This month, Dior offers not only their fantastic makeup and perfume at their counters, but now their very new Diorsnow White-Reveal Expert facial.
Created by the Dior Innovation Center, which boasts over 260 researchers, the treatment uses the Diorsnow skincare range and its “special” ingredient, Icelandic Glacier Water. Completely devoid of pollution, it is one of the purest water in the world and is now used in all Dior formulas that contain water – making the Diorsnow range a new, superior generation of whitening skincare.
With a resume like that, of course I wanted to try it out. As some of you might know, I am not a fan of facials – well, not that I don’t like them, but I am still suspicious if they actually do anything, and I had one really bad experience, so bad I was pretty miserable for a week after. The therapist poked my face like mad – “gentle extraction” my butt! – and it was red and sore the whole day, and I got breakouts the following week. So not fun. But this? This sounded too good to pass up.
First, the mission to get there! As some regular Sephora lovers will know, the outlet at ION Orchard has a Dior beauty shop next door, and that’s exactly where it is! Hidden behind that white door next to Sharon Stone reveals a cozy yet ultra-chic little cabin.
Each facial starts with a personalized consultation of your skin type, needs, problems, etc, and then it’s in the freezing cabin! The facial included cleansing, toning, extraction (with the slimmest, sharpest tweezers I’ve ever seen!), steaming (I was told that steaming the face, followed by extraction can damage the skin since it’s “weaker”), a mask, hand and shoulder massage, eye cream/mask, finished off with sunblock. Phew! It all took an hour.
The facial itself was just lovely – though I was freezing in that little room – 2 layers of blankets were not enough! – I feel that maybe the coolness helped with making it such a different experience.
After the facial, if needed, they can also do a “flash makeup” touch up, although I wanted to be makeup free. I left the facial with my skin feeling all cool and tingly, and it felt like it had Botox – seriously! And no, not the scary type of Botox, but the Hey-I-look-10-years-younger kind. My skin looks taunt and plump, which I now think was a combination of the products and the cold room – maybe a cooler temperature brings out the best in the ingredients? Either way, I really loved the facial and the best part is, I got NO breakouts, redness, or any sort of reaction afterward. Really, really happy about that. Thank you Dior for such a great experience!
Here are all the details if you’d like to try it yourself:
White-Reveal Expert, $120, 60 min
#01-05/06 Ion Orchard, Tel: 6509 9241
Let me know if you end up going there! I am really curious about the Diorsnow skincare range now since it worked so well on my skin. Hmm… maybe it’s time to switch up my skincare routine to Dior?!