Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer Review - Really Ree
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Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer Review

6 Feb 2016 (Updated: 13 Oct 2019)

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It has been quite a while since I have tried something new from Dermalogica and I have to say it was the name that drew me into this one. I have been testing out Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer with rather pleasing results. Here are the details along with photos to demonstrate how it works.

Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer Review

So what I find appealing about this primer is that it’s not just about making your foundation look and last better but it actually has a proper skincare focus too.

Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer Review

Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer Features

  • Blurs the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Mattifies oily shine
  • Creates a silky, smooth finish
  • Offers intense moisturisation
  • Refines enlarged pores

Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer Key Ingredients

  • H2ORelease™ Complex of sodium hyaluronate, algin and trehalose to optimise hydration levels & provide skin flexibility and smoothness
  • Abyssinian Seed Oilsmooths skin texture and tone by creating a non-occlusive film. Helps maintain critical moisture balance, without clogging pores
  • Mattifiers – reduce oily sheen and disguise the appearance of fine, dry lines and imperfections
  • Mushroom extract – reduces pore visibility and size
  • Wu-Zhu-Yu (evodia rutaecarpa) fruit extract – enhances skin radiance by boosting microcirculation
  • Micro-encapsulated tint – releases upon application to provide neutral coverage

You use Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer over your moisturiser to ‘optimise skin health whilst also preparing skin for makeup’.

Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer Swatch

Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer Swatch

It contains very subtle micro-encapulated pigment which bursts as you massage it on to the skin to give a very light coverage.

Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer Swatch
Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer Swatch

Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer Before & After


Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer Review – Before


Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer Review – After

There’s a slight difference in lighting because there was a time lag in between the before and after shot, but I think it shows that pores are minimised and the skin has a more even tone.

With Makeup:

Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer Review – With Makeup

I am really liking this. I used my new YSL Touch Eclat foundation that I love and I found that I needed only half the normal amount to achieve a pretty flawless finish. My skin stayed comfortable, smooth and hydrated throughout the day too.

Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer is £38 and is available and in stock HERE



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