Best Primer for Sensitive Skin

(Last Updated On: August 3, 2018)

The whole purpose of the primer is to set the base for makeup and foundation so the makeup will last longer and stay on for hours. Some say it is vital and that you should use primer whether you wear a full face of makeup on your keep it very simple and to the basics. True, you can skip wearing the primer but it is said you will be missing out. It is to your advantage to wear primer because it will make your makeup experience that much more positive. We will be exploring the best primers on the market today.

LORAC “I’m So Sensitive” Soothing Face Primer

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LORAC I'm So Sensitive Soothing Face Primer

Benefits and Uses: This primer has antioxidants, plant extracts, and vitamins to keep your makeup looking fresh and keep it on the skin for hours. It penetrates and moisturizes the skin at the deepest levels bringing it comfort and soothing it. It will leave the makeup with a silky-smooth finish and it is so light you won’t even know you are wearing it. It is free of parabens, fragrance, and silicone. It seems odd that silicone would be put in primer in the first place. It sure sounds dangerous to put silicone on the skin it could block the pores.

Feedback: This consumer says the primer did not irritate her skin but it did not do too much else for her. It kept her makeup on for maybe one or two hours longer. She thinks the silicones are needed in the primer so the makeup will stay on longer. Another customer complained that the primer made her skin break out in acne. She doesn’t like the product and most likely won’t be using it anymore. This client says it is very sheer but she won’t buy it again because it did absolutely nothing for her skin. Another woman received her product in a damaged container. Upon application, she found the smell was obnoxious.

This user has bought Lorac products before and has really liked them. She bought eyeliner and eyeshadow and they lasted a long time. For the money, she thought this would make her makeup stay on for a long time. She tried to use the primer as an extension to her makeup. The primer did not extend the makeup at all and it didn’t keep the makeup on any longer either. We have some pretty negative reviews for this primer. The woman said that this Lorac product really disappointed her. Her cheeks are very sensitive.

Some lotions and creams she is allergic to but this product makes her skin nice and smooth. This product works very well and she thinks the product is made for people with allergies and makeup sensitivities. This is her opinion and this observation may not be true. This customer cannot live without the product as it has helped her tremendously. She has acne prone and tender skin and this product has held her makeup on for a long time. It allows the mineral foundation to be applied evenly. It doesn’t irritate her sensitive acne-prone skin. She has put her foundation on with this product and without this product and she can see a big difference. The product is well worth the money.

Another customer likes it because it makes her makeup stay on longer and it is unscented. Also, it did not irritate her skin. and it doesn’t cause her face to breakout. She has very sensitive skin and at the drop of a hat her skin will turn red. This primer has a cooling affect on her skin when she gets out of the shower or washes her face in general. It keeps her makeup on for a longer time and it feels good when she applies the makeup.

This customer is enthralled with Lorac products. She owns practically the entire line of their makeup products. She believes it is the best makeup in the world. She likes the primer a lot. She did not say what about the primer she liked. This user likes this beauty product. It is good

for all the things you don’t want on your skin. It is good for aging skin, red skin, oily skin and any other imperfection that can appear on the skin. She likes the primer a lot.

Flawlessly Sponge Blend Contour Shade and Apply Foundation Concealer

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Flawlessly Sponge Blend Contour Shade and Apply Foundation Concealer

Benefits and Uses: This product is to empower women so the manufacturer claims. It is a vegan product that is a gift to every woman who buys it and some of the purchase price goes to the American Association of University Women. This is a good donation made to a charity. The company says they are certified by the CCIC ( China Certification & Inspection Group) and the leaping bunny association. The product is made from a latex foam and is free of harsh chemicals. It is claimed the product is good for all sensitive skin types.

This applicator the company makes is supposed to apply foundation and primer evenly across the skin. It is good for applying makeup around the eyes and the nose. This company is extremely arrogant and they think very highly of their product. I do not know if their customer service is any good or not.

Feedback: There are no reviews about this company that has been recorded yet. Should this be a warning sign? The company’s arrogant attitude is of a concern of this author. They think very highly of their product. Usually, when a company has this type of attitude the customer service is not reliable. They may have trouble selling their products. If they want to be successful they have to listen to their customer’s needs and meet those needs. They must treat the customer as an individual who has important needs that must be met.

InstaNatural Rose Water Facial Toner

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rose water contains no harsh chemicals, fragrances, fillers, or harmful chemicals

Benefits and Uses: This rose water contains no harsh chemicals, fragrances, fillers, or harmful chemicals. It is free of irritating perfumes and if you use the product you will experience all the benefits the product has to offer without any skin irritation at all. The rose water has many functions: It can be used as a makeup remover, in aromatherapy, and as a hair treatment, it can repair damaged skin, hydrates the body, and soothes skin irritation, it will give the skin a healthy glow.

The product is very versatile in that it can work effectively on all skin types. The product contains only natural ingredients and it will prep the skin for toning, moisturizing, and it will help you achieve radiant skin.

The product will relieve sunburn pain and will help you to acquire an even tone and radiant skin. It will protect and relieve sunburn pain. It can be used on the face or anywhere on the body to cool and soothe sunburned skin. You can apply the primer with your hands by splashing it on, a cotton ball, or by the spray nozzle, the bottle comes with.

Feedback: The product has had over 1600 reviews written about it so it is not some no-name product. A lot of people have used it so it must have some quality attributes to it that are making people keep purchasing the product. One consumer was completely put off by the smell of the product. It smelled so bad she did not know if it did her skin any good or not. She will not be buying the product again. Another customer states that the product has a pleasant smell but in its pure form is too strong for her skin. She is still trying it out. It has not caused her skin to completely breakout but it is getting close. Her chin is red and irritated and there are little red bumps on her chin. She will try diluting the product to see if that will make a difference. It is not looking too promising for her though.

