I remember I wanted this product for the longest time. Actually, it came in a set with the Wild Rose Buff Cleanser which I missed out on and was bummed about it. Then lady luck was on my side and the set came out again a few months later in Sephora. The set was sold for US$48, a good price isn’t it? The Sleeping Facial alone was US$48. So really, the Buff Cleanser is the bonus here. I didn’t think twice and I snatched it up, quickly!
The complete name is KORRES Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial. It’s a mouthful, I usually just refer it as KORRES Wild Rose Sleeping Facial.
When I first saw this on the website, I wasn’t sure about what it’s supposed to do. Sleeping facials, err, what?
What it is (taken from Sephora.com):
A facial treatment to address uneven skin tone and dark spots while improving skin’s quality for a brighter, more luminous complexion. This product’s weightless soufflé texture melts instantly into the skin. It works while you sleep to re-texturize, giving you petal-soft skin by morning. It also addresses visible signs of premature aging caused by sun and environmental exposure while providing antioxidant benefits.
Another big claim here.
Well, first thing’s first, IT SMELLS HEAVENLY. I love it, it’s very soothing and calming. All of those goodness sits comfortably on my nose. It’s the kind of scent that will bring me into a good night sleep.
It’s described as having a weightless “soufflé” texture. Honestly, I don’t know any other soufflé than the ones that satiate my taste buds. If there’s anything, soufflé is sinful (HA!). If I can describe it, I think it resembles more of a yogurt. Still yummy, and healthier.
The product can be used alone or after serum and prior to night cream. Well, I never skipped on toner/lotion so I opt for the second way. I find that it is enough to just wear it without adding moisturizer afterwards. I’d say it’s moisturizing but if applied too much, it will leave my face looking very greasy and sticky; which is why I don’t use any cream on top of it again. It does get absorbed into the skin quite nicely afterwards, though I can still tell there’s something sitting on my skin. Not that I care my face looking like a frying pan at night time, but I can feel that I got a lot going on already. I don’t want to layer on too much, just to avoid any possible adverse effects here.
A little note, on some occasions I could feel a slightly warm sensation on the skin after application. But, nothing uncomfortable. On all occasions, it does feel like slathering on yogurt all over the face. Once I blend it out, the texture melts into the skin, like butter. Feels really luxurious, yet homemade-ish.
Day after day, week after week, uneven tone and dark spots will continuously improve. After only 14 days you’ll see skin that’s brighter, more even-toned, and exceptionally radiant. – from Sephora.com
Let’s see. While I never used it straight for 14 days, I will say that the brightening and radiant promises are true. I usually use this 1-3 times a week, depending on my needs or my schedule regime. I never tried this not even for a week straight, because.. I’m scared I might overdo it. There’s a saying that too much of a good thing is never good, and I live by that. There’s got to be some balance and resting time, don’t you think?
I love how this un-dulls my tiresome face. Whenever I need that extra perking up, I will go for this. It’s my secret weapon whenever I need a glowing face in the morning. I’ve never gone to a spa before, but I imagine KORRES Wild Rose Sleeping Facial will give that sensation, on the face. The relatively small, though quite heavy, thick plastic tub is quite easy to be carried during traveling. And I actually do, because it’s incredibly convenient. It’s like a power mask, except I don’t have to rinse it off.
That being said, I can’t tell if this helps with the dark spots. With the amount of other similar products I use continuously (although might not be at the same time), I can’t be sure of this, sorry! With any products that promises to fade dark spots, I’ve never really fully believed in such, especially the ones that promises quick results. But, I do believe that with long term and diligent skincare routine, yes, the skin will improve :)
I’m really digging this Wild Rose Sleeping Facial, it’s one of those quick fixes, sallow-busting product that I can always rely on. After this particular good experience, I’m interested in trying the Greek Yogurt, another sleeping facial from KORRES for instant hydration. Soon, hopefully. It sits on my never-ending wish list.