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Facial Make Up Primers

No makeup kit is complete without a high-quality facial primer. This pore-perfecting essential mattifies your skin, preventing oily shine and creating a flawless base that locks your foundation in place all day long — or creates a ‘soft focus’ finish for the days you decide to go “au naturel”. The best facial primers are also skincare, helping boost skin health and providing skin-specific benefits.

Facial primers for a healthy glow that lasts all day long

Designed to be applied after your moisturiser, Dermalogica’s facial primers have been formulated to bridge the divide between skin care and colour cosmetics, by optimising skin health benefits according to skin condition and preparing the skin for extended make-up wear. Dermalogica Primers provide a perfect last step in skin care and the first step in makeup.​

If you experience oily shine, or prefer a matte finish, select our silky, smoothing, light-weighty Hydrablur Primer that powerfully hydrates and mattifies against oily shine. It features H2ORelease Complex technology that delivers sustained-release moisturisation to locks in optimum hydration levels all day, along with Mushroom Extract that helps to refine and reduce the appearance of pores.

Want healthy skin for life? You’ll need a primer with sun protection. Our Skinperfect Primer SPF30 not only acts as a make-up primer, but conditions and treats signs of ageing while shielding your skin against the damage triggered by UV light, which is the number one cause of premature skin ageing. The formula contains a physical sunscreen, minerals to balance your skin’s tone, plus benefits from a firming peptide and hydrating Hyaluronic Acid. This illuminating, silky SPF face primer can be worn alone or as a foundation prep.

Shop Dermalogica’s vegan primers in Australia

At Dermalogica, we’re committed to creating professional-grade skincare that’s backed by science and extensive research. If you buy a primer from our store, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing our products are certified gluten-free, cruelty-free, vegan and have been researched and developed by the International Dermal Institute.

Do you often experience breakouts, oiliness, adult acne, uneven skin tone, premature skin ageing or sensitivity and redness? Explore our wide range of tailored skincare products today, or try our high-impact skincare sets for targeted and guaranteed results. If you need help determining the optimal products for your skin type, take our professional skin analysis online, book a free skin consultation with our professional skin therapists, or get in contact with our expert team for further guidance.

FAQs

What does a primer do for your face?

In much the same way that a painter uses primer to smooth a surface so paint better adheres to it, facial primers even out the surface of the skin, providing a smoother canvas for a lasting makeup finish or a natural, no makeup look. It can also reduce the appearance of pores, conceal blemishes and fine lines, and ensure your makeup lasts longer throughout the day.

How do I choose a face primer?

There are different types of face primer available, so it’s important to find one that addresses your unique skincare concerns. If you have oily or combination skin, you’ll benefit from a mattifying primer such as HydraBlur Primer, that will help to control excess shine and reduce pore visibility. For drier or mature skin, choose a hydrating, protective facial primer like Skin Perfect Primer SPF30 - this radiance-boosting, velvety primer is a sunscreen and treatment for skin ageing in one.

How do you apply face primer?

Applying makeup primer is simple and only takes a few seconds. After moisturising and applying sunscreen, dispense a small amount into your hands and then smooth over your face — you can use your fingertips or a makeup sponge to work into the skin. Start from the centre of your face and blend outwards. Primers can be worn alone, or you can apply your foundation over the top.