What it is: A powerful anti ageing and skin perfecting primer, clinically proved to improve skin texture by 97% What it claims: The primer produces a smooth and even skin surface perfect to ensure your foundation is long lasting and flawless. The formula is enriched with the powerful antioxidant Quercetin and Oak extracts which improve skin cell functioning, repair fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin texture and elasticity. This breaththrough Quercetin and Oak extract is clinically proven to improve skin texture by 97% and increase skin elasticity by 88%. Packaging: An easy to use squeezy tube which means it is sanitary and helps you dispense exactly the right amount of product. Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Ether, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Glyceryl Stearate, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Alcohol, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Limonene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, Glycosphingolipids / Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids, Hordeum Vulgare Extract, Tocopherol, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Phytate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Glyceryl Oleate, Quercetin Caprylate, Quercus Robur Bark Extract, Citral, Linalool. What it doesn't contain: Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Synthetic Dyes, Petro Chemicals, Phthalates, GMO's, Triclosan Texture of the primer - is very light and smooth. The cream is white and similar to a moisturiser. If you have oily skin I would guess you could skip your moisturiser if using this and I sometimes do this if I am in a rush and it makes no difference to the application or lasting of my foundation. I actually enjoy applying this, perhaps that seems odd, but it feels really nice on your skin. This is perfect for dry or sensitive skin.
Scent - the scent is very light but pleasant, slightly of citrus. I absolutely LOVE the smell of this primer. Makeup up application - my makeup generally consists of Korres or Bobbi Brown foundation which both apply super smoothly using this primer, they are an absolute doddle to apply with either my fingers or a brush, they just glide on. Does foundation last longer - I do personally find that as I have dry skin my foundation does last quite a while without any primer, add that to the fact that this primer is awesome and my foundation is still there when I remove it in the evening. Absolutely perfect. I much prefer this to the other Korres primer that is available. Is skin texture improved? – most definitely. My skin looks brighter and smoother, there is a noticeable difference when I use this. My skin overall looks generally better and isn’t so dry. I am obviously not in a massive need for an age reversal product but I feel good that I can use this as a pre-emptive product. Love it.
Would I recommend you buy this? I would recommend you buying this if you: hate silicone primers, have dry or sensitive skin, hate faffing around with primers and moisturiers and just want one product to do both jobs, want your primer to give you better looking skin, have wrinkles and dry skin, have rough sun damaged skin, love sunbeds. I would not recommend buying this if you: have super oily skin, are spot prone, get lots of blackheads, are very young, have an oily tzone, love silicone primers, love smashbox photofinish primer.
This will be on sale at Asos, Bathandunwind, Zuneta and Liberty but at the moment I can't find it for sale on any of these! It is a brand new product though so perhaps that's why. Hurry up and get these in stock I need to buy them as Christmas presents!
What do you reckon -silicone free or silicone all the way?