Review: Korres White Tea Facial Fluid Gel Cleanser $21 for 6.7 oz.

$21 for 6.7 ounces (that’s a lot!)

P.S. Does anyone else find the name slightly dirty? “Fluid Gel Cleanser”….

I needed to replace my facial cleanser, because I ran out (finally!) and wanted to switch to a more natural one.

The last one I had, was TOO moisturizing. Left a film on my face, and may have caused me to break out in some areas because of it.

Basically, this cleanser smells amazing and cleans without drying your face out.

Whenever I am rubbing it into my face, I am sniffing like a rabid animal because it smells SO GOOD.

The mix is White Tea, but it isn’t herbal-y.

It’s like a litchi (lychee) fruit just finished making love to a cup of white tea.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

– Parabens
– Synthetic Dyes
– Petro-Chemicals
– Phthalates
– Triclosan


It uses a mix of vegetable-based cleansers. None of it seems to be SLS (sodium lauryl or laureth sulfate) specifically, but I can see some faint derivations highlighted in red.

Still, most of it is pretty good considering how well it cleans, and how LITTLE it foams (a sure sign that SLS is not prevalent in the product).

I just love that it doesn’t stink, or leave my skin stripped and dry.

Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Betaine, PEG-40 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sucrose Laurate, Capryloyl Glycine, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Hydrolysed Oats, Arginine, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Castoryl Maleate, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Lactic Acid, Linalool, Magnesium PCA, Manganese PCA, Panthenol, Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Coceth Sulfate, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Sodium PCA, Tocopherol, Zinc PCA.


  • Smells amazing! Honestly, it’s like having aromatherapy while washing your face.
  • Cleans without drying out my face
  • Is gentle on my face
  • Doesn’t foam up very much (I’m not a foaming cleanser sort of girl)
  • Has a lot of natural ingredients in it
  • You just need a SMALL squirt to cover your whole face


  • Yes, the packaging is recyclable and cool, but the spout sucks
  • If you aren’t careful, you can accidentally pour too much into your hands & waste it
  • It’s not very foam-y for those of you who are looking for a lot of lather
  • For the price, it’s double what you’d pay for a standard drugstore cleanser
  • Is not completely SLS free — has some derivations of SLS in there, but it’s quite faint from the name, and there aren’t any specific ingredients called: sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate (a milder version of SLS).

…but drugstore cleansers have never felt or smelled so good.

I feel a lot better putting this on my face than what I was using before.

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Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.