Gold packaging? Tick. Luxury feel? Tick. Quality products that last for ages (and which you’ll actually use)? Tick. Beauty gems you will actually want to keep, rather than wrap and put under the tree this Christmas? Tick, tick, tick.
Hello to Korres covetable gifts for the festive season. Yes, the original Greek skin brand, that has its roots in Athens’ first ever Homeopathic Pharmacy, has come up trumps again with its Christmas gift offering.
First of all comes the Kings of Korres Gift Set of three shower gels, £20. Based around the brand’s signature scents of Fig, Santorini Vine and Japanese Rose – the trio of full-size products is a right regal offering.
They drench the body in a rich textured gel, giving hydration while swiping away the day’s grime. With a moisturising effect, skin is also left dewy and subtly scented. With their bright packaging – a nod to days spent barefoot on a Greek island, this gift set is like a little bit of summer-time for a loved one to use each morning.
The brand as we know it today was set up in 1996 with the aim of combining scientific resources for the development of clinically effective and safe products with the age-old know-how of the apothecary’s heritage. As well as its stylish packaging and rich formulas, all gently scented with aromas which reference Greece or far-flung places, Korres is now renowned for its natural and certified organic products – which are beauty gold.
Meanwhile, perfect for a stocking filler – at such an unbelievable affordable price – is the Oh Little Stars Gift Set, £10. This limited edition, pretty, gold box is packed with two mini shower gels and two body milks (ideal for nights away or, indeed, for summer holidays ahead).
Included are a Basil Lemon Shower Gel and matching Body Milk and Rose Shower Gel and Body Milk.
Korres’ shower gels use wheat proteins to form a protective film on the skin – so limbs feel moisturised and don’t dry out during the day. The Body Milk, meanwhile, is enriched with vitamins and elements and contain almond oil, aloe and shea butter to leave the body smooth and supple.
Who’s to say you have to give them away?