I have combination skin...oily T zone & with dryness around my cheeks/chin/mouth.
I use this cleanser at night and in the morning. It doesn't foam up so it takes a little while getting used to that. It does clean your face really well & removes all of my makeup with no problem.
The smell is pleasant...not too overpowering. I don't get that tingling, burning feeling like I have had with other cleansers. I take that as a good sign!
It does leave my skin feeling just a tad bit dry but I moisturize immediately afterwards so it's not a big deal. The twist cap sometimes doesn't go on very easily, I wish it was a flip top lid to make it easier to handle in the shower.
Removes really anything from my face, masks, make-up, eye make-up leaving my skin fresh and soft. I think its cleasing power is amazing, it still might not be considered a deep-cleanser for oily or acne-prone skin types but excellent for the daily face wash, as it's very nurturing. Not five lippies because of the price. Still recommend!
Well OK, after using this cleanser for a longer period, I am going to downgrade this review -- at least for my skin --sensitive and dryish. It does a lovely job of cleaning and for the first few weeks it was great. Then for some reason, even though it didn't explicitly *feel* irritating, I started noticing changes in the skin on my nose -- my most sensitive area due to former "issues". So...there's obviously some sort of cleansing ingredient that is not bringing joy to my skin. :(
I've had to now use this only very sparingly, like maybe 3 times (total) a week. I think for a different skin type, it would be fine, but not for me. Sorry Korres!
i love this cleanser. gel cleansers tend to be so drying but this one leaves my skin looking brighter but not dry. love it.
I got a sample of this in the Yogurt regimen kit I bought. It smells ok, but it doesn't give a lot of foam and it doesn't leave my face feeling very clean. When I swipe with toner after cleansing nothing comes off on the pad, but it just feels like my face isn't clean. It also takes a decent amount to get any good lather and I have to use a makeup remover with it. Overall, it is an ok cleanser, but I get better results with cheaper cleansers.
I wanted to like this cleanser as it's supposedly 'natural' and it does smell lovely. But I couldn't help feeling that it wasn't cleaning my skin very well. It feels quite watery - when you apply it on your skin, it seems to disappear into a watery substance rather than actually cleaning your skin, even if you use a lot of it. I think I could have put up with this if my skin was looking good, but I began to have little pimples here and there, which is now quite rare for me. I thought I would deal with this by washing my face with this cleanser twice each time but to no avail. I'm consigning this to the role of a shower gel so as not to waste it. I've just bought some Nuxe cleansers and can't wait to try them!
I went to Sephora where I visited the "organic" and "natural" selection that they have. I tend to stick to vegan and natural products. I didn't really read the ingredients on the back of the Korres cleanser, since the SA there convinced me this was one of the purest lines out there. Well, actually reading the ingredients when I got home, I realized I had gotten sucked into the pretty packaging and beautiful smells that the Korres line offers. The ingredients really are no better then anything else that is out there. *sigh* But onto the actual product itself. I love the texture of the gel and I found it really great at removing makeup and leaving my face feeling really cleansed. The smell is pleasant, a true white tea smell and a bit an earthy, green smell. It leaves my skin quite soft, which is a miracle, since I have sensitive, dry skin. No rashes or redness from using this. I have a bit of a problem with blemishes appearing around my forehead. It didn't break me out but nor did it change anything. It's a good cleanser overall, but I'm giving it some lippies down for calling itself or Seporha calling it a natural organic brand. True it has alot of good stuff in it, but if you look into what's really in it, its far from being natural. Would not buy again because of this reason.
A gentle foaming cleanser suitable for comco/normal skin in warm weather. Pleasant fresh feeling and scent. People with drier skins and in colder weather would likely find this too drying - this is a no-no for me in the wintertime.
I would not try to get rid of eye m/u with this - it's not intended for the eye area.
The screw-top is a bit of a nuisance, a pump bottle would be so much more handy! I hope Korres would reconsider some of their packaging ideas.
I have been using this cleanser for a few months, and I'm very happy with it. It's a nice, basic cleanser that removes all my make-up and oil. I used Cetaphil for years, and this is almost like a gentler version of that on my skin. If you are very dry, this will probably be too drying for you. But if you are like me (combo), this is a good basic to check out that has less of the nasty ingredients in so many other cleansers.
I'm picky about cleansers. I like natural products that take makeup off well. Good luck, you say? Well this one actually does the trick. I have oily but sensitive skin (difficult combination) and this is perfect. I tried Philosophy's Purity Made Simple and Skyn Iceland's Glacial Face Wash and both irritated my skin and did not remove makeup as well as this Korres White Tea Cleanser. I was pleasantly surprised. This is my go-to cleanser for night.