Tested on animals:No
The second ingredient in Wild Rose Face and Eye Serum is witch hazel water, a natural ingredient with some potentially irritating astringent components (though the water form of this plant is the least concerning in terms of irritation, witch hazel extract is more problematic, but skincare products without problem ingredients are obviously best).
Despite Korres claims of using natural ingredients, it's a bit surprising that this serum contains an abundance of synthetic ingredients. That's not bad, just an interesting side note.
This ends up being an OK serum for normal to oily or combination skin, though the inclusion of some fragrant plant extracts plus the aforementioned witch hazel makes this an iffy product to use around the eyes.
The formula contains some helpful antioxidants, including forms of vitamin C and rose hips oil, which is a natural source of vitamin C. That's nice but ultimately not enough to earn this serum a higher rating. See our list of Best Serums for preferred options for all skin types.
- Lightweight formula contains some good antioxidants.
- The witch hazel water poses a slight risk of irritation.
- Low amount of anti-aging ingredients relative to the fragrance.
Infused with ultra-concentrated vitamin C and wild rose oil this face & eye serum is clinically proven to brighten skin, smooth the look of fine lines, and improve skin texture making it a great natural antiaging skin care product for daily use.
Water (Eau), Hamamelis Virginiana Flower Water, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Diglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, PEG-32, Panthenol, Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Phospholipids, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, PEG-8, Adansonia Digitata Fruit Extract, Phytic Acid, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Amorphophallus Konjac Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycine, Sorbitol, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Alcohol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Pyrus Cydonia Fruit Extract, Copper Tripeptide-1 , Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Xanthan Gum, Ascorbic Acid, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract
Korres is a Greek cosmetics line that was started by Athens-based pharmacist George Korres and his chemist wife, Lena. From its humble beginnings with a natural cough syrup steeped in Greek tradition to a long series of herbal remedies using local ingredients, Korres eventually morphed into a line of skincare infused with natural ingredients, a strong pull for many cosmetic consumers.
A key difference for Korres is that many of the natural ingredients they use are chosen based on the principles of homeopathy, a form of alternative medicine involving the administration of various diluted herbal tinctures to improve diseases. Unfortunately, there’s very little research-based support for homeopathy as it relates to great skincare.
Overall the Korres products are a fairly even mix of pros and cons. Many of their products are tricky for us to recommend, due to the frequent presence of fragrance (a problem for skin, whether it is natural or synthetically derived) and usage of jar packaging for several of their moisturizers.
For more information about Korres, visit www.korresusa.com or call 1-855-9KORRES.