Korres • Wild Rose Brightening Serum • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
After running out of Cliniques "Even Better" moisturizer for oily + combo skin I decided to try this as a daily moisturizer. I was told the brightening component would help with my acne scares and it certainly has. I notice the hyperpigmentation has faded on my cheeks, but not as quickly as it did with Cliniques moisturizer. The smell is lovely, and it gives significant moisture for my super oily skin during the winter. I would give it a four out of five if it did anything for around my eyes. Sadly it doesn't, and I need to use an eye cream for moisture. Also it doesn't help brighten any of the dark circles. I think it's a nice product, there is better out there, but for the price it's nice. I wouldn't repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I got a sample of this serum. Consistency is typical for a serum, quite liquidy. The scent is strong at first but doesn't linger long. Seems to hydrate but what I absolutely can't stand is the greasy look post application. Fades after awhile but until then it's unbearably unpleasant for me...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I added this to my skincare routine 2 months ago & already love it enough to write a review!
Im always super skeptical towards product claims, & this is no exception...but it works well. My skin appears a little brighter and fresher, & the density has improved. Usually everything makes me break out but not this, which is awesome :-)
For reference, Im a dry/combination NW15 & use this serum in the morning, underneath a miosturizer
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
First of all,I should talk about my skin type: moderately oily, prone to hormone and stress related acne, fair and thin enough for every little problem to turn into an obvious deep red spot that stays there for weeks. It doesn't help at all that I am unfortunately a compulsive picker, when facing stressful situations. One of my constant and ongoing challenges is to keep my skin clear of imperfections, even small ones, as, for the reasons above, the smallest little pimple can escalate into a red mark on me.
So this product here was not exactly first on my wishlist, even though it's designed exactly for my age (I'm 29). I'm usually oriented towards products that promise to keep skin matte and acne at bay. However it came as part of a Korres kit that was on sale, so there was no reason not to try it.
I don't think I've ever been more pleasantly surprised with a skincare product. Within the first week of using it (once a day, along with my normal cleanser and anti-acne lotion from La Roche Posay) my skin started to clear up impressively. At first I thought I was just going through a good hormone period. But the effect continued. Then I assumed it was because of another cream I had a sample of that I had started using. But eventually I finished the sample, and my skin was improving instead of going back. I finally figured it was this serum. Of course my skin also looks more glowy and smooth, but for me this comes with clear skin anyway. I've been using this for about 40 days now, and I have no intention to stop. I have the clearest skin I've had in ages and I'm really pleased with that.
Also I should add it's very convenient to me, as you don't need a seperate eye cream with this; it works very well as one.
It is an expensive product of course, even though I have managed to get it for relatively cheap until now (purchased the same kit again just for this serum, gave the rest of the contents away). But when the times comes that I have to pay full price for this, I'll be more than willing to. I would recommend this to anyone, at least in my age group.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Had a bad reaction to it. Tried it three separate times over the course of 6 months, each time the itchy red bump would appear sooner.
Pros: nice fragrance, not too matte/not too shiny.
Con: sensitive skin types beware.
Really wanted to like this, but didn't work out for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Unfortunately, I didn't see any change in my sun damage or acne scarring. I used this every evening until the bottle was gone and it was ineffective. I gave it two stars because it didn't cause any acne flare-ups and worked well as a basic nighttime moisturizer.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
For a brightening serum, I didn't experience much brightening at all. On the plus side, this serum has a nice texture, not heavily siliconed or runny; it sinks in quickly and didn't break me out. It comes in a sturdy plastic pump bottle that's opaque to protect the ingredients. However, it has a very strong old lady rose smell and it's expensive for what it is and what it does. If you just want some highly fragranced moisture, this might be for you. But don't expect miracles.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
I adore this product. I have dry, incredibly sensitive skin and mild to moderate rosacea. This is a quick and effective way to calm my face down after a shower, or a stressful day. Within minutes, the flush has gone, and my skin feels hydrated without feeling heavy. Rosaceans, the Wild Rose line is great for us girls who need a shot of Vitamin C, as this helps soothe and protect our skin barriers. The scent is delicate, subtle, and pretty, and has not irritated my face whatsoever. I do think it makes my skin brighter when I use it. I feel it's a nourishing, appearance enhancing serum. My other favorite way to use it is as a primer beneath my makeup.
