I love the Dior Prestige Satin Revitalizing Eye Creme; my wallet hates it

by Paris B on · 32 comments

in Eyes,Moisturiser,Product Reviews,Skincare,Treatment


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On April 3, 2014
Last modified:April 2, 2014

Summary:

I am a skincare junkie. There, said it. But I’m a junkie within reason (I hope!) in that I usually go with brands and products I trust, and that usually comes with my previous experiences with it. But there’s one skincare product I never quite got the hang of and that’s eye cream.

Whenever I get asked which eye cream I recommend, I’m stumped simply because I hardly use any. I know I should – age isn’t kind to the delicate skin around the eyes – but I’m just bad at it. Over the years, I’ve stuck primarily to the Estee Lauder ANR Eye Cream because it’s light and it’s familiar. But even then, I’ve been tardy about it.

Until now.

Oh boy, you guys aren’t going to like this, but I’ve now found an eye cream that I’m happy to use twice a day, and have been, for the past 3 months icon biggrin I love the Dior Prestige Satin Revitalizing Eye Creme; my wallet hates it

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The eye cream that has me hooked is the Dior Prestige Satin Revitalizing Eye Creme, a product from the Dior Prestige range of skincare. And you know what that means right? Yes, it’s expensive. Make no mistake!

I’d been curious about the Dior Prestige line for a long time, since I knew that the Capture Totale range works well for my skin so some time last year, when I was passing through duty free, I picked up a set of Dior Prestige skincare.

The Prestige skincare range of Dior is a premium range of skincare targeted at anti-aging, which they say is formulated for delicate skin and is infused with the essence and vitality of Rose Granville, a species of rose grown by Dior and is said to have twice the cellular vitality of a regular rose. The nectar or Rose Granville is used in the Dior Prestige range and soothes and repairs micro-inflammations in skin that causes skin aging, revitalizes and regenerates skin and protects skin.

Mumbo jumbo aside, it smells incredibly of fresh, soft rose petals. If you love the scent of roses, you will fall head over heels for this range. I’m less of a fan of rose scents so I can’t say that it sits well with me, but from the efficacy point of view, I love this eye cream. Love! icon biggrin I love the Dior Prestige Satin Revitalizing Eye Creme; my wallet hates it

First off, let me just swoon over the packaging. It comes in a beautiful, heavy, glass jar capped with a golden twist off cap with the logo embedded in the clear lucite covered top.

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This is so luxurious, you can tell with just one look that it’s not a regular product. It just screams luxury!

The packaging is rather large, which is a little different from most eye creams that come in small jars. It contains the same 15ml quantity as most eye creams, but the luxe packaging makes up the other 50% of the size.

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See? It’s fairly large.

Twist off the cap and the product comes in a white well with a cap on the inside. The scent of roses is so strong that you get a whiff of it the moment you twist off the cap. This isn’t an unpleasant scent and can even be quite relaxing. It is that of soft, fresh rose petals, moistened by the morning dew. Very lovely, but very strong.

The cream itself has a soft, satiny texture. I know I keep using the word “soft” but I can’t think of anything else to describe it. It’s soft! Being an eye cream, I don’t use very much, so I just dab at the cream with my 4th finger, spread it with the 4th finger of my other hand and then tap it around my eye area, concentrating on the under eye and the sides of my eyes.

Despite the soft creamy texture, this cream absorbs into skin very quickly without leaving any greasy or oily residue on the skin. I can even use this in the morning and then follow up with using eyeshadow without any problem whatsoever, because it doesn’t make my lids oily, nor does it feel greasy. It just feels lovely.

Once absorbed, I find that the skin around the eye area feels and looks soft, smooth and like satin. I’m serious. It feels THAT GOOD!! <- yes caps and 2 exclamation marks were necessary icon razz I love the Dior Prestige Satin Revitalizing Eye Creme; my wallet hates it Another thing I notice is that my eye area always feel fresher after I apply this. I tend to neglect my eye area as I have often mentioned, and I notice these days, when I use this cream and when I don’t. My eye area always feel fresher and more comfortable and sometimes, if they feel tired, this cream freshens them right up, and keeps the skin well hydrated.

