Diorsnow Serum Anti-Taches has nothing on moustaches (and other thoughts – yours included – on the Diorsnow skincare range)

by Paris B on · 22 comments

in Cleanser,Moisturiser,Product Reviews,Serum,Skincare,Treatment


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On May 9, 2013
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I struggled for a while trying to start this blog post. This missing mojo thing quite a tricky one! But then I realised that I was being too silly and taking things too seriously. All you want to know is what is this I’m talking about and how I liked it! Now, that’s not that hard is it? icon smile Diorsnow Serum Anti Taches has nothing on moustaches (and other thoughts   yours included   on the Diorsnow skincare range)

So what is this? This is the latest upgrade to the existing Diorsnow skincare collection which I believe maybe found in Asia only – home of whitening/brightening skincare. If you do know if it being available elsewhere in the world, do let me know! Last year, Dior introduced Icelandic Glacial Water in their Diorsnow range. This has been maintained this year.

What’s new this year is that silver bottle you see at forefront of the photo – Diorsnow Anti-Spot serum or the Serum Anti-Taches which tickles me to no end, because I keep seeing ‘moustaches’ everytime I look at it icon biggrin Diorsnow Serum Anti Taches has nothing on moustaches (and other thoughts   yours included   on the Diorsnow skincare range) This product, as the name implies, serves to combat the appearance of dark spots with the stimulation for the skin to produce ‘filaggrin’ – a protein Dior labs found was lacking in areas affected by pigmentation. So the principle is thus – make the skin form more filaggrin and it’ll help calm the cells and reduce melanin production.

Does it work though? I pondered that because to be perfectly honest, I’ve never come across any product that can actually do much for the pigmentation spots no matter what they claim. Face it, topical products cannot do the work of laser. But I did derive some benefit from using it.

If you participated in the Dior x MWS product sampling exercise we had about a month ago, you will have received a deluxe sized sample of this Anti-Spot Serum in your kit. I hope you’ve tried it because here’s where you get to share your story icon wink Diorsnow Serum Anti Taches has nothing on moustaches (and other thoughts   yours included   on the Diorsnow skincare range)

I actually used the whole Diorsnow range as you see above for about 2 weeks and I’ll run it down quickly for you below. However, I had to stop after a little more than 2 weeks, because like many whitening products, I found it too drying for my skin. I almost expect it of whitening products these days which is why although I know that you derive the best benefits from using a full range of whitening products, I don’t. I usually use the whitening serums and top up with hydration in the day and hydration and anti-aging at night. My skin seems to prefer a regimen like this and performs better, primarily because of the hydration icon smile Diorsnow Serum Anti Taches has nothing on moustaches (and other thoughts   yours included   on the Diorsnow skincare range)

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Diorsnow White Reveal Gentle Purifying Foam – RM140/110ml

This one isn’t the “new and improved” formula but its the first time I’m trying it so I thought I’d say a few words about it icon smile Diorsnow Serum Anti Taches has nothing on moustaches (and other thoughts   yours included   on the Diorsnow skincare range) As the name implies, its a foaming creamy face wash that lathers up very impressively. The texture is like sinking your face into a soft tub of melting ice cream. Sorry, poor analogy but the only one that came to my head icon biggrin Diorsnow Serum Anti Taches has nothing on moustaches (and other thoughts   yours included   on the Diorsnow skincare range) I think guys would love to use it in lieu of their shaving foam even. It cleans skin very well and leaves it feeling soft and velvety. I do find it quite drying if you use it daily so I now use it once or twice a week. I think I’m a little obsessed with the texture icon biggrin Diorsnow Serum Anti Taches has nothing on moustaches (and other thoughts   yours included   on the Diorsnow skincare range)

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Diorsnow D-NA Control White Reveal Day Essence – RM435/50ml

This is the same product as that from last year so you can read my thoughts on it in my previous review. In a nutshell, its a serum for day use. I’ve been on it for over 2 months and have to say that on its own, it isn’t very drying to my skin. It does help my skin even out tone but it is not noticeable. It will take quite a while with regular use so I’d say this is a long term thing. I personally feel that pairing it with a hydration serum or moisturising product helps it work better but that’s my unscientific view of course. It just seemed that way to me icon smile Diorsnow Serum Anti Taches has nothing on moustaches (and other thoughts   yours included   on the Diorsnow skincare range)

Here’s the ingredient list if you’re interested.

