Dior Diorsnow Ultimate UV Shield SPF 50+ –– Review

Let me start by saying that this product isn’t sunscreen. Technically it is, and it is advertised as such, but I would say it’s more like a primer. There is no way anyone would apply a decent amount of this product for two reasons: its finish and price.

The Dior Snow Ultimate UV Shield offers includes mainly chemical filters, some titanium dioxide and tin oxide, which can help block infrared light. There are also many plant extracts and quite a lot of fragrance. I find the scent quite pleasant, but fragrance may irritate some people. 

The product only looks good on the skin when it’s applied in small amounts. A quarter of a teaspoon already looks bad enough to deter someone from reapplying the sunscreen later on. Even though it feels light-weight on the skin, the product looks like a mineral sunscreen with a slight hue of pink. You don’t get much pink colour; it’s barely noticeable, that’s why I am comparing this product to a mineral sunscreen. The only way to make this sunscreen work is to apply it on top of another sunscreen. This way, you will get the brightening effect that the product is supposed to give, but little to none of its anti-UV benefits. I must admit it leaves a pleasant-looking glow to the skin; it acts sort of like a brightening primer, but it’s slightly on the oily side so I am not sure if it would work well as a base for makeup. At least it doesn’t seem to me as a well-adhering makeup base. I use this product as a tone-up sunscreen to give my skin some luminosity.

Another reason why people are more likely to underapply this product is because of its price. The sunscreen is expensive, a 30 ml tube costs €56, so naturally people will want to make it last longer, which is dangerous and undermines the purpose of using a sunscreen. 

In short, this product is disappointing. It’s problematic to use as a regular sunscreen so you pay for a primer with a hefty price tag that probably won’t keep makeup in place. I would skip this one and get a mineral sunscreen with a pink tint to achieve similar results. 

Ingredients:

WATER, PROPANEDIOL, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL [NANO], BUTYLENE GLYCOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, ALCOHOL, DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATE, PHENYLBENZIMIDAZOLE SULFONIC ACID, GLYCERIN, BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE, SQUALANE, TROMETHAMINE, ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6, SILICA, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), TETRASODIUM EDTA, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE, ECTOIN, LEONTOPODIUM ALPINUM CALLUS CULTURE EXTRACT, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, XANTHAN GUM, MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA SEED EXTRACT, SODIUM METABISULFITE, ARTEMIA EXTRACT, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, CITRIC ACID, LEONTOPODIUM ALPINUM EXTRACT, ANGELICA ACUTILOBA ROOT EXTRACT, BHT, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, LINALOOL, CITRONELLOL, KLUYVEROMYCES EXTRACT, TIN OXIDE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, TOCOPHEROL, SODIUM BENZOATE, CI 14700 (RED 4), SODIUM CHLORIDE, CI 60730 (EXT. VIOLET 2), SODIUM DNA, ERGOTHIONEINE, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE. (sephora.it) 

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