Especially oily skin types benefit from applying a primer underneath their foundation, as it helps setting it, preventing it from creasing and making your makeup last longer throughout a busy day. While adding the step of putting a priming product before your foundation is a great way to maintain a flawless skin complexion, one should pay attention to the ingredients used in such products.

Most mainstream makeup bases and primers contain Dimethicone, a silicone oil added to create a protective barrier for the skin and smooth it superficially. Hence, a common ingredient found in priming makeup products, the silicon sits on the skin filling in wrinkles and making the skin look smoother. However, as alluring the thought of having smooth skin may be, better think twice before applying a silicon-containing product to your face: coating the skin, it traps, for instance, bacteria underneath it, and keeps the skin from breathing and function properly. This, in turn, may lead to allergic reactions and cause blemished skin. Apart from this, one shouldn’t ignore the fact that silicones are non-biodegradable and therefore harmful to the environment!

Therefore, try adding a natural primer to your makeup routine. You might want to give STUDIO 78’s silicon-free We Take Some Fresh Air Primer a try, as it is not only made of natural and organic ingredients but will also prepare your skin for your favourite foundation, while adding a glowing complexion to your skin.

Further reading:

[1] http://www.drfranklipman.com/the-truth-behind-the-common-cosmetics-ingredient-dimethicone


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