Review: Korres Wild Rose Moisturising and Brightening Cream
Okay, so I have a confession to make, something I know a lot of people will disagree with me on, but here it goes. I love fragrance in my skincare. There. I said it. I know a lot of die-hard skincare junkies avoid it like the plague, and I know a lot of Dermatologists and Aestheticians would agree with them. But for me, half the joy of skincare is in the experience of using it. The scent, the texture, the instant feeling on the skin, the packaging even. Shallow, I know, but it takes a lot for a product with no scent to really win me over. The experience as a whole is what makes me continuously reach for a product.
If you really aren’t a fan of scented skincare this might be your cue to stop reading. And if you especially don’t like rose scented products you should probably tap out now because this is a rosy, rose garden of roses in a little red jar… so even the packaging is giving off #rosevibes
What Makes It Special:
Despite being a light formula that is quick to absorb in, this creamy moisturiser leaves my skin hydrated and soft. It contains Vitamin C which is an ingredient that my skin doesn’t always love, however, in this particular product it doesn’t give me any issues. That could be because it is a low percentage or because of the form of Vitamin C but either way, I get a good glow without any of the usual (for me) side effects.
Why I Like It:
As I think I mentioned above, I love a scented product. But whether it’s candles, perfumes, or body products, rose can be a tricky one to get right. When it’s done well it’s fresh; floral, delicate, almost wet in smell. Like a genuine rose in the garden after a Spring rain, only amplified. But when it misses the mark it can smell old; dusty, synthetic, and powdery. The Korres Wild Rose Moisturising Cream really delivers the goods with a natural and botanical hit of fresh rose.
I prefer to use this overnight as a night-time moisturiser but sometimes I use it in the morning too, mostly because it gives such a great glow the morning after applying and really does seem to brighten up my skin. I tend to reach for this when I feel like my skin is looking a bit dull or I have something on the next day that I want some extra glow for. The delicate rose scent lingers for a while, nothing offensive, but if scented products aren’t for you, I’d recommend picking something else (the Murad Hydro-Dynamic Moisturiser for example).
What I Don’t Like About It:
I love it all. The product, the fragrance (did I mention that already?), and even the packaging (solid glass jar with a ribbed lid, perfect for easy removal with slippery, product-covered fingers).
I apply this after any serums I’m using, as my last step in my evening routine. The Korres Wild Rose Moisturising Cream also plays really nicely mixed with other products, like serums and oils, and one of my favourite combos over the past few years has been this moisturiser with a couple of drops of the Odacite Pomegranate Rose Geranium Serum Concentrate. Together, those two products are a hydration and glow dream team, however, I wouldn’t say this cream needs an oil over top.
Help fight the appearance of fine lines and repair skin discoloration – brightens my overall complexion, but I wouldn’t go so far as to say it would help discoloration or pigmentation.
Absorbs excess oil in the skin – gives a glow without excess shine but I wouldn’t say it actively absorbs oil
Water, Titanium Dioxide [Ci 77891], Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Disiloxane, Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isohexadecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides [Ci 77492], Boron Nitride, Jojoba Esters, Magnesium Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Squalane, Methicone, Disodium Edta, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Methylparaben, Iron Oxides [Ci 77491], Propylparaben, Iron Oxides [Ci 77499], Tocopheryl Acetate, Lauryl Pca, Ppg-15 Stearyl Ether, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate.
40ml – $58
I think this is my third tub of Korres Wild Rose Moisturising and Brightening Cream over the years, and I do really love it. Despite it not being something I reach for every day I do enjoy having it on hand for evenings when I feel like something light but hydrating, or I feel like I need some extra glow in my skin.