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Back around Christmas time I bought a Korres 'sleeping beauty' set of four products, one of which was the Basil and Lemon shower gel. The set contained a small bottle of this - suitable for travel or for testing out the product.
Korres is a Greek firm, one of the few that seem to be surviving that country's economic crisis. It started life as a pharmacy shop in Athens and hired an expert cosmetologist and toiletries formulater called Korres, after whom the brand was named.
I've tried many of their products and had very mixed experiences. Some are great, others rather unimpressive but this was my first experience of one of their shower gels.
I was expecting that the basil and lemon shower gel would smell more of basil than lemon but it doesn’t. In fact it’s much more of a lemon - albeit a rather sweet and not so zesty lemon - with just a hint of basil to take it out of the ordinary. It’s pleasant but I’d not go out of my way to get it.
A 250 ml bottle of this product would cost you around 7 to 8 pounds which is cheap by Korres standards but still rather expensive for a shower gel. I don't love the scent enough to pay that much and I don't find the effect on my skin is any different from my cheaper and better smelling alternative products.
I'm glad I tried it, I'm sure I'll finish the bottle but it won't be going onto my wishlist any time soon.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Parfum(Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Arginine, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional ,Castoryl Maleate, Geraniol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Helichrysum Arenarium Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten, Lactic Acid,Limonene, Linalool, Polyquaternium-7, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Gluconate, Tocopherol / Green spice showergel of dazzling freshness with a vibrant lemon zest touch / Creamy-foam showergel with a long-lasting moisturising effect / Wheat proteins form a protective film on the skin, maintaining its natural moisture level / Active Aloe, rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, Zinc and antioxidant enzymes, enhances the immune system of the skin / Furthermore, due to its ability to stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis, Active Aloe helps reduce the visible signs of ageing / Hot Tips: Follow with Basil Lemon Body Milk to retain the fragrance for much longer / Paraben Free / Mineral Oil Free / Silicone Free / Propylene Glycol Free / Ethanolamine Free / Enriched with Active Plant Extracts /