Not a stranger to luxury skincare products for a long time now, I hadn’t quite ventured into designer brands and their product ranges. Sure fragrance is an easy step to sample or try out, but does their skincare hold any validity in results or is it all a hoax? Since I have to start somewhere with male luxury designer skincare, I opted to give Dior a run for it’s money.
Packaging wise there’s absolutely nothing you can add anymore. This is a true bottle you want to display or have to option to refill, well I sure did want to reuse this bottle somehow but it wasn’t in the cards. Every brand has their miracle ingredient or that one special action that sets them apart from the rest. For Dior it was a vitamin E & Beta-Ecdysone complex to repair skin after shaving and the daily stress. There’s a lot of science going on behind the scenes and I don’t quite phantom everything myself all the time, but if they promised a repairing action I was going to judge them based on that.
The product itself is a very runny white liquid with a subtle perfume. It’s what I would expect for a neutral male range, nothing overly fresh and masculine of the likes that I hate, but it’s still there none the less. I applied this all over my face and including the eye area, hoping to see it’s effect on different types of skin. Considering mine is combination, prone to dehydration and I suppose I should start looking out for anti aging about now. As an aftershave on the beard area this was divine. Sunk in immediately and left skin very smooth and hydrated. Didn’t do anything about ingrown hairs but that’s not one of the claims to begin with. It did soothe my hot skin and calmed the redness down quite fast.
The scent never stuck around and there was no balling up of product or grease anywhere after an entire day. In full wintertime with the cold wind and low humidity, this wasn’t enough on it’s own for my t-zone. Everywhere else it sufficed but my t-zone is a tough one to please. That’s why I would suggest this for people with normal to oily skin, or just during spring & summer for everyone.
The only remark I can make is that the pump system isn’t the best out there. It’s very nice to look at but mine frequently blocked, allowing me to pump vigorously without any product emerging. Perhaps I had a flawed bottle but it wasn’t the easiest in use every time.
If you’re into your high end & designer products and you want to try out a ‘for men’ range, as there aren’t that many out there, have a go with the product lineup from Dior.