Dior Hydra Life is a complete skincare collection created to hydrate the skin using gentle, effective, naturally derived ingredients. It is an innovative beauty line with natural-origin active ingredients, in tune with the times, as minimalist as it is effective. Dior Hydra Life has 83% natural ingredients and new floral active ingredients since it was launched last year in 2017. It has caused a stir since then in all skincare lovers, no matter the type of skin. The formulas are purified of parabens and contain even less silicone than the last year. The new launches have fresh sorbet textures causing a high pleasure experience. It contains prebiotic to resynchronize the skin flora and actively performs its role in maintaining the skin health. The Dior Hydra Life has a new hydrating Sorbet Program along with two irresistible cleansers which I am going to talk about.
Dior Hydra Life new Sorbet Program covers all the daily skincare needs of women and men too. The common theme of all Dior Hydra Life range is the iconic ingredients of Hydra Life, Mallow, and Haberlea extracts, which boost water circulation within the skin and stimulate skin flora responsible for its natural defenses. The 3-step Sorbet Program is all about preparing the skin (Balancing Hydration with 2-in-1 Sorbet Water), rehydrating (Hydration Rescue with Intense Sorbet Cream), and awakening the look (Cooling Hydration with Sorbet Eye Gel). The two new formulas for cleansing, suitable for every skin type, are Micellar Milk – No-Rinse Cleanser and 3-in-1 Makeup Remover. As this post is about my skincare routine with Dior Hydra Life, I will start with the cleanser and then follow the steps until the last step in my routine to hydrate and moisturize my skin.
Dior Hydra Life Triple Impact Makeup Remover
Dior Hydra Life 3-in-1 Makeup Remover (CAD $42 – 125ml) is a triple impact makeup remover which cleanses, soothes, and beautify the skin. Dior Hydra Life 3-in-1 Makeup Remover is a bi-phase solution that removes heavier makeup even on sensitive areas of the face. It has three star ingredients: Lily extract that helps make the lashes appear more beautiful, day after day. A licorice-based ingredient soothes the eye contour and a cleansing complex eliminates all traces of makeup.
I have been using it regularly to remove my makeup and it works really well to remove the makeup, even the long-wear makeup, heavy duty kind of makeup. Do make sure to shake it well before using as I did not shake it well few times and it does make a difference, I felt a little oily on the skin after using it. After shaking it well, I apply it with a cotton pad and remove the makeup. It did not irritate my eyes or my skin. My skin does not feel any tightness or dryness after using this, it feels clean and hydrated. It is not just good for eye makeup but I have used it to remove all whole face makeup with this, it works well. Then I move to my next step, either double cleansing with my cleanser or if I am in the mood of using Micellar Milk for not very heavy or permanent makeup for the whole face. Or I sometimes remove my eye makeup with the 3-in-1 makeup remover and then for my face, I use the Micellar Milk.
Dior Hydra Life Micellar Milk – No-Rinse Cleanser
Dior Hydra Life Micellar Milk – No-Rinse Cleanser (CAD $49 – 200ml) is the first micellar milk to combine the cleaning power of micelles and the nourishing richness of milk. As sensitive skin prefers milk to micellar water, while oily and combination skin love more aqueous products, Dior Hydra Life achieved the feat of combining the softness of a milk and the performance of a micellar water in one formula. Dior Hydra Life Micellar Milk – No-Rinse Cleanser has a luscious and fresh texture that transforms from milk into water upon contact with the skin. It has two star ingredients: Natural-origin micelles trap the most stubborn makeup particles and rice milk proteins help prevent nutritional deficiencies within the skin, and stimulate and rebalance skin flora affected by cleansing. It is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive ones and is ideal for both face and eyes.
I use this Micellar Milk with a cotton pad, it is very creamy and smooth in texture. It removes the makeup pretty well, both from eyes and face. It is hydrating too, the skin does not feel right or irritated. My skin looks supple, fresh, nourished, and there is no greasy feeling.
Dior Hydra Life Balancing Hydration – 2 in 1 Sorbet Water
Dior Hydra Life 2-in-1 Sorbet Water (CAD $52 – 175ml) was developed in collaboration with the Dior Asian Innovation Center in Japan. Dior Hydra Life 2-in-1 Sorbet Water is fresh 2-in-1 beauty water that moisturizes and rebalances the skin. This product is designed to be used after cleansing the skin as the bare skin is both vulnerable and highly responsive. This crystalline lotion moisturizes the skin, strengthens its ecosystem and diminishes minor imperfections like dilated pores, shine, redness, and spots.
