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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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’tย massage it into myย face. I really don’t think it’s necessary.ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.ย 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.ย Have you tried any Dior skincare?


xoxo Lily

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


Capture Totale day ingredients Capture Totale night ingredients


  • Liz

    Refillable skincare! About time!

    I still think of you whenever I see DiorSnow. ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad that these work so well for you. They sound great.

    • Lily

      Hahahaha! I am thoroughly sold on Diorsnow, and they don’t even have to pay me. Now, I am sold on Capture Totale as well. Awesome stuff!

  • I find it very interesting that the new night cream has a refillable case! The day cream especially sounds very nice – if it doesn’t feel greasy in your weather, than it really must be super lightweight!

    • Lily

      Oh, I wonder if it’ll be too light for you guys… maybe in summer? There are refillable cases for their day creams too, just not the emulsion ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Bella

    It’s very valuable when you find a skincare range that works for you! Hope you will enjoy the new one as much.

    • Lily

      I hope so too, Bella ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Love the refillable! That’s so cool!
    I have the night cream. But I find that something in it breaks me out if I use it every day. ๐Ÿ™ So, I use it once a week. I wish I could use it every day!

    • Lily

      Oh no! Have you tried perhaps using it on alternate nights? It’s definitely a great anti ageing cream ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hannah Tan

    So that’s how the refill works! I’d thought it was a refill pack like shampoo/conditioner refills.
    Sounds like I need to try their emulsion and night cream! I’m using the cream version and I really enjoy using it. Although I have oily skin, I find the cream absorbs really really fast and well, leaving my skin feeling plump and almost velvety.

    • Lily

      Oh I’m glad the cream works well for you! I just realised there are 2 types of cream, one for dry skin and another for normal skin. The emulsion is very light and I love it ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you’ll give it a try!

  • Yay for finding skincare that works for you!! Likey the refill movement! I haven’t tried the Capture Totale line at all, but I did like their One Essential serum thing, which for me is the equivalent step as ANR.

    • Lily

      One Essential is great! It actually increases the efficacy of your moisturizers or serums by 400%! I actually use One Essential before the ANR. I find that the ANR boosts the hydration much more.

  • Yay for finding stuff that works for you! I really haven’t tried much Dior skincare at all, because I’m pretty happy with what I’ve been using. I’ve always thought One Essential is a cool idea though. Maybe I should look into it ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lily

      Oh, One Essential was reformulated, with a new star ingredient that they take from a rare hibiscus. I just started trying it not long ago, so I’ll be writing a review in a few months’ time ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anusha Puri

    sold over the gorgeous packaging

    • Lily

      AND it works ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Yay, nice find! It’s always so fun to find a product that really does the trick for you.

    • Lily

      I know! And I’m really thankful for it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Icaria

    Love the idea of refillable especially coming from a luxury brand. I haven’t used Dior skincare in years but remember loving Capture Totale (the original serum), glad these are working so weel for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lily

      Oh, I tried the serum as well, and I loved it! If only it’s not so expensive, eh? I still think that if it works, and if it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, I’d still invest in it. We have to live with our skin for life anyway!

  • Thanks for the ingredients lists, Lily! I find that my skin likes certain brands, as well, and then rejects others, so it’s helpful to know that. Too bad your skin has expensive tastes! Haha!

    • Lily

      My skin does have expensive taste and I WISH it doesn’t!! At least I know my skin likes a more affordable cleanser from Vichy, so that’s a bonus. For serums and moisturizers, I have yet to find an affordable one that works. Sucks!

  • Lily

    Hi Shivani, thanks for dropping by. I have normal skin, sometimes dry, sometimes combination oily, it’s weird. All I know is that this works and works WELL!! Hope you’ll try it soon!