Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye care – Planning and dedication

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!

 

Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye care
Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye care

 

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.

 

Facts:

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.

 

Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye care - the applicator
Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye care – the applicator

 

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.

 

Favorable ingredients:

  • 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

Unfavorable Ingredients:

  • 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?

No.

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?

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  • confashiontime

    Ich fühle absolut mit dir, und JA, ein Baby rechtfertigt sogar sehr das Testen solcher Cremes lol (bin auch Neu-Mama) 😉 Ich persönlich kannte diese Marke vorher nicht aber man lernt ja nie aus 🙂 Happy Monday Liebes

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    • Ich glaube, in Deutschland ist sie nicht sehr weit verbreitet. Bis lang habe ich allerdings nichts gefunden, was den Schlafmangel ausreichend bekämpft, trotz meiner Tests. Hast Du Vorschläge?

  • confashiontime

    Ich fühle absolut mit dir, und JA, ein Baby rechtfertigt sogar sehr das Testen solcher Cremes lol (bin auch Neu-Mama) 😉 Ich persönlich kannte diese Marke vorher nicht aber man lernt ja nie aus 🙂 Happy Monday Liebes

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  • Pam Scalfi

    I’ve not heard of the brand no, and I must say I’ve never done anything like this for a post haha
    I’ve been looking for my ultimate eye cream for so long and I think the closest to meet my demands the estee lauder night repair. ever used that?
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • Yes, I had a sample, but I can´t remember being overly impressed with it. But I feel like I am never satisfied when it comes to eye cream.

  • Shame this product didn’t work out for you. It sounds ok for me, apart from the brush! I currently use an eye-roll on and whatever facial SPF I’m using on my eyes – is that enough or do you think I need some kind of dedicated cream? My favourite one has just been discontinued so if you know of anything budget friendly I’d be very interested 🙂

    alicered.co.uk

    • Which eye roll-on do you use?
      The question whether or not you need a special eye cream is controversial. Many people say that they are just smaller packages of your facial moisturizer, and that may be true for some of them. In general: What works on your face, works on your eye area as well. I do prefer using a dedicated eye cream daily of the following reason: Creams do a thing called „spreiten“ (I have no English translation), which means they spread themselves to cover areas you may have missed throughout application. Body creams do it the most, face creams less and eye creams only minimal. That way product doesn’t migrate to your eyes, which is very important to me, as I wear contacts.
      Other than that they usually don’t contain alcohol or other irritants, but there are more than enough face creams without them as well.
      And the „special needs“, like fighting dark circles… I don’t really buy into that. Some ingredients can make them appear less by using coffein for example, which reduces the diameter of the blood vessels, but they are mostly genetical, and if you don’t want them to show, use a concealer.

      Sorry for the long answer 😉 Basically only you can decide if you need a special eye cream or not. You can totally use your facial cream or check out the Garnier Roll-ons if you want that cooling effect. I have heard good things about them.

      • Thank you for the detailed response! The one I use is from Simple, it’s very cooling and feels refreshing in the morning, doesn’t make a massive difference to my under-eyes but it’s a nice base before the SPF. I’m so glad you think facial SPF’s are fine, obviously if they irritated my eyes I’d switch to a dedicated eye version but I haven’t found a nice one with sun protection in just yet (and being fair, that’s the first thing I look out for with any kind of skincare).

        Thank you again, that was so helpful!

        • Sadly there are barely any eye products with SPF, which is a shame, as it is so important!

  • Nequéren Reis

    Que maximo ótima postagem, tenha uma semana abençoada.
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  • Corine De Farme is actually a very popular affordable brand in France, though I don’t think I’ve ever tried any of their skincare products! The brush seems pointless indeed, I don’t know why some brands over complicate things!

    http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

    • I received it in a giveaway, so I don’t think I can get it in Germany. But despite the brush the ingredients were quite good and I will look for more when I am back in France. Can´t beat affordable skincare.

      • You’re right, I should probably do the same as I tend to love their bodycare range!

  • Even though the brush applicator is unique, I wouldn’t be fan of it because of it being messy and I would like to be in charge when it comes to how much product I use. Companies love making big claims, don’t they?

    Ela BellaWorld

  • Haha, I like how you prepared for this review! I’m trying to look for a good eye cream, because late night revision has left me with lines under my eyes (only noticeable up close!) but I want to help my skin earlier on than when it’s late…

    Pop over to my blog!

    Sarah

    sarahinks.co.uk

  • I love this post! Very beautiful photos! ♥

    xx OHIAMIHT BLOG

  • Priscilla Eliodoro

    It looks like a great product! 😉
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    • Do you know that line?

      • Priscilla Eliodoro

        Not yet, but I will take a look! Thanks for sharing girl! 😉

  • I hadn’t heard of Corine de Farme before. It’s nice to see another company trying to emphasise natural ingredients, though. As for a crazy thing for a blog post, I can’t say I can beat ‚having a baby‘. Actually, I can’t really say that I’ve done anything over the top for a blog post? Maybe I’m just overlooking something? Haha 🙂

    Erin
    http://sexycardi.blogspot.ca

    • I don’t think it is widely available, more a niche brand, like many natural brands sadly are.

