Dior’s L’or De Vie Experience

Recently I had the pleasure of attending an exclusive Dior Institut express/mini facial, featuring Dior’s intense age-defying skincare from the miraculous sap of the Chateau d’Yquem vines: L’Or de Vie.

For the past four centuries at the Chateau d’Yquem, a unique vine has grown stronger and more beautiful every year. After identifying ten polyphenols (which are antioxidants that neutralize free radicals; free radicals are thought to be responsible for aging in our skin) in the heart of the sap, Dior researchers have continued to unravel Yquem’s mysteries. In 2011 they discovered a new active molecule that has the power to reverse the effects of time, and in 2012, revealed Botrytis Cinerea, the new secret from this vine. Botrytis Cinerea is a substance that is normally a plague to vines, but in Yquem it mysteriously reverses the process, becoming beneficial to the vines.


Delicately removed from the sap of the vines, the precious molecules are extracted through a 17-step purification process, then carefully concentrated into the luxurious L’Or de Vie collection. L’Or de Vie promises smoother, firmer and more luminous skin.


My express-facial felt like a mini-oasis in the midst of an urban storm. I was welcomed by Dior’s PR executive and Dior’s lovely Education Manager, Annemarie Van Meer, who proceeded to take me to a private cabine to relax, unwind and enjoy this most luxurious treatment. Though short in time, the experience felt anything but, as Annemarie educated me on L’Or de Vie’s history and products while applying them. I truly felt rejuvenated and best of all, my skin actually glowed after the treatment!

DIor_lordevie2The Express Facial Experience

My express facial included the L’Or de Vie 5-part skincare ritual:

The Lotion
*Deeply purifies, rebalances and re-plumps the skin

The Serum
*Penetrates to the heart of skin to deliver the quintessence of the Yquem vine sap for the ultimate anti-aging action

The Creme
*Blends delicately into skin to nourish it intensely and leaves a velvet finish behind

The Creme Riche
*Provides long-lasting nourishment for even the driest skins

The Eye and Lip Creme
*Fades away shadows, smoothes fine lines and redefines lip contour

All L’Or de Vie products are available as refills.

If you would like to experience the full L’Or de Vie Cabine service (facial)**, attend the
Magic of Dior event between December 9 and 14th, 2013!

Exclusive to Holt Renfrew
Meet Ricky Wilson, Dior Celebrity Artist

in Toronto:
Holt Renfrew Bloor Street
Friday, December 13, 2013 – from 12 – 8 pm

Holt Renfrew Yorkdale
Saturday, December 14, 2013 – from 11 am – 5 pm

Dior_Magicofdior**Customers who attend the Magic of Dior event are invited to attend a L’Or de Vie facial in January; to be booked at time of the Magic event.

L’Or de Vie is available in Canada exclusively at Holt Renfrew. For more information (but no shipping available to Canada), head to Dior.com.


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