Months ago I purchased a set of Korres skincare products as I thought it would be a great way to learn more about the brand and to test out their pomegranate line which is marketed towards oily combination skin. One of the products I was most excited about was the Pomegranate Mask which apparently is called the Pomegranate Purifying Natural Clay Mask. The full size is 1.35 oz for $27 which is standard for a high end skincare mask.
The primary ingredient is water and after that, kaolin, which is responsible for the deep cleansing properties. The mask is mineral oil, silicone, propylene glycol, and ethanolamine free for any of you who are concerned about any of those ingredients. Korres takes pride in its Greek roots and natural beauty products. Am I convinced? Not quite. Here is the full ingredients list from Sephora:
Water (eau), Kaolin, Glycerin, C12-20 Acid PEG-8 Ester, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Isodecyl Salicylate, Isodecyl Laurate, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Zinc PCA, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance (parfum), Allantoin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Punica Granatum Extract, Sodium Phytate, Lactic Acid.
Pomegranate extract is the second to last ingredient in the list and most of the primary ingredients are the usual suspects in a cleansing mask. The addition of the signature pomegranate fragrance can be quite bothersome to those with sensitive skin.
The mask is a white cream with a similar consistency to Greek yogurt. As you can see, a clear liquid tends to separate from the cream which can be messy and it makes the product seem less "fresh". The mask is easy to apply all over the skin and it dries in about fifteen minutes. This mask is less intense than say the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask and there is no intense cooling sensation or anything of the sort. The Korres mask rinses away easily and my skin has not had any negative reactions such as breakouts or irritation. However, I have not seen any benefits from using this mask and I do not think it is worth the $27 for a full size. Perhaps it soaks up a bit of the oil on my skin but I do not think it draws out impurities very well. I am glad I bought the sample tube as part of the set as I think it's quite a lackluster mask.
Have you tried skincare from Korres? How were your experiences?