Nature's Skin Renewal Savior: The Santorini Grape

It’s no secret the Greek island of Santorini is one of the most magnetic and coveted summer destinations to visit. Coined one of the best Greek islands to visit by a number of travel experts, the magical Mediterranean oasis is the ultimate treasure of the Cyclades Islands.
Santorini is most known for its blue and white landscapes, deep blue Aegean Sea, and sun-kissed volcanic cliffs. It’s these volcanoes that allow us to harvest, extract, and preserve one of the most potent treasures and natural skincare ingredients found in Greece.

Starved at the foothills of Santorini’s volcanos, and misted by the Aegean Sea, our farmers harvest and cultivate the Santorini grape botanical. Every year, our farmers take the branches off of the grapevine to build resilient baskets that protect the baby grapes, allowing them to thrive in the extreme conditions of high island winds and strong Grecian sun.

These protective baskets allow the grapes to grow and ripen while locking in hydration, vitamins, and minerals like the potent and powerful grape seed oil. Santorini grape is one of nature’s best examples of self-renewal, pulling the minerals and energy from the soil into the fruit. We partner with the Association of Thera Products Cooperatives to utilize the vinification residues of Assyrtiko grapes as a raw material for the production of cosmetic raw material in the KORRES Extraction Lab. It was the first time that the vast amount of winemaking by-products, instead of being discarded, were used to produce an extremely high polyphenol content cosmetic extract.


When it comes to formulating with this potent and powerful antioxidant skincare ingredient, the benefits are endless. Over time, it’s common for skin to become rough, dull, and depleted as a symptom of the environment and daily habits. The fruit, the skin, and the seeds of the antioxidant-rich Santorini grape, work together to soften complexion and smooth skin to bring out a natural glow and replenish hydration.



Wondering how to get smoother skin? Read on to discover the grape seed oil benefits for skin.


Grapeseed oil on skin is the key to smoothing skin texture. Over 85% essential fatty acids, the grape seed oil skin benefits include improving skin elasticity, smoothing skin texture, and reinforcing the skin’s protective moisture barrier to replenish dehydrated skin. When formulated with powerful antioxidants like resveratrol, also extracted from the Santorini grape, the benefits of resveratrol and grapeseed oil on skin are endless. They work together to boost the skin barrier to improve skin texture on face, plump dehydrated skin, blur imperfections, and even skin tone.

Meet Santorini Grape Velvet Skin Drink


A true seed to skin journey, our single-sourced vineyard and organic grapes have been carefully formulated to transform and smooth skin texture in a single drop of our Santorini Grape Velvet Skin Drink. The latest innovation is formulated with the fruit, the skin, and the seeds of the Santorini Grape, providing antioxidants and nutrients for skin. All three work together to soften complexion and smooth textured skin for a natural glow. “I am in love with this ingredient. This is the most resilient, the longest-living grape variety in Europe that never gets sick. Fed by the abundant minerals of the volcanic soil, and watered by the Aegean mist, it is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals" says Lena Philippou, Brand President and Chief Innovation Officer shares. For best results, apply the Velvet Skin Drink as the last step in any daily skincare routine. Apply one to three drops of the Skin Drink over the face and neck twice daily avoiding the eye area, or mix into your daily moisturizer.

The Full Circle Process of Santorini Skin Drink


Soil Lab: Starved of at the foot of the volcano, misted by the Aegean sea and thriving in extreme conditions with the strong Grecian sun and high island winds, the Santorini Grape is one of nature’s best examples of self-renewal pulling the minerals and energy from the soil into the fruit. 


Extraction Lab: Korres proprietary Santorini Grape extract is made of the dried polyphenol-rich grape skin and kernel, through a 100% zero-waste process.


Molecular Lab: Santorini grape extract, rich in antioxidants and minerals from the volcanic ash in which it grows, provides energy to skin cells for total skin renewal. Resveratrol, which is naturally found in grape skin, provides skin perfecting benefits for smooth textured skin and even tone.


Formulation Lab: Skin transforming formulas harnessing the power of Santorini Grape and resveratrol, naturally found on grape skin. 


Design Lab: 100% recyclable packaging.


Recycle Lab: We expanded our sustainability practices in 2020 through building the KORRES Recycle Lab, a state-of-the-art recycling facility in Athens where empty containers are reborn as packaging, art objects, and even furniture.


Learn more about our process.



Santorini Grape Velvet Skin Drink In Your Skincare Routine

Harness the power of Greek natural beauty with a curated selection of glowing skin products.


Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser 

The best-selling foaming cream cleanser formulated with pre + probiotic rich real Greek yoghurt helps with makeup removal and leaves skin pure and nourished in one cleanse. 


3D Eye-Lift Super Serum

A potent eye lifting serum that visibly tightens skin under eyes addressing fatigued eyes by smoothing the appearance of wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles.


Wild Rose Night-Brightening Sleeping Facial

The cult favorite vitamin C night cream repairs skin overnight to turn dull, uneven texture and tone into glowing, smooth, plump skin by morning.


Santorini Grape Velvet Skin Drink 

Transform and smooth textured skin to velvet with a single drop of the multi-tasking skin drink treatment that blurs imperfections, smooths texture and replenishes dehydrated skin.

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