KORRES Wild Rose + Vitamin C Skincare Review and Giveaway!

This was not my first introduction to the KORRES Wild Rose + Vitamin C line. I had already received a deluxe sample size of the Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial in one of my monthly subscription boxes and had fallen in love with it.
The KORRES Wild Rose line is built around the use of Wild Rose oil as a primary ingredient. Wild Rose oil is a natural source of vitamin C, which demonstrates the ability to reduce the look of fine lines and skin discolourations. It also helps prevent dryness by forming a protective film on the skin. The three products from the Wild Rose + Vitamin C lineup that I tested were the Daily Brightening and Refinishing Buff Cleanser, the Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial, and the Instant Brightening Eye Treatment.

The Daily Brightening and Refinishing Buff Cleanser ($31/150ml) is new to the Korres product range and is a really lovely cleanser that has a rich creamy feeling with gentle exfoliants. They are larger exfoliating particles from natural rice grain and cherry stone. It is gentle enough for daily use and it is the cleanser I keep in my shower for my morning routine. The cleanser includes sugar-citrus extracts blended with wild rose oil, which is a natural source of vitamin C. It is formulated to improve skin’s radiance and texture. Like all KORRES products it has a really handy table on the packaging that indicates what ingredients the products contains that may be of interest to people with particular skin care concerns.
The Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial ($62.50/1.35 oz) is something I already knew I loved from my previous testing with the deluxe sample I had. It is basically an overnight mask that requires no more effort than your usual application of night cream. It has a light texture that melts into the skin and works overnight using Korres Phos Compound to reveal brighter, more even-toned, radiant skin. It is composed of 95 percent natural content and is suitable for all skin types. I love how smooth and glowing my skin looks in the morning after using this treatment. I usually complete my evening skin care regime earlier in the evening and then a couple of hours later when heading to bed I apply the Sleeping Facial. The only concern I have had with this, that I did not experience when using the sample a several months prior, is that the fragrance stings my skin a little in areas that are a little oversensitive and raw from my use of a new retinoid treatment that I’ve added to my routine. As well as if my nose is a little sore from allergies. It is a lovely fragrance but I prefer my products unscented as fragrances tend to irritate my skin. Now I don’t see any perfumes listed in the ingredients but I am assuming it is one of the fragrant oils causing the irritation.
The Instant Brightening Eye Treatment ($45/0.51 oz) is also new and is one of my favourite products from Korres so far. It comes in great squeeze tube packaging and has a more fluid texture while still being incredibly rich and emollient. Wild rose oil (of course!) evens and brightens the skin around the eyes while a blend of yeast, ruscus, and horse chestnut extracts minimize the appearance of dark circles and wrinkles. The eye area is awakened with rose-gold toned optical brighteners. The effect is so subtle I don’t know how you would know it is rose-gold but regardless I love the effect and anything rose-gold!
Here is a photo that will hopefully provide you with some insight into the texture of the Korres Wild Rose products. They are displayed left to right; Daily Brightening & Refinishing Buff Cleanser, Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial, and Instant Brightening Eye Treatment.


To sum things up I am have been very pleased with the Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C products. My skin indeed looks brighter and more even toned and the hydration level has improved giving my skin a more supple and youthful appearance. Has it erased my wrinkles and discolouration? Of course not. There has, however, been an improvement. I would be more than happy continuing the use of these products and repurchasing were I not moving on to test more skincare. Ah the woes of a beauty bloggers’s skin being the subject of ongoing experiments.
If you are interested in seeing how these products work for you then I have great news! KORRES has been kind enough to make available a set of these three Wild Rose + Vitamin C skincare products for my readers. For your chance to win you must be a Canadian resident over the age of 18 and enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Contest runs until Thursday November 15th at 12:01 am EST.

The new Korres collection is available at select Shoppers Drug Mart and Sephora retailers nationwide.

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  • BooBooninja
    November 3, 2012 at 2:31 AM

    Wow! You have practically sold me on this. How strong is the wild rose scent? I tried one of the Korres serums (sera?) and found the scent extremely strong. I hope it’s not the case with this trio of goodies.

    • BooBooninja
      November 3, 2012 at 2:32 AM

      I apologize — I reread the last part of your review.

  • BooBooninja
    November 3, 2012 at 2:31 AM

    ps I love the new look!

  • Jessi M
    November 3, 2012 at 3:27 AM

    I subscribe via Bloglovin’! I have tried a few things form Korres. I really love their lip butter glazes (in the squeeze tubes) and their face primer.

  • Lisa B.
    November 3, 2012 at 5:16 AM

    kayley123 at yahoo dot com

  • Christl
    November 3, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Love the Korres scents!

  • Kirsten H.
    November 3, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    I’m following you through Bloglovin’! I’ve never tried any Korres products. 🙁

  • Sheila Chaffins
    November 3, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    I subscribe via email. I have never tried any products from Korres but I would love to!

  • Stephanie H.
    November 3, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    I follow via bloglovin’! I’ve tried the wild rose serum/ moisturizer and the Korres lip butters. I really love the scent of the wild rose line! I wish they made a body butter that smelled like it ( the rose body butter they have smells nothing like the ‘wild rose’ line). I love the Korres wild rose products and the lip butters (the ones in the pots) are not too bad either! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  • Glogirl
    November 3, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    I follow via Bloglovin’.
    I’ve never tried any Korres products but would love to!

  • SueSueper Sue
    November 3, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    I have not tried Korres products before. 🙂 I follow by email. 🙂

  • Iris
    November 3, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    I haven’t tried Korres products before but I wish to. I follow by email subscription. Thank you for the giveaway.

  • ginette4
    November 3, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    I’m an email subscriber and I haven’t tried Korres products

  • Cindy Aiton
    November 4, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    I follow you via bloglovin’ and email. I have not tried Korres products.

  • Sarah
    November 4, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    I follow you via Google Friend Connect (and I think on Bloglovin’ as well!). These products sell like crazy at my work! They smell lovely.

  • Christina
    November 5, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    I follow via email subscription!
    I’ve been a loyal fan of Korres lip products for quite a while.

  • OrangeLipstickBlog
    November 5, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    I subscribe with BlogLovin’! I haven’t been fortunate enough to try out any Korres products yet. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Wendy Kroy
    November 6, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Subscribe via email.

    I have tried Korres products before, and generally like the ingredients they use.

  • anne
    November 7, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    I have used many products by Korres …eyeliner , lip liner , lipsticks and their lengthening mascara …also , i have lip butter in jasmine and i love their perfumes …their quality is unique , colors and textures are different from other maistreet products , but this is what makes you want to try them …

    Kisses from Greece

  • Icequeen81
    November 10, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    For this one is a shame I life so far. Would love to use products with vitamine C and Rose for my skin

  • Leslie Marie Doser
    November 12, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    I follow you on BlogLoving…and will be signing up for emails once I am done here too!! -Leslie

  • Christina D
    November 12, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Follow via email subscription: christina(dot)dragan(at)hotmail(dot)com and I’ve tried the Korres lip butter in shade pomegranate. It’s daily tinted moisturizer. thank you for the opportunity, I’ve recently been curious about Korres skin care line.


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