Hi My Lovelies,
I hope your week has been going well so far. Yes, I am unapologetically back with another review of yet another gift I received from my lovely colleague at work. I am not sure how she does it but she always seems to know what I have been dying to try without me even mentioning it. When she gave me this, I was really shocked and very, very pleased. She is such a sweet heart. There's me all going emosh..(emotional) on you all...sorry!! Okay, back to the review..
As mentioned earlier, I only recently came across Korres from some beauty blogs and my interest was piqued because all the reviews I read were really positive and most of all, almost all the ingredients used in the Korres range are natural. This set has a 92.5% natural content which I think is very impressive. Korres is a Greek brand which was founded in 1996 by George Korres who has a solid background in Pharmacy and Homoeopathy. He decided to branch out to create a skin care line which was made from predominantly natural ingredients. Armed with his knowledge of the pharmacy and pharmacology world Voila!! Korres was born and has been waxing strong since then with various products ranging from skin care, hair care, body care, etc. If you want more juicy details of the history of Korres, check out their story here on the Korres Website.
Korres Jasmine Gift Set
The Korres Jasmine Gift Set has an outer plastic-like bag packaging which has a purple background which I quite fancy. The set contains the Korres Jasmine Body Butter, Jasmine Shower Gel and the ever famous Jasmine Lip Butter. The overall packaging of the individual products has a vintage feel to it which I really like because it is so different to many other products I have. With the exception of the Korres Jasmine Lip Butter which is pink, the shower gel and body butter have a greyish green vintage background which also reminds me the Tropical Rain Forest (not that I have been there!). It also has some inscriptions around the packaging with English and Greek translations which is very handy. They all smell luxuriously of Jasmine which is a scent/fragrance. It just smells really clean, fresh and refreshing<-----I have been using this word a lot lately :-)
The Korres Jasmine Body Butter
Korres describe it as a smoothing and moisturising cream for all over the body which is also ideal for dry elbows, heels and knees and I quite agree especially with the dry winter weather now here in the UK. It contains Jasmine and Quince Extract which gives it its characteristic jasmine scent in addition to other oils such as Sunflower, Almond and Avocado Oil which all lend it its moisturising property with Shea Butter. One of the properties which endears it to my heart is the fact that it is non-greasy although it is a rich moisturiser as expected from a body butter.
The Korres Jasmine Shower Gel
This is also one of my favourite shower gel together with my Body Shop Atlas Mountain Rose one (reviewed here). It lathers really well and it is effective for a good, refreshing wash. The scent does not linger for too long but that's absolutely fine because the body butter reinforces the fragrance which I find lasts longer if I apply it while my body is still damp.
The Korres Jasmine Lip Butter
I had to save my favourite for last. Just look at the packaging; it's gorgeous and it would look beautiful anywhere be it on your dresser, bathroom, handbag or makeup bag, it's just beautiful. It also has a slight jasmine scent which is not too overpowering. Its moisturising properties are out of this world. It makes my lips so soft and I have been using this ever since I got it and it has saved my lips form being chapped and cracked by the weather conditions here in London. You only need very little for it to work its magic.
Where can you buy this?
I have spied a couple of them in Oliver Bonas, Look Fantastic and of course the Korres Website where they have a better contact list for all their stockists. Most the stockists are actually having some offers and discounts so this is a really good time to try the Korres brand. I will be stocking up on some new products which I have spied on their website.
How can I not love this? It's a beautiful gift set which contains products that has definitely endeared the Korres brand to my heart. I love the holistic approach the brand takes in ensuring that all their products not only beautify the skin but they also nourish the skin..I hope you have enjoyed this post and I will see you in my next post...xx