I really wanted to take some time to review the Korres Quercetin & Oak Age-reversing Primer before I jotted down my likes and dislikes. Even though Primers have been a part of my makeup for a while now, it is not every day you find one that is silicon free!
What it is: A powerful treatment and skin-perfecting facial primer clinically proven to improve skin texture by 97%.
What it does:This powerful treatment and skin-perfecting face primer in one instantly fills wrinkles and produces a smooth and perfected skin surface—ensuring long-lasting make up application.The formula is enriched with powerful antioxidant Quercetin and Oak extracts, which improve skin cell functioning, repair fine lines and wrinkles, and improve skin texture and elasticity. The revolutionary, breakthrough Quercetin & Oak Age-reversing Primer is clinically proven to improve skin texture by 97% and significantly increase skin elasticity by 88%.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
What else you need to know:
- Silicone-free; does not clog the pores.
Price: $33 for 1.01oz
How it fared:
The packaging is a no non-sense squeeze tube which is very efficient and travel friendly. The primer has a creamy texture. It is not colored and thereby goes clear on the skin. A little goes a long way in this case. The primer applies evenly and smoothly without being slippery like the silicon based primers. It not only preps the skin but I find it slightly hydrating in nature. Not that I will skip my moisturizer but still I find the texture and overall effect quite pleasant. I love the fresh feel that lingers post application.
The primer is not entirely fragrance free. Though I cannot exactly place the fragrance I do not find it unpleasant or irritating.
Now coming to the longevity and foundation preparedness. This is one excellent primer in that regards. I find that my foundation goes on smooth and even appears fresh with the primer. It stays put for 8+ hours with the primer without any visible fading or flaking. What I did like to highlight is the overall smoothness the primer imparts and how skin friendly it feels. It works well with both liquid and powder foundations. Right now my skin do not have any visible ageing signs and hence I am not in a position to comment on the anti-ageing claims.
- The tube packaging
- The texture
- The non-greasy hydrating formula
- Increases foundation life on skin
- Preps the skin well
- Renders a smooth canvas for foundation
- Silicon free
Overall Verdict: Well I am not going back to silicon primers if a silicon free product can deliver that and so much more. This is a must try primer if you are yet on the lookout for a HG!