Korres • Silicone-Free Face Primer • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
After finding this on eBay for around $15 dollars (much less than the RRP), I couldn't resist buying, after hearing that this is silicone free and meant to be great for dry skin.
Firstly, I have really dry skin that needs a lot of moisture to make sure my skin doesn't flake throughout the day. The primers I have come across all seem to be oil-controlling, which I don't need in the slightest.
The product is slightly citrus scented, and goes on really smoothly. When I put this on I actually feel like I'm doing something good for my skin instead of slathering it in pore-clogging chemicals.
It works best if you give it 2 - 5 minutes to settle in, and foundation just goes on like a dream over the top of my rough acne-scarred skin.
I can't see very much of an improvement in lasting power, but it's definitely better than if you didn't put the primer on (I set with a setting spray anyhow).
I highly doubt this could work for oily skin, even combo might find it too 'dewy'.
I'm taking points off for the regular retail price, it's a bit much, but I always find it cheaper.
And also for the use by date (which is 6 months apparently), I would only ever use it up entirely in that amount of time if I used it religiously.
But all in all, fantastic product, and finally.something that works well with my insanely dry skin! Would absolutely repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Does not stay on your face! It was peeling off as I was patting on tinted moisturizer on top of this! And it didn't do much for my face either.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love the consistency of this primer. It made my foundation look so smooth and even! I love this primer!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Awesome primer by Korres that is surprisingly free of silicone. The texture it leaves would make you believe otherwise. The scent was a NICE surprise. I usually do not use fragrant products but I do enjoy this. I have very normal to dry skin so a primer isn't a must for me but I like to use it under mineral foundations. I hope they make a version with SPF in it for the day. The packaging is eh.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
I've gone through about 80% of a tube of this and I know I won't spend $30 on it again. I love Korres products; their Mango Butter lipsticks are wonderful, and their Wild Rose Moisturizer is my HG. I think this brand is wonderful, but the face primer falls flat.
- Never once did this break me out or irritate my rosacea skin
- My makeup looked no worse with this on underneath it
- The scent is lovely
- The ingredients are natural
- My makeup looked no better with this on underneath, and furthermore, I feel that it did nothing to make my foundation glide on any easier. I have small pores except for on the sides of my nose, and this did nothing for them either.
- I saw no improvements in my skin after using this primer for over three months. This particular product is supposed to improve your skin's texture and tone, but it did absolutely nothing for me. I believe a product should do what it says it should do, particularly if you're paying a little extra for it.
- Sometimes this made my face feel a tiny bit tight when I put it on. Again, I have dry skin, so I really don't need my face to feel any tighter than it already is!
- For $30, you sure don't get very much.
Overall, Korres is a great line, but this particular primer really isn't on par with many of their other skincare products. For those with dry skin, I highly recommend trying Hourglass's No. 28 Primer Serum. It does exactly what I had hoped the Korres primer would do and then some! It's more expensive, but the results are fantastic, and worth the cost.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Blue
I feel like this would be a very decent primer for someone:
1. With mature or dry skin (seems to double as a moisturizer)
2. Who doesn't wear alot of makeup (the more makeup I put on top of the primer, the more it melts off my face by the end of the day) and
3. Whose skin does not tolerate silicones (silicone free).
Not a repeat buy for me, as I only fit #3.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Thicker than the Anti-aging primer by Korres (less liquid and more cream quality), and it dual functions as a primer and moisturizer. Great for dry skin, but if your skin is TOO dry, make sure you exfoliate and moisturize so as to avoid flakiness and similar issues. It has helped to heal my acne prone and sensitive dry skin. I did not have success using it under Lancome's Photogenic Lumessence (piling, ugh), however it looks great under my Bare Minerals original formula powder foundation.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This primer is very liquidy and moist so you have to give it a bit more time to dry before applying your foundation. It reminds me a lot of Napoleon Perdis Pre Foundation Autopolit primer in texture and smell. This might be good food someone with really dry skin.
I prefer gel like primers like Smashbox's Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Lancome's La Base Pro and my favorite for now, MAC's Prep and Prime.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Been using this for months. I can definitely tell the difference when I don't use it. I can see fading on the chin, nose, cheeks and forehead when I don't. The most noticeable place is my chin. Not sure if it helps my oily skin or makes the application smoother. Doesn't seem to be breaking me out either.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is the first silicone-free primer I've used, and I have to say I love it! It looks and feels more like a moisturizer or lotion than a primer, and doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy or dirty. It lets my makeup glide on and stay put for the whole day. I like the fact that its packaged in a tube, as it lets you use all of the product and not waste any. I will definitely repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I can't wear anything with dimethicone (i get the worst breakouts EVER and it's in EVERYTHING) so it really limits the products I can use. This is the only primer that healed up all my old blemishes from my dimethicone days and provides a canvas for flawless makeup application. I've been wearing it for a week and people keep telling me how beautiful my skin looks. I wear this under my Mineral Fusion mineral powder foundation and dust some Korres Pink Blush on top!
