We all know, a good blogpost requires planning and dedication. So when I got my hands on the Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye cream, claiming to fight tiredness and signs of fatigue, I thought long and hard about how to really put it to the test, grabbed my husband and after 39 weeks of careful preparation finally had all the bits and pieces I needed to see how it would work:
A newborn, a toddler and for several weeks no more than three hours of sleep straight!
Now you may reason that having a baby is a little over the top to test eye cream claims, but I believe in doing things thoroughly. And he actually is really cute, so we are going to keep him.
But on to the important stuff: How did the Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye cream perform?
A quick word about the company first, because I hadn’t really heard about them before:
“A century ago, Corine de Farme explored the healing properties of certain plant ingredients with special properties found to be beneficial for the skin.
The work of this insightful young woman inspired, Paul Duprez, a great passionate of nature. In turn, he collaborated with a homeopathic pharmacist in his small laboratory to develop a natural cosmetic brand named for Corine de Farme.
The result of their work produced highly natural formulas for the care of baby’s delicate, sensitive skin.
Now, three generations later Corine de Farme offers a wide range of skin care and beauty for the entire family available throughout the world.”
The brand isn’t all natural or organic, but 95% of the used ingredients in this cream are from natural origin.
What Corine de Farme claims:
Brighten your eyes with Corine de Farme’s Radiant Anti-Tiredness Eye Care, designed specifically for the eye area. Helps eliminate signs of tiredness, reduces dark circles and eliminates puffiness. Light complex consisting of patented extracts from lychee, white tea seed oil and cranberry red camellia oil helps reduce wrinkles and brightens. Comes in a special Brush Tube which makes application of product around eyes extremely easy.
Prize and size
The eye cream comes in a squeeze tube with a brush applicator on one end as well as a “On/Off” system to prevent product from spilling every time you pick up the tube. Quite unique.
It contains 30 ml and retails for around 12,99 €. It isn’t available in Germany though and I haven’t really found an online shopping option, but Boots seem to stock at least a few of their items.
Texture and smell
The cream is lightweight, feels slightly cool when applied and smells floral, but not strongly.
Application and effects
To be honest, I hated the brush applicator. It felt weird, I didn’t feel it distributed the product evenly and every time I switched from “On” to “Off” I actually spilled some product. Plus you are recommended to wash the brush with soap after every application, which I understand from a hygienically point of view, but which is an extra step I don’t really want to do in the mornings.
As far as effects go, it was a nice, lightweight eye cream that sat well under makeup, but I didn’t notice any major brightening or depuffing effect.
- Glycerin: Moisturizing
- Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil: Moisturizing, rich in fatty acids
- Niacinamide: Fights hyper pigmentation, antioxidant
- Fraxinus Excelsior Bark Concentrate: Reduces capillary permeability, thus reducing dark circles
- Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil: anti-inflammatory, rich in linoleic acid
- Phospholipids: Antioxidant, helps other ingredients penetrate
- Vaccinium Vitis-idaea Seed Oil: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory
- Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory
- Glycolic Acid: AHA
- Fragrance (upper half of the ingredient list)
Does it live up to its claims?
Some of them.
It is a nice, lightweight eye cream that can be worn under makeup and sinks in easily, but I don’t feel it did very much in the anti-tiredness department, even though it has some nice ingredients that could work on this problem. And the brush made application by no means easier!
Will I rebuy?
Newborn or not, I don’t think that this eye cream is rich enough to satisfy my needs. The one major bonus point is the added Niacinamide, a great all-round ingredient when it comes to skincare, but again, I need more.
Who do I recommend it to?
If you are still young, but want to start taking care of your eye area (which I highly recommend), this is a lovely, lightweight cream.
If you have moderate dark circles, but not much other concern, this might work great for you.
If mostly organic/natural ingredients are your focus and you are looking for a daytime eye cream, this is a great option.
But if you are running on way too little sleep, I´d suggest you look somewhere else.
What was the craziest thing you ever did for a blog post?
And have you heard of this brand before?