The customer has very sensitive skin and she doesn’t use makeup. She prefers the natural look. She likes the product because when her skin gets too dry she just sprays some of the product on. She is ready to go. This consumer habitually gets dry patches on her skin. She sprays some of the product on the affected areas and her skin is moisturized. She likes to wash her face after she has put foundation and powder on for a natural look. Her face must not look like she caked the powder or foundation on either. She likes the rose water so much she has repurchased it and she has told her friends about the rose water.

This customer likes the rosewater because it makes her skin feel fine and velvety. Whether the product keeps her makeup on for a long time or not wasn’t discussed in the review. This user mixes the product in with witch hazel to treat her acne. She has bought the product many times and she says it is gentle on her skin. She reports she has had no issues with the product.

100% Pure Organic Moroccan Rose Water Spray 

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100% Pure Organic Moroccan Rose Water Spray 

Benefits and Uses: This product has a benefit going for it because it is USDA approved. It is guaranteed to be 100% organic and natural in all the products contained in it. It is unrefined, (Is this good that it is not refined?) is free of chemicals and flower-based. It is a natural facial primer for all hair and skin types. It is a very versatile product.

Feedback: The client has oily skin that dries out every time she washes. She applies this product and it infuses her skin with just the right amount of moisture. On the days that she needs more moisture on her skin she uses this product. It comes through for her and makes her skin feel good. She must lie the product for this is the fourth time she has ordered from the company.

This reviewer loves the product and she just started using it. She plans on giving an update at a future date. This is pretty good that she likes the product so much after such a short time using it. This customer puts the product everywhere her hair, body, sheets, and furniture.

She just loves the smell of the product. But it is puzzling because in the next breath she says the smell puts her off a little bit. But she overlooks it because she still really loves the smell. This is confusing because does the product smell good or does it smell bad? Another satisfied customer who loves the smell of this rosewater. She loves the strength of the bottle and the package came safely and was very securely shipped. The quality of the product is such that two people have become regular customers of the product.

This reviewer complimented the company on the dispersal system of the bottle. She said it sprays out just the right amount of rosewater over her face. She loves roses so she loves the scent of this rose water. She says you have to love the smell of roses to love the smell of this rosewater product. She has combination/oily/dehydrated skin which can obviously get very dry. This rose water does a wonderful job of hydrating her skin. She will buy the product again.

This company seems to make a high-quality product. There have been three reviews in which, the writers of the reviews, have promised to become regular customers. One of the customers had just started using the product and she was so impressed by it she will be a lifetime customer. Mother and daughter love this product and it smells great to both of them. How it treats their skin was not discussed.

The only negative review in the batch said that she loves the smell of rosewater but this rosewater doesn’t cut it for her. She says it smells too strong and smells moldy. This was the only person (except for one other review) that complained about the smell of the product. Everyone else was in love with the smell of this rosewater.

Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Skin Perfecting Primer Luminous

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multi-purpose product that makes your skin glow

Benefits and Uses: This is a multi-purpose product that makes your skin glow. It will make your skin shine above the rest and you will have the most radiant skin on the block. The product comes with a stick and will enhance normal and dry skin types giving the skin a natural radiant glowing finish. You will not be missed your skin will be so radiant. The company offers, in the product, botanical beauty-boosting elements. It contains organic pumpkin and toning elderberry. The product also boasts the company’s proprietary herbal radiating complex. The product comes in three shades that will mature and balance the skin.

Feedback: This has become this customer’s favorite primer. It held up very well in the hot Northeastern summer and she will be purchasing the product again. This was a poetical review that made a lot of sense. The reviewer says that vapor products are expensive, are very good, and are hard to retract because the sprayer doesn’t retract automatically. You have to push it back with your finger which can become very inconvenient. She complained about the product but she did not give any hint as to whether the product helped to keep her makeup on or not. A real generic review.

This was a mixed review in which the customer did not notice that this product kept her makeup on for any longer than any other product had. She likes the smell and it did reduce the size of her pores. Whether she will buy the product again or not is open for debate. This customer loves the product because it makes a wonderful pre-foundation for her makeup foundation. It really helps the foundation to stick to her skin. Sometimes she will apply this to her skin without using any foundation. She loves this product.

This review coming from Canada, says that it cost a small fortune to have it shipped from the U.S. to Canada. She will not order it online again but she would not hesitate to buy it from a local shop if they carried the product.


You have listed for you the best primers for sensitive skin. In one way or another in their own unique way, each product can help to soothe sensitive skin. Some Clients were not happy with the products but they were the minority. Most customers had very positive things to say about the products. Find which primer will work for you. There was even one customer who had a product shipped to Canada she liked the product so well.All the primers seemed to be reasonably priced and will not take a big chunk out of your budget if you have a budget. The products are definitely affordable.

Written by Irina Radosevic MD
Irina graduated from the University of Belgrade, School of Medicine as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and spent over 3 years working in the Clinical Hospital Center Zvezdara, in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She also undertook a postgraduate in Cardiology from the same University and had previously worked for over a year as a Physician and Nutritionist Dietitian for the Fitness club Green Zone. She eventually left her chaotic but fulfilling job in the ER to pursue her passion of writing, travelling and mountain climbing which has included writing a first aid course for the alpine club of Belgrade. Irina currently works as a VA for PintMedia focusing on medical and travel writing. Feel free to connect with Irina on LinkedIn and FaceBook. Her CV can be seen here.