Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Banila Co Prime Primer Hydrating

Hydrating is one of the newer additions to the famous Prime Primer range from Banila Co to hit the stores. It has sebum regulating properties, but what's more, it hydrates your skin with minerals from glaciers and hot springs.

Name: Banila Co 바닐라코 Prime Primer Hydrating 프라임 프라이머 하이드레이팅
Price: ₩ 18,000 for 30 ml
Made in: Korea

It does not leave a sticky film - almost as if it absorbs into my skin - and provides a smooth canvas for my foundation to work on. It does a fantastic job in filling in my pores as well as fine lines.

Sometimes my skin gets very dehydrated which results in floaty, cakey, powdery looking foundation. This primer fuses the foundation to becomes one with my skin. I noticed that my foundation-ed face does not look like it has layers and layers of products slapped on top of it these days (*face palms* haha!) after getting my hands on this primer.

The consistency is fairly thick yet easily blendable when compared to the runny Castledew Watershot Base; a base from another Korean brand.

The scent is quite light and florally. Personally I am not bothered by it all all, however, I am not most partial judge. A friend was not pleased by the fragrance that the aforementioned Castledew base gives out whereas I am fine with it!

All in all, I am very pleased with this primer. I believe that it will suit most people and not only with those with dehydrated skin like myself.

There are two other primers in this Prime Primer range:
Classic for pore concealing and,

Classic Matte to mattify your complexion.

You can purchase Banila Co at or from seller banila co.

The full ingredient list for Prime Primer Hydrating:
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Alcohol Denat, Xylitol, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, PEG/PPG-20/20 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Leaf Extract, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, Lemon Balm Extract, Arctium Majus Root Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Peppermint Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Witch Hazel Water, Onsen-Sui, Sage Water, Hexyl Laurate, Magnesium Sulfate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Montmorillonrte, Glyceryl Caprylate, Talc, Ethylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Isobutylparaben, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Spice, Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarine.

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saccharine0158 said...

banila co has really good products! :) too bad they aren't available in my country. i was alb to try samples from them too hehe. =)

Nani said...

I honestly prefer primers with no scent. I'm SUPER allergic to flowers, so anything that just smells like flowers will clog my airways and kill me! (okay, exaggeration emphasizes the point.. but still)

ClosetVoyage said...

Thanks so much for introducing this!! It sounds great~

Janet said...

Haven't tried any Banila products yet, but this looks pretty nice! I would love to try this out too! Thanks for sharing..^_^~

Jennifer Huang said...

This looks awesome :D i kinda wanna give it a try, looks really classy in the bottle too!

Katherine Tealeaf said...

Oh this primer seems lovely! I'm always looking for a good primer to put under my foundation. ^^ Your new colour scheme is very cute by the way. :]

Hanidee said...

I still have yet to use any face products from Banila Co. This one sounds like a nice primer! Have you tried their bb creams?

diana.paperdollrevenge said...

It looks and sounds good! Oh I have that problem too sometimes with foundations or bb creams from my skin getting dehydrated. I hateeee when that happens. I have not been using primers lately but maybe I should again! Banila Co. has very nice packaging but I haven't tried any so I am always curious about their products. Thanks for the review and as always, I love your pics!

Rinny said...

This sounds like a great primer. I have really dry skin so putting too many products on my face can sometimes accentuate the flaking. I haven't tried any of Banila Co's products before though. Thanks for the great review :D