This primer is clear, spreads like a dream, feels silky smooth, and gives foundations an utterly flawless finish. I am struck by how hydrating it is, and how good it makes my skin feel. I find that I often skip using a primer, and largely because I feel as though I have too many products on my skin between a primer and foundation or tinted moisturizer. I prefer a very natural finish that improves upon the appearance of my skin while letting my skin show through and look healthy and happy. What I don't like is the appearance of wearing a foundation. This primer creates the perfect canvas for your finishing products, and yet feels more like a treatment product or serum than a primer. One look at the ingredients makes it clear that there are benefits to this primer, and instead of a very long list of chemical compounds it boasts a short list which includes Vitamins A and D3 as well as Olive Oil, Coenzyme Q10 and Squalane. Therefore, this primer might best be thought of as a hybrid type of product that offers the benefits associated with skincare treatment products, while simultaneously performing the duties of a finishing product. It does not feel heavy or greasy, but instead light and weightless. Sometimes my combination skin can become reactive to new products, and finishing products generally seem to be among the culprits. However, I am pleased to say that my skin really loves this primer and hasn't displayed any degree of reactivity to it whatsoever.
If you love using primers- then you should consider trying this one because it really is excellent. I think that you will be pleasantly surprised by how well it works, and by how little you need to use. It is very concentrated- so a little bit goes a very long way.
Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Olive Oil, Coenzyme Q10, Squalane.
Overall assessment: I love this primer! Reviva Labs is a Cruelty Free Company.
$19.50 for 1 fl oz. from Reviva Labs. PR sample sent for consideration. Views expressed are my own.