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A few months ago, I received a generous 50ml tube of Korres Quince body butter in one of my beauty boxes. I was really delighted with this, as this was a product I had wanted to try for a long time, having read good reviews of it.
~~About the product~~
Listed on the Korres website as being one of their star products, the Quince body butter is described as being an extra moisturising cream for dry skin conditions. Like all Korres products, it is natural and so contains no mineral oils, no silicone, no propylene glycol or ethanolomine. It is formulated with Shea butter, sunflower, avocado and almond oils to nourish and moisturise the skin and the quince apparently has restructuring properties. Korres also say that it is ideal for stretch marks.
Being a body butter, you would probably expect this to come in a tub, however the full size actually comes in a pump bottle that looks a lot like toothpaste. I actually prefer that the body butter doesn't come in a tub. I hate getting product under my nails and this way I think it makes application less messy.
My smaller sized sample is in a tube of the same design - pink, with wishy washy red stripes. I think the design of the tube is fine, but not the most exciting packaging ever.
~~My experience of using it~
I've been using this cream for around six weeks now, although I have been alternating with other body lotions and creams over that time. As this is marketed towards dry skin conditions, when I apply it, I concentrate on my elbows and knees which are particularly dry, as well as my feet, where I am prone to get patches of eczema.
The body butter is white in colour with a slight glossy sheen. It isn't as thick as I was expecting it to be. It is nowhere near as thick as the Body Shop's body butters for example, but still thicker than most body lotions. When I rub this in, I have found that only a relatively small amount is needed at a time because it spreads over the skin very easily. It also absorbs very quickly which is another big plus point, as there's nothing worse than sticky feeling skin - or getting dressed to find your clothes sticking to you! I find it is best applied to damp skin, although I have applied it to dry skin too. The main benefit of applying to damp skin is that it seems to rub in much easier and I use less at a time, making it that little bit more economical to apply in this way.
My favourite thing about this product is the scent. It smells absolutely gorgeous - it's incredibly summery and I find it really uplifting. I will be honest now and confess that I have no idea what quince smell like! So I can't accurately tell you if this smells like quince. To me, this actually has a very sweet apple-like fragrance. I would say that if you like the Nina by Nina Ricci perfume (the one in the apple shaped bottle) then you will probably love this. It's a really gentle fragrance, but sweet, fruity and feminine and it lingers on my skin for ages afterwards. My fiancé has even complimented my 'perfume' after I've applied this.
In terms of moisturising, again this product is brilliant. It leaves my skin feeling particularly soft and smooth and has worked fantastically on dry patches, which are now less flaky and both look and feel much healthier. The eczema on my feet has also improved. It's not quite gone, but the way it looks is much improved, as now rather than red and angry, it feels soothed and looks calmer and closer to its natural colour. The product hasn't caused any irritation either.
Prices of this product vary slightly from store to store, but you should expect to pay around £12.50 for 150ml of this body butter. I do think that is slightly pricey, but given that my 50ml size has lasted well and that the product is such good quality I would be willing to pay that. It is available from House of Fraser, Amazon and Lloyds Pharmacy.
Overall, I've been very pleased with this product and I would definitely buy it again without hesitation. It smells absolutely beautiful, sinks in well, is made with natural ingredients and leaves my skin feeling beautiful. What's not to love?
Give your body a little treat of its own with this gorgeous Korres Quince Body Butter which will relieve and intensely moisturise any dry areas and maintain moisture levels throughout the day / '