A return to tradition has seen the ‘soap bar’ rise in popularity as a face wash and shower gel replacement. From Greek brand Korres comes a gentle-cleansing soap collection with clean aroma and extracts known actively to sooth skin. The formulas with a natural content varying between 95,9%-99,3%, are free of harsh chemicals and enhanced with organic almond oil and Korres own Greek flora extracts, an outcome of the brand’s collaboration with local farmers.
Pomegranate Soap for Oily Skin / Face and Body / RRP: £5.00
A natural glycerine soap, that removes skin impurities effectively. Pomegranate extract, with its mild antiseptic and toning properties, helps tighten the pores and tones the skin.
Chamomile Softening Soap / Face and Body / RRP: £5.00
A natural glycerine, mild cleansing soap with Chamomile extract, rich in emollient and soothing properties, that reduces irritations and Almond oil that moistures and conditions the skin.
Wheat Face Soap / All Skin Types / RRP: £5.00
A fine-textured, natural glycerine face soap, which cleanses gently without stripping the skin. Wheat proteins form a protective film on the skin thus helping it retain its moisture.
Milk for Stressed Skin / Face and Body / RRP: £5.00
An exceptionally mild, cream lather soap that leaves a velvety feel on the skin. Milk proteins reduce inflammations and accelerate skin recovery
Mineral Oil Free, Silicone Free, Propylene Glycol Free, Ethanolamine Free, SLES Free, PCM Phthlate Free.
The Pomegranate extract is a rich source of tannins, anthocyanins, vitamins (A, C, E) and minerals and is widely used for its antioxidant properties. One pomegranate contains three times the antioxidant properties of red wine or green tea. This high level of antioxidants is effective in combating free radicals that cause premature skin cell ageing. Pomegranate extract has also significant astringent properties, due to the contained tannins. As a result, it tightens the pores and strengthens the skin epidermis, thus being ideal for oily and combination skin.
Chamomile [Matricaria recutita], a popular Greek field herb, is considered one of nature’s most valuable medicinal plants, mainly due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties. Chamomile extract, with its emollient and soothing properties, reduces mild skin irritations. Its vast therapeutic applications, have led to its cultivation all around the world.
Wheat has always been a symbol of good health and fertility while all stages of cultivation have forever been accompanied by rituals defining everyday life. Wheat aleurone, the thin layer under the bran, is the part of the wheat kernel with the highest content in vitamins and minerals. It contains an abundance of B2 vitamin, which improves the metabolism and aids the absorption of nutrients; B3 plays an important role in promoting healthy skin and B5 possesses regenerative properties.
Milk has been used as a cosmetic since antiquity for its moisturising, purifying and nourishing properties. It is still considered an invaluable skincare ingredient due to its rich composition and skin compatibility. Thanks to their excellent absorption and water-binding ability, milk proteins have excellent moisturising properties, offering more than 40% essential amino acids that cannot be synthesised by human cells. They play a vital role in the maintenance of normal cellular metabolic activity, participating in the synthesis of collagen, elastin and keratin. They have a high affinity with the skin’s natural components and are acknowledged to be true epidermomimetic substances, remarkably biocompatible, and therefore perfectly well tolerated.
Almond, especially the sweet variety, is known for its inflammatory and immune-boosting effects, making this an ideal nutrition source for those in recovery. Almond oil, with its exceptional soothing properties, when applied regularly, nourishes extra dry skin and softens neck wrinkles. It also acts as an effective skin cleanser without causing any irritations to the epidermis.
Korres Soap is available from Niven & Joshua.