Today, I am reviewing the Dior Hydra Life BB Creme. I love the concept of BB creams, natural look with minimal effort; all of us want it, but still have not found the one that is comparable to the Asian BB creams. Let’s see if this one comes close to them.
Hydra Life BB Creme is a highly-effective BB cream for smooth, hydrated, healthy-looking skin. It combines the moisturizing and protective powers of a skin care product with the immediate complexion-enhancing and even-toning properties of a foundation. The complexion is left moisturized, smooth, and velvety soft. This product provides active defense against environmental stress and broad-spectrum UVA and UVB SPF 30 protection. The ultrafine pigments and reflecting micro-pearl particles immediately embrace the skin to cover its surface with a halo of imperceptible color. The formula features a revolutionary nylon powder with high absorption properties to smooth the skin’s texture and control sebum for a long-lasting, perfectly flawless, natural finish. Jisten promotes aquaporins to optimize the flow of moisture on the skin’s surface, correcting dullness, uneven texture, and dryness. Black rose strengthens the skin’s defenses against free radical damage which works towards helping sensitive skin, noticeable pores, and blemishes caused by the environment. It is formulated without parabens.
$56 for 1.7 oz.
Dior hydra life BB creme comes in a mint green plastic tube. It has a pump to dispense the product which is great. You only pump out the amount you want to use and avoid wasting the product.
- Jisten (Transversal Technology): LVMH patent, cultivated in Uzbekistan; optimizes the flow of water on the surface and in depth of the skin.
- Black Rose (Transversal Technology): Cultivated in France; delays the appearance of first signs of aging by reinforcing the natural anti-free radical defense of the skin.
- Centella (Transversal Technology): Cultivated in Madagascar, plumps the look of skin by supporting natural collagen production and enhancing water movements in the skin’s upper layers.
- Octinoxate, Oxybenzone, and Titanium Dioxide: Provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
My Experience with Dior Hydra Life BB Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 30:
Since I was gifted an amazing BB cream by my Asian friend that she especially got for me from her home country, I have been looking out for one that works as wonderfully as that one on my oily skin. I have not been successful yet. So, I wanted to test out the Dior Hydra Life BB Creme.
Dior Hydra Life BB Creme is available in 3 different shades – Luminous Beige, Golden Peach and Sunny Amber. I got the “Sunny Amber” one, which is actually a tad bit dark for my NC 42 skin, but it is still workable with a layer of lighter shade of powder. Dior can definitely improve upon the shade selection for this one. Not everyone will match in this limited shade range.
It is a light weight lotion with thin consistency; it is quite runny which gives me a good amount of time to work with it. I usually apply it with my flat top kabuki brush. It has a strong floral scent which I notice while applying but it goes away within a few seconds. It blends in very nicely and makes my skin look natural but smoother and more even toned. It dries to a dewy, luminous finish. It is deeply pigmented and I only need one pump for my whole face .The coverage it provides is great for a BB cream. It covers just like a foundation but still does not look heavy. I have acne marks on my skin and this BB cream does a decent job at covering them, I do not feel the need to use any concealer with it. I find it to be buildable if you want to apply multiple layers for a flawless face.
It is very hydrating, does not accentuate my dry spots. This will be really beneficial to those of you with dry skin and also for ladies with mature skin. With my oily skin, it does make me look shiny in a couple of hours just like most of the products, so I set mine with MAC’s Blot Powder and I am good to go. This BB creme stays put for a long time. I do feel the need to blot my face once after having it on for about 4 hours. When I reach home in the evening, I can see that the BB creme is still keeping me covered.
With SPF of 30 and several hydrating and anti-ageing ingredients, Dior has certainly hit the mark with this BB creme.
After using the Dior Hydra Life BB Creme for almost a month now, I can say it is the only BB creme that I feel has come close to the Asian one that I had used and loved. It definitely makes my skin feel soft and look healthy.
Pros of Dior Hydra Life BB Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 30:
- Feels lightweight.
- Very hydrating.
- Provides good amount of coverage.
- Long lasting.
- Does not oxidize.
- Has SPF 30.
- Love the packaging , comes with the pump.
Cons of Dior Hydra Life BB Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 30:
- Limited shades available.
If you love the light and natural look, go ahead and try this BB creme. It will be great for every skin type although oily skin ladies will have to blot their face one or two times during the day with this. I do not mind it and I am really enjoying using it these days.
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