Inspired by the long-lived Greek tradition of applying yoghurt onto sunburned skin, the development of the KORRES Yoghurt line took over three years and it still remains their global-first, as this was the first time edible yoghurt was incorporated into their cosmetic formula. Yoghurt, a natural source of lactose, proteins, minerals and vitamins, instantly hydrates and relieves dry skin areas.
Why yoghurt? It is a rich nourishing ingredient; it is an essential food supplement, integral to numerous European and Asian dietary traditions. In addition to its nutritional properties, yoghurt makes an excellent cosmetic ingredient due to its levels of lactose, proteins, minerals and vitamins, which help increase the moisture levels in dry, damaged skin and protects from the abuse of the elements. These ingredients ‘wrapped’ in yoghurt’s cooling, soft texture leaves dry skin areas moisturised and soothed. Yoghurt instantly refreshes the skin, providing ideal comfort.
I was curious about the Milk Proteins Foaming Cream Cleanser ($26.00) because as much as I try to stay away from harsh foaming cleansers, I absolutely love cream ones, so I was wondering how a fusion of the two would work, and I was happily surprised!
This cream-to-foam cleanser is nicely creamy once it comes out of the tube, and when you rub it between your hands with warm water, you get a rich and luxurious foam that feels so good on your face! This gentle cleanser removes make-up and everyday impurities for effective, soap-free cleansing that leaves skin feeling soft, but still, a bit tight - let's just say I could not skip moisturizer after use.
It is actually the first time I tried a moisturizing gel, so I had high hopes for the Instant Soothing Gel ($49.50), which claims to provide instant comfort to distressed dry skin.
The first time on my dry skin, I actually jumped in surprise because it made my skin sting so much! Fortunately, my skin calmed down after a few minutes, and when I applied the gel again the following morning, everything was OK this time - weird! While this gel does soothe and calm my dry and irritated skin, I did not notice any "light cooling effect" and while my skin did feel nourished and moisturized, it failed to completely relieve my very dry skin.
The Extra Moisturizing Body Butter ($33.00) is actually quite similar to the other body butters I have tried from KORRES (Basil Lemon and Fig). I'm still not sure I understand why these are called "butter" when they are described as "extra moisturising cream for dry skin". To me, a butter has to be very thick but melts in contact with the skin, so in this case, how is it possible to have a body butter in a tube?
It still has a nice texture, but it's really more of a cream to me. It's not the thickest cream I have used but it's decent, it moisturizes well and I quite enjoy the subtle and fresh scent. Because of my dry and itchy skin - damn you eczema! - I have to re-apply this body cream in the morning to ensure a proper level of moisture through the day, but even though I'm used to do so with most of my body products, I find it's a bit of a waste of product for the steep price.
KORRES Yoghurt products are especially great for dry and dehydrated skin and they are available at selected Shoppers Drug Mart and Sephora retailers nationwide.