Review of Korres Black Pine 3D Eye Cream
I was gifted the Korres Black Pine 3D Sculpting, Firming and Lifting Eye Cream from a friend who said it irritated her eyes. I was more than happy to take it off her hands because it’s been on my list of brands to try: it’s a natural skincare line and made by Greek founders (my people).
This product falls within their black pine line, which was developed to help with skin elasticity and firmness. This particular product is focused on reducing fine lines, puffiness and dark circles around the eyes suitable for all skin types.
The main ingredients in this eye cream are: black pine which is supposed to help with firmness and fight free radicals, black tea which helps brighten the skin, spilanthes acmella extract helps lift the skin and their patented AAG/hexapeptide helps with elasticity and firmness. Full ingredient list below.
I tried this product for about two weeks, my thoughts below…
What I like About it
The packaging really is sleek, I’m always drawn to simple branding.
I love that it’s a company that believes in using natural ingredients, and is environmentally friendly.
It did help tighten the skin around my eyes, reducing the appearance of fine lines.
It did make the skin under my eyes hydrated, left a nice dewy finish under my eyes.
What Don’t I like About it
My friend who gifted this to me, felt that the fragrance was too strong, and I must agree. On application, you do get a pine smell that i’m not a fan of. The smell does fade when it sinks into the skin, so not terrible, but I still don’t like it.
It did burn my eyes the first night I used it. Had to rinse it off.
I made the mistake of putting this product on my eyelids. Don’t do this, it will make your eyes really puffy in the morning — I looked like I was up crying all night. Not good.
Despite all the positive reviews on Sephora, this particular eye cream was just not for me. One of the biggest reasons why is because I prefer to use an eye cream that I can put all over my eyes to prevent signs of aging. This product can only be applied around the eyes and not on the lid. Because I didn’t follow instructions (errrr) I just had such a negative reaction to the formula! The smell didn’t bother me too much, but it was a characteristic that I wish I didn’t have to experience. I’m still open to trying their other products, maybe just not within the black pine collection. Sorry Korres, this one I just won’t dew again.
How to use
Apply daily around the eyes, not to apply on the upper eyelid area.
Water, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Triheptanoin, Glycerin, Cetearyl Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Distarch Phosphate, Sinorhizobium Meliloti Ferment Filtrate, Sorbitan Olivate, Betaine, Oleyl Alcohol, Acacia Decurrens/jojoba/sunflower Seed Wax/polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/ Vp Copolymer, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Avena Strigosa Seed Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Citric Acid, Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hexapeptide-11, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Lactic Acid, Lecithin, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Parfum/ Fragrance, Pentylene Glycol, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Pinus Nigra Bud/needle Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Saccharomyces/xylinum/ Black Tea Ferment, Salicylic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Gluceptate, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum