions. Citronellol - a fragrance ingredient, that smells like roses. It also hides the bad scents. It might also cause allergic reactions. Eugenol - a fragrance ingredient with antiseptic properties. It might cause allergic reactions. Geraniol - it gives a scent to a product - it reminds the scent of geranium. It’s a strong allergen. Glyceryl Caprylate - an oily emollient that makes skin soft in touch. It prevents skin from dehydration. Hexyl Cinnamal - a fragrance substance that reminds the smell of jasmine. It might cause allergic reactions. Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde - also known as Lyral, a fragrance ingredient. Not safe to use during the pregnancy, it might also cause allergic reactions. Parfum/Fragrance - a scent maker - it can be natural or synthetic one. The natural ones are safe, but the synthetic ones can be irritating and they can be strong allergens. Physalis Angulata Extract - also known as Cutleaf Groundcherry, Gooseberry or Wild Tomato. An extract with anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. Tocopherol - Vitamin E, preservative and antioxidant. It’s a good moisturiser and nourishing ingredient that helps with wrinkles. Tocopheryl Acetate - a preservative and antioxidant. It’a s form of Vitamin E, it’s a good moisturiser and nourishing ingredient that helps with wrinkles. Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract - an ingredient that doesn’t only give the scent to the product but it also has a good meaning to the skin and hair. Ginger extract has antibacterial properties that are why it can help with acne-prone skin, psoriasis and folliculitis.

Smell & Texture
The scent is great - it's not a fake rose smell, it's a very delicate and natural scent. The texture is oily with some little pieces of rose petals. Even if it's oil you don't have to worry that your skin will get oily - it's a very moisturising product but it won't make your skin full of sebum.

How does it work for me?
I'm using this product for over a year and if my grandmother  (or babushka as some people say) said that my skin looks better than even before after using it then it's the best recommendation. Previous summer I was all about this oil, I didn't need to use anything else besides cleansing and this oil. It might not be super effective if it comes to pigmentation because removing pigmentation is obviously not that easy and you have to use various products and curation to remove them but it makes your skin brighter - I feel like it helped me with redness and dullness. I've tried pure rose oil before and it didn't really work for me - it was too sticky and the smell wasn't nice that's why I'm still using this oil - the formula is lightweight but still powerful. I always do a bit of face massage while applying it. The scent is really pure, it's not a fake rose scent but you can really smell nature in it. The product should be used within 6 months of the first use, personally, I use it even longer - for about 1 month, it's hard for me to use all 30 ml in only 6 months, but I always try to check if the smell and colour is ok, if it's not then I do not use it anymore. The pipette is such a great idea in this product - it makes the application process easier, all you need is couple drops to give your face enough formula to make it brighter. Is this formula really an anti-ageing formula? I won't answer this question but for sure rose oil has this kind of properties as well as it works for skin brightening because roses are a source of Vitamin C. I know that Korres has also black pine face oil and I think that this one is an anti-ageing oil but the smell is more intensive in my opinion. My skin after using this product is soft and well moisturised.

Additional Information
This product is suitable for vegans & vegetarians. This product contains 94.5% natural ingredients. It may contain traces of wheat/gluten & nuts.

Where to get it
You can purchase this Korres Wild Rose Oil from producer's website (49€/30ml)

Sum up
That is my all time favourite, I've just started 3rd bottle now and for sure I'll get another one. I can't imagine my life without it. 

Let me know how do you like Korres and have you ever tried this Wild Rose Oil? What's your favourite skin oil?


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