We spent an entire day with Danis, one of KORRES’ RnD chemists. Most of it was spent following him around- from his office to the RnD lab and from there to what he calls ‘his second home’, the KORRES herb extraction unit. A chemist, specialised in natural products, Danis has been with us since 2008 and the day our meeting was on our schedule, he had an Almond Blossom microscale extraction on his. “ The procedure is simple” he tells us. “It’s about studying the Greek flora, the benefits of Greek herbs and apply this knowledge to cosmetic use”. He talks about the applied research of natural products and hands-on operations, quality control tests according to European as well as international protocols, whilst at the same time moving around the extraction unit’s equipment, adjusting settings, running back to his office to look something up in his folders and books and coming back to the lab, only to start again.