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Written on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hello there!

Today I’d like to review the Dior Hydra Life Cleansing Oil.

I had my birthday recently, so I decided to treat myself and buy something useful. That’s how I bought this oil, because all makeup removers I had were used up at that moment. I already had a cleansing oil from Dior once and loved it. But it was relaunched recently and now it has a renewed design and formula.

It was also quite fascinating to compare it with the previous version, because it was really popular among customers at that time.

General info about the product:

The claims:

Upon contact with water, this highly effective makeup removing oil transforms into a rich, creamy emulsion. Full of nourishing sweet almond oil, it deeply cleans all types of makeup and impurities from the face and eyes, without leaving an oily residue. Instantly free of all impurities, the skin is intensely nourished and regains its natural velvety finish. Effective on waterproof makeup.

Price: $42

Country: France

Volume: 200 ml

Outer appearance:

The design has changed quite a lot, but I can’t say if it’s for the good or for the bad. In my book, it became more youth-like and modern.

Initially the product was packed in a cardboard package.

On the package you can find the ingredients:

The oil comes in a bottle made of sturdy and transparent plastic.

The Dior logo is engraved on the cap of the bottle.

It’s easy to open and close.

The bottle has a pump that is a common thing for a cleansing oil.

It opens and closes with a twist of a cap.

The mechanism works correctly and I have no gripes about it.

Texture and smell:

This cleansing oil is very watery, transparent and non-typical.

I could hardly manage to take a picture of it, because it flows from my hand right away.

Upon contact with water, the oil transforms into a milk-emulsion.

It doesn’t have any distinct smell. It’s an ultra-light and hardly noticeable cosmetic fragrance.

The oil in action:

First of all, I’d like to start off by saying something about the use. The maker recommends massaging this oil gently into dry OR moist skin.

I prefer applying it to dry skin only to let my makeup dissolve.

This cleanser is very liquid, as I mentioned before, and I thought that it was a bad thing, but it turned out to be its huge plus. Due to such a consistency it distributes on my skin very well.

Moreover, I like massaging my skin with it, because my fingers glide on my skin with ease and the feel is so enjoyable.

A single pump is enough to remove makeup, but if you have a vibrant eye makeup, you’ll need the second one.

Yep, I remove my eye makeup with this oil too. It doesn’t leave any residue on my eyes provided I remove everything properly.

Upon adding water, it transforms into a slight milky emulsion that is very easy to wash off from skin without leaving any residue. After use my skin is clean and feels comfortable. It’s neither dry nor oily.

I’ve decided to carry out an experiment with this product.

So, I used here a long-lasting Inglot matte lipstick, a long-wearing foundation, an eyeshadow on a base, MAC Pro Longwear concealer, MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set and an eyeliner.

The results were unexpected for me. I thought that it would remove everything except the lipstick, because it was so hard to take off even with the Korean Holika Holika Cleansing Oil.

However, Dior took it off almost completely in the first go, but what surprised me most of all is that it didn’t remove the eyeliner.

It’s weird, because it’s not usually the case with this product. But the reason for that is probably that I applied it on my hand in about 10 layers. Other than that all the other products were gone without rubbing. By the way, all of them were long-wearing.

After that I used this cleansing oil for the second time and it removed all the residue completely and my skin was perfectly clean.

Comparing this oil with the previous version, I can say that it’s utterly different stuff that has nothing with the latter in common.

The formula and active ingredients are different. The only thing they have in common is that they both cleanse my skin really well.

Overall thoughts: This product is really good when used properly.

This oil is nice to use. Also, it removes my makeup very well and doesn’t dry out my skin.

Moreover, I’d like to say about its big volume, that is 200 ml, so the price is quite affordable. In addition, it goes a really long way.

Almost all Korean cleansing oils are no less pricey, but come in bottles with 150 ml as a rule. So, I definitely recommend you try this Dior oil.


Thanks for reading!


LeDa ❤

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