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High-Adherence Silicone Primer

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CLAIM TO FAME: A high-adherence, skin-smoothing primer that blurs the look of surface irregularities

FAST FACTS: Features advanced adaptive silicones; provides mattifying, hydrating, blurring properties; reduces the looks of pores and imperfections; helps deliver a high-definition finish to makeup that adheres to skin longer; features a pH level of 7.00-7.75; vegan formula is cruelty-free and doesn’t contain alcohol, oil, and nut

PERFECT FOR: Use under makeup or on its own as a non-greasy hydrator

October 14, 2017
”I’ve used other brands for primer, and for every single primer I’ve purchased, they have made me break out constantly. This primer is a whole other ball game. It keeps my skin looking matte, without breakouts! I have sensitive skin + very dry skin. I will not stop using this product. It works amazing, and for the price, you really can’t go wrong. Highly suggest trying this product out!”
–VN (from theordinary.com)

September 19, 2017
”This primer is sooo affordable and works amazing for it’s price point. Makeup really does adhere to it. Plus it has a slight blurring effect on my skin. I had to dock a star off though because this is the only primer I have tried that has ever pilled up on me. Even after trying to leave it longer before applying foundation and trying different ways to apply it. But for the price and quality, it’s something I can deal with.”
–DK (from theordinary.com)

WHAT YOU GET: (1) High-Adherence Silicone Primer
INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Hexamethyldisiloxane, Isoceteth-20, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol, Polysorbate 60, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

Formulations are updated from time to time as part of our commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.

Use as the last step in skincare regimen either on its own or as a makeup primer.

The Ordinary

“Clinical formulations with integrity”—that’s what The Ordinary is about. Created to celebrate truth, veracity, and reliability, the beauty company is focused on advanced functional beauty while honestly communicating its products to its consumers. The end goal? Bringing to market effective, well-known technologies at reasonable prices. As part of DECIEM’s brands, The Ordinary is also free of Parabens, Sulphates, Mineral Oil, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Animal Oils, Benzalkonium Chloride, Coal Tar Dyes, Formaldehyde, Mercury, and Oxybenzone and does not test on animals. All you need is to try out one of their bestselling products, extremely affordable and effective skincare products and you’ll realize what makes The Ordinary, extraordinary.

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Top Reviewer
  • Skin Type Normal
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 54

Primer was okay

This primer was okay. The texture was nice and moisturizing. There was nothing inherently "wrong" with it. However, I did not notice it making any difference with the way my foundations applied or the longevity of the wear of my foundations. I did not find it to be very pore filling either. I don't think I will be repurchasing as I've found other primers that make a bigger impact.

10 days ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena

Pretty good, honestly!

I’ve tried this about 5 times. One con about this product is that you have to wait longer than usual for it to dry. I suppose if you are going to a special event and have a lot of time to get ready then take the time. Some people put their base makeup on immediately after applying this but the results are way better after you wait for it to dry. Up close my skin looked smoother, slightly airbrushed actually, and made my skin look pretty amazing. It’s just that I don’t have that much time to wait for just a primer, so I guess that I’ll probably use this when I’m attending special events.

17 days ago
Top Reviewer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Deep
  • Facial Features Chinita
  • Age 30

Simply Effective

As expected from The Ordinary, this is one of the most no-nonsense products / primers out there. It doesn't promise anything else that it can't do (i.e. fills pores, hides texture, color corrects, etc.). It just simply makes your makeup adhere / last long, it's as if you're spraying an Urban Decay All Nighter on your face. My mum who's a no-nonsense senior citizen and isn't into much makeup loves and swears by this product. I'll probably try the High Spreadability Fluid Primer for myself, but this one already impresses.

4 months ago
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Certified Buyer
  • Age 23

worth it!

I was just randonly browsing then I came across this. I really like how it moisturizes my skin, I doubted it at first but when I tried it, it did its purpose, I was satisfied by the results. It is really a must try, one bottle goes a long way 😊

4 months ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 32

Slipping and sliding no more

I've had problems with my foundation breaking apart in the middle of the day and my face looking very cakey when I try to fix it. I've experimented with many primers and this is one of best that I have tried. It extended wear of my foundation and I did not have to worry anymore of my make up slipping and sliding from the oil slick on my face.

5 months ago
Top Reviewer
  • Skin Type Normal
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 23

This is a keeper!

This is a keeper!!! It’s great for full face priming before makeup. I do have a few small places on my cheeks, either side of my nose, where the pores are larger and this doesn’t quite do the trick there. (Thus the 4 stars rating) But overall this is the best primer for keeping makeup where it’s supposed to be, not drying out my skin, but still lets the glow shine through.

5 months ago

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