I believe I mentioned this before but what my combination skin often suffers from is lack of moisture, especially in winter. I’ve been using some products from Dior’s Hydra Life collection which specifically targets skin hydration on and off since last spring and wanted to share my experience with them since they are the first Dior skincare products I’ve ever tried!
Dior Hydra Life 2 in 1 Balancing Hydration Sorbet Water ($52 CAD)
After the first use of the Hydra Life Balancing Hydration Sorbet Water, I knew it was a must have! It is beyond amazing. Unlike other toners, it doesn’t dry out my skin and instead it gives it an instant boost of hydration, leaving my skin looking dewy and healthy. It also gently cleanses, my skin felt super clean and refreshed after each use. It doesn’t sting or have a strong alcohol scent either, instead it has more of a light floral scent. To be honest, I didn’t think my skin needed a toner until I discovered it. Although, it is on the costlier side for a toner, it is worth investing if you want to achieve dewy/glass skin. It’s already on my to buy list since I’m practically done my bottle and in less than a year too.
Dior Hydra Life Triple Impact Makeup Remover ($42 CAD)
The Hydra Life Triple Impact Makeup Remover on the other hand is not quite as impressive. It does its job to remove makeup quite effectively but requires some scrubbing for waterproof formulas (i.e mascara). It reminds me quite a bit of Lancome’s Bi-Facil since it also has a biphase formulation but not quite as oily. Although, it claims to leave a non-oily texture and leave the skin feeling fresh, I found that my skin felt a little oily afterwards and not as clean as I would have liked. Overall, it didn’t feel much different using this and using L’Oreal’s Micellar Water. I think for the price it is quite expensive, since it didn’t do much more than a regular makeup remover.
Dior Hydra Life Deep Hydration Water Essence ($88 CAD)
Okay so when I first tried this serum during the spring my skin was quite healthy so I didn’t notice any major differences. If anything, based on first impressions I thought the Sorbet Water was way more hydrating and as such this stayed in my bathroom off to the side until this winter. Then, the cold weather hit and dried out my skin and I was like let’s try it again. I was right to give it a second chance because it makes a difference (at least for me) when you have dull dry winter skin. My skin looks noticeably more radiant after adding this in my skincare routine. The only downside is that it is quite expensive so I’m trying to make it last as long possible now that I know it works for me!
Dior Hydra Life Cool Hydration Sorbet Eye Cream ($70 CAD)
The Hydra Life Cool Hydration Sorbet Eye cream is actually the very first eye cream I have ever used and it has a very nice cooling feeling (the ceramic applicator is fantastic!). I haven’t been super regular with it but I did notice a difference quite immediately. I have deep creases that cast a dark shadow and they look slightly better even without using the eye cream super regularly! I keep this for days where I don’t get a lot of sleep as it helps to make me look more awake but based on what I learnt recently I should really be using this (or any eye cream) more regularly to prevent premature wrinkles. It is on the more expensive side and I have yet to try other eye cream to compare if it’s worth the steep price but Dior is quality, right?
Overall, after trying out the Hydra Life collection for several months, I can say that some of these products are definitely worth trying out, especially if you are suffering from dry skin or just need a boost of hydration in your skincare routine.
Have you tried Hydra Life?
*PR Samples gifted by Dior Canada featured. All opinions and thoughts featured are my own and unbiased.