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Korres is Greek homeopathy company founded in 1996 that specializes in organic, environmentally friendly products. Arriving in Barcelona a few years ago, they set up shops in the L'illa Diagonal shopping center (since closed) and in the Born. Nowadays they are not hard to track down; along with their own shop, Korres stock in several different online pharmacies, on their website and at El Corte Inglés. They make products for the face, body and hair, as well as ranges for men and sun-protection, pharmaceuticals and a great line in make-up. Having tried out many of their products for myself, I’ve discovered that Korres is also one of the few brands I can use on my sensitive skin.
My all time favorite is definitely the hair exfoliator with lime and coralline, a type of algae, partly because it is the kind of product rarely found in other brands. It thoroughly cleanses away dead cells on the scalp, gets rid of dandruff and is the only product I’ve found with no adverse effects. When I have bought antidandruff hair products in the past, they’ve tended to be too harsh, irritating the skin and with the dandruff returning in a few weeks.
Korres’ exfoliator is natural and doesn’t provoke any allergic reaction or the aforementioned reversal effect. The texture is like a creamy mud and the smell is slightly strange, not unpleasant exactly, but not at all perfumed or appetizing. I use mine about once or twice a week, enough to maintain my scalp in perfect condition. Their make-up range is well worth a try too. And now with the summer upon us, the basil, citrus and lemon ranges are even more refreshing.
By Aurora de Gea, beauty blogger. adegeas.blogspot.com
KORRES STORE. C/ Sombrerers, 9–11 (Born)