I got this as a Beauty Insider's reward from Sephora, and it is the cutest little jar I've ever seen! Besides that, it's great that it has SPF 20 and it does hydrate your face really sheer though...does not feel greasy/heavy/gunky, just smoothes. After a few minutes I forget that it was on my face. I don't know if I'll ever purchase it. And I dont know how much it cost. But I think it so far, it has a nice light fragrance to it as well.
This is a wonderful cream for combo/oily skin women - it absorbs really well and does not leave skin looking shiny or greasy at all. Considering it has spf 20, that is really an amazing thing. My favorite spf moisturizer up to now has been Olay's Protective Renewal Lotion spf 15 .... but I wanted to try this one (Dior Hydraction) because I started using the Hydraction eye cream and was very impressed with it.
This cream also feels nicely lightweight, does not clog my pores, and actually seems to make my skin feel and look firmer. Even after I wash my face, my skin seems firmer and has more resiliency.
It also does really well under my makeup. The pot is a heavyweight pale blue-tinted glass, and could be designed better (I'm not fond of the small opening at the top as far as reaching the last bits of cream down inside the corners of the pot goes), but I like this cream so much, that I willing to overlook any jar-related design flaw. Overall I am very pleased with Hydraction Visible Defense spf 20, and will repurchase.
What I used Before: Olay Daily SPF 15 unscented and Dove Daily SPF 15 lotion (both under $10 each)
Specs: 50ml, octinoxate 7.5%, oxybenzone 2%, titanium dioxide 1.83%, octocrylene 1%, sulisobenzone 0.5%. Faint fresh scent which disappears in minutes.
Consistency: whipped air creme you need small scoop
Overall Rating = 4
Price = 5
Packaging = 4 (jar is darn heavy but i can understand it's to keep the product fluffy and keeps it's consistency)
Buy Again = Yes (if i can't find anything else but I LOVE VICHY)
I purchased this because:
1) I wanted something all season (winter/summer) which will moisturize but not cause me to break out
2) Word of mouth and a very helpful Sales Associate recommended
3) Wanted something that will not melt off my face along with my powder
4) preferred unscented but the scent is actually quite lovely...plus the souffle-light consistency makes it really easy to blend and u don't need much
Results: I have combo skin. My cheeks aren't really dry..but my t-zone is quite oily. I liked how it has higher than SPF 15 (only SPF 20 but still better) and doesn't cause too much shine. It's also good under makeup. For moisturizing it does a good job as well, and it's definitely lighter than Dove and moisturizing than Olay lotion. I purchased the eye creme as well. I feel, for the extra money i put in, it does last longer but i'm not sure if it's THAT much better than other drug store brands like Vichy. I am impressed but how long it's lasted....i usually go through daily moisturizes in 3-4 months. You definitely use less. Buy this only when Dior counter is having a bonus pack! Also compared to Shiseido, Lancome, etc...this moisturizer was a bit cheaper.
I've had a jar of this for a few months, almost all used up. I've never had any breakouts from using this, I have fairly normal skin. The smell is ok, doesn't bother me much. Reason I don't like it much is because even after using it for a few months and moisturizing everyday, I still have dry spots between my eyebrows and nose area. Comes with a spatula so you don't have to dig ur finger in it, pretty heavy jar. I wouldn't buy again cuz of the price and the fact that it didn't do much for my skin.
This is the worst product i have ever used.More or less the 30% of this product is parfume the other 30% is oxibenzone and the other 40% useless ingridients.And the useless is good!!!.I m afraid that with the oxibenzone and all this perfume you will end up with acne prone skin.
I'm a Dior fan since I purchased this product-period. I used for a longtime Yon-ka ultra-protective 25 but now my skin needs an extra boost. And this one is amazing- not only my skin is looking less tired, I went out on a really cold windy day and I didn't feel any blisters attacking my face. A good barrier this cream and makeup goes on smoothly and holds up. This is winter. If my makeup holds up this summer this product is a keeper. Also get the eye cream too. I love the fresh feeling of it. I'm a happy camper:)
I'm so sad...this is oil slick city in warm weather. Doesn't hold my makeup.
EDIT: oh oh...this is making my skin super greasy now. I'm so sad my skin is telling me no more of this. Still greasy. Bye Bye dior;(
This is my first Dior skincare product and I am very pleased. My face is very soft, smooth and moisturized after I use it. It has no strong ordor (which I hate). The spf is an added bonus. The price is not bad at all compared to most higher end products.
I am using the light version of this cream and I love it! It has a very slight delicious fragrance and is also deeply moisturising, unlike some other moisturisers for oily skins!I have oily combination skin and this is the perfect texture for me - not too light, and not in the least bit oily! The packaging is very stylish but not very enviromentally friendly and as I travel a lot, I find the glass jar heavy! It contains broad spectrum spf and also has a matching eye cream in spf 20 which is fabulous! I haven't broken out once using this cream and nor do I turn into a shiny mess during the day. However, it costs £36 for a 50ml pot and as I cannot afford a separate night cream I can't see this pot lasting long :-( I dearly love this cream but I can't justify spending so much on a face cream. However, if I find no cheaper alternatives then I will definately buy this cream again!
Once again I am well pleased with this new addition to the HydrAction line from Dior. This version is the "light" creme as the rich creme is not available yet in the USA. Has a broad based sunscreen spectrum for UVA/UVB rays. I find the light creme rich in texture so that no more than the size of a pea is ample enough to cover your entire face & with that being said the 1.7oz/50ml jar will last over a year to finish since it's a day creme making it well worth the $46.00 USD it cost. This creme is very moisturizing without the greasiness (just like the HydrAction Sorbet Gel Lotion), & with the summer approaching that is a important factor. Elegant packaging that includes 2 seals for product freshness, equiped with a plastic spatula for application to the face as to avoid dipping fingers into the jar. I am loving this creme so hats off to Dior cause a new star has been born! continued >>