Wild Rose Face and Eye Serum
The second ingredient in Wild Rose Face and Eye Serum is witch hazel water, a natural ingredient with some potentially irritating astringent components (though the water form of this plant is the least concerning in terms of irritation, witch hazel extract is more problematic, but skincare products without problem ingredients are obviously best).
Despite Korres claims of using natural ingredients, it's a bit surprising that this serum contains an abundance of synthetic ingredients. That's not bad, just an interesting side note.
This ends up being an OK serum for normal to oily or combination skin, though the inclusion of some fragrant plant extracts plus the aforementioned witch hazel makes this an iffy product to use around the eyes.
The formula contains some helpful antioxidants, including forms of vitamin C and rose hips oil, which is a natural source of vitamin C. That's nice but ultimately not enough to earn this serum a higher rating. See our list of Best Serums for preferred options for all skin types.
- Lightweight formula contains some good antioxidants.
- The witch hazel water poses a slight risk of irritation.
- Low amount of anti-aging ingredients relative to the fragrance.
Korres is a Greek cosmetics line that was started by Athens-based pharmacist George Korres and his chemist wife, Lena. From its humble beginnings with a natural cough syrup steeped in Greek tradition to a long series of herbal remedies using local ingredients, Korres eventually morphed into a line of skincare infused with natural ingredients, a strong pull for many cosmetic consumers.
A key difference for Korres is that many of the natural ingredients they use are chosen based on the principles of homeopathy, a form of alternative medicine involving the administration of various diluted herbal tinctures to improve diseases. Unfortunately, theres very little research-based support for homeopathy as it relates to great skincare.
Overall the Korres products are a fairly even mix of pros and cons. Many of their products are tricky for us to recommend, due to the frequent presence of fragrance (a problem for skin, whether it is natural or synthetically derived) and usage of jar packaging for several of their moisturizers.
For more information about Korres, visit www.korresusa.com or call 1-855-9KORRES.
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