Disclaimer: I was provided with the above pictured Korres shower gel product for free to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received for my review. All opinions are 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links.
Before receiving this KORRES shower gel to review, I had never heard of the brand before. But, I eagerly awaited it’s arrival because I love trying new things. Turns out KORRES isn’t so new. If you’re interested in a quick review of the history that led to the creation of the KORRES skincare product line, you should check out the TIMELINE on the KORRES official site. Definitely worth a look.
KORRES is a Greek-based company founded in 1996 by George Korres.
1996–KORRES is born. The brand’s simple philosophy is rooted in the use of natural and / or certified organic ingredients of the highest quality; skin- and environmentally-friendly products with clinically tested efficacy; and products that are affordable for everyday use yet of interesting aesthetics that can ‘inspire & make us happy.’ (Source: KORRES US website)
In addition to being an established company, Korres is also award winning. George Korres received the Innovation and Business Development Award given by his native Greece’s Head of State in 2003. In 2006, KORRES was ranked by Entrepreneurs for Growth Association as among Europe’s 500 highest developing companies. And in 2008, KORRES was named the World’s Most Innovative Brand by International Cosmetic News.
The free KORRES item I received for review was a Jasmine scented shower gel. Here’s what it looked like when I squeezed some into my palm and then worked it into a my loofah.
I love the fact that the shower gel has just the right consistency. It’s not so runny that it drips out of your hand before you can apply it, yet not so thick that your bathwater is ice cold by the time you get it dispensed (or have broken a mirror or window shaking it so hard trying to get it to out of the bottle and losing grip on it — BTW why do you always lose grip on stuff on the upswing and not the downswing? Grrr)
So, the consistency is perfect. Check One.
I also love that the gel is transparent. Don’t ask me why this is important. I have no logical answer for it. I just like it, I guess because it makes it look more natural.
It actually foams more than the loofah pic suggests, especially once you work it to a later on your skin. But not too much lather. You know where it collects in the tub and looks like you ran a super bubbly bubble bath when you’re done and then you can’t get out of the tub without bubbles trailing down your legs, so you have to turn the shower on and rinse it off.
Perfect lather. Check Two.
Third test is the scent. Doesn’t matter how otherwise perfect a product is, if the scent is off, it’s a deal breaker. The jasmine scent of the KORRES shower gel is definitely present, but not too overpowering.
Perfect scent. Check Three.
Why am I numbering the things I like about KORRES shower gel? I don’t know. Just a little randomness on my part, I guess. Or is it? Notice I haven’t mentioned (or numbered) a single fault yet? :0)
When you rinse the gel from your skin, it rinses cleanly and easily away. It doesn’t leave a residue on your skin to rinse away (or, incidentally — should you care about such things — if you happen to drip some gel directly into the water it doesn’t stick to the side of the tub to be left behind when the water is drained. Another check on my list — that’s four, if you’re counting.
This shower gel states on the bottle that it contains a hydrating ingredient that provides lasting moisture for your skin. And it does. I don’t have a dry patch of skin anywhere on my body. My hands get very chapped when the weather is cold and dry. This winter has been one of the coldest, stormiest and longest I can remember in a few years. Before I received the KORRES shower gel, my hands were dry, chapped and had a few places on the knuckles that had actually split and bled they were so dry. After less than a week of using this product, my hands were soft with nary a dry patch in evidence anywhere. I was able to stop lathering my hands with moisture-rich lotion after every time I washed them. You should know that (since this product stated that it was supposed to have long-lasting moisturizing effect) I purposely didn’t use it again for three days after the first time I used it. My skin still felt moisturized for at least 2 days after using it, even after another shower using only bar soap for cleansing my skin.
So, moisture-rich for awesome skin. Check Five.
And finally, how long the product lasts before I must replace it. This is important, especially if the product costs more than other, cheaper options one might choose at their local Walmart or drug store. A 13.53 fl oz Jasmine Shower Gel retails on HSN for $19.50. A little out of my comfort range for shower gel for crying out loud. But, a little goes a very long way. I used a dollop about a half-dollar size on my loofah, which provided enough lather to cleanse my entire body. Yes. It really did. Based on my personal usage of this product (2-3 times per week) this bottle should last me at least 2-3 months. That is, in my book, an affordable price for a product that works so well and will last for that long. If it lasts 3 months then that’s about $6.50 per month. Very comparably priced to other similar products, in my opinion. Check Six.
6-0 — this product passed all of my personal criteria: consistency, lather, scent, rinses easily, moisture-rich, cost-effective. It’s a winner, Dear Readers!!!
You can find Korres at Sephora.
Also, I recently happened to catch an entire segment on HSN devoted to a new line of white grape Korres skincare products. You can view info and order this new scent on HSN. In addition to the new White Grape scent, HSN currently boasts a whopping 115 Korres items available for purchase; everything from bath products to lotions, make-up to wrinkle filler, nail polish and so much more.
I am definitely planning on perusing the Sephora and HSN sites in more detail and purchasing a few more KORRES items. I am particularly intrigued by the white grape scent. I’d love to hear all about your experiences with the KORRES line of products in the comments.
Disclaimer: I was provided with the above pictured Korres shower gel product for free to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.
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