11 posts tagged "Korres"
OAK / ohk / n / 1. A deciduous or evergreen species of the genus Quercus that is native to the northern hemisphere; / n / 2. Planks and beams often used in the construction of buildings and boats for its strength and hardness; / n / 3. Tannin-rich wood that is resistant to insect and fungal attack; / n / 4. Barrels used to age wine and spirits; / n / 5. An antiseptic, astringent extract that helps to tighten the skin, shrink pores, and increase cell turnover for a more youthful appearance, e.g., “Oak nurtures the complexion so that it’s built to last.”
Try it: Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Foundation, $39, www.sephora.com.
Korres Lip Butters are the stuff of legend. The Greek apothecary turned international cult favorite for skincare and more recently makeup has nailed it in the tinted balm category with its shea butter and rice wax formula that imparts the perfect pop of color in seven different shades. In a bold move, the brand has now devoted its expertise to a new line of cheek butters that hit shelves next week. Available in Eros Coral, a dark rouge, Philia Rose, a mauve-y pink, and Chara Crimson, a deep mulberry, all three melt into the skin thanks to hefty amount of shea and the addition of vitamin C-rich guava extract. The buildable sheer finish lets you decide on the strength of your flush, but it’s the dewiness that will sell you. There’s no greasy aftermath—just a smooth hint of radiance-enhancing color.
25 each, available April 2012 at www.sephora.com.
Before there was acai and green tea, pomegranate was the exotic extract that the beauty industry was touting as the next big thing for remedying all of your skincare woes. But credit for the antioxidant-packed, Mediterranean fruit’s now global appeal really goes to Korres. The Greek pharmaceutical company harnessed the local crop’s free-radical fighting abilities way back in the early aughts and built a strong lineup of vitamin-charged products around it to boot (its pomegranate face cream has always been a personal favorite, but the pomegranate lip butter is also an old standby). The brand just expanded its pom wonderful offerings with a universally tinted, water-based, Mattifying Primer that minimizes pores and evens out skin tone almost on contact, as well as a purifying, gentle Toner that refreshes while wiping away any impurities. Both are laced with a hearty dose of the ruby superfruit, and offer up yet two more ways to get naturally glowing, healthy skin.
Love. Beauty. Even socialism—roses have come to symbolize a great many things over the years. But at Greek skincare brand Korres, the wild variety of the fragrant flower has always been synonymous with one thing only: glowing skin. Fans of the brand’s Wild Rose line are already enamored with its mask and moisturizer for their rose-derived hydrating and brightening properties, and now a new mineral foundation has sprouted up, using the flower’s skin-healthy extracts. The talc-free opaque powder has a broad-spectrum SPF 30, is both weightless and highly buildable, and, like its predecessors, is designed to brighten and revitalize the skin. The foundation’s formula boasts wild rose oil—which is packed with vitamin C for toning and smoothing—plus moisturizing linoleic acid, surface-buffing rose quartz extract, and microcirculation-boosting amethyst. Used all over the face for full coverage or just lightly dusted across the oilier T-zone area as a finishing agent, the loose pigment provides a silky, luminous finish that looks totally natural. It also somehow manages to camouflage fine lines and minor blemishes—a happy side effect.
Maria Cornejo is best known for her sculptural silhouettes and a fan club that includes MObama, but she also happens to be something of a beauty buff. The Chilean-born designer admits to having a soft spot for skincare and hair products from Fresh, Red Flower, Korres, and Frédéric Fekkai, which is likely what provoked her most recent collaboration with Beauty.com. Despite all of the pre-fashion week craziness, Cornejo found time to create a trio of travel cases for the online retailer’s ongoing designer bag series in an effort to better serve women who, like her, are on a quest to make their cosmetics comply with their busy lifestyles. Black mesh triangle and square satchels can be used alone or clipped onto a solid black circle case—which is lined in Cornejo’s signature Mad Shapes print and comes equipped with elastic supply straps for brushes, tools, etc. Utility aside, the gift set, which is free with orders of $100 or more, is packed with 16 product samples from brands like Origins, Caudalie, Phyto, and Borba, so you can have your Skin Balance Confections and eat them, too. Visit Beauty.com to get while the getting’s good.