  • thefashionfolks

    Haven’t heard of this but such a pretty packaging!! Love that brush makes the spilling less too! Xx

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  • Dressed With Soul

    Die Einleitung 🙂 Was das Verrückteste war, was ich bisher für einen Blogpost gemacht habe? Ich weiß nicht, ob es verrückt ist, durch Sümpfe für ein Foto zu wandern oder Pferde-Verabredungen dafür auszumachen 🙂
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  • The endless search for the perfect eye cream… Although I have found that good ol‘ drinking-tons-of-water and getting-enough-sleep will do more then anything else lol

    RachelShuchatMakeup

    • I completely agree. I don’t think an eye cream can really help with dark circles.

  • The endless search for the perfect eye cream… Although I have found that good ol‘ drinking-tons-of-water and getting-enough-sleep will do more then anything else lol

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  • Your intro to this post made me chuckle, thank you for the laugh, I needed it this morning when the whole house is sick, me included. Shame the eye cream didn’t work as expected, I find it’s harder to find an eye cream that makes a difference to my eye areas at my age.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Oh, poor you. What is it? Still the bug your son caught at the playdate (?) ?

      • He kinda got over that but then he started drooling so I guess he’s teething again. And then Kevin and I fell sick over the weekend and then of course we passed it to him, again. It’s like a never ending vicious cycle.

        • That is horrible. I dread the time when Little Bean will go to kindergarten and pass everything on to her little brother.

  • Your intro to this post made me chuckle, thank you for the laugh, I needed it this morning when the whole house is sick, me included. Shame the eye cream didn’t work as expected, I find it’s harder to find an eye cream that makes a difference to my eye areas at my age.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • I would think the brush would make the application process easier but it seems like quite the opposite based on your experience. It sounds like a good enough eye cream but it probably would probably really set itself apart if it actually lived up to it’s anti-tiredness claims.

    • Yes. But to be honest, I have never found a product that really made a difference in that department. Any recommendations?

  • I would think the brush would make the application process easier but it seems like quite the opposite based on your experience. It sounds like a good enough eye cream but it probably would probably really set itself apart if it actually lived up to it’s anti-tiredness claims.

  • I can’t think of anything crazy I’ve done for the blog… God, I feel so boring right now!
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    • I guess writing for an American Beauty Blog counts as investing in your own blog.

  • “He actually is really cute, so we’re going to keep him.“ – haha! 😉 I like this product’s brush applicator, very unusual.

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  • “He actually is really cute, so we’re going to keep him.“ – haha! 😉 I like this product’s brush applicator, very unusual.

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  • I haven’t heard of this brand before but I like the applicator system. It’s very unique for a beauty product to have something like that.

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  • Thanks for the review and funny post. The package is pretty, and the brush looks nice. Too bad this isn’t a winner.

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    • I would have loved if it worked better, I think the idea is brilliant. But the execution? Not so much.

  • Maria

    It looks like great product, will definitely give it a try.

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  • Aw, too bad this didn’t live up to the expectations.

  • Thank you for reviewing! Yeah no extra steps needed on a morning routine totally with you on this one!
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  • Too bad it didn’t live up to all of the claims. The brush does seem like it would be more work.

    I don’t know if I’ve done anything crazy for a blog post. Interesting question though. I’d love to hear others response to that.

    • There were some interesting stories about walking through swamp or making a horse „playdate“ just for the sake of an outfit picture.

  • Sounds like a pretty nice eye cream, I always love finding new eye creams to try. The brush applicator is interesting. Gemma x
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  • I have never heard of this brand before and also, I am really bad about applying my eye cream…

    I don’t think I have ever done anything crazy for a blogpost…Maybe searching the internet to find a tie dye umbrella for our Dior post 🙂

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  • Kate

    Hahaha! Your dedication to blogging really is second to none! Not sure that this eye cream would do a huge amount for me either, which is a shame as it does sound nice. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    • I struggle to find an eye cream that really satisfies my needs. I guess I am greedy.

  • I don’t think I’d like that application method either.

  • You raise good points and concerns, so I don’t think this would be for me. I have eye cream that I forget to use at times. I’ve not done anything crazy for blog posts, so I’m afraid that I cannot answer your question. 🙂
    I’m Back with Delicious Details!

    • I started using eye cream at the age of 18, so it has pretty much become second nature to me.

  • Yasmin Blackwell

    Great review.. i could not imagine applying a cream with a brush!
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  • Never heard of these guys but sounds decent enough. I think starting a blog on top of a full-time job/baby/life was the craziest thing I’ve done in recent years :-))))
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  • Rosanna Briguglio

    I don’t know how I feel about the applicator but the product sounds good!