give it a try if you're sensitive to silicone
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Tan, Warm Hair: Other, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This primer is great for those who want a flawless foundation application without pore clogging silicones. I have tried the smashbox photofinish primer and I had to return it because it felt like a layer of grease on my skin. This korres primer is lightweight and applies like a moisturizer.However, I pat it on the skin instead of rubbing it in like one would a moisturizer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Blue
I did not DISlike this, per se; it is not a bad product by any means. I just did not notice a difference between my skin with this vs. without it; it did not really provide a primed base for foundation. It felt very smooth going on -- it is not sticky, oily or drying, and there is no discernible scent. My foundation blended well over it (it didn't crumble, as some primers tend to do), but it also did not leave the flawless surface that some primers do (perhaps this can be attributed to the lack of silicone). It did not clog my pores or cause breakouts, and I do like that it is silicone-free; however, I would just as soon skip the primer than to add a step that is not noticeable.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
Don't feel like it makes makeup last any longer and I don't really like the scent. However, it makes my face feel very smooth and moisturized so not a total loss. I've been using this as the last step in my skin care routine to "seal in" all the other stuff and I'm liking it! Makes my face softer in the morning.As a makeup primer though, not a fan.
I'll gladly use up the tube I have but won't be repurchasing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This isn't a bad product. It evens out and preps skin for foundation, making it apply more smoothly and evenly. It makes the foundation last a bit longer than if you had not used a primer at all, but does not make it last all day (at least on me- and I have yet to find a primer that DOES btw). The reason it's not fantastic is.. it does basically exactly what a plain, regular, drugstore moisturizer would do. So... kind of not a great value for the cost.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I like to think of this product as more of a light moisturizer than a primer. The scent is delicious. It has mixed reviews, but I quite like this product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I must say that I've used Korres products before, and it's usually 50/50 on liking them or not. This review is solely based on my experience with their face primer. This primer is water based and silicone free.
The ingredients in this primer are the following:
Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Melissa Officinalis Distillate* (Melissa Officinalis Flower/Leaf/Stem Water*), Dicaprylyl Ether, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco- Caprylate/Caprate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Benzyl Alcohol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil* (Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*), Limonene, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Sodium Phytate, Betaine, Citric Acid, Leontopodium Alpinum Flower/Leaf Extract*, Honey, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Linalool, Pectin.
This primer is formulated without any parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances/dyes, mineral oils, petrochemicals, phthalates, gmos, and as I said before without silicone as well.
It has a pleasant fragrance to it, and to me it smells like lemons. . yum!! It feels great going on, and seems to set quickly. It is white, but does seem to go on clear, and definitely sets clear.
When I used it with a liquid foundation, Korres Ginger and Vitamin foundation, it applied nicely but I'm seemed slightly streaky. I don't know if that is caused by using a liquid foundation of the combination of that particular foundation with that particular primer. When I used the primer under a mineral loose powder foundation, Pink Quartz, it worked wonders! The foundation went on like a dream.
My foundation lasted all day, and after 8 hours I think I looked just fine, lol. I do have red/pink undertones so the coverage I'm able to get with the combination of products is great.
I have to say I really love this primer. I love is enough that I went out to buy a backup . . I don't know why I'm just weird like that. I hope you all get a chance to try this. It's quite wonderful!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Awesome 'cone free primer that MOISURIZES your face like no other!!! :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I can't believe the reviews are so "meh" on this primer. I absolutely love it! I have tried way too many primers over the years, but this is definitely the best I have ever used. I have sensitive, redness-prone, acne-prone skin that doesn't do well with silicone, so I was ready to give up on ever finding a primer that would work for me. They all felt too heavy (Smashbox), broke me out (MAC Prep & Prime) or just did nothing to help my makeup stay on. I got a sample of the Korres Vitamin E primer and let's say, it was love at first application. I adore the scent-to me, it smells like orange oil. I usually smooth a pea size amount on while my moisturizer is still a little tacky because I find that they both set better this way. (Aside: I find this primer to be somewhat moisturizing and never accentuating of dry patches, so if you have combo or dry skin, this is worth a try!) I've tried this with several different foundations and not only does it make the foundation look more natural and more even, but it does help to extend the wear, especially by controlling oil in my t-zone.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This primer is pretty average. It's creamy and goes on smooth, but I DO NOT like the smell. For that reason I will not purchase again. Besides, I could probably find something better that doesn't smell.