29 October 2010

Korres Quercetin & Oak Anti ageing Antiwrinkle Day Cream

What it is - A breakthrough face cream that captures the oak tree's secret to ageless beauty, for skin that looks younger by the day.

What it is formulated to do: Reset the age of your complexion with Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Antiwrinkle Day Cream SPF 10. This formula harnesses the power of natural extracts to fight wrinkles and sagging, and create younger, firmer, more elastic skin. Skin starts to look smoother and more youthful after just one application of this remarkably effective, corrective, and preventative complex.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petro-Chemicals
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan


Ingredients for Normal to Combination Skin: 
Water, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Octocrylene, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Behenyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Distarch Phosphate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Curcubita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Extract, Sucrose, Alanine, Amaranthus Cruentus Seed Extract, Arginine, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Citric Acid, Galactoarabinan, Glycerin, Glyceryl Oleate, Helianthus Annuus (Sun_ower) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Myrtus Communis Leaf Extract, Lecithin, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Mourera Fluviatilis Extract, Fragrance/Parfum, PCA, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Quercetin Caprylate, Quercus Robur Bark Extract, Serine, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Gluceptate, Threonine, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum. 

Packaging – Pump applicator jar.  Easy to use and the plain packaging is nice, it doesn’t look cheap just because it’s plain I think it looks classic.

Price - £36.00 from bathandunwind
Scent – I really love this scent.  It is very light but smells ever so slightly sweet which I am presuming is from the shea butter and seed oils although there is a fragrance low down on the list of ingredients.

Application/texture – I have the normal to combo skin version which is extremely light and silky.  Even though my skin is often quite dry this is adequately moisturising for day, especially as I wear my primer over the top.  I use two pumps and it rubs in smoothly over my whole face.  I would say this is even nicer and more silky to apply than my prior favourite day cream the Korres Materia Herba.
How does it behave immediately?  Immediately my skin looks moist but not oily and plumped and radiant. This is why I love applying it in the morning, as generally when I wake up I look like something out of a horror film.
How does it behave after prolonged use – the more I use this the better my skin looks, it works perfectly in conjunction with the primer to really give my skin a lovely glow and a soft smooth texture.  I can hands down say this is the best day cream I have ever used.  The best prior to this one was Korres Materia Herba which I do still love and recommend but this pips it to the post as my new fave just because it makes my skin look totally flawless (smug..moi)?

Would I purchase this? Oh hell yes!
Would I recommend you purchase this?
I would recommend you buy this, I really really would! I perhaps wouldn’t if you have acne as I have no knowledge of that type of skin so it would be silly for me to recommend you something, but if you have any other type of skin then yes I wholeheartedly recommend this.


  1. It sounds perfect:) I need it so much he-he!

  2. Hi Sarah :)
    It looks perfect for winter! Even though my skin is combination(in summer a little bit more oily and in winter quite dry) unfortunately with this weather can be very dehydrate... so this seems a good start to help my skin... again, another thing to my wish list!

  3. Hmm, I 've tried the one for drier skin types (even though it's completely wrong for me, as I have acne prone/combination skin) and it felt extremely thick on!
    I 'd love to have tried this version instead!
    And if you think that this was more than adequate in moisturising, then I 'm guessing that the dry version could be a little too much even for those with dry skin?!


  4. This sounds great. I'm particularly interested in the fact that you can get it for different skin types. A lot of anti-aging creams are to rich for my normal to combination skin and leave me greasy so that I can only use them at night. This sounds like I would actually be able to wear it as a day cream.

    Thanks for the review. I will be looking this one up next time I need a new face cream,
    MB x

  5. @Cheeky Beauty - well I am definitely in loove with it, I hope you are too if you buy it!

    @Anahi - it's definitely perfect for me xx

    @Tina - I am starting to think my skin is getting more normal vs being dry, as skin renews itself I think I am sort of healing it and making it less dry over time? If that makes any sense at all haha!

    @Jane I looooove love love it. Let me know if you want me to post you a sample x

  6. fab review ... def going to add this to my ever growing christmas list!



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