Korres Fig Body Butter - review

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I mentioned in an earlier post that I picked up a few travel-sized items from Korres when Mecca was having one of its 'free shipping on all orders' sales (so no minimum spend), and this was one of the things I chose.

I'd been wanting to try more from Korres because it's a brand that's had some great reviews, and this product in particular has received plenty of stars from many online reviewers so I was happy to throw it in my cart.

The verdict? I don't mind it, but I don't love it either. More on why below.


Korres claims/product details:
  • Lavish skin with this rich butter 
  • Designed to soften and hydrate, while imparting a delightful fig scent
  • Smoothing and moisturising cream for all over the body
  • Ideal for dry elbows, heels and knees
  • Featuring fig extract, which aims to provide energy to the cells while toning and regenerating the skin
  • Shea butter and sunflower, almond and avocado oils nourish the skin, restoring its elasticity and smoothness
  • RRP $7 AUD for 40ml or $24 AUD for 125ml


I do love the packaging of this product: it just looks special. 

Indeed, I've liked the packaging of most of the Korres items I've tried to date, which doesn't mean much of course but I do like having things in the bathroom that look good - it helps me feel a bit more special when I use them. Silly perhaps, but there it is.


Verdict

This is an ok product. I'm not going to say it's bad, but I'm also not going to rave about it the way so many others have done.

It's a thick white cream that indeed smells like fig - and you do need to like the scent of fig if you buy this because the smell is strong and it does linger. I do like fig but in small doses and it's not an everyday fragrance for me, so it was the right move to just buy a small tube because I would get sick of the large one.

There was a bit of a learning curve with this product: the first couple of times I used it, it just wouldn't rub in. I was left with streaks everywhere and it took ages to get them to spread, but I have had better luck when I've squeezed out a small amount, rubbed it between my hands first and then applied it to one area of my body at a time.

And that's why this product isn't love for me: I don't have time for all that these days. In the past I mightn't have minded so much, but with a baby and a toddler, I need products that can be applied quickly and with very little effort. This one's a bit fiddly and it takes too long.

The good news, however, is that it's super rich and hydrating. That's exactly what my dry skin needs, but the product does have a very greasy finish that hangs around for ages - so if you don't like creams that leave you feeling oily and coated, then this mightn't be for you. Those with dry skin who suffer with uncomfortably parched skin in the cooler months, however, might really enjoy this.

All in all, I'm giving lukewarm support to this product and I'm putting the rest of my tube aside to use overnight on my hands and feet. I do like a rich cream but I don't need something this heavy - except on my extra dry extremities - and I wouldn't enjoy having this greasy after-feel on my hands during the day. But overnight, it won't matter.

Nice but not amazing.


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