Herb: Castanea Arcadia / Castanea sativa

A mountainous terrain, endless forests, ideal soil and climate conditions make
Arcadia one of the most prominent locations in Greece for the cultivation of
Castanea, else known as Chestnut tree. Arachamites, a picturesque Arcadian
village a step away from a striking Castanea forest, has a long-standing tradition
of Chestnut cultivation.

1. Soil Lab

We cooperate with Dimitris Maniatis, an organic Chestnut farmer, member of a traditional farming family passing on their love for this cultivation from one generation to the next.

Castanea has become an inherent part of the landscape through the centuries, making it possible for it to grow without any agrochemical boosters.

Social factors have been an important part of this meaningful cooperation.

For several decades, people of Arcadia have been depending on Castanea for their annual income, including the Arachamites village inhabitants.

Castanea Arcadia was identified among the world’s top-performing natural antioxidants in the largest research on plants in recent years, AGROCOS.

It was proven that Castanea leaves are a rich source of antioxidant compounds.

We source these potent leaves from the Castanea farming sites of Arachamites -a bi-product that would else be discarded. Leaves are collected sustainably during summer months, without affecting the essential tree structure, and are dried naturally.

Giving a second chance to by-products of a number of various cultivations is one of the greatest achievements of the KORRES Soil Lab.


2. Extraction Lab

From the picturesque Arachamites village straight to the KORRES Extraction Lab where the naturally dried Castanea leaves are processed into a high quality potent cosmetic raw material. They are stored in stable humidity and temperature conditions, while undergoing strict controls to ensure specific quality parameters, such as the absence of pests and plant diseases. The extraction takes place at the environmentally-friendly, certified KORRES Extraction Facility. Using the maceration method and 100% natural, skin-friendly solvents, we ensure that the quality of our potent natural actives is sustained.

Technical Data

Appearance: Liquid, brown, clear / Shelf
: 12 months / Composition: Glycerol,
Water, Castanea sativa (Chestnut) leaf
extract / Production time: 1-3 days /
Certifications and Standards: ISO 14001
and ECOCERT, Extraction Facility - ISO 16128,
Natural origin ingredients - Certification
of organic production of plant material /
Production method: Maceration / Plant
ingredient functions
(INCI): Skin-
Conditioning Agents