Spring Beauty Review: Fight those wrinkles with Korres’ Castanea Arcadia Skincare


It’s one of the oldest selling points for skincare: “Use this and we can get rid of your wrinkles”. But Korres‘ brand new Antiwrinkle & Firming collection of goodies may just be the range to strike gold.

Described as ‘a global innovation in anti-ageing’, the new Castanea Arcadia five-strong line-up of products is the first to use the potent ‘anti-wrinkle power’ of pure Lupeol (which is derived from the Arcadian Chestnut Tree or Castanea).

Found in the Castanea leaves – it is a compound with scientifically proven strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action. It is a significant step for the medical and pharmaceutical world as it has never been used as a cosmetic ingredient before with Korres being the first skincare company to incorporate pure Lupeol in an anti-ageing formula.


Shown here is the Night Cream, Eye Cream and Day Cream. Packaging is slick and sophisticated with the dark, glossy brown no doubt emulating the hero ingredient of the chestnut.

Targeting deep wrinkles and loss of elasticity, the Night Cream (£39) has a rich formula but is non-greasy and melts nicely into skin. It also contains brightening vitamin C and molecular weight hyaluronic acid, and so works as an advanced moisturiser throughout the night so skin looks hydrated and renewed come morning. Put a thin layer on after cleansing, close your eyes and let it get to work.


The Eye Cream (£36), meanwhile, targets those tell-tale fine lines around the eye area. Dab gently on for firmer looking skin and dark circle reduction. A little goes a long way.

Lastly, is the Day Cream (£39) which will no doubt be the one to watch. It is a joy to use with a lovely silky texture. Among its line-up of intelligent ingredients – sourced from the natural world – it  contains black oat extract, which strengthens skin’s natural moisturising capabilities. After a week’s use, my skin seems to look more even in tone, has improved texture and is uplifted.

It’s less of the “old chestnut” and more of the “new”.

Available from : JohnBellCroyden.co.uk


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