Dior Hydra Life 2-in-1 Sorbet Water contains three star ingredients: Mineral powders which instantly minimize imperfections, the Fermented sugar which is a powerful prebiotic, stabilizes skin flora day after day, and Jasmine water which offers exceptional moisturizing power. I prefer applying this with cotton, but it works pretty well with hands too. I take few drops on my palms and then just press them into my skin. It did not make me break out or irritate my skin. My skin feels hydrated and soft, with regular use, I feel the texture of my skin is refined.
Dior Hydra Life Deep Hydration – Sorbet Water Essence
Dior Hydra Life Deep Hydration – Sorbet Water Essence (CAD $88 – 40ml) offers 3 actions in 1 single step: the ultra-concentrated moisturization of a serum, the radiance boost of a gentle peel and the toning effect of a lotion. It has a translucent blue liquid texture which offers a splash of freshness that instantly invigorates the skin. Deeply moisturized, the skin is smooth and clarified. The key ingredients include Mallow which deeply boosts aquaporin synthesis to invigorate water circulation, Haberlea leaf extract, as per Dior Science this is the first ingredient that is not only gentle on skin flora in its diversity but also, more importantly, stimulates the production of ingredients essential to its beauty. The natural fruit acids offer an extremely gentle peel for a delicate daily exfoliation of the skin. Dior Hydra Life Deep Hydration – Sorbet Water Essence is suitable for normal, oily, and combination skin types.
I use it after the Sorbet Water and before the moisturizer or Intense Sorbet cream from the Hydra Life range. The serum applies nicely to the skin and sinks in quickly. I feel it works more than just giving hydration, my skin feels fresh, toned, and refined – making it look radiant and plump.
Dior Hydra Life Hydration Rescue – Intense Sorbet Cream
Dior Hydra Life Intense Sorbet Cream (CAD $82 – 50ml) is described as a multi-use rescue balm to comfort, nourish and strengthen the parched, uncomfortable epidermis with an incredibly lightweight butter texture. The can be perfect daily emergency skincare which acts on facial features like an intensive yoga session for the body, it soothes, softens, and strengthens. It has two star ingredients: Mallow butter which nourishes and strengthens skin barrier to keep water in cells maximizing its impermeability, and Chamomile extract which calms irritations. It also helps with skin redness, makes skin's surface plump and smooth.
It can be used in the daily skincare routine, and also as a night mask during periods of high sensitivity or when skin needs some extra care. It works great on dehydrated areas of the skin apart from the face, like hands, elbows, and knees. The texture of the cream is very smooth and creamy gel-like. It melts into the skin pretty well and makes the skin look fresh, plump, and smooth. Even for my combination skin, I do sometimes avoid too much moisture fearing breakouts and congestion but this is working pretty well.
Dior Hydra Life Cooling Hydration – Sorbet Eye Gel
Dior Hydra Life Sorbet Eye Gel (CAD $70 – 15ml) is described to deliver unique eye cube freshness to awaken the eye contour in the blink of an eye. This is just one in a kind of product I have used for a long time. The packaging and the product, they are both marvelous. The exclusive ceramic-applicator offers the effect of an ice cube to promote eye contour microcirculation The on-the-go format is very travel-friendly too. It is very much suitable to even the ultra-sensitive areas. It contains three star ingredients: Anti-inflammatory cornflower water instantly decongests the eyelids and puffiness, Micronized mineral powders illuminate and correct dark circles and Abyssinica oil is known to nourish, protect and strengthen the lashes and eyebrows.
I am seriously obsessed with the eye gel, it just melts into the skin and gives my tired eyes a really cool and fresh feel. The applicator and the product both work great together, my eyes feel relaxed and awake. I massage it into the eyelids, eyebrows, and temples, apart from working on the eye area, it relaxes and rejuvenates the area and the mind. I do notice the illumination it provides when applied and the area is moisturized and looks fresh and awake all day. I have been planning on keeping this eye gel in the fridge for the summer, it is cooling normally but would love some more cool fun in summer.
Overall, a nice range of products, very gentle yet effective. I am really enjoying using these products and would be great for all seasons. Hydration is the key, whether you have any type of skin, you need hydration and when the hydration comes with treatment like toning, refining, firming, and radiance, what else can you ask for more. Dior Hydra Life products are available at all Dior counters, Hudson's Bay, BeautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart, Nordstrom, Sephora, Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus.
What do you think are your skin's needs at this moment? Are you planning to pick anything from Dior Hydra Life? My must-haves are Dior Hydra Life Deep Hydration – Sorbet Water Essence, Dior Hydra Life Hydration Rescue – Intense Sorbet Cream, and Dior Hydra Life Sorbet Eye Gel. If you are looking for makeup removers, Dior Hydra Life Micellar Milk – No-Rinse Cleanser and the Triple Action makeup remover work really well.