Dermalogica age smart skinperfect primer-I came, I used, I destroyed the tube.

The title says it all doesn’t it?

If you’ve read this blog or watched my videos or have met me, you will know that priming this face is a struggle for me.

So when I hear about a new primer, I’m most likely going to try it.

When I hear about a new primer from Dermalogica WITH SPF and anti-aging properties, I’m most DEFINITELY going to try it.

Here’s a bit about the product:

Dermalogica age smart skin perfect primer with spf 30:

“Smooth away fine lines, brighten and prime for flawless skin and to prep for make-up application. Velvety silicones create an instantly smooth surface. Neutral tint helps balance tone and enhance luminosity and radiance. Peptides and AGE Smart® actives help firm and shield against  free radical damage, as sunscreens shield against sun damage. Wear alone over your moisturizer for visible smoothness and luminosity, or after moisturizer application and before foundation to help fill fine lines for a lasting make-up finish. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors”

Beautiful isn’t it?

Well, I got my hands on this and I have taken a liking to it!  It glides on and my makeup definitely “plays nice” with this primer (you know how some primers and makeup have that oil and water effect? Not this).  I’ve been using it everyday…..let me prove it to you:


Yes I have destroyed the tube

I am loving everything about this product.  It’s in a tube so when you squeeze it out, it’s not quite liquid but not quite gel-like. It’s got a ‘light’ texture and it doesn’t feel heavy on the face.


I tend to let the product emulsify between my fingers and then apply it to my face.  It’s tinted but the color works well with my skin tone.  I let it sit for about 90 seconds, then apply my foundation.   It does a wonderful job of making my skin smooth so my foundation applies evenly.  I also LOVE the fact that it has SPF-especially because I will be using this during the summer!

So if you are searching for an age defying primer with sun protection, I would have to say go for this!  It has so many benefits!  Why not protect your skin and improve your skin’s appearance in the process?




What’s your favorite primer? Would you use a primer with SPF?






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  • Tamara

    Everything about this sounds amazing. The tint is a bit off putting though.. especially given that I’m already well on my way to my deeper summer colouring. Does it sheer out, or do you think it’d leave an ashy cast for me?

    • meredith

      @Tamara let me ask Charmaine who works at the Dermalogica Centre in Toronto. She’s a WOC and I vaguely remember my skin therapist talking about her experience with this primer! Stay tuned!