With roots in Athens' first homeopathic pharmacy, Greek brand Korres has now arrived in The Place. Combining science and nature, they aim to provide naturally based, reasonably priced beauty products that are free from mineral oil, silicone and propylene glycol.
These products, which use active natural extracts, have won a host of celebrity admirers, including Heidi Klum and David Beckham. With over 150 skin and hair care products available, there's something for everyone when it comes to braving the harsh Beijing elements. The ultra-soothing Yoghurt Cooling Gel (RMB 275), an after-sun gel which claims to relieve UV-induced redness and sun-harassed skin is strongly recommended. Another favorite is the Wild Rose SPF 6 moisturizer (RMB 350) which smells divine as it works on fine lines and skin color disorders.
Location: 224, 2/F, South Bldg, The Place, 9A Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District
Opening hours: Daily 10am-10pm