Korres Wild Rose Daily Brightening & Refining Buff Cleanser


17 reviews

70% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$


Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Coco-Betaine, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder, Glycerin, Betaine, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Prunus Cerasus (Bitter Cherry) Shell Powder, Sclerotium Gum, Inulin, Maltooligosyl Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Galactoarabinan, Fragrance (Parfum), Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Salicylic Acid, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Lecithin, Rosa Canina Flower Extract, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil, Titanium Dioxide.

on 5/22/2015 10:29:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

I really wanted to like this scrub, but found it disappointing. The grains are too large and there are too few of them to be effective. It doesn't feel exfoliating at all. It also leaves a residue on my face and once I rinse it off, doesn't feel clean. Going to return this to Sephora.

on 10/1/2014 7:44:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

I had really high hopes for this cleanser after hearing praises of Korres' products overall but I can't use it too often because my cheeks and nose go red after cleansing with it :(

The packaging - it's pretty, simple and looks high-end, it's not one of those cleansers with a sticker on the container that starts peeling off after a month.
Scent - I love it! It's not a super sweet rose smell, and it's not too strong. If you like florals and roses, you will like it.
I really liked the idea of the cleanser being slightly exfoliating, I was looking for something light to use in the mornings. Don't get me wrong, it cleanses extremely well and leaves my skin feeling bright, clean, and balanced, but I was so disappointed that my skin would turn red after every time I used it! It makes putting on makeup difficult in the morning because I tend to use more product than I need to to cover up the redness, which goes away in an hour or so anyways. I have oily/combo skin with some acne which is apparently sensitive.. I've been told by someone who waxed my legs once that I have sensitive skin, but I never noticed it myself before. I've been using La Roche Posay Effaclar Purifying Cleansing Gel (for oily sensitive skin) for several years now, and it seems to calm my skin rather than aggravate it and cause it to turn pink.
I love the fact that this cleanser is pretty natural, with no nasty ingredients, chemicals, parabens or mineral oil. I can't figure out if I'm sensitive to the exfoliating particles or an ingredient, but I have a feeling it's the grains because they're a bit sharp on the face.
I noticed my skin was brighter and clean but I did not notice any fading of acne scars, unclogging of pores, or help with improving skin texture. I wish I could give it 5 stars, but my skin was just to sensitive for this cleanser. Everyone else seems to love it though!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 9/19/2014 8:15:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I really like this cleanser it has grains of some sort in but doesn't feel harsh. I mix a little with water in my hands first so that the application on my face is more gentle too. The scent is a pleasant rosy scent and the packaging is pretty. The cleanser itself is mildly foaming and also creamy. I am going to try leaving it on my face for longer to see if it has any benefits as a mask.

on 9/1/2014 1:19:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I absolutely love this scrub and can't believe I have never tried it before as there isn't a line out there I haven;t tried for my fussy skin, I dont use many mainstream products for my skin any more as going natural has been the best thing that has worked for my very clog and breakout prone skin. I am a huge Sephora addict even though I dont buy skincare there anymore and saw this the other day. This seems to be one of the newer products in the line since I last used Korres. As far as mainstream lines go this has always been one of the more "natural" I tried out when I first was testing out lines but unfortunately for me as many products it was just filled with too many oils and would leave me clogged and broken out. That is the challenge with natural skincare, it doesn't always mean better by any means and really what works for your skin period, chemical or otherwise. I am happy with my current routine but was looking for a gentle scrub to use as a cleanser in the morning. Those who are insanely clog prone know if you dont stay on top of it daily all hell breaks loose lol. I have found using a scrub as my morning cleanser, a gentle night cleanser, gel moisturizer, and dead sea mud or glycolic mask a few times a week has been the perfect balance with my natural products to stay clear, clog, and oil free. I definitely don't get dried out in the log term like I always used to using mainstream stuff. Long story short this Wild Rose scrub is perfection. I have tried so many as it is a huge challenge finding a scrub that isn't too harsh or too rich. Many are too creamy/full of too many oils which are great for drier types but for me never could be used as a cleanser as they leave a film behind. Using a scrub after a cleanser defeats the purpose of an all in one product for me. This scrub does it all in not only leaving my face super clean as if I used a cleanser but also smooth as silk/exfoliated/skin brightened and balanced from pesky post blemish marks (better than glycolic product I have used before). That is a tall order and one I have yet to ever run across. Most importantly no random breakouts which is even more rare for me especially using this every morning. It is really a unique formula and hope this product is never discontinued. Anyone with fussy or problem skin run and don't walk to try this product as wish I had read all the glowing reviews all over the web for it earlier even though nothing else in the line is anything I can ever use! :)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I love this!!! I use it every night and it's not harsh, but leaves my skin so soft and smooth. I also definitely notice that it brightens up my skin a lot, and although it is not specifically supposed to help with this, it did help to clear up my face. I found salycilic acid in the ingredients so that's probably why. Overall it's great!

on 5/10/2014 9:49:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Brown

HG product! I love Korres so much, it's probably my favorite skincare brand. Plus, we get it cheaper here in Greece.

I love how this cleanses my face thoroughly and buffs my skin at the same time. The beads are definitely not harsh, they just gently even out the texture of your skin, leaving it soft and plump. Plus, the wild rose extract moisturizes the skin, which means no more of that annoying 'tight' feeling after washing your face. A moisturizer is needed still, but at least the skin isn't stripped off its natural oils.

I use this at night after my makeup remover, and I also use it prior to applying makeup to make my skin smoother when I go out somewhere more special

ATTENTION! If you have acne or any kind of skin condition rubbing your face hard with this (or any scrub with beads in it) might aggravate your problem. More than that, if you have pimples and you break them by buffing your face with a product like this one might spread bacteria on your face and give you more pimples. You really don't want that.

on 3/24/2014 12:13:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

My holy grail exfoliater. Will purchase time after time. Does wonders to my skin. Even my boyfriend who is not a skin care type of guy, noticed how great his face feels when he uses this product

on 3/11/2014 12:44:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Woww!! I have been using this cleanser for about two weeks now, and it's officially my new Holy Grail cleanser!! It makes my skin unbelievably soft, and has made my occasional blemish or zit appear less red and noticeable. I feel very clean after I use it, but my skin is not tight. I use it morning and night, and am very happy with the results. The only reason I did not rate it as a 5 would be that I'm not too sure about the "brightening" qualities it claims to have. I don't think my skin looks any brighter or noticeably different besides being smooth. Although, my skin isn't too dull naturally anyway. I like the smell of this, as it is rosy but NOT overpowering. It doesn't smell like a grandmother's rose perfume, it just smells fresh like roses. Lovely. Also, the easy squeeze packaging makes it really easy to use in the shower.

on 3/10/2014 9:12:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this cleanser . It smells so pretty and leaves my combo skin soft and clean . I am a total Korres addict . I have not ran across a product this company makes that I do not love .

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 2/18/2014 3:10:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Green

Great scrub. I love the granules and the smell. I don't know why people are thrown off by the smell! It's a nice rosy smell. The granules are great for exfoliation but when used with the clarisonic, too abrasive. That's the only downside. Unless you use this product in the morning and another at night. but imo its bad to have two cleansers. And also it has salicyclic acid, which I can't use. Other than that, this product is great. My skin is so smooth and soft and immediately bright. So to conclude, this product is great for people who use only their hands to clean their face and people who can tolerate salicyclic acid. :) good luck with this product, there's a lot in it so its worth the money !!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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