Smoothing Primer Serum SPF 30
A primer, serum and SPF-in-one to prepare your skin for makeup.
- Skin Type: All skin types
- Concern: Anti-Aging, Very dry skin, Enlarged pores
- Ingredients: Avobenzone, Chamomile Flower Extract, Silicone View all
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Smoothing Primer Serum SPF 30
What does it do?
Get better looking makeup and skin in one.
This product is a primer, serum and SPF in one. The light-weight texture softly blurs imperfections for flawless makeup application, while SPF 30 protects skin from sun damage. Its serum-like formula is packed with antioxidants to protect skin and leave it soothed and radiant.
Is this suitable for my skin?
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Perfect base for makeup
Fights signs of ageing
Protects from sun damage
How to use
For full sun protection, apply liberally and then apply your foundation. For use just as a primer, apply a pea-sized amount to face over your daytime moisturiser with sunscreen or under your foundation with sunscreen.
Thank you for submitting your review! It will be reviewed by our staff before it is posted.I was surprised how much I liked this. I use it under the tinted daily moisturizer & it does amazing stuff to smooth out my very prominent crow's feet and make the tinted finish more long-lasting & uniform without having to resort to the full-blown foundation (ugh). If you've got an oily t-zone or breakout issues, this might not be your product, but with a little powder dusted over the top it hits the perfect balance for me so far (I've got combo skin & usually powder makes me look like a dusty cadaver unless it's super humid). The price is on the higher side for the size of the tube, but not insane. We'll see how often I have to buy it (a little does go a fairly long way) and how it holds up in peak summer heat, but it's pretty promising!
Hi Kate! I am so happy to hear our Smoothing Primer Serum SPF 30 is working out so well for you! This product is a perfect base for makeup, it fights signs of aging and protects the skin from sun damage. I hope to see you back in our e-store. Warm regards, Alexa - Paula's Choice Customer Care.I have normal to dry skin and very very rarely would get oil in t-zone during the day. Unfortunately, with this primer it turned into daily occurrence. It gave a little natural glow to the skin in morning but by midday t-zone was very oily. I sometimes brake out a bit with new products but not with this, so that's great. Also, skin would get very oily only when I used this, not on days when I skipped.
Customer Care: Thank you for your review. We're sorry the Resist Primer Serum wasn't a fit for you! Be sure to contact our team should you need further assistance in finding the right products for your skin type.This product is a great as a clear sunscreen - although unfortunately the price is a bit too high to use it liberally - shame as it does not stain your clothes and it therefore great to use on hands, neck, chest etc. It goes on very silky and smooth, dries down invisible. If I use it too often my face breaks out, due to the chemical sunscreen probably, which is why I mostly use the Calm sunscreens for my normal skin. 5 stars for product development though- I have never seen anything quite like it!
What are the key ingredients?
Synthetic sunscreen ingredient, provides broad-spectrum sun protection and is one of the most widely used UVA filters in the world.
Chamomile Flower Extract
Derived from plant species Matricaria recutita, has moderate antioxidant and potent skin-soothing activities.
In its various forms it can feel like silk on skin. It's a great water-binding agent that holds up well and offers protection against moisture loss.
Isododecane, (matte finish solvent), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Octinoxate 6%, sunscreen), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (texture enhancer/skin-conditioning agent), Butyloctyl Salicylate (skin-conditioning agent), Homosalate (4%, sunscreen), Ethylhexyl Salicylate (Octisalate 4%, sunscreen), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone 2%, sunscreen), Polysilicone-11 (silicone-derived film-forming agent), Bisabolol (plant-based soothing agent), Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract (antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (licorice-derived soothing agent), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (soothing agent/antioxidant), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A-derived antioxidant), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (hydrating plant extract), Calluna Vulgaris Flower Extract (antioxidant), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Chlorella Vulgaris Extract (hydrating agent), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-replenishing ingredient), Physalis Angulata Extract (plant-derived soothing agent), Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract (antioxidant/skin-restoring ingredient), Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate (antioxidant/skin-conditioning agent).
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