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Dior Hydra Life Skincare Review

I recently finished using a few products from the Dior Hydra Life skincare line and wanted to share my thoughts on these products in case anyone is looking to try the Dior Hydra products!

1. Dior Hydra Pro-Youth Sorbet Essence

Dior Pro-Youth Sorbet Essence
Dior describes the essence as a “concentrate of natural goodness deeply reinvigorates the skin by boosting the circulation of water right down to the heart of its cells. The skin is revitalized. It appears healthier and full of life”.

I use the essence as a serum after toning water and before lotion. The product costs $65 for a 1 oz (30ml) bottle. The product itself is a lightweight clear gel and is easily absorbed into the skin.

1a. Dior Hydra Pro-Youth Sorbet Essence

2. Dior Hydra Life Lotion (Cream vs. Sorbet)

Dior Hydra Life Pro-Youth Sorbet Crème vs. Protective Crème
The Sorbet Crème is describes as “this crème fuses with the skin, enveloping it in softness while deeply reinvigorating it. Facial features are replumped. The skin is awakened, softened and feels delightfully comfortable.”

The Protective Crème is described as “a protective defense against external aggressions thanks to its protection against UVA and UVB. The generous and creamy texture provides an intense and long-lasting hydration.”

Both moisturizer cost $60 for 1.7 oz (50ml). The Sorbet Crème is recommended for combination skin and the Protective Crème is recommended for normal to dry skin. I have combination skin and originally purchased the Sorbet Crème but found it was not moisturizing enough for the colder months so I also purchased the Protective Crème. Personally, I used the Sorbet Crème for spring and summer and the Protective Crème for fall and winter.

The Sorbet Crème has a very lightweight, gel-like consistency that is excellent for warmer weather and the product absorbs very quickly. On the other hand, the Protective Crème is a heavier cream and takes some time to absorb but definitely provides more moisturizing which is perfect for colder months. Another difference is the Protective Crème comes with a SPF 15 but the Sorbet Crème does not.

2a. Dior Hydra Life Cream vs. Sorbet Comparison

Note: It seems Dior no longer makes the Protective Crème but has since came out with a Silk Crème that does not appear to have SPF.

Key Ingredients
The three key ingredients from Dior’s garden include:

  • Centella – Strengthens the skin barrier for skin filled with water
  • Anjou Mallow – Revitalizes the cells to reveal a luminous complexion
  • Sanguisorba – Transports water right down to the heart of cells to reinvigorate the skin from the inside

Results on My Skin
The Dior Hydra Life skincare line claims to own the only technology capable of stimulating the 3 levels of Aquaporins (I googled – Aquaporins is integral membrane proteins that serve as channels in the transfer of water, and in some cases, small solutes across the membrane).

The Hydra Life skincare line focuses on hydration, which I believe is fundamental to having good skin. The product is best for users in their late teens to mid-20s. I have combination skin and while I was using the skincare line I didn’t see any drastic difference in my skin (then again, I have yet to come across a product that is a game changer). However, my skin was well hydrated while using the Protective Crème in the winter. The Sorbet Crème offers the perfect amount of hydration int the summer and is light and non-sticky. I did notice my skin was smoother after using the product.

Even though it has “Pro-Youth” in the name of the product, I don’t think it has any anti-aging effects.

Packing and Fragrance
The serum is packaged in glass container with a handy pump. The Protective Crème is packaged in a matted glass tub while the Sorbet Crème is packaged in a clear plastic-like tub. Both crèmes have a clear blue plastic top and both come with small, clear spatulas to scope out the products. The containers have a heavy weight to them and look great on your vanity but they are large, bulky and not travel-friendly.

The products have a very light floral scent, which I really like. The floral scent is not the chemical floral scent; rather the scent is fresh and natural.

3. Dior Hydra Life Top

4. Dior Hydra Life Top

Is the Dior Hydra Life Skincare Line Worth the Money?
I think Hydra Life is a great entry skincare line if you want to try Dior’s skincare products. (For disclosure, Hydra Life is the only skincare line I have tried from Dior.) The Hydra Life skincare line is one of the more affordable skin care lines from Dior. I also purchased these three products during Sephora’s Friends and Family sale so I was able to save 20%.

I really enjoyed using the Sorbet Essence and will consider repurchasing in the future to use in the summer. However, I won’t be repurchasing the essence soon because I recently purchased the Sulwhasoo First Care serum and then I want to try the Shiseido Ultimune serum next.

I also plan on repurchasing the Protective Crème for next winter but I will not be repurchasing the Sorbet Crème. I think there are alternatives to the Sorbet Crème that are more wallet-friendly such as the Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer. Also the Sorbet Crème does not have SPF, which Dior should really work on adding!

Overall, I would recommend the Hydra Life skincare line from Dior. I personally like to try a lot of skin care products and think the Hydra Life is definitely worth trying. However, definitely wait until Sephora’s Friends or Family deal or wait until you can purchase it on discount!



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  • Reply Deliria Rose April 18, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Thanks, great post. This is actually what I was looking for. I wanted to know if it would be suitable as a first wrinkle care, and I guess it’s too soft. Thank you!

    • Happy Pursuits
      Reply Happy Pursuits April 22, 2017 at 3:46 am

      Thank you Deliria! I’m glad you found the post helpful!

  • Reply Qtiepi13 October 16, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Dior Hydralife is to deliver moisture to the skin. It is not anti-aging so it is a perfect entry level skincare line and has Nobel Prize winning technology in the Aquaporins which creates channels of moisture to be delivered below the dermis.

    Though it is not anti aging is wonderful at any age.

    Capture Totale is a wonderful anti aging line, the is also XP Capture Totale is for deep wrinkles- it helps your own skin to start producing hyalouranic acid and plumps up deep wrinkles.

    There are also 2 exclusive lines Presitge and L’or De Vie. Both are exceptional but has a sizable price tag but the results are visible.

    Dior does not add perfume or fragrance to any of their products and own their own gardens where flowers and plants are sourced.

    Sunscreen is not added to their moisturizers because it changes the composition and effectiveness of the ingredients. Therefore you will find City Defense a lightweight SPF 50 to apply as the last step to your skincare routine. SPF’s are also in their foundations and BB cream.

    They have wonderful products and and I encourage everyone to try the line.

    Sunday Riley and Chantacaille are also both fantastic lines to check out!

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