March 10, 2010

Silicon-Free Primer: Korres Quercetin & Oak Age Reversing Primer Review

I had to go google quercetin recently. I had no idea what it was. Turns out quercetin is found in apples and red onions and is a powerful natural anti-oxidant.

You know why that’s good? Because my skin seems to really dig on anything that has anti-oxidants in it lately. I’m using this new moisturizer that’s packed with anti-oxidants and my skin fairly glows thanks to it.


Most important news of all is that Korres has a brand new primer out that’s packed full of quercetin.

Check it!

Korres took it’s popular silicon-free primer and created a brand new anti-aging primer in it’s place.

Korres Quercetin & Oak Age Reversing Primer is a new powerful treatment as well as a skin-perfecting face primer in one. It’s supposed to instantly fill fine lines while providing a smooth workable canvas for makeup.

The formula is enriched with antioxidant Quercetin and Oak extracts that supposedly improve skin cell functioning, repair fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin texture and elasticity. And of course our favorite ingredient of all, Hyaluronic acid, forms a protective shield on the skin, providing immediate moisture and increasing skin elasticity while Barley extract instantly fills wrinkles and refines pores.

What did I think?

I loves it.

Here’s the thing I love the original Korres Primer simply because it’s free of silicons. I can’t stand silicon primers because my dry skin just doesn’t like them. If you’re in the, “I can’t stand silicon primer” boat you’re going to want to give this a whirl particularly because of the age reversing formula. This will take over from the original version since I’m at an age that I can appreciate anything that will reverse the signs of aging.

The formula is a smooth, moisturizing, very light cream that’s scented with oranges. It preps, primes, and creates a moist, even layer to skin in preparation for foundation. I find my foundation lasts a little longer due to this and shows a longer wear thanks to the fact that extra moisture it provides stops my base from oxidizing quickly. One thing I noted with the new formula is it provides even more lasting moisture possibly due to the Hyaluronic acid in the mix.

In regards to fine lines, wrinkles, etc…..I can’t say I see anything being filled as I don’t have these problems on my face. However, it works quite nicely when a little is patted beneath my eyes and followed up with my concealer. My concealer looks fresher and wears longer.

One thing that is fairly noticeable is my skin looks considerably better and isn’t as dull as it normally is when used in conjunction with a good base. This is one reason I will purchase again as anything that can easily erase the certain dullness that plagues my tired skin is well worth it’s weight in gold.

Overall, it’s silicon-free formula, ability to make my skin look and feel fresher, benefits of added moisture, and the way it keeps my foundation fresh all has me quite excited about the new Korres Quercetin & Oak Age Reversing Primer. This new version will take over from the original Korres Primer I normally use and I will purchase again since I loved the results so much.

If you’re already a lover of Korres Primer, I’d highly suggest trying out the new version particularly for those in their late twenties or early thirties who are just starting to experience the woes of dull skin, fine lines, and the need for extra moisture.

Loves it, very much a Muse Approval for purchase. It’ll make your face glow!

Are you a fan of the original Korres Primer?

Wanting to try this?

Share it!

Available now from Korres. Take a peek at the before and after shots on Korres, quite interesting!

Brief Note:

Receive a free deluxe sample of the primer with any $25 purchase and 20% Off using promo code MUSE!

That’s great! It’s totally my new favorite product! Did you want to offer your readers a free deluxe size ( $11 Value!) with any $ 25+ purchase? Let me know and I’ll add it to your MUSE code – they’d also get 20% as well!

Disclosure: The following item was provided to Musings of a Muse by a PR firm for review purposes. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Steelnpurple

    Very interesting! I will put this on my possibly-try-list! Thanks!

    • the Muse

      hey steel! how are you!? 😀

      It’s worth it. At least for my dull skin 😛

  • Bonnie

    When I saw this free sample ad for Sephora, I flipped out! I love primers (even the evil silicone ones!) and I can’t wait to try this one! Ladies, let me know how it works for porcelean combination skin with fine lines!

    • the Muse

      hey bonnie you can get a free one from korres with $25 purchase using my promo code Muse plus 20% off if you’re interested 😀

      So far working great for me but no fine lines on my face :PPPPPPP!

      • Bonnie

        😛 no need to rub it in, muse! i’m only 22 and i have WRINKLES!!!! ahhhh! and i have silver hairs on my head! BOO. but thanks SOO much for the promo code! i’ll have to give that a shot. FYI: i love your blog. you are so eloquent with your makeup obbsession! 🙂 i’m glad you are out there to try everything i’m too broke for! if i’m ever questioning the “need” to buy more product, i look to you first!

        • the Muse

          bonnie you’re loco you do not have wrinkles at 22! it’s your imagination! 😀 awww man you totally made my day cheers hun *hugs*

          • Bonnie

            i’m glad i could return the favor! you make my day every day, muse! 🙂

  • Kimber’s Corner

    That is a glowing review. Makes me intensely interested. I don’t really mind silicone primers – but I know that many people are either sensitive to it or just plain don’t like it. I’m going to have to check this out, just for the other amazing ingredients. I too am finding that anything with anti-oxidants is really making my skin happy.

    • the Muse

      omg seriously you too kimber?! Anti-oxidants seem to really make my skin do a little jig lately! I’ve been tracking down cleansers, moisturizers..anything I can find that has a healthy dose of antioxidants in it as it seems to really make my skin glow. Loving this for that simple reason. Def do not like silicons, they pill on me. I def have some in my stash but I prefer primers that have more of a moisturizing element for my dry skin 🙂

  • Chelley

    I love Korres because it’s so natural! 🙂 Should I use this if I’m in the early 20’s though? :/

  • Dana

    Oooohh, me wants this =] Wonder if I should get this one or the other one in yellow/white tube? I’m in my early twenties… hmm… antiageing properties won’t hurt either…

  • Kelly

    Love to try it. If anyopne knows if this Korres primer is available in Canada, Ontario specifically, I’d love to know! Ta:)

  • Jeannie McCarthy

    I LOVE this product; my skin is a blank canvas, ready for make up after I apply: smooth, filled in lines, etc…..