I don’t make yearly resolutions, but I think beauty resolutions are important. For every year that that comes and goes, and the farther away I get from age 20 (that’s 5 years now, ohnoes!), the more important my anti-aging regimen becomes. Last year I started using serums, heavier creams, regular masks and oils at night. This year I’m starting fresh with some natural, anti-aging products I received from KORRES.
My KORRES Nighttime Skincare Regimen
KORRES Wild Rose Face and Eye Serum
After cleansing my face, my first layer of hydration is KORRES Wild Rose Face and Eye Serum ($49) all over my face, under my eyes and all over my neck. It is a nice, light serum that spreads easily and absorbs within a minute of application. It has a beautiful sweet rose fragrance that makes it so irresistible to my nose. I love that this one gives nice hydration; oily skin types can wear this one on its own without another moisturizer. While I can’t confirm its claim to reduce the appearance of fine lines as I don’t currently have them, I have noticed that my skin looks brighter since I’ve started using it.
KORRES Quercetin and Oak Antiageing & Antiwrinkle Night Cream
Before the serum absorbs completely, I follow up quickly with the KORRES Quercetin and Oak Antiageing & Antiwrinkle Night Cream ($59). It is rich and thick as a night cream should be. You don’t have to worry about greasy with this one either, as it dries to a skin-like finish. I fully recommend Quercetin and Oak Night Cream for all skin types — if, and this is a big if, you can handle the scent. It has a strong woody scent that may be off putting to some, but I am strangely drawn to it. With the Quercetin and Oak Night Cream, my skin stays nourished all throughout the night and looks beautifully plump in the morning. This is a good one, ladies!
KORRES Quercetin and Oak Antiageing & Antiwrinkle Eye Cream
Now that I’m 25, I am noticing that the elasticity and hydration under my eyes are starting to go. Wah! Aside from being careful with makeup application, I use KORRES Quercetin and Oak Antiageing & Antiwrinkle Eye Cream ($55) for both night and day. Its texture is light and fluffy, but don’t let that fool you. This is pretty potent stuff; the tiniest amount takes care of my undereyes. Before this came into my life, I have been suffering from dryness on my undereyes that shows when I wore concealer. Now, that is no longer an issue. This is a must-have in my skincare regimen now and I am definitely buying it when I run out. You need it.
Wild Rose Serum / Quercetin & Oak Night Cream / Quercetin & Oak Eye Cream
KORRES prides itself on making natural products that are free of petrolatum, parabens, phthalates and a lot of other potentially harmful ingredients. I appreciate this about the KORRES brand; it is one of the cleanest brands you can pick up at Sephora or the drugstore. However, note that they are formulated with fragrance/parfum, which may potentially irritate super sensitive types.
Full Ingredient Lists
KORRES Wild Rose Face and Eye Serum Ingredients: Water (eau), Hamamelis Virginiana Flower Water, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Diglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, PEG-32, Panthenol, Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Phospholipids, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Fragrance (parfum), Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, PEG-8, Adansonia Digitata Fruit Extract, Phytic Acid, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Amorphophallus Konjac Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycine, Sorbitol, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Alcohol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Pyrus Cydonia Fruit Extract, Copper Tripeptide-1 , Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Xanthan Gum, Ascorbic Acid Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract.
KORRES Quercetin and Oak Antiageing & Antiwrinkle Night Cream: Water (eau), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Triheptanoin, Behenyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Beeswax (Cire D’abeille), Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Lecithin, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sucrose , Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Galactoarabinan , Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance (parfum), Serine, Arginine, PCA, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Alanine, Disodium EDTA, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Hydrolyzed Myrtus Communis Leaf Extract, Threonine, Sodium Gluceptate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Glyceryl Oleate, Quercetin Caprylate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Lactic Acid, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Mourera Fluviatilis Extract, Quercus Robur Bark Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract.
KORRES Quercetin and Oak Antiageing & Antiwrinkle Eye Cream: Aqua/Water/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triheptanoin, Sucrose Stearate, Glycerin, Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglycerol-3 Esters, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hydrogenated C12-18 Triglycerides, Sucrose Distearate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Distarch Phosphate, Sucrose, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Pulp Extract, Alanine, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Arginine, Benzyl Alcohol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Ehtylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Oleate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Hydrolyzed Myrtus Communis Leaf Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium ( Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Mourera Fluviatilis Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Pca, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Seed Extract, Quercetin Caprylate, Quercus Robur Bark Extract, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis, (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Salicylic Acid, Serine, Sodium Dihydrogen Phosphate, Sodium Gluceptate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sunflower Seed Oil Sorbitol Esters, Threonine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum.
KORRES products are available in Canada at select Shoppers Drug Mart and Sephora stores.
Contest Alert for Canadians!
This contest is now closed! Thanks to everyone for entering!
Because you guys are totally awesome, KORRES has generously provided a skincare prize pack ($196 value!) to one lucky Canadian resident. You will get all the products above, plus a KORRES Basil Lemon Body Butter. Want to enter? Follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below.
This contest is open to residents of Canada who are 18 years of age or over. Winner will be chosen randomly and will be announced through the original blog post and Twitter. Winner must contact me within 24 hours. I reserve the right to pick another entry if the winner fails to contact me within this timeframe.
The contest ends on Saturday January 28, 2012 at 12:01 am EST.
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