This skincare brand offers products that are not only good for your skin, but good for the planet too. The brand was co-founded in Greece by Lena and George Korres in 1996, as they set out to make products that would make their friends and loved ones happy. In an interview with Ruth Styles from The Ecologist, Lena explained, “when we started Korres, we wrote down what we felt should be our core principles and these four core principles are still the same as in the early apothecary days. [They are] the use of natural and certified organic ingredients of the highest quality, skin- and environmentally-friendly products with clinically tested efficacy, products that are affordable for everyday use but have interesting aesthetics that can inspire and make us happy.”
All products in the range are made with the environment in mind. Korres uses recycled and recyclable packaging, no parabens, propylene glycol, ethanolamines, GM or triclosan, and steam-powered heating in the company’s Athens factory. The company even employs ‘plant hunters’ to find undiscovered species and has them assess the benefits of these new plants. The full range is based on four groups of natural/organic ingredients: herbs with pharmaceutical properties, Greek flora herbs, food ingredients, and high-efficacy natural active ingredients. When growing herbs, Korres even chooses cultivation regions that won’t disrupt the environment and works to protect endangered herbs.
If Korres wasn’t already a staple in your skincare routine, try it out with some of these cult favourite products:
- Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil – $54
- Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser – $26
- After Sun Greek Yoghurt Cooling Gel for Face and Body – $26
- Lip Butter – $12