Dior Prestige · La Micro-Huile de Rose

 

I’m one of those; the type that actually loves skincare rituals, finding something soothing and therapeutic in all the layering & slathering — both morning and night. Let’s face it; the better you take care of your skin, the more it will reward you i.e.: your complexion stays healthy and makeup usually applies better as well, but I have another reason for indulging: as I’ve gotten older and pesky lines & wrinkles have made their [unwelcome] appearance, it’s become more about trying as many non-invasive methods to maintain my skin as I can. That’s where La Micro-Huile de Rose from Dior Prestige comes in. A luxury product from a luxury brand, but is it worth the luxury price? Let’s see …

 

 

 

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La Micro-Huile de Rose (CAN $325.00) | Housed in a display-worthy elegant glass bottle with a neo-classical styled cap, this was inspired by the way nutritional supplements work. Working over 5 years and 150 attempts later, Dior labs have created La Micro-Huile de Rose, a pre-serum that is meant to nourish & protect your skin as well as enhance all other products layered on top. Apart from the gorgeous visual aesthetic, this serum is also imbued with the most exquisite yet light rose fragrance — and I’m guessing even those with sensitivities would find no fault here.

Located in the heart of the Loire Valley, the wild rose that blooms on the cliffs of Granville is exposed to an incredibly harsh & saline climate, and yet against all odds, this flower manages to somehow thrive. That’s where the Dior science team stepped in and thanks to a state-of-the-art phytochemical analysis, they were able to identify the ‘treasure at the heart of this flower’. Using a dual extraction process that is unique in the world, they were able to create a product that offers the penetrating power of a serum but with the comfort of an oil (and no greasy feel), with every application acting like a booster shot for the skin. Each bottle contains 10,000 Rose micro-pearls that release the nutritive properties of the Rose de Granville, along with:

  • Vitamins E, B3, B5 and C – for antioxidant properties
  • Omegas 3, 6 and 9 – fatty acids that contribute to epidermal tissue strength
  • Minerals and trace elements – to protect and repair skin systems
  • Phytonutrients – to further strengthen and protect the skin matrix
  • Amino Acid – for cell vitality

The extraction process is actually quite fascinating;  devising a new & cutting-edge method that is extremely gentle on the flowers, this dual extraction concentrates all the micro-nutritional wealth of the Rose de Granville as it is obtained through slow, repeated cold fractionations, followed by microwaves and ultrasound before being filtered. What this arduous process means, is that the purity, effectiveness, and integrity of these incredible ingredients are maintained as intact as possible so the the precious molecules are never damaged in any way. To sum it up in layman’s terms, this process means that every pump of Micro-Huile de Rose that you apply to your skin, is as though you are applying the extracted properties directly from the fresh flower itself. How cool is that?

And now for the big question: does it work? Well, bearing in mind that I’m neither a scientist nor a chemist, all I have to go on is what I’ve experienced. My skin is relatively good, but that’s basically due to genetics + maintenance. I’m fortunate that I lean normal to combination with an oilier T-zone, and while I lamented the oily part when I was younger, I’m grateful now as it adds a layer of moisture that those with dry skin just don’t have (which helps my skin look ‘younger’. My ego is showing). Over the past few weeks, I’ve incorporated the Micro-Huile de Rose as part of my routine both day & night and I can’t say for sure that it’s this one product that’s made a difference, but DAMN. The texture is absolutely lovely and literally sinks into skin leaving zero residue behind, yet manages to leave behind a suppleness unlike other serums I’ve tried. The result I’ve seen thus far, is that my complexion not only visibly appears more even-toned, but feels so much softer as well.

 

 

 

One of my personal mottos has always been “you get what you pay for” and while there have been some misses along the way, in general I’ve found this to hold true. Make no mistake about it: La Micro-Huile de Rose is a commitment, both in terms of cost and use, and yet how many of us hesitate to drop major money on skincare, but think nothing of racking up $500.00 at Sephora? So if there’s one cultural change I feel we need to embrace more, it’s the fact that while makeup collections come & go, the skin on your face is there for life, so: take care of it. Very, very, good care of it because as that famous ad goes “you’re worth it”. By the way, Christmas is upon us and every year at this time I like to drop some not-so-subtle hints … you may want to consider adding this lovely to the list.

Available at select Dior counters 

 

 

 

Kindly provided by Dior for my unbiased consideration

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6 Responses to Dior Prestige · La Micro-Huile de Rose

  1. Carolina says:

    What a freakin luxurious skincare product! xx

  2. Great, GREAT review! Can I just say that you’re a wonderful writer??? “My ego is showing.” – lol!

    I’m one of those people who hesitated to spend money on skincare. Designer bags? SURE! Clothes I don’t need? GIDDY UP! Taking care of my face? Ooooh I dunno. LOL! This summer, I ran out of my Darphin skincare that I love and my skin took a nose dive. I went racing back to the store to buy more and never looked back.

    It’s very hard for me to wrap my head around spending that much on one skincare item. It seems like it’s something for Kim Kardashian, not a lowly govt worker. That being said, I learned the hard way that if you don’t take care of your skin, it shows. If it really works, I’d part with my money for it. Your skin always looks great too, so even more motivation to give it a whirl! Dior is pretty fabulous….

    • Eugenia says:

      Awwww….thank you, my dear & ditto! And yeah….it may have been more accurate to add “colossal” before the word ego, lol!

      If I tally up what I’ve spent over the years on designer bags/shoes and luxury colour cosmetics, I’d probably cry (i.e.: probably enough to feed a small nation, I’m somewhat embarrassed to say) so I hear you. But it’s only been within the last 10 years that I’ve started paying more attention to skincare, having witnessed firsthand the effects a consistent regimen has on my face & makeup.

      That said, spending top dollar on 1 serum can be painful, but when the results speak for themselves? Enough said, am I right? PS: thanks for the kind words re: my skin – it’s totally appreciated! ❤️

  3. Gracie says:

    I agree! One must take care of their skin for any makeup to look relatively “good.” It all begins with a canvas I.e. our skin. I spend at least 30 minutes daily treating my face, neck & décolleté. We only receive one face! It is highly important that we all make our skin a priority.
    Thank you for another informative review.

    • Eugenia says:

      Thanks, Gracie & for the record, I’m totally with you about our “canvas”. While skincare may never be as ‘sexy’ as colour cosmetics, I’m glad that the younger set are starting to understand its importance in the overall scheme!

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