Korres Quercetin & Oak Concealer (Light) Review

18 August 2012

Okay, this is the next Korres product I want to talk about. This is the Quercetin & Oak Anti-aging/Anti-wrinkle Concealer in "02 - Light". I purchased this on clearance at the JCPenneys Sephora but this product is actually still available. In fact, when I bought this it was a newer product. I really enjoy this concealer. It's not the absolute best I've used but it's definitely up there. I don't really notice the anti-aging or anti-wrinkle properties, but I also don't really suffer from those issues yet (knock on wood).

The one thing I really like about Korres products is that they're all natural-based and have good-for-you ingredients. Now, whether or not products w/ "good" ingredients ACTUALLY work is another story, but I enjoy this concealer for concealer's sake, haha. Onward!

According to Korres' website:

Highly pigmented, yet ultra-flexible, instantly camouflages dark circles and other imperfections while helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve the look of skin’s texture.

This concealer helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and improves the look of skin texture.

  • Instantly camouflages dark circles and imperfections.
  • Provides a smooth, long-lasting, crease-free coverage.
  • Uniquely high coverage and hydrating formula, with Hyaluronic Acid, which forms a suspension barrier to instantly conceal fine lines without creasing or settling into lines.
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

Quercetin & Oak Extract- a powerful antioxidant that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and improves the look of skin texture."

This concealer sells for $22 on Sephora.com but I bought it on clearance at a JCPenneys Sephora for $7. It comes in four shades. The undertones are either neutral or yellow, so this probably wouldn't be so hot on cool/pink based skintones.

I was interested in the ingredients because I've never heard of quercetin in my life. Here's the list:

  • Quercetin Active: Improves skin cell functioning and regenerates and rebuilds healthy protein building blocks.
  • Regenerative Oak Extract: Firms and plumps aging skin, while radically boosting collagen and elastin production.
  • Hyaluronic Acid and Barley Extract: Provide instant and long-lasting wrinkle-filling and pore-refining benefits.
  • Olive Oil: Helps replenish the nutrients in the skin and therefore strengthens elasticity.

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Talc, Dipentaerythrityl, Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/ Hexarosinate, Synthetic Beeswax, Polyglyceryl_3 Beeswax, Octyldodecanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Nylon_12, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Polyethylene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Boron Nitride, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Dimethicone, Ethylcellulose, Propylene Carbonate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra_Di_T_Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Methyl Di_T_Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus, (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glyceryl Oleate, Quercetin Caprylate, Quercus Robur Bark Extract. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides."

This is a pretty creamy concealer. It's not QUITE as creamy as Benefit's Erase Paste but the tone matches a bit better. This has a slight peachy tone, which means it works great for under-eye circles.

It blends pretty well but it's actually not so great on dry skin, so I suggest moisturizing WELL before using this concealer. It's not my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE CONCEALER EVER but I still really like it. The color matches my skin well and it has a pretty decent level of coverage. It's not SUPER heavy, but it'll cover up blemishes and moderately dark circles.

This wears pretty well. It doesn't seem to settle into fine lines or my pores but it can get a bit dry looking. It doesn't budge or smudge anywhere and it lasts a decent length of time (about six hours). It only comes in four shades, which is shitty but also pretty standard.

Because it's a thicker consistency, it's not that buildable. More than one layer and it can start to look a bit caked on. It's slightly more dry feeling than other concealers I've used and I recommend using fingers over a brush to apply and blend out because the warmth will melt the concealer and make it easier to blend. Even though pots aren't as sanitary as, say, a tube or something, I prefer them, but they're not everyone's preferred method. I've had this for around 6 months or so and it hasn't dried out or changed consistency.

All in all, I really enjoy this concealer.



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