If you’re shopping new primers for the new year you might want to check out Neotrogena Healthy Skin Primer with SPF 15 ($13.99). It’s a little expensive for drugstore primer but worth taking a look at if you have drier skin.
Let’s take a look!
This primer contains natural soy which is a proven tone correcting ingredient that helps improve the look of skin over time. I can’t say if that’s working or not but I do like how my skin looks and feels after application.
If SPF is important to you in your primer it does contain a minimal amount of SPF 15 to protect skin as it perfects.
It does promise an eight hour even look with or without makeup. Again, I didn’t feel it evened out skin tone so much that I noticed. What did draw me to it was the thinner, hydrating consistency of the primer. This is a glow-y shade of yellow beige which applies and absorbs into my skin easily. Don’t worry the glow and slight shimmer you see in my photos does not translate to skin as a shimmery mess. It merely gives my skin a slight healthy glow nothing more. The texture has a dewy dry down which enables my foundation to apply easily thanks to the hydrated smoothness of my skin. Considering my skin is drier I definitely appreciate this sort of finish in my primer of choice.
One of the things I loved about it was the fact that even without foundation and just a little blush my skin looked picture perfect (I’m wearing this in my Flower Blush review).
Unfortunately it didn’t seem to provide longer wear to my makeup but it did however, keep it looking fresh for the time I did have it on.
Overall, Healthy Skin Primer is a nice pick up if you have drier skin. I like how it acts as a makeup and a primer all in one so even without basic coverage under it, it still gives skin a healthy prepped appearance. However, the price tag is a little high for what you get here. Perhaps on sale it would prove worth picking up but at near $14 I wouldn’t recommend running out to buy it.
Do share your thoughts!