My face usually get a bit itchy when wearing most silicone primers. Recently my husband used up his facial lotion, I thought I would buy this for him to wear and for me to try.
First of all, the scent is manly, but tolerable compared to other Nivea men's product (think their men's body wash and lotion!!). 2nd of all, the opaque glass bottle is heavy duty so I don't worry it turns after sitting on his sink next to the window. 3rd, it's lighter than his body lotion which he uses when he runs out of facial lotion.
Now my turn. I put this all over my face for a few days without makeup so I know for sure how my skin reacts to it. For hours my face was not itchy and later forgot I was wearing it. So this passed the allergy test. For my face, I have to add moisturizer an hour into wearing this.
Now with makeup. I used this after moisturizer and sunscreen. And I waited for Nivea to dry up before putting on foundation. For long wear foundation, l need to stipple on or press on foundation otherwise it gets blotchy with this under. That's probably true for most of my primers. I will be honest that I don't notice much difference with foundation wear because my tzone is super oily. But my blush seems to stay on better when I wear this under foundation.
I usually save up used serum or foundation bottles that come with pumps, clean them really well of course. So I use a cleaned serum pump bottle to decan some of this. One pump covers my already-moisturized face. I now use this for light makeup days when running errands, and use my silicone based primer for days I need pore filling. I am giving this five star because it's calming to my face, give my face a break from silicone products, and it helps the wear of blush and powder contour. I heard about this from Nikki's youtube. I can't do any of her makeup, but this works for me.
EDIT: BTW some people said the scent of this disappears in a few minutes? I can definitely smell it on me all day. So keep that in mind.