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.
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 :D
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! :D
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.
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.
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 :P 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.
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 :)
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 :P 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 :P
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 :P They are quite nice though ;)
Dior Prestige Satin Revitalizing Eye Creme Price: RM400/15ml Availability: Dior counters