|Korres Greek Yoghurt and Wild Rose Advanced Sleeping Facials|
Ease of use ranks quite high in my list of requirements for a skincare product, and if something involves a lot of steps I just keep putting off using it, eventually reaching the never-using-it stage. Overnight sleeping masks/facial cream are perfect for me because in most cases the instructions read "apply and go to sleep." 😛 I have been trying out two overnight creams by Korres - Korres Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial and the Korres Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial. Both of these are creamy masks and can be used just like a night cream. Made with 95% natural ingredients, these are free of silicone, petrolatum, mineral oil, parabens, propylene glycol, ethanolamines and are not tested on animals.
|Korres Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial ($48) at Sephora | korres.com|
Product sample provided for review
Korres Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial is meant for skin that needs a boost of moisture. It contains Greek Yoghurt extract that adds moisture to the skin and gives a smooth, even appearance to the skin. I have oily-combination skin that tends to get a bit dry during the winter months. I find this mask to be similar to a heavy cream - a little goes a long way with this product - but despite containing ingredients like beeswax in it, the mask absorbs easily into the skin, and I wake up to perfectly moisturized skin. It does a spectacular job of banishing any dry patches without causing any breakouts. I did notice a bit of skin sensitivity a couple of times over my cheek bones and nose while using this product, but it's not happened with every use, so I amn't sure if it's because of the mask or because of my skin just being sensitive those days. The Korres Greek Yoghurt Sleeping Facial seems like a good pick for those with normal-dry skin, and perhaps occasional use (when skin is feeling a bit drier than usual) for oily-combination skin types.
|Korres Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial ($48) at Sephora | korres.com|
Product sample provided for review
Korres Wild Rose Advanced Sleeping Facial targets uneven skin tone and works overnight to improve skin texture and luminosity. It contains wild rose oil and super C (stabilized fat soluble vitamin C with 10 times higher vitamin C absorption) for brightening and antiaging effects as well as rose water and Imperata cylindrica extract for hydration. The consistency of the Wild Rose Sleeping Facial - much like the Korres Greek Yoghurt mask - is like a night cream, though this feels lighter than the Greek Yoghurt mask. The cream glides on quite smoothly on the skin and absorbs readily into the skin, and I wake up to skin that looks brighter and healthier. I haven't had any breakouts or skin sensitivity with using this mask either. Overall, I do think the Korres Wild Rose mask is a better pick for normal-combination skin types and/or for those looking for an everyday brightening treatment.
|Ingredients: Korres Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial |
Korres Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial
Both the overnight sleeping facials - Wild Rose as well as Greek Yoghurt - leave a slight residue on the skin,with a silicone-like (they DO NOT contain silicone, though) feel to it that's more obvious in the Greek Yoghurt mask, and I think that's one reason why both these work great as overnight masks. Not only do they provide effective moisturizing and brightening ingredients, they also do a good job at creating a barrier to avoid skin getting dehydrated through the night. Each person's skin is unique, with different needs, but I find such masks to be more effective on my skin than gel-based sleeping masks that disappear into the skin. Depending on how my skin is feeling, I alternate between these two masks - the Korres Greek Yoghurt mask for days when my skin is feeling a bit dry and the Wild Rose brightening sleeping facial for regular days. The only downside I find to these facials is that both these products are quite strongly fragranced, and while I am quite tolerant of fragranced skincare products, I would have prefered the scent to be a little less strong. Overall though, two simple, effective, and supereasy to use products!