For about two years, I’ve been in love with Dior Hydraction Sorbet Creme, my night moisturizer. Click here to read my original review of it; I still agree with every word.
Hydraction Sorbet Creme is like Advil: it’s just fantastically effective. Â Overnight, my slightly dry cheeks become hydrated and soft. Â And $35 always seemed surprisingly inexpensive for prestige skincare.
When I heard that Dior had overhauled its Hydraction line — and that the price of my moisturizer had gone up to $56 — my first reaction was to grumble. Â But Dior also increased the size of the jar (from 1 oz to 1.7 oz), so the price-per-ounce is actually lower.
The other worry — when a company changes a formula — is that the new one won’t be as good. So far, I’m happy to report that the new cream is just as effective. I can breathe a sigh of relief.
The revamped line is called Hydralife Pro-Youth. Basically the new formula incorporates plant extracts that encourage the production of two proteins in your skin (Aquaporin 3 and Aquaporin 9), which promote hydration. Â The long-term goal is to delay the signs of aging. Â I haven’t noticed these effects yet, but I’ll let you know if that changes with continued use.
Random fact: Did you know Dior has its own gardens, worldwide, which provide the plants that go into its skincare? Â Sustainable beauty!
The new Hydralife Sorbet Cream jar is honestly a thing of beauty. It’s made of very heavy plastic, and looks like it belongs in a museum. The only downside is that the jar is not particularly travel-friendly.
Several new products were introduced with the relaunch of this line, so here’s the full listing of available products:
Hydralife Pro-Youth Energizing Serum
Enriched with D-Ribose, a plant sugar that helps supply energy to the cells and allows skin to resist the effects of stress and fatigue. $73
Hydralife Pro-Youth Comfort CrÃ¨me
This nourishing cream instantly nourishes and restores dehydrated skin. Perfect for use during cold seasons and as a night cream. $56
Hydralife Pro-Youth Sorbet CrÃ¨me
An ultra-fine, melt-away cream that creates balanced, lightweight hydration for normal-to-combination skin.Â $56
Hydralife Pro-Youth Protective CrÃ¨me SPF 15
This moisturizer acts as a defense shield against environmental stress thanks to its UVA and UVB filters. The skinâ€™s density is heightened. $56
Hydralife Pro-Youth Protective Fluid SPF 15
This lightweight lotion features a fresh, melt-away texture. It acts like a defense shield against environmental stress thanks to its UVA and UVB filters and increases the skinâ€™s density. $56
Hydralife Pro-Youth Eye CrÃ¨me
This formula reduces the factors responsible for puffiness and visibly lightens dark circles with a combination of Centella and Haloxyl. $49
Hydralife Pro-Youth Mask
This rich cream emulsion instantly infuses the skin with moisture, creating a soft and supple effect. Features shea butter and emollient oils to deeply nourish and hydrate. Leave on for five to ten minutes, then massage to blend in excess product or wipe off with a damp cotton pad.Â $39 (Not available at Sephora)
Hydralife Pro-Youth Skin Tint #1, #2, #3 (Sephora Exclusive)
Creates a luminous, â€œhealthy glowâ€ effect with ultra-fine pigments and reflecting micro-pearl particles. SPF protection defends against UV rays.Â $39