Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sneak Peek: Korres Black Pine Face Serum

There's nothing I love more than a skin care product with some serious science behind it, which is why I had to get my hands on the brand new Korres Black Pine Face Serum before it hits the shelves in April.

Korres Black Pine Face Serum is an 'anti-wrinkle, firming and lifting' formulation, which is suitable for all skin types. Its 'USP' ingredient is black pine polyphenol, which has been found to increase the skin's firmness, enhance contours and decrease the appearance of wrinkles.

What I particularly love about this serum is that its content is 93.7% natural, and has not been made with parabens or silicones. Active ingredients include hyaluronic acid (which moisturises and hydrates), soy fibers (which boost collagen levels in the skin and restore smoothness) and oat polysaccharides (which lift the skin and act against muscle relaxation).

As you can see, the serum comes with simple and sophisticated black and white packaging, which really sets it off as a high-quality, luxury skin care product.  In terms of application, the product comes with a pipette and instructions for use advise you to apply the serum to the face and neck, avoiding the eye area.

One thing I will say is that I was concerned that the serum would be black or slightly tinted because of the name and its packaging, but I am pleased to report it is a clear light solution.

Although it looks thick quite thick initially, once you blend it into the skin it is fairly thin and light. I really couldn't believe how easily just two drops of the serum spread over my hand. I think this would last such a long time; it really is a dream to apply and, although I can't put my finger on an exact fragrance, I can tell you it smells lovely.

I really think this serum will be a skin care staple and can't wait to see what you think!

Korres Black Pine Serum retails at £39 for 30ml. It will be available exclusively at Waitrose from 15 April and selected stockists from 1 June.

*This post contains a PR sample, but all views are my own


  1. Ahhh, for some reason i was really hoping for it to be black haha.

    Love Zoe x

    1. I know what you mean - I think the packaging makes you feel like it would be. It would be good if it was like the lady gaga perfume so it didn't tint the skin on application x


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