I'm the kind of girl that's constantly on the quest for super soft lips. I don't have the biggest mouth, in fact it's really small (which makes super bright lipstick look funny on my face *boo hoo*), so any time I feel like my lips are chapped or that they look horrible it really makes me conscious.
That being said, any opportunity to try out a new lip balm really appeals to me. Recently I've heard/ read a lot about Korres lip butters from a variety of sources, and they've all said/written good things, so I wanted to offer my two cents on this little pot of fabulousness. I got my lip butter for free (usual price around £7.00), using the points I managed to accumulate from filling in Birchbox surveys on their site. I now no longer subscribe to Birchbox (damn money wobbles) but I'd definitely recommend looking in their online shop.
I didn't know much about Korres as a brand, but with closer research I now know that they're based in Greece and have been in business since 1996. Korres specialise in natural and certified organic ingredients to create innovative and efficient products that cater to pretty much everyone, and although I was originally led to believe they just made skincare products I now see on the website that they do make-up, fragrance, men's products, sun-care and haircare too! Perfect all round brand, in my opinion.
Korres have this to say about the Wild Rose lip butter in particular: 'The wild rose oil, rich in linoleic and linolenic acid, has significant healing, moisturising and softening properties. At the same time it forms a protective film on the skin that helps cell regeneration and improves the texture of the epidermis...Rosa canina, the very first of all the roses, has been repeatedly used as a symbol of life, soul, heart and love. The word rosa comes from the Greek word rodon, which means red.'
I, for one, am suitably impressed with this little lip butter. I'm quite the fan of anything rose scented so this was a natural selection for me, but Korres also have lip butters in Jasmin, Quince, Pomegrante, Guava, and Mango (I have my eye on Jasmin and Mango next!) in case you're not so much of a floral fan. The product's not overly scented, but it does have a hint of fragrance.
On the lips my Wild Rose Korres lip butter feels incredibly smooth, and, without meaning to state the obvious, buttery. You know how some lip balms require you to pretty much dig the product out of the pot in order to actually apply it? Well not Korres lip butters, they pretty much melt onto your fingers (which can get messy, their only downside I guess) and then leave a subtle hint of colour once applied. Wild Rose leaves an almost berry hue to the lip, and I believe that the other flavours would leave other hints of colour, considering they're all different on the website.
As for helping my dry lips, how did it fare? I would say very well. One of the main ingredients in Korres lip butters is shea butter, which is known for its healing properties in protecting hair and skin from harsh climates and this works very well at soothing dry lips in my opinion.
Have you ever used a Korres lip butter? What's your favourite lip balm to use?