Wonderful ingredients, very moisturizing, and so pleasantly scented! The smell lets me dream of lounging on a sunny beach, watching the ocean with a pina colada in hand. :-) Even my mother commented on the very nice scent. I borrowed her the body butter, and even she, who has extremely dry skin, found it perfectly moisturizing, without being sticky! Top product, will definitely buy again.
Korres body butters are the best I've come across for my dry, dry, dry skin. My favorite scent is the yoghurt, but guava is a close second. The guava is spicy with a slight fruity note, not overwhelmingly fruity. I like the scent a lot. I actually wish the scent lasted a little longer than it does. The product itself works amazingly. I apply it night and day and it really helps my beat up hands. It also moisturizes my elbows and knees excellently. This stuff is undeniably pricey, but I have never come across anything as nice as it. The ingredient list is chock full of good stuff, so you are paying for quality!
I bought this at Ulta for 50% off and boy was I excited! 8oz for 13$! It smells tropical...like whipped cream with mango and coconuts but the smell is light and not overpowering. This size comes in a squeeze out tube, I also went out and got a travel size (it's actually quite large, lol) to carry in my purse. The formula is thick yet absorbs well and finishes quite different than any other body moisturizer I've tried (I've been on a bath&body kick lately and have accumulated an insane amount of body creams.) the finish is very silky. Although I do wish there was some shimmer like Olay quench I would definitely buy this product again and again. I'd say this is my HG and no longer do I have the desire to buy any creams anymore. BTW this is way better than TBS mango body butter in terms of well..everything, packaging especially! If you like the smell of TBS mango body butter you will LOVE this!
Korres Guava Body Butter, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways ... well, for one this is SO HG! Light, fluffy, unbelievable un-sticky texture, absorbs in an instant and leaves you skin moist and saturated with goodness until your next shower. And oh, the SMELL! I am very allergic to most frangrences, and thanks to the natural ingredients this delicious, gourmand-y, spicy, sexy fruity fragrance does not bother me at all, I want to eat it up! I apply this compulsively just for the scent enveloping me. After using this every day for 4 weeks, I can never live without it and have stocked up thanks to a crazy deal currently on the HSN site, which makes it far, far less than the MSRP which is $29 for a 7.95 fl oz tube. The perfect marraige of fragrance, texture, easy absorption and above all, excellent moisturization with superior ingredients. Everything I could ever ask for.
I was surprised and pleased to find out that the scent of this body butter is not the cloying, sweet, fake mess I'd imagined, but really a light, fresh, and more complicated scent- I think it has a hint of spice. It's complicated enough that you likely won't think GUAVA!!! when you sniff it, more like "hmmm, nice, kind of fruity." As for the formula, body butter encompasses a wide range of textures, and this is definitely one of the lighter ones. It squeezes easily out of the tube, and sinks in fairly easily. This will not moisturize as much as a super-heavy-duty butter, but I found the moisture to be quite sufficient.
I bought a trio of 3 body butter from tj maxx. i was so excited as i love natural products. I tried this one first. It smelled ok. a little too sweet for me. It moisturized very well, not the best i've used but not the worst by far. However, it broke my highly sensitive skin into an icky, itchy rash. It was awful and took almost 2 weeks to go away. :( needless to say i will not be repurchasing.
To me, Guava is not the best scent that Korres offers. I think Quince is more feminine and more subtle. Jasmine is a beautiful fragrance that is very true to the actual smell of the flower. Guava is not very feminine to me and is almost unisex.
The formula is great like all the body butters. Since it is a body butter, it does take some work and rubbing to get it to sink into the skin. I have dry skin and these body butters make my skin feel as soft as a baby's bottom.
I wanted to like this but unfortunately the scent Guava turns into a overblown hot mess when combined with my body chemistry. Way way way too sweet and cloying. The formulation, a little on the thick side but easily spreadable but took too long to absorb and left a waxy, greasy feeling on my skin. Thankfully I got the small tube and I've passed that on to a friend (on whom the fragrance smells much better, lighter, cleaner, more sophisticated instead of the ugly overbearing sweetness on my skin).
I received this in a Sephora body lotion sampler and was impressed with this product. I expected a very fruity smelling lotion, but was surprised to find a more subtle fruit scent and a very thick, smooth texture. A small amount provides a lot of moisture. I think this is definitely a good choice for winter months when I want something a bit lighter smelling than my LUSH Dream Cream.
super greasy, though maybe if i didn't use it on my hands i wouldn't mind so much. takes a loooong time to soak in. doesn't smell like guava to me- i was expecting fruity, but this is a warmer, not crisp smell. will not buy again.