The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser Primer - £7.50
Hands up! I’m slightly addicted to primers. The smoothed out photo shopped look you get with just a swipe of a cream. But I’ve never come across a primer that aids blemished skin whilst smoothing over those problem areas. In fact I’ve never even thought about this genius little invention until I stumbled across it whilst raiding the shelves of The Body Shop.
My skin type is dry to combination and tends to break out pretty easily. Therefor a pore minimising, blemish aiding primer seemed a necessity to add to my collection.
The product itself is a gel like consistency that once applied instantly sinks into the skin leaving your face feeling cucumber fresh. The formula is really light weight and although tea tree is a high on the ingredients list, the scent isn’t over powering and there is no tingling sensation after application.
When applying my foundation I didn’t really notice a big different to my pore size but I did notice that the finish of my foundation looked a lot smoother especially over my blemishes that can be prone to patching and dryness. The product seemed more like a protective barrier between my skin and my makeup helping to combat the redness in my blemishes whilst providing a smooth matt finish to my foundation.
This is a great all in one primer when it comes to helping rid breakouts whilst disguising them with a smoother finish. And although it is targeted to minimising the appearance of pores I would definitely recommend it as a spot fighter to use under your makeup! Il definitely be adding it into my priming routine by applying it directly to breakouts before applying my base.