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.
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!
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 😛
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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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?
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 😛
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.
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.
must be the benzoic acid.. but hey, at least it gets rid of blemishes lol…
Sigh… too bad there were no blemishes on my body to get rid of hehe…
I would highly recommend you try out Kings & Queens shower gel. They have the most awesome shower gel scents, ever!
Sounds most intriguing! I’ll give these a look some day 🙂
Try Korres Lemon Basil shower gel. It smells of citrus with a slight sweetness, very refreshing. I just finished a bottle of that.
Thanks! Will give that a try if I feel up to it 🙂