When Dior first launched their One Essential serum back in 2010, I took it for a spin and declared that I liked it. I did, I do and I used up a couple of bottles. It was one of my first experiences with a pre-serum because it was meant to be used before any other serum, to boost the efficacy of the products used.
It’s now 2014 and as will happen, this popular product has now been given a boost and given a new lease of life.
The new generation of One Essential now sits on its own, away from the Capture Totale skincare range, and it is now called the One Essential Intense Skin Purifying Booster Serum. You may also see it being called an Intense Skin Detoxifying Booster Serum because that’s what the new formula claims to do – detoxify your skin.
What the new One Essential claims is to eliminate toxins from the skin surface, which then frees up and clears up the energy flowing to your skin cells so they are healthier and more energized, and will regenerate better. What it ultimately leads to is, better looking skin.
Skin is promised a more radiant and smoother appearance, and the new formula is enriched with red hibiscus flower extract which helps eliminate toxins, up to 100%, it is claimed.
All very interesting, except we won’t know how that works do we? Toxins on skin? A product that will eliminate it? It all sounds pretty scary and out there and if I’m to be perfectly honest, I’m not sure I’m with it.
What I’ll do is take this new one for a spin and report back in a couple of months how I feel about it. I liked the previous version which you see in the picture, alongside the new packaging. It promised to boost the efficacy of skincare and it worked for me and did and I liked how my skin felt and looked smoother and better. But this new claims of purifying and detoxifying the skin is a little out there for me so I’ll have to get my head around it and see how I feel.
In terms of packaging, the new packaging looks much more luxurious. The red is brighter and the bottle is now glass with a nice heft to it as compared to the plastic bottle before. The product too seems to feel a little lighter in texture.
I don’t have any thoughts on its efficacy at this point so I’ll leave this preview here. I’ll be back with my review in a few months so check back then if you’re keen to know if this lives up to its hype 🙂
Have you used the One Essential serum before this? Did it work for you?
I liked it when I first used it but I also know of people who don’t see the point of using it because it didn’t do anything for them. Skincare is so individual isn’t it? 🙂
Dior One Essential Intense Skin Purifying Booster Serum Price: RM430/50ml Availabilty: Dior counters