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I’m almost 3 months into this and although I sometimes forget and don’t use it in the morning, I have worked it into my evening skincare routine. I do still find the scent strong, but it’s nice to round off the day and it doesn’t linger much. My eyes feel good and I may be dreaming, but it would almost appear that my eye area looks better – less lined, smoother and just better. Love this, hate the price but there you go icon smile I love the Dior Prestige Satin Revitalizing Eye Creme; my wallet hates it

In a nutshell

The Dior Prestige Satin Revitalizing Eye Creme is a lightweight soft satin cream textured eye cream that absorbs very quickly into the skin without leaving a sticky or greasy or oily residue. I can even use this in the day under eye makeup. It makes my skin feel soft and satiny smooth and I believe that regular use has helped improve the condition of the skin around my eye area. There is a strong rose scent that doesn’t linger, and I like the fresh feeling around my eye area when I use this cream. It’s one of the best I’ve used and that’s saying quite a lot!

Pros: Lightweight cream texture, Absorbs quickly into skin, No oily or sticky residue on skin, Skin looks and feels softer and smoother with regular use, Keeps eye area well hydrated, Eyes feel fresher after application

Cons: Very Pricey, Strong rose scent

Who will like this: Anyone who wants a light textured eye cream that absorbs quickly without feeling oily and greasy and leaves skin looking and feeling smooth and soft, Anyone with deep pockets because this isn’t cheap!

The ingredient list on the box is too small once I resized the image, so here is the full list.

Ingredient List: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Steareth-21, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Decyloxazolidinone, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Steareth-2, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Sodium Polyacrylate, Glyceryl Hydroxystearate, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Kniphofia Uvaria (Kniphofia Uvaria Nectar), Alumina, Parfum (Fragrance), Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate, Tromethamine, Rosa Hybrid Flower Extract, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, CI77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Terminalia Sericea (Terminalia Sericea Bark/Root Extract), Tetrasodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Biosaccharide Gum-2, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Rosa Hybrid Callus Culture Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Acetyl Tetrepeptide-5, Helichrysum Italicum Extract, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Dipalmitate, BHT, Sodium Metabisulfite, Citronellol, Geraniol

I bought this as part of a set together with a serum and face cream at duty free so it would probably cost a little less than buying at the counter. But research tells me that this eye cream retails at RM400 or thereabouts at the Dior counters a year or two ago, although this price might have been revised by now. And we know that it’s always revised upwards, never down icon razz I love the Dior Prestige Satin Revitalizing Eye Creme; my wallet hates it I do like this eye cream a lot but I can’t say with certainty if I’d repurchase due to the price. All things being equal, I will. It is the only eye cream I am happy using up to the last bit after all. But I’ll make sure I set up an eye cream fund for this icon razz I love the Dior Prestige Satin Revitalizing Eye Creme; my wallet hates it

Have you tried anything from the Dior Prestige skincare range? What’s your current eye cream?

I have the serum and face cream from the Dior Prestige range that I’ve been using for a while as well. I like them. But I’m still a little uncertain about them, mostly because they cost so much, it’s so hard to justify using them at all icon razz I love the Dior Prestige Satin Revitalizing Eye Creme; my wallet hates it They are quite nice though icon wink I love the Dior Prestige Satin Revitalizing Eye Creme; my wallet hates it

Paris B

Dior Prestige Satin Revitalizing Eye Creme Price: RM400/15ml Availability: Dior counters

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LeGeeque April 3, 2014 at 8:34 am

Yea, it’s pricey but if it works, it’s cheaper than cosmetic surgery to fix it further down the road. Good on you for finding an eye cream that works! That’s not an easy feat!

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Paris B
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April 3, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Haha good point re: cosmetic surgery! :D I do like this one lots – my wallet on the other hand is weeping.

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liyeun April 3, 2014 at 8:36 am

Oh, Paris…why must you say “if you love the scent of roses….” you know I’m crazy over roses!!! This sounds really promising, I am not too sure if early 30s could use this? And for that price, this does not come with a spatula, yes?

