Thursday, April 26, 2012

Korres Quercetin and Oak Antiageing and Antiwrinkle Night Cream

RATING (out of 5 stars): 1 star

COST: $52

THE SKINNY: This night cream smells like modeling clay. Yes, modeling clay.

It's a thick, pasty cream that didn't go onto my skin smoothly. Kind of like a slightly dry modeling clay. I had to use the entire sample, about double the amount of face lotion I normally use.

It felt sticky, heavy and gross. I was really tempted to wash it off, but for the sake of this review I kept it on.

The next morning my face still felt a little sticky, like the lotion didn't soak in entirely overnight. It was impossible to tell if my skin felt softer because it felt so greasy.

This was a free sample dropped into my bag at Sephora. I now understand why they were giving it away.

This cream is all natural and made with an antitoxin from the oak tree. Who knew? According to Sephora, "Quercetin and oak is the first natural, clinically proven alternative to retinol."

That makes me really, really wish I liked it. But it is just too icky. (It's also slightly annoying to me that Koores kept the British spelling of "antiageing" in the product name, so it looks perpetually misspelled here in the U.S.)

KEEP OR TOSS: Toss. I can't get past the smell of modeling clay.

CHECK IT OUT: The night cream is part of a line of quercetin and oak products by Korres.

-- Tested by Shay