[Skincare]: CORINE DE FARME Purity Micellar Water & Gentle Rose Toner11:30:00 PM
Trying out new brands is one of my favorite thing to do when it comes to skincare or makeup. I love trying out new brands and new products. Sometimes I found them works really well with me or other times I found them not doing so good on me. So it's all about the experiences, trying to find which products work well for you is fun and challenging at times (^_^).
Now this is a new-to-me skincare brand that I found works really well with my skin. I usually purchased this brand from Watsons / Guardian / Century because they usually have some kind of discounts and special promotions on this brand.
Corine de Farme is a French brand which belongs to Sarbec Cosmetics which is the first independent family-owned French group with more than 35 years of experience. They are just a tad bit expensive but it's not too pricey compared to Bioderma and the likes. I know "pricetag" is relative to each person, but I personally think they are actually quite affordable considering that they are a French skincare brand (especially when they're on sale).
Corine de Farme Purity Micellar Water
The first product I tried from Corine de Farme is their Purity Micellar Water. As you know, a Micellar Water is a no-rinse formula that you use with cotton pads to remove makeup and dirt off your face. This is similar with the famous Bioderma Micellar Water but this one is cheaper. The difference in price is quite significant especially if you buy this on sale.
I was always using the big bottle (500ml) of Bioderma Micellar Water before, and when I finished my last bottle I was contemplating to re-purchase it again because of the price. Then I saw in Instagram about Corine de Farme micellar water and how they also have it in 500ml bottle just like Bioderma. I then read some reviews and most of them said it was good if not better than Bioderma. A couple days later I went into Watsons and saw it in person, but the sale was not much so I didn't get it. But then I saw it again in Guardian and it was on huge sale! So I grab one of the big bottle and came home with it.
I like it from the first start. There are two kinds of micellar water from Corine de Farme. The one I chose is the one with clear/pink sticker which has peony flower extract, and meant for dry/sensitive skin. My skin is combination towards oily but I have no problem using this at all. The other one has a clear/blue sticker and enriched with cornflower extract and meant for all skin types (it has gel texture instead of water).
I personally think the formula is pretty much similar with Bioderma. It can remove and lift off my makeup as well as dirt and dust off my face. Both Bioderma and Corine de Farme micellar water are not sticky and not too runny either so the formula and texture is very similar. The only difference is probably the subtle lovely scent of the Corine de Farme micellar water where as the Bioderma doesn't have any scent at all. I personally love if the products I'm using has a slightly lovely scent as it feels elegant and relaxes me a bit too. The other differences is on the packaging. Corine de Farme has a lock-able pump bottle which makes it easier to use, whereas Bioderma came with a regular cap bottle.
Corine de Farme Gentle Rose Toner
After my first successful experience with Corine de Farme Micellar Water I then started to spy on their other products. When I saw them on Sale I didn't hesitate to grab one of the products home. This second time around I went home with their Gentle Rose Toner.
Corine de Farme Gentle Rose Toner is meant for normal skin but I think most skin types can use this as the formula is very light and gentle, and it's just a toner anyway :)
This gentle toner also has a subtle lovely scent and helps soothes the skin and restores skin comfort. It also helps removing the last traces of makeup and dirt after using face wash or the micellar water. It contains 99% natural ingredients and is paraben free, colourant free, and hypoallergenic - which is great for troubled skin as well :)
Both of these Corine de Farme products work really well for my combination skin and they frequently go on sale in Guardian / Watsons / Century and the likes (check out all stores before you buy because sometimes they have different promotions). I also love their elegant packaging and hey, they are French! (^_^).
So I would recommend Corine de Farme to those who haven't tried this brand yet and I myself would also be checking out their other products. I'm already spying on their serums and eyecare now :)
So have you tried their products before ?
Hugs & Kisses,