__RESEARCHIt is often believed that natural cosmetics rely mainly on traditional recipes instead of clinical research. Based on our pharmacy experience in over 3,000 homeopathic remedies of herbal origin, our philosophy is to develop products based on primary and applied research on verified benefits and clinical efficacy.
OUR GOALOur goal is to develop innovative and clinically effective skincare products based on natural active ingredients; to promote natural ingredients research in relation to skin biochemistry; and to project the unique Greek flora benefits through our cooperations with local farmers, and the production of our brand-own high value organic extracts. INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT SCIENTIFIC BOARDWe have formed an independent scientific board, consisting of high profile professors and researchers in the fields of Biochemistry, Pharmacognosy, and Clinical Dermatology. Together we investigate the clinical benefits of natural ingredients in relation to skin biochemistry. Studying the findings of current research programmes and the developments in the field of natural active ingredients, we then collectively decide the direction of our primary research in association with both Greek and international scientific institutions and universities. The aim is to explore the active molecules of natural descent, in accordance with the cell’s biochemical paths and the validation of the efficacy of our new formulations. We develop skincare products based on two fundamental axes; our primary and applied research findings, and our values, our ongoing commitment: to project the benefits of Greek herbs; to develop skin and environmentally friendly formulations with a natural content varying between 80-99,80% ; to avoid the use of chemical substances like mineral oils, silicones, parabens and propylene glycol amongst others.
These substances are replaced with natural ingredients. The natural active ingredients that we use derive from four ingredient groups:
MEDICINAL HERBS: Ingredients inherited from our pharmacy days / Calendula, Echinacea, Hypericum, Evening PrimroseGREEK FLORA: Plants that have evolved adaptations to grow in Greece’s unique environment / Thyme, Sage, Bay Laurel, Olive, Mastiha FOOD INGREDIENTS: Beneficial ingredients with advanced skincare properties including Yoghurt, Thyme HoneyNATURAL ACTIVES: Actives such as natural antioxidant Quercetin, with proven efficacy as per the findings of international research programmes including the primary research carried by the KORRES Research & Development Lab
Sincere and transparent communication with those selecting our products, is of extreme significance to us. The practice of ‘greenwashing’ has been extensively and growingly employed in cosmetics. Many brands make all-natural claims despite only using an extremely low percentage of natural ingredients and/or stress that they avoid specific substances when instead they are using several others that can be even more harmful. The level of misunderstanding and the overload of information surrounding natural ingredient based cosmetics, combined with difficult to understand ingredient lists as those featured on standard packaging, make it even harder for consumers to choose the right product for them. Bearing this in mind, we use the Formula Facts table on our packaging to fully describe the percentage of natural content as well as the formula synthesis, in a way that everybody can comprehend.