New! Diorsnow x Icelandic Glacial Water Skincare and Makeup Preview

by Paris B on · 32 comments

in BB Cream,Eyeshadow,Foundation,Highlighter,Lip Gloss,Makeup,Palettes,Primer,Serum,Toner/Lotion,Treatment

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 icon biggrin New! Diorsnow x Icelandic Glacial Water Skincare and Makeup Preview

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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.

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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.

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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 icon razz New! Diorsnow x Icelandic Glacial Water Skincare and Makeup Preview 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 icon smile New! Diorsnow x Icelandic Glacial Water Skincare and Makeup Preview

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.

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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 icon smile New! Diorsnow x Icelandic Glacial Water Skincare and Makeup Preview

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!

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(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 icon smile New! Diorsnow x Icelandic Glacial Water Skincare and Makeup Preview

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 icon biggrin New! Diorsnow x Icelandic Glacial Water Skincare and Makeup Preview

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 icon razz New! Diorsnow x Icelandic Glacial Water Skincare and Makeup Preview

Paris B

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

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xin March 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

The icy dew nail polish looks really interesting! but it looks very sheer though


lyn March 30, 2012 at 3:21 pm

It is extremely sheer, I tested it at the counter. I think you need 4-5 layers for it to show some colour. Very pretty though :-)


Paris B March 30, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Yup! It looks and is sheer :P


Hanny March 30, 2012 at 9:22 am

Strangely I have no interest about Dior products apart from the Dior Addict lippies hahahaha~ Thanks for sharing though, who knows, a lemming would spark in the future!


Paris B March 30, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Aww we can’t all be interested in every brand out there :D I’m not a fan of MAC myself so I almost never look at anything in it :D


rinnah March 30, 2012 at 10:00 am

I used the brightening powder cleanser from Dior’s original whitening range and remember that I got really good results from it – I would get compliments on how glowy my skin looked. I’m now wondering if I should go and try the current range or stick to what seems to be working for my skin right now… :P


Paris B March 30, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Hmm… I don’t recall a powder cleanser in the range any more. Maybe its been discontinued? It does sound intriguing though! I like that wipe off gel thing although I’m not sure how sensitive skin will take to it.


Stacey March 30, 2012 at 10:33 am

ooooh the blue lipgloss piqued my interest! looks really cool (heheh), and i am lemming for the Diorsnow Light Amplifying Face Powder as well. the snow flakes just calls out to me.


Paris B March 30, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Yes! I was very fascinated by that blue lipgloss too! I bet it applies only clear though. The powder looks so pretty right? I don’t know how I’m supposed to actually use these pretty things >.<


beetrice March 30, 2012 at 11:01 am

Liking the look of those two glosses, they look pretty wearable (even if one is icy blue!). The amplifying face powder looks lovely, but knowing me it would just lie there because the pattern is too gorgeous to deflower.. :S


Paris B March 30, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Haha I think the blue actually applies clear as does the pink! I think Xin has talked about the Amplifying Face Powder before and yes, I can’t imagine deflowering this either… gotta close my eyes and just get on with it!


Siok Leng March 30, 2012 at 11:16 am

Lemming for the lip gloss. Any idea how much they are?


Paris B March 30, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Off the top of my head, they were RM88 before. I’m not sure if prices have gone up.


sharon March 30, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Lemming the eye shadow palette.. i still cant bring myself to buy Dior eyeshadow palettes yet tho! :(


Paris B March 30, 2012 at 6:55 pm

If its any consolation, a palette will last you years even if you use it everyday, and the prices only go up never down :( My advice if you plan to spring for one is to go for a set of colours you’ll use everyday. That way, it will seem more justifiable getting an expensive makeup item :)


Sukie March 30, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I’m intrigued by the White Reveal Compact with SPF50! I suppose this would come in handy during summer. =)


Paris B March 30, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Definitely! Summer is all year round here so might explain the appeal locally :) But elsewhere, yes! definitely for the summer.


