Saturday, May 2, 2009

Korres Sugar Crystal cream review

I got this as a sample from one of my Sephora orders... and I'd have to say that it is NOT worth it!

Korres Sugar Crystal Cream

Product Description: The Sugar hydrating derivative works as a moisture magnet under low humidity conditions, complementing the action of the basic provitamin B5-vitamin F-Shea butter moisturising system. Vitamins A and C demonstrate significant repairing activity to fine lines and skin colour disorders, while in combination with vitamin E, they shield the skin from internal and external ageing factors. The Ginseng active extract improves skin tonicity and firmness, revealing a flowing complexion.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Sucrose Stearate, Cocoglycerides, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Isohexadecane, Hexyldecanol, Hexyldecyl Laurate, Sucrose Distearate, Cyclodextrin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Hibiscus Esculentus Seed Extract, Lactic Acid, Limonene, Linalool, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Panthenol, Parfum (Fragrance), PEG-8, Phenoxyethanol, Phytic Acid, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Potassium Sorbate, Saccharide Isomerate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum.

Pros: moisturizing, I guess...

Cons: the smell is OVERPOWERING! sticky, hard to smooth on, doesn't absorb, leaves a film on face, made my skin itchy.

What I thought about it: Idk how this stuff retails for ~$40. I'm glad I only got the sample. Like I mentioned, it is sticky and hard to apply and smooth on. I only used it at night once and it made my face itchy around my hairline and cheeks. The product did not absorb at all and the tacky film stayed on my face until the next morning when I washed it off. The worst part is the SMELL. It is so perfume-y and horribly strong. I suppose this cream is moisturizing overall, but the other aspects I mentioned about it just kill any usefulness it may have. Would NOT use this again, and the sample went straight to the trash. Such a shame, since I've heard good things about Korres' products.

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