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The Best Silicone-Free Primers

The Best Silicone-Free Primers
Schané Flowers
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The secret to long-lasting, smooth makeup is creating the perfect base. So, it’s no surprise that we use primers to create an even, soft canvas for makeup. Primers blur out blemishes and fill in imperfections. With their slightly sticky formula, these products keep makeup on the skin throughout the day.

However, many primers contain silicone, a synthetic substance responsible for filling in imperfections, reducing the appearance of pores, concealing blemishes, and smoothening skin.

Are Silicone Primers Bad For Skin?

Most of us use silicone primers for smooth, even makeup application. But, are you aware of the drawbacks of silicone? Silicone can cause flakiness and dehydration on some skin types. Silicone can also cause breakouts and, over time, builds up, clogging pores.

Many makeup artists are turning away from silicone primers as they create a protective layer on your skin that traps dirt, bacteria, and other impurities.

Luckily for makeup lovers, silicone-free primers create the perfect base for your makeup, extending wearing time.

Who Should Use Silicone-Free Primers?

If you have oily skin, you might want to try silicone-free primers. Oily skin is more susceptible to clogging and breakouts due to its excessive production of oils. And a silicone primer creates a layer that traps this oil, causing breakouts and blackheads. The same applies to acne-prone skin.

If you have sensitive skin, you’ll know how it can react to different ingredients. Since silicone is a synthetic substance, it can easily irritate sensitive skin, causing rashes and even acne. To be safe, use a silicone-free primer to avoid these reactions.

If you have dry skin, steer clear of silicone primers. They over-absorb natural oils and, in turn, over-dry your skin, causing flakiness. Unlike silicone primers, most silicone-free primer formulas hydrate skin for a supple and smooth complexion. So, you don’t have to add an extra step to your beauty routine.

No matter your skin type, silicone-free primers make for the perfect addition to your beauty routine.

Which Are The Best Silicone-Free Primers?

Using the right primer for your skin tone can work wonders for your makeup application and coverage. However, with such a wide range of silicone-free primers available to choose from, selecting one can be overwhelming. To help you find the perfect silicone-free primer, we have curated an edit of LOOKFANTASTIC’s six best silicone-free primers.

The Best Silicone-Free Primers

Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum 30ml

The Pure Hyaluronic Serum by Pestle & Mortar is a lightweight silicone-free primer designed to plump and firm the skin for a smoother, younger-looking appearance. This hydrating serum can also be used as a primer, creating an even, smooth base for makeup. Boasting a quick-absorbing formula, this serum delivers intense moisture and softens lines for a radiant glow. Suitable for most skin types, this serum is free from synthetic fragrance and parabens. If you struggle with dehydrated skin, this serum is perfect for you.

Elemis Superfood Glow Priming Moisturiser 60ml

This lightweight, multitasking product by Elemis can work as a moisturizer, primer, and highlighter. With a hydrating formula, this product reduces the appearance of pores and blurs imperfections for balanced and nourished skin. Infused with a blend of natural extracts, this innovative product evens skin tone and creates a feather-light base for other skin care products and makeup. If you want a soft glow, this priming moisturizer is for you.

Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer 30ml

Do you want a flawless, super smooth complexion? Look no further! The Hydra Veil Primer by lllamasqua deeply nourishes your complexion, creating the perfect base for makeup application. This gel primer also calms and comforts skin for a healthy-looking, rebalanced, and fresh complexion. This primer is vegan-friendly, and it works to hydrate your skin for a supple and soft look.

Rodial Instant Filler Primer

If you have fine lines or enlarged pores, you might want to try the Instant Filler Primer by Rodial. This silicone-free primer smoothes pores and fills in fine lines for a youthful and radiant canvas. Working to hydrate and restore skin, this primer visibly minimizes the depth of wrinkles for plump and rejuvenated skin. This primer can be worn under makeup for long-lasting coverage or alone for a smooth, blurred appearance.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Insta-Smooth Primer 50ml

Most of us spend hours in the sun, which can damage our skin, hastening the aging process. So, it’s vital to include products like the Pro-Collagen Insta-Smooth Primer by Elemis in your skincare routine to combat these aging signs. This innovative primer is formulated to minimize the appearance of pores and wrinkles for a smoother surface. Suitable for all skin types, this silicone-free primer nourishes and hydrates your skin while delivering a tautening effect for a flawless makeup base. This primer also reinforces the skin’s moisture barrier to create the perfect canvas for seamless makeup application.
Schané Flowers
Content Writer
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A beauty enthusiast by heart and a plant lover, I'm always looking for the latest and greatest in skincare and beauty, especially clean and organic! I think everyone's entitled to high quality skincare at any budget, and I'm always on the lookout for what's new in the industry be it tips, tricks, or products!