I was able to try this out when I placed an online order to Ulta. I received a Deluxe sample of the Lorac POREfection primer which claims to mattify the skin and minimize pores. I was actually pretty excited to try this out because it supposedly is great for oily skin.
Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer – “Prime, Prep and Perfect with POREfection Mattifying Face Primer. This oil, fragrance and paraben-free primer is infused with Salicylic Acid and antioxidants of Vitamins A, C and E to help skin appear healthy, youthful and radiant. The skin-perfecting formula helps to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines for a silky-smooth, poreless-looking, matte finish. Get long-lasting makeup wear and achieve complexion POREfection with LORAC! Suitable for all skin types.”
I love using products containing salicylic acid, not only to help with acne, but also to help keep my skin dry (which is what I need for my oily complexion). This primer is silicone-based yet very light. Silicone primers usually feel heavier to me than water-based primers but this one felt very nice. I noticed that my foundation went on incredibly smooth after applying this. My foundation didn’t cling to any dry patches around my nose or cheeks, which I thought was amazing. This primer also worked very well by keeping my makeup lasting all day.
However, my T-zone became very oily after only about 4 hours and I didn’t notice any pore minimizing going on when using this primer. The only things I liked about this was that my makeup applied smoothly over it and my foundation lasted all day (even after using an oil blotting sheet). I do not think this primer performs as great as it claims because I expected my face to stay matte for a significant amount of time. Sadly, this primer didn’t work as amazingly as I had hoped. I wouldn’t recommend this product to those with very oily skin like myself.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Phenyl Methicone, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, C30-45 Olefin, Salicylic Acid.
Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer
Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer blended into skin
Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer retails for $32 at Ulta.