    Have a lovely day 🙂
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  • Minhal Taher

    I’m eighteen years old and I have horrible dark circles. Thanks for this honest review. I might invest in this product 🙂

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    • I fear only corrector will ever get rid of them, but maybe it will help lighten them a little.

  • I haven’t heard of this brand, but I think I’ll skip. Sometimes the applicator is a make-or-break for me too!

    • Yes. The concept is unique, but not really convincing in praxi.

  • The name of this grabbed me – anything that helps fight the signs of fatigue lures me in but having read your review, I won’t be buying this! Great review, as always xx

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    • Do you have anything that helps you fight the signs of tiredness? So far I haven’t found anything convincing.

      • I remember using Guerlain Midnight Secret years ago when I first became ill & found it helped a little but I couldn’t justify a repurchase at the time – I was very early 20s at the time though so the real test might be now. I might buy the small tube & give it a go again xx

  • I have horrible dark circles under my eyes and definitely need to be more committed to taking care of them instead of covering them up with pounds of concealer!

    http://www.thebeautydojo.com

    • Other than sleep and hydration I don’t think there is much you can do. Concealer is the way to go, dark circles are mostly genetic.

  • I’ve never heard of this brand before, I’ll have to check it out!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  • I had a bit of a giggle at your intro! Newborn days would certainly put anti-tiredness claims to the test!

    Shame this product doesn’t live up to expectations. While it sounds nice enough, you really need stuff that works, especially in those early days of very very little sleep!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Booby Brown Corrector. The only thing that ever convinced me when it comes to fighting dark circles.

      • Thanks, I’ll keep an eye out! Right now I’m using two clinique products, when I have the time that is! I also noticed since being on iron supplements (had low iron in pregnancy) my eyes haven’t been so dark.

  • I laughed at the „he’s cute so I think we’ll keep him!“ It’s too bad this didn’t provide any noticeable differences, but perhaps over a longer period of time it might be better. I wish the fragrance wasn’t on the ingredient list because that makes me less willing to try it (why would you want a scented product near your eyes anyway?) Oh well – perhaps it’s good otherwise! I’ll have to check if they have this brand at our drugstores.

    http://www.lindseyginge.com

    • I don´t think you will, it seems to be exclusive to France and Belgium, with only a few exceptions. As I am very behind with uploading my reviews, I can tell you that it sadly made no difference whatsoever even though I have almost finished it.

  • Thanks for the review! I loved your honesty, and how you pointed out the important facts. I think taking care of your skin is so important 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com

  • Denise

    No, I never heard of Corine de Farme before… and it seems that it is Okish, this product at least. 95% of natural ingredients are good and the brush applicator is excellent! You did try it well, very good! I don’t remember the craziest thing I did for a blog post… maybe on my old blog, not on anymore 🙂 I hope you can sleep better soon! I know it will be difficult, but wishing is good!
    DenisesPlanet.com

    • I keep telling myself it gets better every day. And every child sleeps through the night at 16 at least 😉

  • Haha! That’s a dedication! But now you’re left with a newborn and signs of tiredness and fatigue as the eye cream doesn’t work its wonders. Good the baby is cute though 😉 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • I think I will not repeat this experiment with another product.

  • Nicole

    Nice!! This product looks great! 😉 awesome review

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  • I don’t suffer from dark circles which I’m very happy about. So, I usually am good with light eye cream, this one sounds quite nice for my still quite young skin 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Oh, I actually liked the look of the brush applicator – shame it was annoying to use! I don’t currently use an eye cream myself, but this one sounds pretty good for me, since I wouldn’t need anything that’s particularly heavy duty. 🙂 <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com

    • It should be available in the UK, and the ingredient list is pretty good. Maybe you will get on better with the brush applicator than I did.

  • idu

    I was loving the on/off mechanism until I read you spilled each time you switched. The brush actually looks soft, sucks that it doesn’t work as well as it looks. I hope you find something else that works better. I know you will, :). I remember those sleep deprived days. Never mind, this stage goes by pretty fast. Have a good weekend girl.

    http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

    • I was loving the thought as well, but sadly it didn’t work out that well.

  • Nadia

    Here is one the many reasons why I love your blog, Anne – you really put products to test. I don’t understand it when bloggers review a product the next day they get it from the PR team or purchase it. Not only will I not be able to trust whatever they have to say about it, it will simply tell me they are blogging for all the wrong reasons. So yes, big / huge / massive thanks for keeping it real hon!
    As for the cream, too bad it didn’t live up to the claims & expectations. I really need a good eye cream (late nights, too much work & stress) and have been thinking of trying Kiehl’s. Have you ever tried anything from the brand, lovely?
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com

    • No, Kiehl´s is a brand I have little to no experience with, but the Avocado eye cream is on my list of things to try.

  • Having a baby in order to test a product is dedication! I’ve not heard of the brand before, but honestly the applicator turns me right off this particular product. I’m not a huge fan of this kind of applicator in makeup products and even less so in skincare- although I’ve never seen it on skincare before.
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