Korres Guava Shower Gel : Greek Guavas must smell like coconut

by Paris B on · 10 comments

in Bath & Body,Product Reviews

I remember Korres being sold here in Malaysia a few years back. I was at a warehouse sale once where I picked up some shampoo and I later found they were expired! The shampoo did not impress me bleh… Its gone from Malaysia now anyway.

review korres guava shower gel

So, when I read how popular the Korres Guava shower gel is, I picked up a bottle on one of my StrawberryNET.com purchases. Korres is a Greek brand and has a bit of a cult following.

I imagined that Guava would smell nice. I like the smell of Guava – I like eating it too 😀 But I’m afraid I did not like the Korres Guava shower gel.

Why did no one ever mention that it smells of coconut?!

I do not like the smell of coconut in anything – be it food or body products. Bah! Granted, they do say that it has a tropical scent but I’m really tired of anything with a “tropical scent” smelling of coconut 😛

As a shower gel, it does its job. Cleans your skin yet does not dry it out. I do believe however, that it is a little too abrasive for my hands. They are starting to peel and by now I realize that when the skin on my hands start to peel, its a sign there’s too much abrasive detergent in a product. I just realised that just these two weeks alone, I featured 3 products that made my hand react to the ingredients in them by drying out and peeling. One is a natural product, one is haircare and another is this. I don’t know what is the common factor that’s causing my problem and it drives me nuts!

korres guava shower gel ingredients

Pros: Cleans skin, Isn’t drying on body, Thick cream is lush

Cons: Too abrasive on my hands, Smells of coconut (a pro if you like coconut)

But coconut! How did a guava smell of coconut?!

At US$12.50 its not cheap. For something that smells of coconut 😛 Have you tried any Korres shower gels or other Korres products? Is there any you’d recommend? :) Perhaps I got a dud 😛

Paris B

Korres is not available in Malaysia at time of writing. I purchased this for US$12.50 online on StrawberryNET.com

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Juriana March 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Hey there! First time commenter here.

I’ve got the guava version of the lipbutter and its good! I treat it like lip medication, esp when I am not in the position to keep reapplying lipbalm cos one application will last a long time. I’m also a fan of the other Korres line Kings & Queens. I’ve always heard good reviews about Korres from the western parts so when I read this I’m thinking maybe the product doesn’t suit asian skin?


ParisB March 2, 2011 at 9:16 am

Thanks for sharing your experiences with the lip butter! I hear the whole Guava range is really popular :) I haven’t tried Kings & Queens but I’ve seen it here. Perhaps I’m just the odd one out for not liking this 😛


ALEXUTZA March 2, 2011 at 5:21 am

Most of the washing products out there are pretty strong for my hands too. They dry them so much, that they appear 10 years older that they are so I pick the ones with only one type of detergent and I see that Korres has 3 types plus Benzoic Acid that can be sensitizing for some people with sensitive skin.


ParisB March 2, 2011 at 9:19 am

Hey you could be right. I’m sensitive to a lot of detergents too and it bums me because I used to be fine before. These days I have to be pickier.


liping March 2, 2011 at 9:59 am

must be the benzoic acid.. but hey, at least it gets rid of blemishes lol…


ParisB March 2, 2011 at 10:16 am

Sigh… too bad there were no blemishes on my body to get rid of hehe…


Cas March 2, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I would highly recommend you try out Kings & Queens shower gel. They have the most awesome shower gel scents, ever!
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ParisB March 2, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Sounds most intriguing! I’ll give these a look some day :)


Vonvon March 4, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Try Korres Lemon Basil shower gel. It smells of citrus with a slight sweetness, very refreshing. I just finished a bottle of that.
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ParisB March 5, 2011 at 10:38 am

Thanks! Will give that a try if I feel up to it :)


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