Some say that diamonds are a girls best friend but, for me, primers are where it's at. As someone who struggles with all sorts of skin issues (redness and pigmentation, oily zones, breakouts, texture issues and more!) and primer/one stop product to use before my up application is music to my ears! I've been using the Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer for a while now so I thought it was time to share my thoughts with y'all!
Dermalogica's Hydrablur Primer is a multitasking product designed to hydrate the skin whilst having a blurring effect to create a smoother, more even surface for make up application. I've found it to have a lightweight and non greasy formula that seems to be okay for my combination/oily skin, though it's recommended to people with dry or dehydrated skin.
In terms of ingredients, the Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer is full of good shit. It contains a bunch of fantastic hydrating ingredients that I cannot pronounce, as well as Abyssinian Seed Oil to smooth the texture of the skin and maintain moisture without clogging the skin. It also has mattifiers to reduce the appearance of oil and fine lines, mushroom extract to reduce pore visibility and fruit extracts that enhances skin radiance.
As someone with combination but dehydrated skin, I'll sometimes get some relatively unpleasant dry patches which is when I find myself reach for the Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer. The silicone-like texture glides over the skin to create a smooth base for make up application, whilst the skincare benefits get to work addressing the dryness and dehydration. Additionally, the mattifying ingredients in the product means that it definitely prolongs the wear of my foundation which is something that I need in a primer.
One thing I have noticed about the product is the tint, as you can hopefully see from the photo above. The product has tiny little balls in it that, for lack of a better word, pop as the product is rubbed into the skin, leaving behind a faint tint to the skin to neutralise excessive redness. Whilst the tint doesn't bother me (although it did confuse me the first time I used it), it may be an issue for people who are darker in complexion.
The Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer is available from all authorised Dermalogica spas, salons and skin centres Australia wide and retails for $70.00. It can also be bought online from buy.dermalogica.com.au, as well as from their Authorised Resellers.
This product is cruelty free