Skincare Review: Korres Thyme Honey Moisturising Mask

This sample tube of Korres’ Thyme Honey Moisturising Mask found its way into my hot lil’ hands. A rather generous 15ml tube, considering the full size is a 40ml jar.

Ingredients
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Honey, C12 20 Acid PEG 8 Ester, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, PEG 100 Stearate, Polyisoprene, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Xylitylglucoside, Butylene Glycol, Macadamia Ternifolia (Nut) Seed Oil, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Anhydroxylitol, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Benzyl Alcohol, Butylphenyl Methlyproprional, Ceratonia Siliqua (Locust Bean) Gum, Citric Acid, Coumarin, Dehydroacetate Acid, Lactic Acid, Parfum, PEG 8, Pyrus Cydonia Seed Extract, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Spirulina Maxima Extract, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum

The blurb below is taken off Amazon.

Moisturizing and revitalizing mask for normal to dry skin with real thyme honey.
Rich moisturizing mask that does not dry out or stretch the skin. Due to its unique texture, Honey creates a film on the skin, retaining its hydration at ideal levels, while providing nourishment and elasticity. Spirulina and Quince extracts nourish and revitalize the skin revealing a bright and radiant complexion.
Contains: Real Thyme Honey (5%) Quince and Spirulina extracts. Avocado and Macadamia nut oils.
Dermatologically tested.
86.2% Natural Content. No Petrochemicals. No Mineral Oil. No Silicones. No Parabens. No Propylene Glycol. No Ethanolamine. No Sulphates. No Phthalates. No Synthetic dye. Yes Fragrance. No Nitro musks. Yes pH-neutral. No Alcohol. No Retinol/AHAs. No Wheat. Yes Nuts. No Animal by-products. No Animal Testing. Yes Suitable for vegetarians.
Made in Greece.

 Directions
Apply to clean, dry skin, avoiding the eye area. Leave for 10 minutes. Rinse off with plenty of water to remove the hydrating film. Use once or twice a week.

Like most of the Korres products I’ve tried (except for a tube of sunscreen that came without the silver foil), it’s sealed for hygiene.


My thoughts:

The Korres Thyme Honey Mask smells just like thyme honey and good enough to eat. The texture is white and filmy, maybe the slightest bit tacky but not overly so. It’s easy to spread without dripping down your face and while I’ve not applied this right up to my lashline, it doesn’t irritate my eye area .
I’ve used this about 4 – 5 times over the past couple of weeks. Usually right after using a clay mask, to replenish the moisture in my skin, as most of the clay mask mixtures I have do a darn good job of extracting the gunk from my skin, which inadvertently strips some moisture from it too. The mask sinks in rather quickly on my skin and dries in about 10 – 15 minutes, without hardening much. I use sponge pads to rinse the mask off with plenty of water and finish off with a spritz of Avene’s Thermal Spray. 

The end result is slightly glowing skin that has its moisture replenished without leaving an oily feel to it. My skin also loses its slightly “tight” feel that it gets post-clay mask. As with all masks, the effects are not longlasting so regular skincare is required alongside regular mask usage. I find this mask suitable for normal to slightly dry skin. If you have very dry skin, you might possibly need to follow up with a moisturiser after using the mask.

I do enjoy using the Korres Thyme Honey Mask and would recommend it for those that need some moisture replenishment and care about the ingredients that go into skincare. However, I’d only pick up a full size if I find a really good deal as it’s about USD$29 on Sephora and very probably way higher in Singapore too.

~*Item reviewed was a GWP*~

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2 Responses to Skincare Review: Korres Thyme Honey Moisturising Mask

  1. Vive La Luxe says:

    Oooh this product looks great, we’ll have to try it !

  2. Pingback: Skincare Review: Korres Wild Rose Instant Brightening Mask | LipGlossFiend

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