Worst moisturizer I have ever used. After putting it on, if I touch my face, in the area I touched there would be white crumbles of the dried moisturizer coming off my face. It was horrible because if I wanted to put makeup on then every time I swiped my face with a makeup brush there would be more white crumbs/flakes on my skin. My skin did feel hydrated though and it did not break my out. I just don't understand how my face could be hydrated if the product is just drying up on the surface and flaking off.
Overall, I like the feel of this on my skin. The smell is okay, and the texture is creamy and absorbs easily. My major gripe is the god awful packaging. They give you a little scooper spoon to get the product out, but if you lose it, you're screwed. You then have to dig in the jar, and get a ton stuck under your nails just to get some out. The end result is wasted product, and at the high sticker shock I don't like to waste. I wish Dior would spend less on fancy pants packaging, and come up with a more user friendly container.
I got this as a deluxe sample at Sephora. Normally my skin is very oily and I don't need a a lot of moisture but being that I moved to the North and it's winter, I decided to give this a shot. Although it has an SPF in it, I use it at night because while the consistency is thick, it is moisturizing without being heavy. The great thing is that it absorbs into the skin really well so I would definitely use it during the day, when my skin is feeling particularly dry. The downfall is, it's Dior so it's expensive. I have seen the full-size jar and it's pretty large but I'm sure I can find a comparable cream for less once my sample runs out.
Thankfully, this was a Sephora sample. I was seriously unimpressed by this product for the following reasons:
The cloying, yet apparently 'fresh' scent that gave me a headache within the first 30 minutes of using it. While it was non-greasy, it just didn't seem to be hydrating enough for my NC skin. The final, but no less disturbing insult was the charming bright, red bumpy rash which appeared all over my face within several hours of my applying this. Given that this was the only product to touch my face today, the jury is in. The only +tve about this 'creme' was the SPF of 20.
I'm not 100% convinced that this isn't just a(nother) prettily hyped and marketed face cream which is seemingly light, yet ineffective.
Back to the drawing board, Dior.
I had severely oily skin all my life, then all of a sudden it started to get dry-flakey-itchy and felt like my face was cracking if I smiled. Since I have acne prone sensitive skin, everything I used to moisturize broke me out. A friend of mine gave me samples of this dior cream and it was amazing stuff. It didn't irritate or cause breakouts and just melted into my skin. It is very rich but not heavy, hydrates so well and has a pleasant scent. The dry flakies are gone and my skin has never felt better. My only complaint is the cost, it's pretty expensive for my taste but it works so well. When all my samples are gone, I'll definitely purchase. I'd rather spend extra money on something that works. If you have sensitive dry skin or combination skin, this is a great product to try and a little goes a long way. If it was offered in a pump, the product would be perfect.
Despite the packaging and price I will probably repurchase this -- it's the perfect cream for normal/combo skin that tends to be dry in the winter and oily in the summer. It goes on perfectly smooth but not greasy and absorbs almost instantly, leaves behind a very hydrated feeling. I got a sample of this and used it for several days until every drop was gone; a little goes a long way. I noticed no breakouts or irritation but my skin was noticeably softer. I used this AM and PM so depending on $ I may start using it AM only (because of the SPF) and continue my search for the perfect night cream. If you can afford it I recommend giving it a try. I got a .54 oz pot on eBay so that would be a good place to find a travel or sample size if you don't want to splurge on the big tub.
This review is for the light cream version. This is in general a great cream which hydrates well without being greasy but unfortunately suffers from one downfall – it balls like no tomorrow. And that’s not even over anything. When applied to either a clean face or over treatment products, it will ball. Under some liquid foundations it will result in flaking but not so much under powder foundations since there is less rubbing. Such a shame since its velvety matte finish is great but not so great if you have to pick bits of fluff like bits off your face. The glass jar is not practical and the use of a cotton swab is necessary to get the cream out of the farthest reaches of the jar once you hit the bottom. Absorbs well without being heavily fragranced.
I got this from Sephora for one of those free gifts they give out, man this was such a STEAL!! ive been using this for atleast 3 months now and its still going strong! its a small jar, probably .65 oz. First time i used it, it felt soo sleek on my skin and then after i could barely feel it, its light and smells RICH!! DELICIOUS!!! and i also love that it is SPF 20. I'm considering on buying when this runs out, which to the looks of it will last me another 3 months, but i also might try something new, i love new products. DEFINITELY will recommend buying. (:
I adore the way this product feels; it feels expensive. However, it loses alot of points because of the jar and the fact that the sunscreen isn't higher. While it moisturizes, I don't think there's anything special in there to justify the high price.
Im reviewing the UV milk that comes in a pump bottle, and not the jar one. I love it. it is my HG. Im oily, and this really does not add any more oil and keeps me less oily longer than other moisturizers (weird, because it does not claim to be mattifying). I just wish that the tube from the pump would be longer to get all the product from the bottom of the bottle. This might not be a good choice for someone with drier skin though.