Imagine this: getting a facial every night while you sleep, only you’re lying in a fragrant bed of roses. Sounds too good to be true, right? Leave it to Korres, the leading skin care line based in Greece to come up with the product that does it all: Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial. Started over two decades ago by a pharmacist, Korres’ goal has always been to use carefully sourced herbal ingredients. Greece is one of my favorite places in the world, and the natural beauty of Santorini is heart-stoppingly gorgeous. With over 5,000 varieties of plants and herbs, the Greeks have done their homework (centuries-worth!), discovering the medicinal value of their flora as natural healing remedies. I think that’s why I love using Korres — it’s like having a healthy Mediterranean diet for your skin.
I must admit I was a bit wary to try the cream since my skin can be sensitive (I’ll even peel with certain hypo-allergenic creams!), but I’m happy to report that this did not irritate my skin in the least, thanks to 15% Rose water which soothes the skin. Vitamin E, soybean oil, rosemary leaf extract, rose hip oil, and jojoba oil all work together to deliver moisturized, baby-soft skin. Wild Rose Extract is a natural source of Vitamin C, and is known to reduce appearance of fine lines and skin discolorations. Given the choice, I’ll take natural brighteners like Vitamin C over harsh chemicals any day! I recommend applying a thin layer on after washing your face with warm water, and I guarantee you won’t find it to be too greasy. Although my little freckles didn’t miraculously disappear, I did feel a certain glow in the morning, the kind you get when your skin is happy and you’ve gotten some beauty sleep.
Next up for Korres- how to put a Greek vacation in a jar. Hey, a girl can dream, right?