Monday, 6 April 2015

Tried & Tested: Korres White Tea Gel Fluid Cleanser

£15.00 - allbeauty.com

So I'm finally back with another review for you all!  I'm sure you've noticed that it's been a while since my last post, and I want to apologise profusely for that before I get on with the product review.  I've had quite a lot of changes going on in my work-life that's meant some busy times, as well as another illness that turned into quite a bad chest infection.  I'm still getting over the last of the bronchitis now, but I'm feeling much better and have a lot more energy than I have for the last few weeks, so I really want to get back into the blogosphere!

Anyway let's get on with it, shall we?

You may recall one of the earlier posts on my blog was a skincare haul, and one of the items I was the most excited about trying was the Korres White Tea Gel Cleanser pictured above.  I'm maybe a little bit of a tea obsessive, and I'm a fan of the Korres products I've tried before - all in all, I had high hopes for this and couldn't wait to try it.

My initial thoughts were that I wasn't really sure about it application-wise, as I'm used to foaming cleansers that leave me with ample bubbles to gently spread across my face.  However I also know that the foaming agents that help create these suds are a very potential enemy to those with dry skin, as they can be incredibly stripping.  This is why cleansing milks and creams are often recommended to those of us with very dry skin types.  I never really got along with cleansing milks though, and it's purely from a personal taste perspective.  I'm just so used to washing my face with a more traditional cleanser and water, and just couldn't get used to using other types.

So, I persevered with the White Tea Gel Cleanser and eventually got used to the lack of foaming, and will add that it paired especially well with my Clarisonic.  However I did find that it made my skin feel very dry and tight, and was pretty uncomfortable.  I tried to compensate by toning and applying moisturiser immediately after use (or spritzing on a hydrating spray), but honestly I had to draw the conclusion that this cleanser isn't the most suitable for very dry skin types.

I think if you have oilier skin, or moderately dry skin which isn't also dehydrated like mine is, you may well get along with this so I think it's worth a try.  I did like how clean it made my skin feel; again, especially paired with my Clarisonic.  But personally I felt it aggravated my already dry skin and helped contribute to extra flakiness here and there, which my moisturisers couldn't really get rid of on their own.

So all in all I would tentatively recommend it, but not for extremely dry or dehydrated skin.  If you get along well with foaming cleansers (which can often be drying or stripping for drier skin) then you'll probably do well with this one so it's worth a shot.  I'm marking this lower on Does What It Says specifically because of the claim that it's for all skin types, as it really did not work with mine at all.

Pros: 

  • I personally like the scent
  • It did make my skin feel very clean so I feel like it accomplished that part of the job
  • May be a suitable cleanser for normal or oilier skin types

Cons:

  • Made my face feel quite tight and dry, overall uncomfortable after use
  • Though it's marketed for All Skin Types I really don't think it's suitable for very dry or dehydrated skin

Ratings

Quality: 3/5
Value: 3/5
Does What It Says: 1.5/5
Packaging: 4/5
Bonus*: N/A
TOTAL: 11.5/20

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Victoria May! I just nominated you for the Liebster award on my blog; here's a link to the post: http://www.amourtera.com/2015/04/liebster-award-iii.html

    -Kelly ♥

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