We hear of cosmetics collaborations all the time these days, but how often do you hear of a cosmetic collaboration with a … water company? Riiight. Not just any water, mind you. This is the Icelandic Glacial Water company, where the source of the bottled water comes from Iceland’s Ölfus Spring, one of nature’s largest natural springs where the water has been filtered through volcanic rock. The key distinction of this water, other than the fact that its one of the purest in the world, is the high alkaline content with a PH8.4 apparently. And how is this relevant? Apparently, alkaline water is good for us, to balance the acidity of our skins.
Interestingly, I recently met someone who told me about a home filtration device that makes the water alkaline and that drinking this water is supposedly better for health. I can’t say I’m not intrigued by this, especially coming on the heels of the Diorsnow range of skincare infused with Icelandic Glacial Water. Funny how all this bits of trivia I collect assemble into something coherent at the end of the day
The 2012 version of the Diorsnow skincare range contains Icelandic Glacial Water with its alkaline goodness that is said to be better for our skin. Combining the water with the Diorsnow technology, the results are supposed to be clearer more translucent, radiant complexion. Wow. I’ve got some pictures below as well, of the Diorsnow makeup range which, as the name implies is shimmery and icey in design and feel. A very pretty ethereal type collection.
But first the skincare. There are some new items in the Diorsnow range to complement the existing products. These new items will contain the Icelandic Glacial water.
After cleansing your face, you are to use the Diorsnow White Reveal Wipe Off Gel (RM155) which acts as an exfoliant and removes the dead skin cells to reveal brighter more radiant skin. Its a very light gel that you use with a cotton pad to wipe the surface of your skin.
Then you follow up with the Diorsnow White Reveal Moisturizing Lotion (RM170) which leaves your skin with a cool feel. This is the “toner” step and helps add moisture to the skin. It comes in 2 variants 1 Fresh for normal combination skin and 2 Rich for dry skins.
Follow that up with the Diorsnow D-NA Control White Reveal Day Essence (RM435) which is an essence/serum to brighten the skin and refresh and moisturise it. There is also the Night Concentrate which is a night version of this essence and is an existing product. Other products in the range are the Diorsnow White Reveal Ultra Purifying Fluid (RM265), and creams and moisturizers which will likely be slowly revamped to include this glacial water.
I recently experienced most of these new Diorsnow products in a special Diorsnow facial that I was offered to try, just to have a taste as to how the products felt on my skin.
Just before I fell asleep, I remember feeling that the lotion made my face feel cool and it was very refreshing when applied on skin. Although quite a few products were layered on my skin, it did not feel heavy or oily when I left the facial cabin, and yes, skin did look a wee bit brighter. I actually went back to purchase not a Diorsnow product, but the One Essential mask I believe that in Singapore, there is a specially tailored Diorsnow facial that you can go for at their counter but you’ll have to check with the Dior counters in Singapore for that one. Locally, there still isn’t any but I’m trying to find out more information for you, so you will be sure to know once I know of any details
Cosmetics wise, in the newly revamped Diorsnow range also is a lighter version of the Dior BB Cream (RM175) (yay!) The colour tone is still a bit pink but it looks a bit lighter than the existing version.
There are also 3 Diorsnow Makeup UV Bases with SPF35 PA+++ (RM170) that comes in pink (Rose Cristal), blue (Bleu Cristal) and beige (Beige Cristal). This is your regulation colour correcting makeup base, with pink giving you a more radiant look, blue to reduce yellowness and sallowness in skin and beige which is a tinted skin colour.
An interesting new product Diorsnow White Reveal Compact UV Shield Protection SPF50 (RM175) is a fascinating cream texture which you are supposed to use for touch ups in the day, as it mattifies the skin while giving you the much needed SPF50 protection, especially in our horribly hot weather here. Just another way to touch up your sun protection
Not to be missed is the new Diorsnow makeup range. Every year, Dior releases a makeup collection quietly under the Diorsnow range, which usually focuses on very light, shimmery, pearlescent makeup styles that may not suit every one or catch everyone’s fancy. It sort of gets lost between the Spring and Summer collections, which is a pity because they are always very pretty to look at!
(1) Dior 5 Couleur Iridescent Eyeshadow palette in 919 Icy Lights (RM190) (2) Diorsnow White Reveal Pure Transparency Makeup SPF30 PA+++ (RM198 with case/148 refill) (3) Diorsnow Light Amplifying Face Powder (RM170) (4) Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Flash 302 Crystal Frost (5) Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Flash 362 Pink Freeze (6) Dior Vernis 191 Glacier (7) Dior Vernis 021 Icy Dew
I’ve actually tried a few Diorsnow products in my day, but I haven’t been quite taken in by them in all honesty. I always believe that for a whitening range of skincare to really work, one will have to use most, if not all the products in the same range because of the way the ingredients interact. When I do, I find that there are benefits. But when I get tempted and stray, the benefits are reduced. The only exception is that of serums and essences, which I personally feel should work, regardless of whether you use the same range of products or not. That’s just my personal belief of course and liable to be corrected
I am however very intriged by that Diorsnow Wipe Off Gel. I used to use a similar product in the Kanebo Sensai range but it got discontinued. From the looks of it, this Wipe Off Gel performs a similar function so I’m going to give that one a go and see how it fares. In the mean time, do let me know if any other product intrigues you and I’ll do what I can to find out how it performs
Have you tried anything from the Diorsnow range before this? Or are you perhaps already using any of the products and would like to share your experience or views? Oh and isn’t the Diorsnow makeup range pretty? I don’t know why they don’t highlight it more. Well actually I do. Most people will say “This is just shimmer!” Maybe that’s why. But they are always pretty
The Diorsnow products mentioned here contain Icelandic Glacial Water and is new in 2012. Prices : As set out next to the name of each product above. Availability: All Dior counters in Asia and possibly in the rest of the world later