Review: My Favourite Moisturizers Lately. Dior Capture Totale Intensive Night Restorative Creme and Multi-Perfection Emulsion

Such a long post title. Basically, this is a review of both day and night moisturizers I’ve been using from Dior Capture Totale line. I’ve been using them on and off for the past 1 year actually, and haven’t got round to talking about it. It’s not because they’re not good, but it’s because I really wanted to test them out under different skin conditions, and I tell you right now, they’re good 🙂

Let’s first talk about the day moisturizer which I use.


Capture Totale Multi Perfection Emulsion


Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Emulsion (80ml / RM470)

There are actually 2 versions of day moisturizer, the other being the cream (heavier) version which is more suitable for those with dry skin. My skin is rather normal, though sometimes it does get a little dry on the surface, my T-zone also gets a little greasy. Weird skin, I know. I prefer something lighter for the day because it’s when I sweat most, and I also didn’t want my foundation to melt. This moisturizer is light and goes on my face easily. It absorbs to nothing which I absolutely love. When I tried the sample of the cream version, I noticed that my T-zone oiled up and the foundation will melt around that area. I have no problems with this one.


Capture Totale night texture nigt


Dior Capture Totale Intensive Night Restorative Creme – Old Version (50ml / RM520)

This night cream is suitable even for those with dry skin. I sleep in an air conditioned room, so I don’t find it oily at all. In fact, the texture of this moisturizer is a little hard in the tub, and it’s not as emollient as other moisturizers I’ve tried. I like to warm it up between my fingers before patting it on my face. A little goes a long way. Trust me on that! Personally, I don’t massage it into my face. I really don’t think it’s necessary. I pat it on my face, then smooth it outwards from the centre of my face.

So what do both these moisturizers do? Both these are anti-ageing moisturizers. They deeply nourish and revitalize the skin, while aiding with hydration and firming. I always believe that wrinkles come with age, and there’s no getting away, so I’m not too fussed about that in my skincare. I prefer to age gracefully 🙂 However, I do like that these moisturizers keep my face hydrated, nourish my skin cells while adding radiance to my complexion! I actually wake up with soft supple skin, and some rosiness on my cheeks. Guys, it’s not the pregnancy glow. I started using this half a year before I got pregnant, and underneath my freckles, I saw some rosiness peeking out. Dior claims that these moisturizers recharge skin cells with energy, and while I have no way of proving that, the results I see impress me.

I just found out that they reformulated and repackaged this night cream, and this old one will be discontinued by end of the month. In August 2014, you guys will see this new cream. I just received it (AFTER I scheduled this post), very timely, if you ask me, and I can’t wait to try this new one! The main difference in the formula is that it helps our skin recover from fatigue. Everybody knows mothers of newborns are tired all the time right? I’ll do a follow up post on this new cream after I tested it properly. In the meantime, check out the new packaging. The cream now comes with a separate case and refill. Instead of 50ml, we are now getting 60ml. For refill only, it is priced at RM530 per 60ml, which works out a little cheaper than the old version. The cream that comes with the case is RM590. So basically, the case costs RM60. I’ll do an in depth review of this a few months later.


new package new refill


I find that my skin likes Dior very much. Knowing that, I do save some money to replenish them when the time comes. While I review other brands of skincare as well, I’ve been going back to this Capture Totale line which I discovered last year – after some very impressive results from the Diorsnow line. Have you tried any Dior skincare?


xoxo Lily

Oops, forgot about the ingredients (Emulsion on top, the old version of the night cream at the bottom)


Capture Totale day ingredients Capture Totale night ingredients