Here at Mellow Mummy we are big fans of BigGreenSmile.com, a fairtrade, natural and eco cosmetics hub; this summer they wanted to introduce me to the Korres Santorini range of vine products which they felt were particularly summery.
The Korres Santorini Vine Body Milk is a light yet rich body lotion which is fab for this time of year when you don't really want to be sitting around waiting for a thick unctuous body cream to soak in. The smell of the lotion is quite phenomenal - the sweet, fruity smell of grapes. The Korres range is made from grapes that grow on vines on the volcanic ash fields of the Greek island of Santorini and it is the rich soils that give the vines their particularly sweet aroma. When I first tried the Korres range all I could think of was the smell of fruit pastilles! It is ultimately summery and reminds me of holidays.
I love this body milk, it suits me well although I wouldn't say that I have noticed any particular improvement in the moisture levels on the skin of my arms or legs, it seems to do an acceptable job of maintaining my current skin moisture levels. This body lotion is 87% natural and is free from mineral oils, phthalates and parabens.
Alongside the body milk is the Korres Santorini Vine Shower Gel which gets rave reviews. It is quite unusual to find a natural shower gel with a scent quite so strong as this. Getting out of the shower after a vine shower gel experience is like opening the door to a room full of fruit!
The Korres Santorini shower gel feels great and smells great and it is also made from 87% natural ingredients. It foams well (it does contain SLS) and rinses off cleanly. I would say that after a shower I'm a little overwhelmed by the scent and probably wouldn't choose to follow a Korres Santorini shower with the body milk.
You can find the Korres Santorini range (and lots of other scrummy natural and organic cosmetics brands) at BigGreenSmile.