Beauty Review: Korres Milk Proteins 3-in-1
After a squeezing the last drop out of my toner a week or so ago, I made a Sunday morning pilgrimage to Sephora to worship at the altars of beautydom and seek wisdom from the wise and always fresh-looking reps that are always ready to help. (Sometimes too ready, I might add..ahem, Sephora: Tone it down. Pun intended)
So as is my way, I spent a ton of time in-store, comparing, testing, smelling, cell-phone googling, and grilling employees to find the perfect toner, and since buying this Korres Milk Protein 3-in-1 toner, moisturizer and make-up remover, I haven't looked back! My No. 1 concerns were finding something with all natural (or mostly natural!) ingredients that would deeply cleanse my pores (I mean deep...I-want-to-feel-the-wind-go-through-my-pores clean), and something that wasn't tested on animals and doesn't contain animal products (my aesthetician friend, Elena K, scanned the label of one toner I was looking at and found an ingredient that was made from lamb's fat! Yuck!!)
This 3-in-1 by Korres, which is a Greek label, is 96% natural, cruelty-free, and pretty shmawesome. You rub a little dollop onto your hands and rub it onto your face and neck, much as you would a facial lotion, but you can really feel it gently cleansing your pores as it moisturizes. The instructions say you can rub off any excess with a cotton ball or a splash of water, but I usually left it on to sink in. My face feels incredibly smooth and my skin tone is bright, thanks to super-emulsifying lactose and amino acids, and it smells fresh and...Greek! It's what I imagine a beautiful rolling field in Greece would smell like -- earthy and clean. (Disclaimer: I've never been to Greece, but am open to the trip, if anyone wants to take me.)
Definitely check this brand out, even if you just grab some testers at Sephora, and send me some feedback - I'd love to know how it worked for you!