Korres | Pomegranate Moisturising Cream-Gel
This is a lightweight cream-gel for combination/oily skin types, so if you have normal to dry skin I say take a look at the Wilde Rose 24-H Moisture Cream, which also has one for combination types. But I wanted to try this one based on the ingredients. The main active ingredient in this one is pomegranate which we all know is a super fruit; high in antioxidants and rich in Vitamins A, C & E. It combines that with pro-vitamin B5, Avocado and Salicylic acid. All of these things are great for keeping the skin young but also proved to be great for acneic skin types.
EDIT 2018: This moisturizer has since this review changed appearance. It now comes in a pink jar and is now called “Balancing Cream-Gel Moisturiser”. The formula is the same though.
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It’s 82.3% natural, without any parabens, mineral oil, silicones and such. It has a very nice but light scent, which I like. As the name suggests, it has the consistency of a gel and cream. At first of applying it you will think it’s a bit greasy, but wait a minute or two for it to sink in, after a while, it will leave a matte and hydrated face that will somewhat last all day long. But if you’re very oily I would recommend another cream or use it together with the Clearing Mattifier from Dermalogica which is truly great for oily and acneic skin.
I always prefer a pump, but sure glass jars, especially purple ones, feels somewhat expensive and I kind of like it. The thing that pulls me to Korres isn’t just that they try to make products above 50% natural, but their esthetics. As a graphic designer I judge the book by it’s cover and when I look at this jar I feel as it will add to my bathroom decor. Yes, I’m that ridiculous, but I think we all do it in some way. So even if it’s not a pump, I love the purple glass and the rubber cap, together with the typography of the text. It just feels clean and simple, and that’s how I want all of my beauty products to look like.
I don’t really have a go-to/favorite moisturizer for the moment, I’ve tried lots of them but I can’t seem to feel that wow-factor as some get. And this one is no different. As for moisturizer, I would say it’s doing its job in what it promises, and that’s always a thumbs up. I like that it mattifies my face without drying it, and because of that I think it’s a good moisturizer even during the winter months. All-in-all I think it’s a good one, I do not regret my buy. My only wish would be for it to have at least SPF15 and be more hygienic and come in a pump; that would probably qualify it to become my go-to moisturizer.
WHERE TO BUY
Sephora | Revolve | Dermstore | LookFantastic