Korres • Quercetin and Oak Antiageing Antiwrinkle Day Cream Normal/Combination • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Why does this have such a low rating?! I switched over to this cream as soon as the snow started melting because my skin does a total 180 winter-tight and dry everywhere, spring/summer-very oily t-zone & normal most everywhere else. The search is over, I've found my new moisturizer!
It's much lighter than the creams I usually use (it's more of a lotion consistency), and one pump is enough for my face and neck. It moisturizes perfectly, I found it feeling very light on my face and didn't give me a major oily feeling that I'm used to (I use a lot of blotting sheets normally). I really love this moisturizer. I actually really like the smell, its earthy instead of the perfumey smells a lot of brands put out.
I love that Korres also puts on the packaging how much of the product is natural (this one is around 96% which is amazing).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am so baffled by the negative reviews on this product. I love it. I tried a sample and was hooked. It has this perfect consistency of a mixture of serum and lotion that mattifies my skin but with an even tone and no dry/flakies. It has a weird grey color granted, but it feels amazing on my skin and I can immediately feel it calming down my skin. It really provides the perfect canvas for my face powder and I have started to skip primer which may go back to Sephora because its just so irrelevant in my routine now that I have this lotion in my arsenal. It has really made my skin more even, less red, less pimply, and it feels heavenly. I used Korres rose serum for a while and liked that as well but I think this may beat that as well. I've also liked boscia willow bark and botanical blast, murad oil free mattifying lotion among others but I have to say this blows them all out of the park. It doesnt have spf but i dont mind because that way I'm okay with putting it on at night (i find that spf products generally make me break out if I put them on at night not sure why maybe its just the chemical sunblocks in them). I also dont mind the lack of spf because my face powder has spf in it. Overall I love this and would totally repurchase. I plan on buying some for my mom as a present I expect she will love it too. I think it would work for any age of skin and would give you benefits regardless. I did find it a little pricey for Korres (the lotion was around 50 I believe, the serum is 60+). However for the results I will def take the plunge again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
Sephora gave me a sample of the version for dry skin, and it was the only moisturizer I've ever used that made a visible difference in my skin. It reduced redness and gave me a nice, dewy look.
I don't have dry skin, so when purchasing I went for the normal/combination version. It's perfectly adequate as a moisturizer, but I don't find that it has the same effect on my skin as the dry version. It leaves my skin soft, without being heavy. I don't notice the smell (note: I collect perfume and am sensitive to scent; this one doesn't bother me or even rise to the level of notice).
Unlike other moisturizers, it doesn't make me break out, yet still leaves my skin feeling moisturized, so I'm giving it a four. I do wish it had a bit more moisture, and did more for redness; if I buy more I'll probably buy the version for dry skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really did like the idea of this product! I took home a sample from Sephora and went back to buy the bottle. I didn't mind the smell so much, but I liked the cream. I used just as directed during my normal skincare routine. I was probably a good halfway through the bottle, when my skin would started to sting when I would apply this stuff! At first I wasn't sure, but I cut it out of my routine and noticed that this was the culprit item! I was sad that this cream ended up not working for me. Hopefully others have a better experience with this!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown, Curly Eyes: Brown
Thanks for the sample Sephora! I'll never buy this product. I put it on the other night and immediately had to take it off. The odor is awful. I don't care if it's the fountain of youth, I couldn't stand the smell.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I had my doubts after just a few days of use and I should have returned to product to Sephora. I have always had clear skin and usually my complexion is borderline dry in the winter however I felt that with summer approaching I should invest in a normal/ combo to avoid any summer time blackheads. After just a few days, my skin broke out, which is really bizarre, and I could hardly use more than a pea size drop which is a challenge as controlling the pump for an exact amount is not easy. I kept trying, as I do LOVE the Korres Anti-Aging Primer which did take my skin a few weeks to adapt to using. It does not feel like it moisturizes; it feels and looks oily and greasy. A high quality moisturizer should be noncomedogenic while still offering results. I usually buy Caudalie and even though it's a bit pricier it is definitely worth it! If I remember correctly from my days from high school, Clinique and Oil of Olay were better than this!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I am almost finished with my bottle, so now's the time for a review. I recently turned 30 and I don't have any noticeable wrinkles - just a few very fine lines around my eyes. I am mostly interested in preventative maintenance and I would describe my skin as combination and not particularly sensitive. I like this cream quite a bit, but I feel like it's just a little heavy for day. It's definitely moisturizing and my skin glows a little more than it did before. My skin feels softer and the tone is a little more even. I would have repurchased this, but I noticed they offer a Quercetin & Oak Serum, so I think I will switch over to that one. The ingredients are similar, but it will be a little lighter.
