Another of the lovely shower gels which I received for Christmas was the Korres Fig Shower Gel. Their products contain lots of lovely natural ingredients which make you feel pampered so I knew I would like it right away.
What does the product do?
The product is described as having the scent of juicy figs which have been freshly cut. I'll admit before I opened the product, I didn't actually know what a fig would smell like! The product promises to cleanse the skin to leave you feeling fresh and clean. It has moisturising properties which claim to leave the skin feeling soft and smooth. It contains wheat proteins to strengthen the skin and to protect it from the elements, while also allowing it to hold onto its new found moisture. It also contains Aloe to reduce signs of aging, a whole host of vitamins, zinc and antioxidants to enhance the health of your skin. Not only this but it contains ingredients to stimulate collagen and elastin production to keep your skin looking younger for longer.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a plastic bottle which is brown in colour. The bottle is translucent so you can see through it a little bit but not completely. It has a white label on it which doesn't do much to decorate the product and information about the product is written on the back. The bottle has a white flip top lid and you can easily open and close it, even when your hands are soapy and slippery. Each shower gel will cost you around £5 for 250ml. You can buy it from large department stores such as Debenhams or Boots and also a range of online websites.
If you find that you should like this product then there others in the collection that you can choose including Mango, Coconut Milk, Japanese Rose, Guava, Vanilla Plum, Vanilla Cinnamon and Mint tea, among others.
Application and Performance
The product has an aroma which is sweet, fruity and earthy. My friend has told me that it smells exactly like figs, but having never smelt a fig myself, I can't comment on this. It doesn't however smell artificial at all and it has a lovely natural fragrance. I can't imagine that it would be to too many people's delicious and I really like it a lot. You don't need to use too much of the product in order to get the desired results and I have found that a little goes a long way. I have found that using a sponge makes the product go that much further and it helps you to get a lovely rich and luxurious lather going. You end up with a rich lather all over your skin which you feel like it's getting you nice and clean. The fresh aroma is strongly evident the whole time that you use the product.
It feels gentle on my skin and hasn't caused me any irritations while using it or afterwards, even if I have just shaved my legs so it must be quite gentle. Once my skin is dry, it feels really clean and very soft considering all that has been used is a moisturiser. The product didn't leave my skin feeling dry, tight or uncomfortable in any way. The lovely aroma is only faintly evident on the skin and this point and it isn't long before the aroma has gone completely. It leaves me feeling so fresh and clean. I can't say that I've noticed it improving the health of my skin or if it has kept my skin looking young but I have to admit, I didn't actually expect those things from a shower gel.
All in all, this shower gel has impressed me just as much as the mango one did. It cleanses my skin well and leaves me feeling fresh and clean. It has lots of natural ingredients, a lovely smell and also leaves my skin feeling really soft and smooth. Although this is a pricey product for a shower gel, it does a good job and leaves you feeling pampered. It also makes a lovely gift to give or receive so I would happily recommend this shower gel.
Every now and again I come across a product and love it so much that I don't think I am ever going to get bored of it, then it runs out and I need to either go and buy it again, or find something else that I am just as happy with or like even more.
Korres is a brand I am almost familiar with, I have tried one or two of their products that I have come across in Waitrose and bought on a whim and that is exactly what I did with their Fig Shower gel. Now I like Figs as a fruit and we have some on the allotment, there is something quite lovely about baked figs with honey on a summer Evening with a bit of Crème Fresh. In a product, it isn't an ingredient I have noticed before and don't think I have ever used.
Korres is Greek and as a brand they are relatively new because they have only been around since 1996 and is the brainchild of George and Lena Korres whom you can read about on the Korres website. Today you can find a huge array of Korres products ranging from Shampoo, Conditioner, hair treatments, make-up, suncare, fragrances, shower gels, scrubs, body butters and there is even a men's range to name but a few of their specialist areas.
This shower gel is sold in a brown plastic bottle upon which is a white label with both English and Greek writing and I like the design because it makes it look much more authentic. It features a white flip top lid and is described as being a soft moisturising shower-gel, ideal for everyday use. Wheat proteins form a protective film on the skin, maintaining its regular hydration level. So not only does it smell great, it is kind to the skin.
Made from fresh juicy figs, this shower gel comes to life once you begin to lather it on your body under the shower, even though you can smell the fruity fig smell as you pour the shower gel out. Once on the sponge or shower puff or whatever you use, it lathers really quickly with the water and you only need a small amount to create a generous amount of lather. For me one of the main things I want from any shower gel that I purchase is that it smells lovely and lathers well and then once I dry myself, I want my skin to be soft and smooth to the touch and if it isn't asking too much, a lingering scent on my skin for a few hours afterwards. Unsurprisingly, this is exactly what I get with this shower gel.
This shower gel contains wheat proteins which form a protective film upon the skin which helps the skin to maintain moisture thus appearing soft and smooth. Also within this product is an ingredient referred to as Active Aloe® which upon further reading says that it is rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc and antioxidant enzymes which helps to enhance the skin's immune system and that is not all, it also helps to stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis both of which help to reduce the visible signs of ageing. Aloe is also kind to the skin in that it helps soothe irritations and helps to keep it soft and smooth. Finally the inclusion of figs is obviously important. For the skin, figs are rich in antioxidants and act as a cleanser for the skin. All in all putting these ingredients together, plus a whole host of others which are listed on the back of the bottle, it is no wonder it smells really lovely and keeps the skin feeling soft, smooth and moisturised.
After I had showered, I could still smell the shower gel on my skin a few hours later and it really is a lovely aroma, even as it permeates through the house in and out of other rooms.
Also listed you will find that not only is this shower gel pH neutral but it is also contains 90.4% natural ingredients and added to that it is:
- Dermatologically Tested
- Paraben Free
- Mineral Oil Free
- Silicone Free
- Propylene Glycol Free
- Ethanolamine Free
- Enriched with Active Plant Extracts
Not to mention that it isn't tested on animals and is suitable for both Vegans and vegetarians and all of the packaging components are recyclable. Again further information on what is included can be found online.
When it comes to purchasing this shower gel, I bought mine from Waitrose when it was on offer, but normally you would expect to pay around £8 for a 250ml bottle though you might find it cheaper online if you shop around. Korres products are quite widely available online through websites such as Amazon and Lookfantastic and in places such as Waitrose.
Overall this is a really lovely shower gel and whilst slight more expensive than you might normally pay for your shower gel, it is a nice treat and the fragrance alone is something I would pay for and I am really wanting to try other products from within the shower gel range as well a the body butters.
Creamy-foam shower gel with a lasting moisturising effect. Key Ingredients: Wheat proteins These form a protective film on the skin, maintaining its natural moisture level. They also help to improve metabolism and aid the absorption of nutrients. Active Aloe(R) Rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, stimulates cell regeneration and has significant antioxidant, skin softening and soothing properties, whilst enhancing the skin immune system. Furthermore, due to its ability to stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis, helps reduce the visible signs of ageing. Scent: Fig - A juicy scent of freshly cut figs.