As I approach my (ahem) late 30s, I’m becoming more conscious of wrinkles. (Probably because they’re staring back at me during Zoom meetings!) That’s why when I was given the opportunity to try KORRES anti-aging skincare, I jumped at the chance to try the wild rose line that stands to turn back the hands of father time.

It’s All Greek to Me

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Laura Bennett

KORRES is a Grecian company founded by a pharmacist. Back in the ‘90s, Giorgos Korres decided to apply his knowledge of natural ingredients and their application in over 3,000 herbal remedies to a skincare line. What resulted are the most effective natural beauty products on the market that take both homeopathy and biological research into account.

KORRES’ Process

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Hand-picked and harvested with care, KORRES uses plants and flowers that have grown in the beautiful Balkan country for thousands of years. Five times purer than pharmaceutical-grade, KORRES’ water purification process allows its formulas to have as few preservatives as possible. More than 2,000 chemicals are left out of the process, which takes place in a lab located in the heart of Athens.

Natural Grecian Ingredients

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Laura Bennett

Traditional remedies rooted in ancient Greek homeopathic practices are the basis of every KORRES formula. KORRES leaves out parabens, microbeads, formaldehyde, mineral oil, phthalates, silicone, isothiazolinoges, propylene glycol, GMOs, synthetic colors, and nitro musk. Instead, the skincare company looks to botanicals to create natural plant-based beauty products.

Apothecary Wild Rose Skincare

White Pine: Improves wrinkles and age spots

Olympus Tea: Detoxifies skin of impurities and pollutants

Pomegranate: Battles breakouts and creates a poreless complexion

Greek Yoghurt: Soothes and calms sensitive skin

Wild Rose: Even skin tones, refines, and brightens

Black Pine: Firms and redefines facials contours

Golden Krocus: Restores volume and vitality

KORRES Wild Rose apothecary

What first struck me about the KORRES Apothecary Wild Rose line was that it sounds like Rose Apothecary, which Schitt’s Creek fans will recognize. According to our friend Wikipedia, “In ancient Greece, the rose was closely associated with the goddess Aphrodite. In the Iliad, Aphrodite protects the body of Hector using the ‘immortal oil of the rose’.” While they won’t make you immortal, KORRES' rose-based formulas can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Apothecary Wild Rose Petal Soft Cream Exfoliator

First, I tried the Apothecary Wild Rose Petal Soft Cream Exfoliator when getting ready for bed. The cream exfoliator buffed away my dead, dry skin, but was still gentle enough that I could use it every day. Rice grains and cherry powder act as natural exfoliants to remove impurities and minimize the look of pores. After washing my face with the Apothecary Wild Rose Petal Soft Cream Exfoliator my skin looked brighter, smoother, and dare I say radiant. I’m going to keep using this dermatologically tested face wash to keep my skin healthy and glowing.

Apothecary Wild Rose Night-Brightening Sleeping Facial

Hello, I am the prime candidate for KORRES Apothecary Wild Rose Night-Brightening Sleeping Facial, which targets tired, uneven, and dull skin. Powered by wild rose oil and vitamin C, the Apothecary Wild Rose Night-Brightening Sleeping Facial advertises itself as an “overnight facial in a jar.” Sign me up!

After using the Apothecary Wild Rose Petal Soft Cream Exfoliator, I dipped a finger into the soufflé-textured cream and spread the hydration all over my face and neck. Its floral scent reminded me of my childhood best friend’s mother, who must’ve worn rose-scented perfume. The next morning I woke up to softer skin. I don’t know how they did it, but my skin even seemed plumper?! The box says it’s from a rich source of fatty acids, but I think it may be magic.

Apothecary Wild Rose Brightening Absolute-Oil

Speaking of fatty acids, the wild rose oil in KORRES’ Apothecary Wild Rose Brightening Absolute-Oil is chock-full of ‘em, plus vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, so I was pretty pumped about spreading it all over my face. Especially because the bottle is so pretty with the little floating rose petals in it! Massaging the floral-scented oil into my thirsty skin felt oh so luxurious.

Apothecary Wild Rose 15% Vitamin C Spotless Serum

Vitamin C is all the rage in skincare right now. KORRES Apothecary Wild Rose 15% Vitamin C Spotless Serum minimizes discolorations of dull, dark spots that tend to crop up as we age. I must say, I was impressed with the way the powerful face serum made my complexion look luminous. Dark spots be gone!

Get Started with KORRES

KORRES Essentials Discovery Kit

While I totally recommend buying the Wild Rose collection for your mom, grandma, aunt, sister, friend, or yourself, KORRES also has a ton of other great products. Introduce yourself or a loved one to KORRES with the Essentials Discovery Kit. The five-piece set of Mediterranean skin essentials includes KORRES’ wildly popular Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser, Apothecary Wild Rose 15% Vitamin C Spotless Serum, Greek Yoghurt Probiotic Gel-cream, Golden Krocus Ageless Saffron Elixir, and the Apothecary Wild Rose Night-Brightening Sleeping Facial.

Transport yourself or someone you love to Greece with KORRES’ Passport to Greece Skincare Set. This limited edition holiday kit contains KORRES’ quintessential collagen-boosting Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser and Greek Yoghurt Probiotic Gel-Cream, brightening Apothecary Wild Rose Night-Brightening Sleeping Facial, and antioxidant-packed Pomegranate Triple-Dose Resurfacing Mask. PS, the hydrating all-natural Lip Butter balm makes a great stocking stuffer!

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