Korres Wild Rose Makeup Melter Cleansing Oil


Wild Rose Makeup Melter Cleansing Oil

5.07 fl. oz. for $ 36.00
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Korres’ Wild Rose Makeup Melter Cleansing Oil is a highly fragrant cleansing oil that’s better left on the shelf.

This cleanser comes in a clear plastic bottle so you can better see the dried rose petals floating through its solution. These rose petals add nothing to the formula, they just create an interesting, Instagram-worthy visual that reinforces that product’s name.

Though this contains multiple oils (rice bran, sweet almond, sunflower, rosehip, and jojoba), it’s not overly greasy; however, the formula is definitely best for those with normal to dry skin – if you have oily or  combination skin this will be too emollient.

We found it did a good job removing dirt, oil, and makeup, but it wasn’t as adept at removing waterproof makeup (a separate makeup remover was needed). It rinsed cleanly while still leaving skin feeling softer and smoother. As claimed, it contains a form of vitamin C, though that benefit is largely squandered because this is rinsed quickly from skin.

While those are good aspects, this cleansing oil contains more fragrance than most of those beneficial oils. Fragrance, even in a rinse-off product, puts skin at risk for irritation (eyes, too, if you’re using it in the eye area, like you would a cleanser).

Also problematic is that the aforementioned dried rose petals at the bottom of the bottle are actually dispensed into the oil, so they end up on skin and feel scratchy. That puts skin more at risk, not to mention the potential of getting rose particles in your eyes!

It’s best to skip this one, buy fresh flowers at your local market, and choose another cleansing oil that avoids these issues from our list of best cleansers.

  • Effectively removes dirt, oil, and makeup.
  • Leaves skin feeling softer and smoother.
  • A separate makeup remover is required to completely remove waterproof makeup.
  • Contains fragrance, which puts skin at risk for irritation.
  • Rough dried rose particles can scratch skin, putting it at additional risk for irritation.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

A gentle, weightless, face cleansing oil with real Rose petals to effectively melt away makeup – even water proof – and impurities. Powered by Super Vitamin C that absorbs 1000% more than pure ascorbic acid and helps to even skin tone for a smooth, radiant complexion.

Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isoamyl Laurate, Caprylic/Caprictriglyceride,C13-15 Alkane, Triethylhexanoin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquioleate, Parfum/Fragrance, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Rosa Gallica Flower Powder, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol.

Korres At-A-Glance


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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