There are many skin primers on the market, and who amongst us doesn’t want remove a few of those tell-tale lines that appear due to the onset of age? It’s not just age related sufferers either, a great primer will also help to cover up other types of imperfection on the skin and some can even help to improve on the longevity of make-up.
But how can you avoid spending a lot of money trying out products that may not suit you? Many of us just afford to take a risk with a product that is potentially expensive, but could deliver the results that we desire.
Additionally, those of us worried about the damaging effects of the sun will want a skin primer that contains some SPF protection. Many don’t.
So, what’s the best way of going about it?
When looking for a skin primer, one of your main goals will be to even out your skins texture. If this is the case, look for products containing silicon and soy proteins, as they are deemed to be effective in achieving this.
Primers containing natural minerals will help to give a less false looking tint to the skin. And also those containing pearl-based powder are essential forgiving that healthy glow.
Products containing peptides are also recommended, since they are known to help with firming up the skin.
Other considerations when researching the perfect skin primer are likely to be influenced by the kind of climate you live in. Naturally, our environment changes all the time, however a primer that gives matte finish and retains its consistency whilst letting the user’s natural colour show through is going to be at the top of most people’s wish list. For those with an oily complexion, you’ll need to consider a primer that works well with any existing products and doesn’t cause any unnecessary streaking.
How should I choose?
Buy from a supplier who has the backing of a manufacturer.
Ask for free samples wherever possible (this is especially important in order to establish whether a primer matches your skin tone).
Read as many reviews as possible before deciding on a purchase.
By structuring your purchase considerations in this way, you’ll have a fairly good idea of the type of skin primer that is suitable for you. Sampling always takes the risk out of any purchase, so this is something any reader may want to put at the top of their list.
Dailygrooming.co.uk is an official Dermalogica stockist. Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer SPF 30 is worth a look for those in need of a versatile skin primer that offers protection from the sun. Available in the UK February in 2013.