Skincare Review: Korres Wild Rose Instant Brightening Mask

After finishing the small tube of Korres Thyme Honey Moisturising Mask, here’s the next Korres mask I’m currently using. The Korres Wild Rose Instant Brightening Mask.

Wild Rose Mask

This is a 16 ml tube which I’ve been using on and off once a week.

The mask claims to be:

An instant brightening and illuminating vitamin C mask.
Suitable for all
skin types, an instant brightening effect is immediately visible upon
application. Korres’ active complex targets skin discolorations and promotes
cell renewal, adding brightness and radiance to the skin. Wild rose oil is a
natural source of vitamin C, which helps significantly repair fine lines and
imperfections.

The ingredient list (taken off Makeupalley)

INGREDIENTS:Water, CI77891, Glycerin, Behenyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit (Shea Butter), C12-13 Alkyl Lactate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Rosa Canina Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Beeswax, Mannitol, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Ceteth-20 Phosphate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil Unsaponifiables, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Allantoin, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Citronellol, Dextrin, Dicetyl Phosphate, Ferulic Acid, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Isohexadecane, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Panthenol, PEG-8, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate-80, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Phytate, Waltheria Indica Leaf Extract.

The mask is recommended for all skin types and has 93.3% natural content. No parabens, mineral oil, silicones, propylene glycol, ethanolamines and phthalates.

Wild rose Instant brightening mask that regenerates and illuminates tired and dull skin while maintaining perfect hydration
• Wild Rose oil, a potent, natural source of vitamin C, significantly diminishes fine lines, hyper pigmentation and resurfaces skin, revealing a soft and radiant complexion
• Waltheria Indica extract is one of the most powerful and effective natural skin lightening ingredients. Waltheria indica combined with the synergistic action of organic acids (including Ferulic acid) inhibits melanin production and reduces the pigmentation of the skin
• Argan tree oil, naturally rich in vitamin E, protects the skin, while imparting softness
• Shea butter provides a soothing and anti -inflammatory action to the skin, while also deeply moisturising without clogging the pores
• Avocado butter’s nourishing and hydrating properties provide essential nutrition to the skin, maintaining its youthful glow
• Provitamin B5 imparts long-lasting moisture

First off, as the mask contains phenoxyethanol, I take care to avoid my eye area when applying it on my face, as this ingredient causes my eyes to water. Nevertheless, there is slight stinging on the rest of my face when applied. I’m guessing this could be owing to the acids in the ingredients, which probably help to “brighten” the skin by sloughing off the dead cells in the uppermost layers to reveal younger skin.

Similar to the honey mask, the wild rose mask is scented as well, with a generic skincare fragrance rather than a true rose scent (just as well, as I generally abhor rose fragrances, though I won’t say no to receiving the flowers ;)).

Unlike the honey mask, which gets absorbed by the skin, the wild rose mask sits on the surface with a white cast. Even after 20 minutes.

Rinsing off the mask is easy-peasy and no greasy film is left behind on my face. Yes, my face does look brighter and more rested. For those with normal – oily skin who don’t need particularly moisturising masks, this is the mask for you. Despite the usage of oils in it, I don’t really feel the Wild Rose mask to be that moisturising, although it is certainly by no means drying.

While there’s nothing really special to the mask, it’s good for before-parties to perk up the complexion or for hangover days. Might possibly work for oily skins that aren’t looking for overly moisturising masks.

Would I repurchase this again? Probably not. In my opinion, my Silk Whitia sheet masks do just about the same and actually score higher on the moisturising side, in addition to temporary brightening, even though they don’t contain all that wholesome ingredients. I much prefer the Korres Thyme Honey Moisturising Mask, which addresses more of what my skin requires 🙂

~*Item reviewed was purchased by me*~

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