Thursday, January 17, 2013

Product Review: Korres Body Butter

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten

Brand: Korres
Name: Body Butter
Size: 235 ml / 7.95 fl. oz.
Price: $33 CAD

Scent/Shade Tried: Fig

What it says in the press release:

"Smoothing and moisturizing cream for all over the body, ideal for dry elbows, heels and knees. Fig extract, rich in minerals and vitamins, revitalizes the appearance of skin, while toning and rejuvenating the skin. Shea butter and Quince extract have softening, moisturizing, and rejuvenating properties. Sunflower, Almond and Avocado oils nourish the skin, thus improving its elasticity and smoothness. Dermatologically tested"

To Purr About:
- lovely, subtle fig scent
- rich, thick body lotion moisturizes skin quickly
- absorbs at a decent rate
- not greasy or oily

Claws Out:

- scent is a little strong at first application
- a little expensive

Final Comments:

As many of my regular readers know, I'm extremely picky when it comes to lotions and creams. I require something that moisturizes very well (my skin tends to get very dry, especially during the cold weather) but also something that absorbs into my skin super quickly as I hate feeling greasy, oily or sticky.

At first, I wasn't sure if I'd be a fan of this Korres Body Butter. Body Butters, in general, and I don't get along since most of them, while being super moisturizing, are also super greasy and take forever to absorb. Plus, at first application, the fig scent of this lotion was pretty strong. Don't get me wrong, I love figs, but I also prefer unscented lotions.

After a few minutes though, I was totally won over. This butter actually absorbs quite nicely (slower than my favourite lotions, but much faster than almost every body butter I've tried) and the scent also fades to something much more subtle.

Afterwards, I was left with skin that was nicely moisturized, with just a hint of the light fig scent, which was nice.

The only thing that won't make this my everyday lotion is the price. At $33, it's a little pricier than my daily lotion, but it's definitely something that would be a treat for when my skin is extra dry, plus those trouble areas, like elbows, knees, etc.

Rating (out of 5):

Disclosure: A free sample of this product was received by Cinnamon Kitten


Victoria said...

I am okay with any scent as long as it is effective and provides a good feeling to my skin. I don't like the product too because it is truly greasy. It is uncomfortable to the skin.

Janelle Lee said...

It's important to put stuff on your skin that makes you feel comfortable. Victoria is correct, you can always stand the smell but the feeling you get when you smear it on your skin, that's something you won't be able to ignore.

Janelle said...

This sounds interesting. With cold weather fast approaching, I'll need some serious moisturizer. I don't think I have ever used a beauty product that smells like fig - sounds cool!

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