A quality primer that creates a smooth, pore-less base perfect for make-up application sounds simple enough right? It isn’t. Every cosmetic and skin care brand have their own version of a primer now emphasizing how picture perfect your make-up and skin will look. However, it’s been one of the most difficult products for me to find that works well for my skin. I’ve tried too many to count from different price points ($5 to $38), finally deciding to try the much talked about J.One Jelly Pack. I was hoping this would finally be the primer for my combination skin.
- Use: “An anti-aging formula that can be used as a morning mask and make-up gripping primer”
- Cost: $42
- Scent: None.
- Texture: Like the name say, it is a jelly texture. It looks like a gel, but definitely the thickest primer I’ve used before. It does have a tacky element until it soaks into the skin.
- Notable Ingredients: The three ingredients that J.One points out are fullerene (an antioxidant that protects against free radicals), hyaluronic acid (hydrates and bonds water to plump the skin), and chamomile flower water (soothes and hydrates). There’s also niacinamide which is used for blemishes and anti-aging.
- Size: 1.7oz
- Review: The J.One Jelly Pack is by far my favorite primer I’ve used to date. I was a worried at first because I thought it would be a very heavy product to use under make-up that would clog pores. However, once I gave it a few minutes to really soak into my skin, it was lightweight as ever. This primer comes through on its point to provide a gripping base. My make-up has stayed put throughout a full day of work and evening out to dinner easily. It does smooth out my pores as well. The only thing I wish it did a better job of was the anti-aging aspect around my smile lines. I still battle make-up creases in that area and while that could just be something I have to deal with, I want to minimize it as much as possible.
- Overall Rating: 4.5/5 (Definitely worth the price)
- Buy: Sephora | Glow Recipe
For now, this will continue to be my go-to primer, but if anyone has any other recommendations, please leave them in the comments below!