I have detracted one lippie because of the cost; $41 for 1.01 oz is steep! However, the only skin product that works even better on my skin is Chantecaille's Jasmine and Lily Healing Mask, which costs a whopping $79 for 1.7 oz. (It's amazing; I snagged a sample tube on eBay for something ridiculous like $13, lol.) As of right now, the Korres is more affordable for me!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Korres -Wild Rose Brightening Serum
My skin type is normal, if I don't take care of it can be dry.
Truthfully I already have a serum that I'm thrilled with (see my review on Image Skin Care Ormedic Serum) but as it was in the Korres Wild Rose kit that I purchased, I tried it out.
Here's my review:
Texture: Thin in consistency and runny. I really prefer a more substantial 'weight' to a serum.
Finish: Skin does feel dewy.
Performance: I used at night. I didn't see an brightening.
Application: Absorbs well, moisturizing but not heavy. Smooths easily over skin. Of course, I apply with fingers.
Packaging: I bought this in a Korres Wild Rose kit, so it was a small plastic tube. For serums, I prefer a glass bottle with a dropper for application, but again this is runny so it would not work with that sort of packaging.
Odor: I think saying it is 'Wild Rose' is deceiving, as with the other products in this line, I was expecting it to smell like a real rose (such as in rose water which you can get at ethnic stores) It does have a scent difficult to describe. While the scent isn't offensive, it isn't one I enjoy smelling.
Cost: Middle to high end.
My rating scale is: EXCELLENT, GOOD, FAIR AND POOR
Overall rating for this product: FAIR. I think this is a decent serum, but there are ones that are far better in the same price point. Good for normal skins, I think dry or very dry would definitely need something more substantial.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I tried this at a drug mart store i go to i was shocked that they carry this.. they only carry a few korres products (like showgels, this serum, body butters and thats about it) i LOVE the smell and i really want to buy this !! i will wait until i go to sephora !
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I used this after using Caudalie's vinoperfect radiance serum and I am unsatisfied. The serum is not as effective in boosting radiance nor lightening acne scars. Yes, it does boost radiance, but not by much. This is a good serum for somebody who doesn't have challenges with hyper-pigmentation and wants a basic serum to slightly enhance their complexion.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I actually really loved this serum when I first bought it and finished an entire bottle which is highly unusual for a finicky and undevoted shopper of skincare. I used it mixed in with my Murad oil free sunscreen which can be quite thick but works very well for my oily skin and this serum helped it sink in. I also use it on alternate nights between retinA and it has really kept my skin texture great--in winter and spring at least I noticed that it kept my skin smooth and glowy, and I absolutely loved it being light, easiily absorbed, and relatively cheap compared to other skincare remedies like La Mer (that said some find it expensive as per other reviews).
However now that summer has hit and perhaps also worse eating habits, less sleep and more stress, I find that this serum has sort of plateued in that it doesn't increase my skin's brightness anymore. Maybe its just a matter of my skin getting used to it? I'm not sure what it is, but I've been able to stick to my DDF cleanser and retinA for years now because they work so well, and was hoping this could be another staple. Maybe it will be a seasonal staple--in winter and spring perhaps. I have to admit though that I am moving onto something else replacing this during the summer, will try again in winter and see if it helps.
Oh and another bonus of this serum is that it can be used as an eye gel as well and I really love how light it is and that it does take care of some undereye darkness, which I wasnt at all expecting given that its a skin serum (although the box does say it can be an eye serum as well).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I received a sample of this from Sephora. I tried it after my cleaning routine and before I put on my moisturizer. It went on smoothly and I really liked the smell. It was a little bit tacky but dried quickly and my skin felt good. After about an hour, however, my skin started to feel hot and itchy and it was bright pink. Clearly my skin dod not agree with one of the ingredients in this and I've not tried it again. Allergic reaction aside though, I don't know if I could justify something this expensive. You still need a cleanser and a moisturizer....why bother?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I use the entire wild rose line, so I should admit that it is hard to distinguish exactly which product is doing what. I can say that I am very happy with the results I have gotten from this entire line but will try to explain what I think about this product specifically:
I have dry, dull skin that is also acne prone. I use this every morning after washing my face with pro activ and before using the wild rose moisturizer.
- No break outs! I was terrified that using a serum would make my skin go crazy since I am acne prone but have not had any break outs since using this (except random stress related pimples)
- Really helped brighten my skin tone (I have received comments/compliments)
- My acne scars and hyper pigmentation spots have improved. It is nothing dramatic or epic but just genuine small improvements and that is enough for me. I have been using almost 3 months.