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Paris B
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April 3, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Hahaha oops! It sounds like it’s calling your name “Liyeun… Liyeun… I smell of roses… buy meeee….!” :D I’m sure you could use it because it’s not really age specific e.g. meant for mature skins. They say it’s meant for delicate and sensitive skin types. I can’t remember if it comes with a spatula but I believe it should. Maybe you can see if the Dior counter has any samples? :D

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Lily
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April 3, 2014 at 9:00 am

I love eye creams and this one sounds good. I’m currently rotating 2 for day and night and I think I’ll try this next. My skin has always loved Dior skincare.

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Paris B
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April 3, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Good on ya for being so diligent! Which ones are you using now? I’m less crazy about the face cream in this range but the eye cream really sold me

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Applegal April 3, 2014 at 9:03 am

RM400 for an eye cream!!! But sounds like it’s worth the price :P

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Paris B
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April 3, 2014 at 3:47 pm

It is, for me :D But when I found out the price, I was all “WHAT?! Mad ah?” And then I remembered, I bought it LOL :D

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Tracy@Beauty Reflections April 3, 2014 at 11:42 am

MY wallet hates when you review skincare too LOL. UGGGH. Any wrinkles or lines improve? Because if so then I’m willing and able skincare twin. :)

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Paris B
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April 3, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Hahaha skincare twin! Actually I didn’t pay a lot of attention to the lines bit, but I have to say that in recent times, the fine lines on my under eye area seem to have improved. The skin definitely feels and looks smoother! I do think there are probably other eye creams out there that do as good a job though so this is one in the super-splurge category!

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shasha April 3, 2014 at 11:59 am

Love the fact that it works so well for you, but that price-tag, gosh! I’d really have to think this purchase over! I’ll need to dig in to those pockets and see how deep they are.. BTW, how long does one tiny jar last?

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Paris B
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April 3, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Hmm it’s been lasting me very well so far. Just made a tiny dip in the pot but I do use it mostly in the evening and occasionally in the mornings. I won’t ever say this is a must have, because there are other creams that could probably do as good a job at a smaller pricetag :)

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Angelina April 3, 2014 at 12:05 pm

I think the price is acceptable and justifiable if you see results. Otherwise, it’s just a total waste of money. I’ve paid more for an eye cream by another brand but the result doesn’t justify the money spent. Anyway, I somewhat found my HG eye care. So far so good but I want to try this eye cream, especially when you have mentioned that it doesn’t leave an oily residue. Dior counter, here I come shortly. My wallet is so going to weep in a corner after my purchase. Hehe.

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Paris B
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April 3, 2014 at 3:54 pm

I agree Angelina. These things can’t really be quantified so it does come down ultimately to personal satisfaction and levels of comfort when it comes to budgetry concerns :) I can’t say I’ll definitely repurchase this because it’s very painful to the wallet, but I will definitely think of it :D Which eye cream are you using now?

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Cynthia April 3, 2014 at 1:34 pm

That price is really steep! But then if it works and it can last really long, why not? :)

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Paris B
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April 3, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Haha it’ll last long enough. Definitely not something to use all the time since there are other products out there which I’m sure are just as good at a smaller pricetag :)

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Mae April 3, 2014 at 3:27 pm

V luxe indeed! You are right in that it is not an eye cream for everyone…

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Paris B
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April 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Absolutely not Mae. I don’t deny there are very good products out there that won’t break the bank like this one will but it’s always nice to know of what other luxe items are out there ;)

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Bugs April 3, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Haven’t tried Dior. The Capture Totale One Essential range is still queuing in my To Try list.

Packaging wise, from your picture I see the inside of the bottle where the cream is is a square, same as the outer part which I don’t like. It’s hard to dig the last bit out from the neck of the bottle. I’m a sucker for packaging but sometimes the packaging will make me think twice whether the product inside is worth more for me to get it :p

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Paris B
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April 3, 2014 at 4:03 pm

ACtually Bugs, the inner well is round with a round bottom! So, no fear of not getting at the corners. My friend accidentally pulled it out and we saw its construction LOL The outside is just pure gloss :D How interesting that you should remind me of One Essential. I just found a small bottle in my stash while clearing up so I’m back to using it :D

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jk April 3, 2014 at 5:46 pm

I admit I had to and did zoom down your blog to reach the bit about price and balked at RM400/-. My 1st instinct was to hunker down and wait for something else. Then I took stock and re looked the matter – 15 ml cream.. not as bad as 15 ml of liquid.
Almost anything to preserve the face/eyes. (aka skincare) As long as I don’t have to take out a loan to buy the item..
I see another trip to The Gardens .. but maybe not this week.. I wonder when is the next voucher period..

