Monday, 27 May 2013

Welcome Back To Korres Kit from What's In My Handbag

This little kit is quite popular in the blogosphere, so I am sure that you are familiar with Korres and their products.

I was kindly sent the Welcome Back To Korres Kit* from WIMH (read more about them in my previous post here) and I was very excited to try it, until I found out that Korres are not as natural as they claim to be... (more at the end of the post)

The kit costs £15 (free delivery) and includes a full size lip butter, full size nail polish, two 50ml shower gels and two skincare samples (worth £27).

Korres Wild Rose Lip Butter (6ml)

I already had the Wild Rose Lip Butter in my stash, but it is always good to have a backup.
 It is a buttery lip balm, enriched with shea butter and rice wax - great for chapped lips. It is a deep rose/burgundy shade, with a nice shine and it feels very moisturising. 

Korres Nail Colour in Baby Pink (11ml)

New nail polished always excite me, especially if I haven't tried the formula before. Korres nail polishes are enriched with myrrh extract, oligoelements and Provitamin B5 for strong, healthy nails and don't contain nasty ingredients. Shade baby pink is a very pale milky pink, with a high shine finish. I needed two coats for a nice finish and the formula lasted on my nails for 3 days without chipping. I really like the colour and I might purchase some more in the future.

Korres Wild Rose Moisturising & Brightening Cream (2ml)
It is light, hydrating and leaves my skin feeling soft and plump.  It is suitable for normal to dry skin.

Korres Wild Rose Brightening & Line Smoothing Serum (2ml)
This serum is enriched with Vitamin C to brighten the skin and smooth fine lines. It is a lovely product, but I would need a full size bottle to see if it makes a difference.

Korres Guava  and Basil Lemon Showergels (50ml bottles)

The shower gels left me very confused. Korres claim to be a natural brand, but... they use SLS/SLES in their shower gels. I don't understand why, because it is a very nasty ingredient! 

Yes, it is a creamy-foam for everyday use with a lovely scent, but... it isn't suitable for all skin types and it doesn't offer a lasting moisturising effect. SLS isn't an ingredient suitable for sensitive skin and it leaves my skin very dry!

Overall, this kit is good value for money, but I am confused about the ingredients in Korres products. I would strongly advise you to read this post, written by Sarah to find out more about the ingredients used by this "natural brand". I will keep using my Korres  lip butters and makeup, but I will be more careful with checking the ingredients in the future. 

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  1. I was really disappointed to find SLS in their showergels, too - what a strange ingredient for a supposedly natural brand to use! It breaks my eczema out so badly, donating mine to the boyfriend as I just don't want to use it! Such a shame :(

    Jess xo

  2. Ahrg I do have mixed feelings about Korres..I like the fact that they put it there quiet clearly what a products contains or not contains and they do try to be a natural brand, unfortunately they don't try hard enough considering the ingredients they use..
    I bought an hair shampoo and hair conditioner and I will write a review soon about it, but thanks for sharing this :)

    Ila x

  3. I didn't even know Korres had nail polish! I may have to pick one up! :)

  4. i love those lip butters sooo much there amazing xoxo

    holly xoxo

  5. The nail polish looks like such a pretty, polished and understated pale pink. I like the glossy finish too. I have never used their shower gels but it seems you can't escape SLS/SLES these days!


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