Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer review

Primers are designed to help give your foundation a smoother surface to be applied to and can also help your makeup last longer on your skin.

Dermalogica's Skin Perfect primer* helps to smooth, protect and condition skin, helping to create a luminous finish. It contains an SPF 30, making it a great base for underneath makeup. 

I've always thought of Dermalogica as a skincare brand, but I've been pleasantly surprised by this primer. It's a silicone primer, and also contains peptides and amino acids to help boost skins natural cell renewal. 

To use the primer, squeeze a small amount out of the tube and apply lightly to skin using your fingers or a small brush (I prefer my fingers). You only need a tiny amount to cover your whole face, so do be gentle when squeezing! As the primer has a slight tint to it, skin immediately looks more even. You can use the product alone but I prefer to use it as a base for my makeup. It helps my makeup go on really easily and look flawless throughout the day. It has a slightly medical smell to it, but this doesn't transfer onto skin and disappears pretty quickly. 

I usually find that silicone primers break me out, but I haven't had any issues with this one, which has really impressed me. It also keeps my foundation looking great for hours and even after a 14 hour day, I still have some makeup left on, which is pretty unusual! 

The primer is quite pricey at £37.50 for 30ml, but as it's the only silicone primer I've found so far that doesn't immediately bring me out in spots (even after a week's daily use), I'm sold! You can find it at Dermalogica counters and online from Look Fantastic.  

What do you think of this primer? 

*PR sample



  1. This sounds really interesting and although i like to spend quite alot on highend makeup and skincare i find this too pricy for what it is!

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  2. I really like Dermalogica as a brand. Is this the one that has a glittery finish? I tried a sachet of it and wasn't keen :-( xx

    1. I haven't noticed a glittery finish, not sure I'd like that either! x

  3. This sounds like something id like but it seems pretty pricey!x

  4. Im absolutely in love with Dermalogica so I would love to try this out! Pretty expensive though!


  5. Oh this sounds fab! I love primers, especially any with an spf in them xox

    The Style Khaleesi

  6. I never even knew they did primers thats such a good thing though because if you can combine things then it makes it all better haha i would worry about the tint though if i was using on clients x


    1. The tint is pretty invisible once spread out x

  7. Sounds interesting. Like you it's not a product I'd normally associate with Dermalogica, but I love the brand, so would hope for good things..
    May have to look into this.. :)


    1. definitely - it was good to find out that they did this x


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