Skincare Review :: Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil


Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil is a product I had heard about and never got around to trying for myself. It was offered as a deluxe sample from Sephora, and I thought it might be a good time to give it a try.

I am not a big user of face oils, but  have heard amazing things about them so I was really happy to be able to give this a go.

The Low Down (taken from Sephora)

What it is:
A powerful brightening oil infused with real rose petals and boosted with super C to increase skin’s absorption of vitamin C by up to 1,000 percent.

What it is formulated to do:
This innovative brightening oil infused with real wild rose petals pays homage to the legendary wild rose oil ingredient that started it all. This ultra-concentrated vitamin C oil is rich in omega 3, 6, 9, fatty acids, and vitamins A and C. It provides significant antioxidant action while repairing the look of fine lines and wrinkles and improving skin’s overall tone and texture.

The formula is boosted with super C which increases skin’s vitamin C absorption by 1,000 percent to support natural collagen synthesis, powerful skin brightening, tone repair, and antioxidant protection against free radical and UV damage. Camapu, a plant derived extract delivers anti-thermal aging activity and anti-inflammatory benefits while improving skin’s luminosity. The silky oil easily absorbs into skin, delivering a fresh, dewy, enviable glow

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
Wild rose oil is nature’s most potent skin brightener with nine times more vitamin C than found in orange juice. This oil is 94.5 percent natural and suitable for all skin types. All KORRES formulations are made without petrolatum, mineral oil, silicones, propylene glycol, and ethanolamines. They are dermatologically tested and cruelty-free.

Research results:
After a 4-week self-evaluation:
– 100% said skin was softer
– 100% said skin texture and elasticity was improved
– 97% said skin looked younger and healthier
– 84% said skin was more radiant/brighter
– 88% said skin was smoother
– 88% said fine lines and wrinkles were visibly reduced
– 81% said dark spots and discoloration was reduced and overall skintone was more even

My Initial Thoughts

First thing, this product definitely has a fragrance. It smells very much like dried roses, and I absolutely LOVE THAT! Seriously if they made a perfume with this smell I would buy everything! Its so nice!

When I first started using this I was unsure of where exactly to put this in my skincare routine. I tried it before serums, I mixed with foundation, right after toning before essence. After a few weeks I figured out the best place for it was right after my moisturizer at night. I found if I use it in the morning my skin gets little to oily, but at night it is perfect. Took a few days to see results, but after awhile I noticed my complexion was slightly brighter, and my skin was much softer. I haven’t noticed much in the way or reduction in wrinkles, but my face feels a lot nicer.

Overall Impressions

Overall I really like it. I do wish it did more for me other then just a slight glow and softer skin (something for fine lines and wrinkles would be amazing). But I am really happy with it, and am very inclined to try more things from this brand. So yeah!

Grade – A

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