- Feels nice and luxurious going on- especially after exfoliating.
- The bottle is very sanitary and not messy at all
- It is nice to support a smallish company that is based in a country that is experiencing some financial difficulties.
- Not enough moisture to use alone if you have dry skin. I use it before moisturizer and am ok with that but I know that might be a con for some people. If you have oily skin, this might be enough though
- On the same note as above, it is not particularly "softening" to the skin
- Expensive. At $40 a bottle, it is a bit expensive, but much more affordable if you can get in one of the regimen kits.
I think it is a great product and definitely something worth trying if you are looking to brighten your skin tone, especially if you can find one of those wild rose regimen kits.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is going into the no pile along with the yogurt cream. I bought both at the beginning of the year to kick off a new skin care routine. I wish I could say this serum lived up to my expectations, but it didn't. I liked the smell and the texture wasn't awful, a little tacky but it's easier to apply to a slightly damp face. I used it night and day and to its merit it did work as a daytime moisturizer on its own.
For reference I have an oily t-zone that's prone to dehydration and normal cheeks. I used 4 pumps and that was enough for my neck and face. I kept waiting and waiting to see brighter skin, but it just didn't happen for me. I suppose if you're looking for a more natural serum that does hydrate well this would do but if you're looking for brightening properties I'd keep looking. At $38 for 30 ml I don't really think it's worth the money. I've since switched to Naruko serums that offer you as much product for half the price and are less sticky. I'm not totally closed off to trying more Korres products in the future, but I will skip their skin care and probably try the makeup and body products. No repurchase for me. :( At least the packaging isn't bad and the boxes are pretty.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Dark Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am so very disappointed with this product. I really did give it a try. Well, one day I sauntered into a Sephora store, as I do from time to time. My focus was on finding natural anti-aging products. So, the sales associate suggested this product to me, along with the Korres Quicetrin (sp?) Oak day and night creme. I tried all 3. I used the serum religiously, but I never saw any results. I came on here and went to the Sephora website to read the reviews and everyone was raving about this serum, so I purchased another one. After I finished my second bottle, I still saw nothing. I bought another one, thinking maybe it just needs time to work since it is all natural. Well, approaching the ending of my third bottle and over a year later, my skin is still the blotchy mess it was the day I tried this. So, I am returning it and moving on. It didn't work for me at all, so I really don't get the high reviews. I suppose it works differently on different people. :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I received this product as part of the Wild Rose Regimen Kit and I have to say I liked it, but it didn't blow me away. The texture is thin but substantial and dries into the skin very well, no greasiness. I applied it am and pm after cleanser and before the Wild Rose Cream. I like that it's natural and I didn't break out whatsoever during use but the product showed no visible brightening results which was a real bummer.I was especially disappointed because I'd been using the whole system and not just the serum. Overall it did improve my skin's texture which was impressive because those results were great but because it didn't do what the product claimed for me I give it a three. I won't buy it again because the results I did experience were nothing that I haven't experienced before with less expensive products.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
If you're looking for a brightening serum, this certainly does the job. I have dry skin, and it works like a charm for nightly routine practice. It absorbs quicky and works great under my moisterizer. I don't think it can multi-task as a moisterizer as well, but it might be the case for my really dry skin.
I bought this with the wild rose set too, and I didn't expect to like this product. It just happened to be in the set, but I am quite happy with my purchase and will repurchase probably.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I love this stuff. If you have a portable steamer try this out:
apply a thin layer of the serum to face and neck, then use gause strips that have been soaking on water and lay them over the face (obv. Avoiding eyes) relax under the steamer for 10-15 mins.
Once I'm done that I take off the gause and put on my mask (which I leave on about 30 mins-hr.. I left it completely dry)
after taking that off ill pop on a primer (like tartes silicone free) and hit the bed.
The primer makes me feel as though I'm locking all that hydration in rather than losing it to my pillows.
This mini treatment makes my skin feel soft and supple without breaking out!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this in the Wild Rose set and I was skeptical about this product. I usually don't spend over 25 dollars on one product unless I'm abosolutely sure that it would be a HG product. The smell is a little bit offending but it goes away in about 5-10 minutes prior to application. It really did brighten my complexion and I noticed less redness on my face. I will not repurchase because I feel as if the tude I have now will last me for a while.