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Paris B
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April 12, 2014 at 10:57 am

Hahaha… seriously JK I do think this is a really nice product for me but I don’t know if it’s worth the RM400 (or as another reader has commented, it’s now RM480 at counters – OUCH!!!!) so if what you’re using now is ok for you, there’s no need to shell out so much money for an eye cream. It was a serious indulgence and I would never have bought it if it didn’t already come in the set :P

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Shreya
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April 3, 2014 at 7:10 pm

Love lightweight eye creams… looks great but very expensive ! My current favourite is Forest Essentials Eye Cream

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Paris B
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April 12, 2014 at 10:58 am

Yep, it’s not for everyone, I will agree and I don’t think anyone should just run out and buy it because it’s really far too pricey! It’s good to know you like the cream you’re using :)

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Jennifer April 3, 2014 at 11:15 pm

Ok. This one caught my attention coming from you. Lol. You know how you always mention that hand cream and eye cream aren’t quite your thing. So this Dior one must be something to get you using it and singing praises for it. I like the luxurious packaging and rose scent. For once eye cream with rose scent and satin texture! Not that I’m complaining about my ANR eye credo but this Dior one is intriguing. Pricey yes. Haven’t tried Dior. I still have my Capture Totale One Essential eye serum. Perhaps I’ll start saving. Happy this one turned out great for you. Worth every dollop dollar!

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Paris B
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April 12, 2014 at 10:59 am

Haha I know right? I still am really slack about using eye cream but with this one, I somehow feel more diligent. Maybe it’s because it’s so expensive I have to justify it right? Would be such a waste if I didn’t use it :P I’m told the Capture Totale One Essence eye cream/serum thing is very good but I didn’t try it. If this didn’t come in the set I doubt I’d have shelled out money for it haha!

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Anna April 9, 2014 at 10:38 pm

Hi Paris! The retail price is 480rm. I was eyeing it for a while but opted for the Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv replenishing eye cream, good for sensitive eyes, very moisturising , lots of good ingredients. And cheaper ( 290rm only ) :) Estee Lauder BA are always happy to give samples. You should also try it

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Paris B
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April 12, 2014 at 11:58 am

Oh yikes! RM480?! Thanks so much for letting me know Anna. Then I’m quite sure I won’t repurchase haha! But thank you too for sharing your thoughts on the EL Re-Nutriv eye cream! I’ll give that a go once I’m done with this one :D

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Beauty Box April 11, 2014 at 11:09 am

Wow I’m impressed by your review. I think eye creams are generally hard to review or come to a reasonable conclusion. If you look at Makeup Alley, it’s hard to find one or two definite winners for eye creams because they are so subjective and I do wonder if they work or they are just glorified moisturizers repackaged as eye creams. But this one seems worth picking up at duty free! I would splurge on eye creams because they last forever. I am still working on my Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Eye Cream and it has been going for a year but I did stop using it in summer, so it has been eight solid months of using it at night.

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Paris B
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April 12, 2014 at 12:10 pm

I totally agree with you Yu Ming about eye creams. Most of the time, I do think they act mostly as hydrators for the eye area with a lighter texture than face moisturisers. That’s about all we can do! There’s no cure for dark circles or bags so we can just minimise the effects. That said, while I love this one, it’s horribly pricey so I don’t really recommend it thanks to the price. Another reader has suggested trying the Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv eye cream, which is also a premium range but it’s almost half the price :) I hear the BB eye cream is very good too!

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Philippe April 12, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Oh please don’t give me any more expensive lemmings!

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Paris B
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April 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Yes boss! If you’ll do the same that is ;)

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