Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Face Primer


44 reviews

61% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$


Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Ether, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate Glyceryl Stearate, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Alcohol, Glycerin, Phenoxethanol, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Limonene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, Glycophingolipids, Hordeum Vulfare Extract, Tocopherol, Spilanthes Acmella FLower Extract, Sodium Hyaularonate, Sodium Phytate, Silica Dimethyl Siliyate, Glyceryl Oleate, Quercetin Caprylate, Quercus Robur Bark Extrack, Citral, Linalool.

on 4/19/2015 5:10:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Normal, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I tried Korres primers a couple of yrs ago. Nothing special. As with most products clogged pores and broke out. I have given up on big name brand products. Back to basics, if I only had back all the money I spent in hopes on a perfect performance.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 4/8/2015 12:37:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Green

this primer was *okay*, i guess. it was decently moisturizing and my makeup sat well on top of it, but i don't think it actually did anything for longevity. it didn't give a dewiness or a matteness, it was kind of plain looking, i guess- i felt my skin looked kind of dull with it on. honestly, this is just an average moisturizer being sold as a primer. it has no pore filling effect or anything.

on 2/26/2015 12:28:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I am not a primer person. I find they all dry my skin and cause makeup to flake. I sampled this Korres primer because it has no cones in it and because the ingredients are beneficial. I absolutely love this, but I use this as a skin wonder cream- not for priming. This goes on right after toning in morning and then moisturizer. My skin is like velvet and looks alive. I love the feel of this cream and the results appear to be so far great. I use this instead of a serum (have used hundreds of serums - all did nothing or dulled my skin or sat shiny greasing up my foundation. Two thumbs up for this silky cream.

on 11/8/2014 9:54:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

This product is not for oily skin IMO. I think it would be great for someone with very dry papery skin. For that reason, I don't downgrade it. It would probably be a great help to a different skin type, plus it has good ingredients and a lack of silicone etc. On me, it was pretty greasy.

on 11/24/2013 5:46:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I Love this product. It was given to me as a sample in Sephora one day and I figured I tried it out since I didn't even know what a primer's purpose was. I end up using this product mostly as a moisturizer since, again, I did not know how to use it. I must say, it has made my skin have this very subtle glow.

Eventually, I learned to use it with makeup and still have great results. My only recommendation is to not use it if you're using other oil based moisturizers. Your makeup won't last.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 10/13/2013 4:58:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This doubles as a moisturizer for people who don't need a lot of moisture. I had to use a moisturizer underneath it.

Strong flower fragrance, which some may love, but others may find irritating.

Kept my makeup looking fresh all day. This is the fourth primer I've tried, but the best as far as keeping makeup lasting long and looking fresh all day.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 10/11/2013 3:47:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I wish I had read the reviews of this Quercetin & Oak Primer here on MUA before purchasing it. I had been wanting to try Korres' Pomegranate Primer, which is supposedly amazing for oily skin, but they were out of stock at Sephora, so I picked this one up instead. I like the scent of this product, and I love the idea of a primer that isn't silicone-based, as silicone tends to clog my pores. The supposed anti-aging benefits seemed like a nice perk, too.

This primer is probably better for dry skin, as it has a very moisturizing feel (it feels more like a moisturizer than like a traditional primer, honestly) or maybe it works well when paired with a Korres foundation/powder, but it just did NOTHING for the longevity of my foundation, or for the overall tone/texture of my skin. I went through one tube pretty quickly (it isn't one of those products where a tiny bit goes a long way) and overall I was just really underwhelmed with how it performed on me. For my skin type, there are certainly much better primers out there, at much lower price points too.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I usually use mineral veil by Hourglass but recently I found my makeup starting to slide off mid-day. Also wanted a primer with a cheaper price tag. This was recommended to me by a salesperson at sephora. It does wonders for keeping my foundation in place all day and I also liked the light weight packaging (tube vs. hourglass bottle)- good for travel. However, after a week of use I developed cystic acne bumps, which i haven't had in years. I shoulda known based on the smell- lost of flowery scents ("natural" products always wreak havoc on my face). I stopped using it three days ago and my acne is starting to clear up; Returned it today and re-purchased mineral veil.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 6/27/2013 5:35:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I have only used this twice and I am already in love!
I have been using the original silicon-free face primer and was loving that, but I found it wasn't working very well with any of the mineral makeup I have (mostly Joppa Minerals, but that's a whole other story).

I had also wanted to try this because I have dry skin (very acne prone, but very dry, annoying >.>) and I find that anything that is anti-aging is usually going to help put back some internal moisture and stop early fine lines, some of which I already have.

I bought a 10ml sample size from eBay, and I think I like this better than just the original primer formula.
A lot of people said they experienced the 'balling up' effect, this hasn't happened with me and never really happens with primers, usually if it does I find it is because I haven't exfoliated properly.
It goes on nice and smooth, and doesn't really have much of a scent, I'd say if anything it is slightly citrus scented. I was thinking about it this morning, it's almost like lemon jello.

So far this hasn't irritated me at all, and my skin will usually act up immediately (i.e. 5 - 20 minuted within application) if it is 'disturbed' by a product.
It definitely extends the life of my foundation, without a doubt, and I absolutely love the finish it gives my skin - 'semi-dewy', non-artificial looking natural skin kind of glow.

So far the only con is that the product isn't very available, I have to search through eBay and pay pretty unreasonable postage costs to get it (born and bred Australian here).
Even so, I'd definitely repurchase!

on 5/31/2013 11:33:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

In theory, I loved the idea of this product. I have oily skin and large pores, so I love wearing primer under my foundation to help improve the appearance of my skin and make my makeup last much longer. Unfortunately, so many primers are loaded with silicone, and make me break our HORRIBLY. As a result many cult classics, like benefit porefessional, smashbox photofinish, etc, just dont work for me. I love the Hourglass mineral primer, but its nearly twice as much as this primer, so I thought I'd try a sample of this to see if it was a more affordable alternative.

When I first put this on, I loved the smooth, lotion like texture, but it started to lightly burn and tingle my skin. I probably should've taken that as a warning sign, but I ignored it and put on the rest of my makeup, and went about my day. That night when I took off my makeup, my skin was red, blotchy, and covered in rash like bumps. Thankfully no pimples, but my skin is clearly pissed off. I do not have sensitive skin AT ALL, and have never experienced this with a product before. So strange for a product claiming to be a better, natural alternative, but I simply cannot recommend this!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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