Juan March 30, 2012 at 6:48 pm

aiyo too many products to focus on!!! my eyes cannot take it! ;P


Paris B March 30, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Read… slowly… hehehe … :)


Mira March 30, 2012 at 7:08 pm

OMG! I’m so excited about the launching of the new Diorsnow products that are added with icelandic glacial water! I’m a Diorsnow user since like 2 years already so I must say that all the products really works well with my skin. The effects are better because I use full range – from skincare to make-up. Last 3 weeks I got free samples from Dior counter. I got the Diorsnow White Reveal Ultra Purifying Fluid and Wipe Off Gel. It was good, especially the wipe-off gel. But the Ultra Purifying Fluid (works like moisturizer) make my skin drier, so I still stick with the old White Reveal Perfecting Emulsion. The Dior promoter told me that the purifying fluid works better with people with oily skin and large pores.

And since today Parkson got sale and promotions, I just bought the Wipe-off Gel, Day Serum, Night Serum & Perfecting Emulsion. The prices do mark-up a lil bit, maybe because of the glacial water. Before this the day serum only RM400, now RM435. And night serum RM360/30ml, now RM435/50ml. It doesn’t matter though, as long as it delivers what it promises. I just love Dior, my all time favorite skincare and make-up. ^^


Paris B March 31, 2012 at 10:44 am

Wow Mira, thanks for sharing your thoughts on this range of skincare. I am using the Wipe Off Gel now and I really like it! It seems to make my pores instantly look smaller and skin look brighter :) glad this range agrees with your sensitive skin


Ling March 30, 2012 at 8:03 pm

So hard to get skin whitening ranges in Australia. Tried the new Jurlique one recently…but nothing happened…but then, it probably takes time.

Totally loving the Diorsnow makeup range! Looks gorgeous!!!


Paris B March 31, 2012 at 11:43 am

I think anywhere outside of Asia is hard to get whitening skincare. The makeup range is really pretty though quite sheer :)


electronicfly March 30, 2012 at 10:12 pm

My second ever pressed powder owned/bought is the Diorsnow pressed powder actually :D First I blamed my friend for influencing me to get it at an expensive price (at that moment, since I just started using makeup, RM60 for pressed powder’s a splurge) but now? hohoho one of my best-est-est purchases ever. Thank goodness the SA who helped me choose the colour was spot on :D


Paris B March 31, 2012 at 11:45 am

Yay for finding a good pressed powder! I like the powder foundation but I haven’t tried the pressed p powder myself. Good to know its a good one :)


Larie March 31, 2012 at 12:23 am

I’m so jealous, Paris! This Dior collection is so pretty..darned Asia exclusive! Haha.


Paris B March 31, 2012 at 11:48 am

Aww darned Asia exclusive! Wish they would sell it elsewhere too. It might appeal even if the name doesn’t :D


Lily April 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I am using this now and I’m loving what it does to my skin! I’m incorporating all the 3 products of the One Essential range and it’s great. So far so good. Once I’ve recovered from the huge purchase, I’ll give the wipe off gel a try too…


Paris B April 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I’m so far happy with the Wipe Off Gel and Lotion. Still not convinced about the Day Essence although I’m glad I’ve reincorporated One Essential serum back in my routine because I swear its been better for my skin :)


hopeinablog April 5, 2012 at 10:25 pm
Annie April 4, 2013 at 4:13 am

that is conflicting information because I have heard alkaline product is actually BAD for our skin. It is the same reason why soap is bad for our skin because they’re too high on the pH scale. And most products nowadays are pH balance to match our skin acidity which is around 4.5-5.5 I think. When we disrupt the pH our of skin, it makes it harder for the skin to fight inflammations, but the skin will eventually adjust its pH to its original level anyhow. Not to discredit you or anything, I just thought that the view of this post is quite contradictory to what i have learnt, but I might be wrong and willing to learn more.


Paris B April 4, 2013 at 11:11 am

Hi Annie, thanks for your input. Am just stating what the claims are and what others have told me re: drinking alkaline water which they say have benefited their skin. Can’t say for certain the latter works for me because I don’t use it. As for the skincare range, I don’t know if the water claims are true but I had found it decent enough on my skin, without causing problems and is quite hydrating for a whitening skincare range. But that said, what you say does make sense too. Honestly at this point, I’m not sure who to believe because I’m no expert and I too have heard about the claims that slightly acidic products work better on skin. Thanks for sharing :)


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