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Diorsnow Anti-Spot Serum – RM350/30ml or RM450/50ml

I’m going to stick my neck out and say that if there was a whitening serum that I liked for an overall result, I’m picking the Diorsnow Anti-Spot Serum. This is a new item in the collection and I use it both day and night. In the day, I use this only on cheeks, where my pigmentation is worst, together with the Day Essence. At night, I use it on its own together with a hydrating serum and an anti-aging night cream. Covering all bases y’see icon wink Diorsnow Serum Anti Taches has nothing on moustaches (and other thoughts   yours included   on the Diorsnow skincare range)

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Did help lighten pigmentation? Nope, it wasn’t that noticeable even if it did improve. However, I noticed that it was working very effectively on my skin in general, to even out my skintone and even make it look brighter. What I think I liked about it was how subtle it was. I noticed it after about 2 weeks, when putting on my makeup. I found I could get away with using some very light tinted moisturiser as opposed to heavier liquid foundations. In fact, I could pretty much just walk around without base makeup without feeling too self-conscious (although I do it all the time anyway :D)

My pigmentation and freckles are still there, I still do not have porcelain, unblemished skin but not having used any whitening products for almost 6 months, I find that my skin has improved in clarity in the past 2 months. Of all the products in this range, I’m only using the Anti-Spot Serum and the Day Essence. When I’m done, I’ll stop the Day Essence and just use the Anti-Spot Serum paired with whatever hydrating serum I’m using at present. I personally think it sufficient for my needs icon smile Diorsnow Serum Anti Taches has nothing on moustaches (and other thoughts   yours included   on the Diorsnow skincare range)

Here’s the Anti-Spot Serum ingredient list.

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Diorsnow Fresh Creme Global Transparency – RM300/50ml

I liked the texture of this cream, which is a very light gel-cream texture. Like all Dior cream products, it comes in a substantial tub and a spatula. The opening is sealed with foil when it comes new, so do bear this in mind if you purchase something like this online. Dior creams come sealed with a foil cover.

However, I couldn’t like this one despite its lovely texture. My skin did not find it hydrating enough so I eventually stopped using it after about 2 weeks. On the box, it says “Day” so I only used it in the day (I’m obedient like that icon wink Diorsnow Serum Anti Taches has nothing on moustaches (and other thoughts   yours included   on the Diorsnow skincare range) ) but I’m quite sure you can use it day and night. Still, since my skin did improve with just use of the 2 serums, I am comfortable to say that you probably don’t need it. However, if your skin can handle it then it is also worth noting that if you are serious about wanting to use a whitening skincare regimen, then you should use everything from a similar range of products, simply because they will work together for better results. My skin can’t handle that, so I’m sticking to just the serums.

For completeness, here’s the ingredient list for the cream.

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And here’s how the textures look on my hand.

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Left-Right: Diorsnow Anti-Spot Serum is a clear, slightly opaque serum texture with a slight yellow tint | Fresh Creme Global Transparency cream has a light gel-cream texture | D-NA Control Day Essence has a lighter texture than the Anti-Spot serum 

Your Turn

Now that I’ve shared my thoughts on the products with you, its now your turn. If you participated in the product sampling exercise we ran about a month ago, you should by now have finished using the 2 skincare products in there – the Anti-Spot Serum and the D-NA Control White Reveal Day Essence. So, fill up this form with your views and you stand a chance to win your fave product! icon wink Diorsnow Serum Anti Taches has nothing on moustaches (and other thoughts   yours included   on the Diorsnow skincare range)

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The feedback form is closed. Winner will be announced soon here, Facebook and Twitter. Thank you for taking part!

All feedback will be kept confidential and your replies will not be visible to the public. If you want to share your experience or views on the products with other readers, you may do so in the comment box below icon smile Diorsnow Serum Anti Taches has nothing on moustaches (and other thoughts   yours included   on the Diorsnow skincare range)

In a nutshell

The Diorsnow skincare range is the whitening/brightening skincare range from Dior Cosmetics. The range contains Icelandic Glacial Water introduced in 2012 for better hydration of skin and better results. Having used almost the whole range for about 2 weeks, I personally found them drying to my already combination-dry skin. It is not unusual however, as most whitening skincare lines do tend to be drying. I suspect its something to do with the composition or ingredients used. On their own, I find that the D-NA Control Day Essence works well, as does the Anti-Spot Serum which is new in the range. I am quite happy with the results of the Anti-Spot Serum and I do have plans to get another bottle once I’ve finished, just to have something in my skincare regimen to help my skin with its pigmentation and uneven skintone problem. However, that is likely the only item I’d repurchase because I prefer using it alongside a hydration regimen in the morning and an anti-aging one at night. It seems to work well enough for me this way. It doesn’t get rid of my dark spots, but it does make my skin look better when paired with a hydrating serum and moisturiser. I’ll live with that.

Pros: Foam in the face wash is so velvety and soft like clouds (so fun!), Day Essence and Anti-Spot Serum seem to work to bring my clarity to my skin and brighten it but dark spots and freckles do remain (nothing except laser gets rid of them), I like the Anti-Spot Serum which I think can stand alone and which seems to work better when paired with something hydrating, Packaging is suitably lux

Cons: Pricey, I found using the whole range of products too drying on my combination-dry skin

Who will like this: Anyone who seeks a clearer skintone but who is realistic that nothing can really ever get rid of dark spots and pigmentation

Have you used anything from the Diorsnow line before? Will you share your thoughts on these products with others if you tried the samples? Which was your fave?

I’d love if you could share in the comments too, because that’ll be helpful to everyone since so many of you participated in the sampling programme. It’ll give others a better idea of how the products worked for more people instead of just reading what I have to say – come on, help a sister out icon biggrin Diorsnow Serum Anti Taches has nothing on moustaches (and other thoughts   yours included   on the Diorsnow skincare range)

Update: Dior generously picked 3 winners! Liu Wai Mun, Jennifer Goh & Farihah Liyana all won the full size 50ml Diorsnow D-NA Control White Reveal Day Essence. I’ll be in touch via email!

