Friday 25 September 2015

Speed Review: Korres Wild Rose Exfoliating Cleanser

Despite knowing how popular some of their skincare is, I tend to think of Korres for the body care first & foremost. However, I recently found myself craving a wash-off cleanser so I reached for Korres Wild Rose Exfoliating Cleanser which has been in my "to try" box.

The packaging is in line with the effortlessly cool branding of Korres. Presented in a simple cardboard box, the packaging of the exfoliating cleanser is a matte tube with functional flip top. The design on the packaging makes a feature of the product description but the directions are also clear.

Korres Wild Rose Exfoliating Cleanser has a cream texture with small particles of natural ground rice seeds and cherry stones. Even though the particles don't look especially concentrated within the formula, they feel it when massaging into skin. It doesn't feel harsh but nor is it gently abrasive. This, together with the fact that the particles are from natural ingredients and therefore, irregularly shaped (which can cause damage to the skin's surface) means that I wouldn't recommend this for use by those with active breakouts and also feel that it gives slightly too effective an exfoliation for everyday use.

Those who dislike the scent of rose shouldn't be put off trying this product as I was personally unable to detect it. Korres Wild Rose Exfoliating Cleanser has a pleasant, delicate fragrance and there's something about it (possibly owing to the inclusion of ground rice seeds) which I found rather comforting.

The cleanser doesn't lather but it emulsifies into a milk. As it contains exfoliating particles, it inherently took a little more effort than usual to rinse away. An obvious downside is that it's not suitable for use around the delicate eye area so I had to use a separate eye makeup remover (I prefer the convenience of all-in-one products such as cleansing oils).

Following use, my skin was left feeling soft and smoothed but not tight or stripped. My skin tone noticeably appeared more even.

I was a little surprised to discover the price of Korres Wild Rose Exfoliating Cleanser & feel that it is slightly overpriced at £18 for 150ml as I was expecting something closer to the £10 mark. It's an average product, nothing special, but if you have normal, dry or mature skin & are looking for something new then this may be worth a look.

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