One small complaint - the pump bottle packaging is nice at first. I like the clean look and the heavy glass...but this is about finished and because the cream is so thick, I feel like a good 10% or so is going to end up stuck in the bottom of the bottle. Turning it upside down doesn't help much. The tube on the pump doesn't quite reach the bottom.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is a pleasantly scented cream in a dark brown glass pump bottle, with sunscreen chemicals on the ingredients label, but no spf listed on it. That confusing tidbit aside, this was not very cosmetically elegant. It felt heavy and waxy, and never really seemed to penetrate my skin. It did moisturize, but left my recently zit free skin with a few new clogs. I have normal, slightly combo skin which has been hormonal acne free for almost a year. I'm not sure what type of skin this would be good for, so I cannot recommend.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I tried this at Sephora today, the Sales Associated said this would work good on my skin type and concerns, I wanted a moisturizer that was reasonably priced for about 1.7 oz and was from a natural line, he said this one was the best out of the selection they had 1.69oz for 48$. It moisturized my face very nicely and didn't feel uncomfortable too heavy or greasy.I have Combo skin so this is targeted to that skin type,I am going to use it for a week and see the results.I have been looking at this line for sometime now here is my opportunity to try it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I am really not a fan of this cream. I got a very generous sample of this at Sephora, along with the night version, and I applied on the days where my normal skin felt drier. I actually found that this made my face feels less smooth and sort of greasy and oily. I think it's just too heavy and thick for my type of skin and I would not buy this product. I think if you have the right skin type, this might be great. I also think this is probably better for more mature skins (I'm only 29) and I just didn't like the texture. It felt like oil and water as opposed to a quality moisturizer. I love that Korres is a natural line but I haven't had any luck with any of their products so far.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I've been using this product for nearly 3 weeks. I really like it. I saw mild results right away. My makeup went on beautifully and stayed put all day. It's not a primer but works better than any primer I've used. It does provide moisture but not enough to make my face greasy. After 3 weeks, I'm starting to see a real change in my skin. Fine lines are softening and my overall texture and appearance is smoother and brighter. I think it may have even faded some old dark spots left by nasty blemishes. A stranger approached me to tell me that I have beautiful skin. That's a first. I will definitely repurchase!
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I didn't like the version with SPF for normal-dry skin, but this one is rather good, I think. It doesn't have the SPF's problems with greasy feeling or making your makeup look orange; instead, it's a perfectly straightforward, nicely-moisturizing (but not greasy) formulation that contains their incredibly powerful botanical. Between the quercetin and the oak, something in here does good things for the skin. It's not a hyper-moisturizing formula, so it's great for any season but winter (and if you're oily, I would imagine it would be perfect for winter); however, there is no question it does the job where moisture is concerned. I think it balances the skin, which is perfect for combo people. If you're looking to follow the advice that you should give your skin a little moisture in order to stop it from overcompensating and becoming an oil slick, I think this would be great for that purpose, since it's really neither too little nor too much.
It is supposed to be an antiaging cream of some sort, and they have some pretty interesting claims on that involving some guy with a Nobel Prize. It sounds hype-y, but I definitely think this does something where wrinkles are concerned. I have used various Quercetin and Oak formulations (this and the other day cream) pretty consistently for a couple of months, and I think they've softened my fine lines (which sadly I do have, even though I'm young, because my lifestyle is terrible.) I definitely don't think most anti-aging products I've tried have made any difference on fine lines, but this has, in addition to providing the right level of moisture. No miracles here, but solid enough evidence of real progress that I'm going to keep going with these products.
The packaging is nice (pump bottle), and I also like that they aren't colossally expensive. You'll pay more than the drugstore but less than designer brands with Korres, and I think that's about right for a good product.
This lotion (it is more of a lotion, albeit a thick one, than a cream) smells sort of exactly like yogurt raisins. It's not my favorite at all, but I think most people would not be bothered, unlike with the herbal scents which can be a turnoff.
I think that at the very least this is keeping my skin from getting worse/more wrinkled, which is more than I can say with most products. This line is definitely worth a try, and they have lots of different formulas with it (night cream, oil-absorber etc.), so you're certain to find one you like.