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Firming & Wrinkle-correcting Luxury skincare Tested
I received the Dior Capture Totale Cell Energy line complimentary for review purposes. The set includes the serum, cream and eyecream. The knowledge of 20 years of research on mother cells has gone into the formulation of these products. The line aims to restore the power of the skin’s cells with flower extracts: lily, jasmine, peony and longoza. All three products come in luxurious heavy packaging. The serum comes with a pump and the two creams have accompanying spatulas.
What does it do?
The line claims to have a firming effect and reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the skin. The three products are designed to work perfectly together and are all based on the same flower extracts. Each formulation does vary though.
Ingredients of Dior Capture Totale
You can expand the boxes for the detailed ingredient lists. Some of my favorite ingredients in the first third of the list are glycerin, niacinamide, squalane and shea butter. All of the products also contain alcohol, so look out for that if you try to avoid this potential irritant.
Full Ingredients Dior Serum
AQUA (WATER),GLYCERIN,NIACINAMIDE,BUTYLENE GLYCOL,SQUALANE,LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL,PENTYLENE GLYCOL,ALCOHOL,PROPANEDIOL,BETAINE,DIGLYCERIN,LAUROYL LYSINE,PEG-8,AFRAMOMUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM SEED EXTRACT,PAEONIA LACTIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT,LILIUM CANDIDUM BULB EXTRACT,JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) FLOWER EXTRACT,SODIUM SURFACTIN,SODIUM ACETYLATED HYALURONATE,HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN,ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE,SODIUM TOCOPHERYL PHOSPHATE,ADENOSINE,XYLITOL,TREHALOSE,PALMARIA PALMATA EXTRACT,SODIUM HYALURONATE,HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER,BORON NITRIDE,CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,HYDROGENATED LECITHIN,PARFUM (FRAGRANCE),CHLORPHENESIN,ALCALIGENES POLYSACCHARIDES,POLYSORBATE 60,SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE,CI 14700 (RED 4),CI 60730 (EXT. VIOLET 2),SODIUM BENZOATE,POTASSIUM SORBATE,TOCOPHEROL
Full Ingredients Dior Cream
AQUA (WATER),GLYCERIN,PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE,NIACINAMIDE,ALCOHOL,BUTYLENE GLYCOL,PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL,CETEARYL ALCOHOL,BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER,PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE,LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL,STEARETH-21,DIGLYCERIN,POLYGLYCERIN-3,AFRAMOMUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM SEED EXTRACT,PAEONIA LACTIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT,LILIUM CANDIDUM BULB EXTRACT,JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) FLOWER EXTRACT,SODIUM SURFACTIN,CERAMIDE NP,HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN,ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE,SODIUM TOCOPHERYL PHOSPHATE,SODIUM ACETYLATED HYALURONATE,ADENOSINE,XYLITOL,TREHALOSE,PALMARIA PALMATA EXTRACT,CAMELINA SATIVA SEED OIL,POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE,DIMETHICONE,CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE,PARFUM (FRAGRANCE),GLYCERYL STEARATE,CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,CHLORPHENESIN,ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER,XANTHAN GUM,CETYL PALMITATE,COCOGLYCERIDES,SODIUM HYDROXIDE,GLUCOSE,CI 14700 (RED 4),CITRIC ACID,SODIUM BENZOATE,POTASSIUM SORBATE,TOCOPHEROL
Full Ingredients Dior Eyecream
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Pentylene Glycol, Soybean Glycerides, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Beta-Sitosterol, Steareth-21, Aframomum Angustifolium Seed Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Sodium Surfactin, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Siegesbeckia Orientalis Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-2, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Sodium Tocopheryl Phosphate, Adenosine, Xylitol, Trehalose, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Unsaponifiables, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Polyethylene, Steareth-2, Sorbitol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum (Fragrance), Chlorphenesin, Silica, Dimethicone, Polyacrylamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Algin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Xanthan Gum, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Cellulose Gum, Laureth-7, Tin Oxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol
- Serum: The serum is rather viscous and I would recommend to pat it in and avoid swiping motions, as it gives a slightly sticky finish. It doesn’t just glide on effortlessly, but therefore your skin instantly feels more firm.
- Cream: The cream is rather rich and feels buttery, but not greasy. It feels comfortable and is effortless to apply. It works very well on top of the corresponding serum and leaves your skin well moisturized. I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t leave an overly greasy finish, although I prefer to use this in the evening due to my combination skin. It’s serving as a great night cream so far.
- Eyecream: The eyecream is more fluffy than the facial cream, but also buttery and glides on smoothly. I was amazed how nicely it applied and absorbed immediately. It’s a dreamy fusion of buttery richness and comfortable lightness.
How do I use it?
I’ve been using the products consistently over the last few weeks. The serum and cream are the perfect duo for my nighttime routine. It’s a safe way to make my skin feel firm and more plump. I’ve used them every other night and exchanged them for calming blemish-treatments and bakuchiol, to cater to my other skin concerns.
I’ve been using the eyecream daily, in the morning as well as in the evening and it’s been a real joy. Usually, I don’t care much about eyecreams and I didn’t expect to like this product the most, but there’s a visible improvement, so I keep using it daily. I pat it around the eye area with my ring fingers. It sits perfectly under concealer and the application of concealer is much smoother after using the eyecream.
Overall, I do see improvements in my skin, as it feels more firm after using the products and fine lines on my forehead appear less visible. Another pleasant skin update: I haven’t had a major outbreak for weeks! Of course I’m not sure if and how these products played into that, but at least they didn’t cause any irritations.
Do I recommend?
These products are Dior, so of course they’re very expensive. If you can’t afford it, I don’t recommend to break your bank account for them, but if you can afford them and enjoy luxury skincare, these are nice picks. My favorite from the line – and this is surprising as I don’t even care much about my eyecreams – is the eyecream! After that, I’d rank the cream as night cream and my least favorite is the serum because of the slightly sticky finish. I just prefer more effortless products.
Where to shop?
You can shop them at your personal luxury skincare store of choice, I’m linking the German store Flaconi here as example.