Paris B

Diorsnow products and prices are as set out above. They are available at all Dior counters and may only be available in Asia but I stand corrected

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Angelina May 9, 2013 at 10:01 am

PB, I accidentally hit send before I finish my comment. Please check your email. Help~

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Paris B May 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Sorted! :)

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Charlotte May 9, 2013 at 11:26 am

Yay, submitted my thoughts on the sample kit! *fingers crossed!*

Wanted to copy my thoughts on this comment box, but I was too excited and hit the submit button right away! =,= In short, I really love both the serums (couldn’t decide which I like more, so I choose to win the Anti Spot Serum as a result of coin flipping), enjoy the BB creme but prefer the UV shield translucent, and not a fan of the compact foundation (mainly because I’m a liquid foundation girl).

Thanks PB for this great opportunity :) xx

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Paris B May 10, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Thank you Charlotte! Haha! I can’t believe you flipped a coin to decide which serum to pick! I really liked the Anti-Spot serum too. It was gentle enough to not make my skin feel too dry and it did do a fair enough job. I hope you enjoyed having the chance to sample the items and good luck! xx

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Ethan May 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm

What don’t you use the whitening serum with a moisturizer that you feel is very good at keeping your skin moisturized?

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Paris B May 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Not sure what you mean, Ethan but I prefer using a whitening serum with a hydrating serum and then a hydrating moisturiser because my skin likes it better that way. It doesn’t work as quickly (the whitening part) but it does work ultimately with regular use and my skin stays nice and hydrated too :)

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EL May 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Paris, do you think 020 is too dark? I’m ok in the normal 2012 BB cream share but not sure what the difference between 010 and 020 is.

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Paris B May 10, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Hmm 010 is similar to the Diorsnow BB Creme Light that came out in 2012 while 020 would be the original one. Did that make sense? :P I’ll be reviewing the BB Creme on its own so I’ll show you the swatches for them all and hopefully that’ll help :D

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Melchewvin May 9, 2013 at 6:36 pm

The Diorsnow range is also sold in England exclusively to Selfridges. I bought the Fresh Cream for 68 pounds and the Anti-spot repairing cream for 74 pounds.

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Paris B May 10, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Thanks for sharing that info Melchewvin! :D Did you like the creams?

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melchewvin May 12, 2013 at 2:20 am

I like them my skin feels much smoother after using the creams and I like the smell also how it just melts into my skin leaving a silky touch to it.

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Paris B May 13, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Sounds like its working well for you :D

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Sarah May 16, 2013 at 12:49 am

Hi Paris!

Just filled it in, hope I’m not too late!

Thanks again, for giving me a chance to try out the products. I am in love with the essence and serum *tries to shh my whimpering wallet*

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Paris B May 17, 2013 at 10:20 am

Thanks Sarah! Good luck! I like the serum too and my wallet joins yours in whimpering.

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Lavender May 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Just submitted. thanks Paris for the opportunity. God bless !

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Paris B May 17, 2013 at 10:29 am

Good luck, Lavender!

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trah May 16, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Submitted my review. This is my first time using DiorSnow range so I’m not really sure what to expect. Luckily the ingredients doesn’t irritate my skin, without the samples I would not try it. Thanks a lot, Paris! :)

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Paris B May 17, 2013 at 10:44 am

Thanks Trah! Glad to help you step out of your comfort zone! ;)

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fairyha May 17, 2013 at 1:58 am

Hope I was not too late. Just submitted my review!

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Paris B May 17, 2013 at 10:44 am

Just slipped in in the nick of time! ;)

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Liz May 20, 2013 at 2:07 am

Thank you so much for the review! I just ordered the “Diorsnow D-NA Reverse Night Concentrate” online, which is a discontinued, old version of the night Anti-Spot serum you have reviewed (I could get it online slightly cheaper, so I was happy I could save a little). My question is, does it have long term effect, or is it like one of those serums that manifest results just for as long as you keep using them? I have 10+ years old acne scars and still hope to find a miracle in a jar, but was just wondering IF it will make them paler, how fat is the chance that the scars will re-appear after the bottle is up? Also, I was often bleaching my facial hair and as a result, have LIGHT spots on my cheeks and mustache area, do you think it will even it all out? thanks in advance!

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Paris B May 20, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Generally most ‘treatment’ skincare work so long as you use it. Once you stop, the effects will wear off. Can’t really stop the signs of aging or of skin damage, can only delay it, unless its laser treatments :) if scars are your concern, I don’t think the D-NA night concentrate is the right product as its more focused towards lighting pigmentation and/or marks. That said I didn’t particularly find it effective so didn’t think too much of it. I personally felt the Anti-Spot serum is better at skin brightening although it too didn’t do anything for the pigment. I’m not sure if it’ll even out the skin to match the light areas. Its all quite subtle so I’m going to stick my neck out and say no, it won’t even out, but I could be wrong.

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