Korres Nourishing Hand Cream with Almond Oil and Shea Butter

Hand creams are to me what strangers’ beds are to Goldilocks: I need to find just the right one.

Not too greasy.

Not too short-lived on my skin.

Not too expensive.

Despite my tiresome search for one, I’m so glad I get to worry about hand cream and not anthropomorphic bears who live in a house and eat porridge.  Finding a hand cream I like is a much easier search that finding bears who live like people and sleep in human-made beds.


The packaging is a squeeze tube with a flip-top cap. It snaps shut. The lotion is creamy and solid, not runny or like liquid. When I squeeze out the cream, it retains its shape until I spread it around.

It absorbs pretty quickly and doesn’t leave my hands feeling greasy. This is very important to me because as a blogger, I don’t have time to wait for lotion to sink in when I have photos to take, edit, and I use a keyboard for most of my work here.

The cream has a strong perfume scent which seems very fragrant, but it doesn’t bother me enough to stop using it. It fades after a few minutes. Those who have a strong aversion to scent (read: allergies) may need to be cautious. When I first apply the cream, the scent is very perfume-like and it almost smells like I sprayed perfume directly from a bottle.

I think this is a very good hand cream and I would be willing to repurchase it. I would like something less scented, so I am not in a hurry to repurchase. I still want to see what else is out there. I am happy with the more affordable $14.50 price tag (L’Occitane is $28), although I admit that for 2.54 ounces, this is not cheap for a hand cream. If you find yourself using hand cream several times a day, this could get expensive for you.

It’s sold at Sephora. 


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at: themakeuptrain@yahoo.com
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14 Responses to Korres Nourishing Hand Cream with Almond Oil and Shea Butter

  1. Even if I never thought about the chances of finding bears eating porridge and living like humans, you are probably right. Chances are higher to find the perfect hand cream. And to me, the search is much more enjoyable than what Goldilocks went through, I guess.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  2. anubhuti says:

    it looks quite nourishing 🙂

  3. Simera says:

    I really love the creams I have tried from Korres. Great review.

  4. Lovely review !
    I so want to try out korres products, Sephora India doesn’t stock it 😦

  5. Ali says:

    Very nice review. Would love it if you could check out my new Winter Luxury Favourites post!

    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love

  6. The almond oil and shea sound nice, but I’m not sure how I feel about the perfumey scent. It does sound nice though.

  7. Purva says:

    Korres is a brand I am yet to explore..This however looks like a great option..I for some reason like scented hand creams 😀

  8. planetbeauties says:

    korres is a brand i am yet to explore. I for some reason like scented hand creams and body lotions 😀

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