hydrating face primer

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for hydrating face primer.

The best hydrating face primers are to ones that will keep dry skin looking fresh all day long. They are a must-have to keep your dehydrated skin from flaking and your makeup from looking cakey. Here are Sephora's top picks for hydrating face primers that are act as a much-needed drink of water for dry skin looking for a luminous, dewy glow.

$35.00

I’ve used Almay primer with a slight tint before make up. Getting the benefit the POREfessional hydrate primer is like applying coconut oil on my face. ...I was really excited to try the Porefessional Hydrate Primer that I receive through Influenster.

What it is: A hydrating face primer that helps diminish the look of pores and hydrate skin in one step.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Attracts moisture and helps maintain hydration.
- Shea Butter Extract: Soothes and moisturizes.

$38.00

HYDRATING & GLOWYYY...My new favorite primer from now on! I apply this primer on my face before doing my makeup and Let me tell you my foundation doesn’t even crease nor my face feels dry. ...This primer is absolutely amazing! I love how it isn’t sticky or thick like other primers.

What it is: An award-winning longwear gel makeup primer that grips makeup for up to 12 hours and hydrates with hyaluronic acid and niacinamide for a dewy finish.


Finish: Radiant


Formulation: Lightweight, Gel


Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination


Highlighted Ingredients:

- Blue Agave Extract: Grips makeup to prevent melting, fading, and caking.

- Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) : Boost hydration to visibly smooth uneven texture.

$19.00

Hands down one of the best spray primers I've ever used! Literally see the difference when using it as a face mist...After trying to find something that was hydrating and a primer, I absolutely love this. I use it throughout the day to refresh my face when i’m feeling dry and to keep my makeup on all day!!!

What it is:
A mini weightless, three-in-one coconut water-infused mist that primes, sets, and refreshes makeup while it helps keep skin hydrated.

What it does:
This super hydrating, multitasking mist can be used as a primer before makeup, a setting spray to keep makeup in place all day, and a mid-day refresher anytime your skin needs a boost, serving as the perfect cure for a beauty hangover. Its unique blend of coconut water, probiotic-based ingredients, and skin revivers work together to hydrate and brighten skin, promote skin’s elasticity and tone, while smoothing skin. 

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

$20.00

This primer works so well for me. It honestly perfects the look so much. ...I was struggling with my skin flaking under my makeup throughout the day, this primer is perfect to hydrate all day. Keeps the skin looking plump and makeup lays well over it

What it is: A lightweight, hydrating makeup primer for normal to dry skin that nurtures, keeps skin comfortable all day, and extends foundation wear.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Grape Seed Oil and Sodium Hyaluronate: Hydrate skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This lightweight yet moisture rich face primer instantly hydrates skin, and keeps it hydrated all day and extends makeup wear. Formulated with grape seed oil and sodium hyaluronate, this fast-absorbing formula melts into skin, for a silky-smooth finish that normal to dry skin types will love.

$46.00

Excellent hair primer!...This is one of the best hair primers that I've tried -- it's definitely pricey, but it does everything that it promises without leaving any residue. ...Really nice Hair Primer...Didn't make my hair feel greasy like some hair primers do. Highly recommend!

What it is: A multi-benefit hair primer with seven immediate benefits: it hydrates, detangles, smooths, conditions, boosts radiance, tames frizz, and adds silkiness in all hair types.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Frizz
- Shine
- Straightening and Smoothing

Key Benefits:
- Locks in moisture, boosts radiance, and tames frizzy hair for a smooth finish
- Use for air-drying hair to detangle and smooth hair texture
- Perfect for smooth hairstyles, air-dry styles, and blowouts

What Else You Need to Know: Loved by stylists, this multi-benefit primer works to immediately hydrate, detangle, smooth, and reduce frizz.

$36.00

Amazing primer. I can literally wear this primer without makeup- it makes my face appear smoother, adds a glow, and definitely hydrates without making my face look oily....Hydrating...I love this primer it feels lightweight and refreshing. It feels like your rubbing water on your face that instead of doing nothing instantly hydrates your face.

What it is: A lightweight, hydrating makeup primer for normal to dry skin that nurtures, keeps skin comfortable all day, and extends foundation wear.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Grape Seed Oil and Sodium Hyaluronate: Hydrate skin.

Ingredient Callouts:This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This lightweight yet moisture rich face primer instantly hydrates skin, and keeps it hydrated all day and extends makeup wear. Formulated with grape seed oil and sodium hyaluronate, this fast-absorbing formula melts into skin, for a silky-smooth finish that normal to dry skin types will love.

HourglassMini Vanish Airbrush Primer

ITEM: 2669026

Size: 0.33 oz / 10 mL

14 Reviews

$24.00

I’ve also been walking around the city in 85° heat and humidity and their is little to no shine on my face. Amazing....best when used as an eyeshadow primer...I honestly didn't know it was for the whole face. This keeps my eyeshadow on perfectly!!! it is honestly the best makeup product I have ever used.

What it is: A perfecting primer that smooths the complexion, absorbs shine, and delivers a blurred, airbrushed finish while extending makeup wear.

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Combination

Concerns: Oil, Pores

Ingredient Callouts:
Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Formulated with innovative micro-spherical powders, this multipurpose primer visibly blurs imperfections, minimizes pores and fine lines, and absorbs excess oil for a skin-perfecting finish in no time.

Clinical Results: In a consumer test on 31 participants:
- 96% said oil was absorbed all day
- 96% said skin instantly looked m

$36.00

Super hydrating...This is a wonderful daily primer that feels so hydrating on my combination to dry skin. ...A Must Have Primer!...Immediately using this primer you can see that it hydrates your skin almost instantly.

What it is: A hydrating primer with advanced capsulated technology that visibly boosts radiance, giving a smoother makeup application for a glowy look all day.

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, and Combination

Concerns: Dryness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Beta Glucan and Hyaluronic Acid: Intensely hydrate.
- Omega Fatty Acids: Prevent moisture loss.
- Black Tea: Visibly brightens and refreshes.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes i

$15.00

I love this primer it’s amazing for what I need it to do. I don’t wear a lot of makeup I would like to but for now I’m not. ...I love blurring Primers But Honestly I don't love it, but its not Bad Either.

What it is: A clean, blurring face primer with hydrating niacinamide & plumping collagen peptides delivers a soft-touch silky feel and a poreless matte finish.


Coverage: Light


Finish: Matte


Formulation: Cream


Highlighted Ingredients:

- Niacinamide: Hydrates and helps to reduce redness, pores and hyperpigmentation

- Collagen Peptide: Plumps and firms skin to reduce signs of fine lines & wrinkles

- Poreaway Complex (Pistacia Lentiscus Mastic Gum): Visibly tightens pores, reduces imperfections and controls oil



SEPHORA COLLECTIONMattify + Refine Primer

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2413326

39 Reviews

$16.00

The primer is a bit thinner and more watery than some other primers, but that makes for easy and even application. ...I love this primer. I use it as a moisturizer as well before my makeup it’s thick and hydrating!!

What it is: A lightweight gel-cream primer that mattifies your skin, extends makeup wear, and controls shine for up to 10 hours.

Skin Type:
Oily and Combination

Concerns: Oil and Pores

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Witch Hazel Extract: Refines the look of pores.
- White Tea Extract: Helps protect skin from environmental factors.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of mineral oil. It is also vegan.

What Else You Need to Know: This mattifying gel-cream primer dries to a breathable, powder-like, natural-matte finish that is transparent on skin. It extends your makeup application and controls shine on combination to oily and even sensitive skin types. Plus it's non-comedogenic.

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