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.
Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 1713114
Color: Blur Primer Gold - brightens and evens skintone
Did not hydrate my skin....I have dry skin so it also helps hydrate prior to applying make up. While the price tag is def on the higher end, a small amount goes a long way.
What it is: A non-greasy, lightweight makeup primer with light-infused pigments and four nourishing oils that blur imperfections and smooths the look of skin.
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily
- Corn Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Passiflora oil, and Rice Bran Oil: Nurture and leave skin feeling soft.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, and phthalates.
Fav primer of all time!...I have tried a few different face primers but always come back to this one. It's hydrating enough, cooling and one pump goes a long ways....I'm not to big of a fan, it doesnt really hydrate.
What it is: A hydrating face primer that preps skin for makeup and helps to prevent dehydration to keep skin and makeup looking fresh all day.
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination,
Skincare Concerns: Dryness
Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens.
What Else You Need to Know: This formula contains prickly pear flower extract and hylaronic acid to hydrate, plump the look of dehydration lines, and keep complexion products looking fresh all day long. Hydrating properties support a natural to dewy finish on the skin for a healthy glow.
This is by far one of my favorite primers to hydrate the skin....My fav primer ever. I used to be forced to use silicone primers to smooth my skin out but not anymore.
What it is: An award-winning invisible makeup primer with a 94% natural gel formula that smooths skin, grips makeup up to 12 hours, and locks in hydration.
- Blue Agave Extract: Helps form an invisible layer to lock in makeup.
- Hyaluronic Acid and Hemp-Derived Cannabis Seed Extract: Boost hydration to visibly smooth skin.
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and Aloe Water: Provide additional moisture for a fresh, visibly dewy glow.
Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.
What Else You Need to Know: This silicone-free, oil-free makeup primer goes on clear to work across all skin tones and types.
Sure a beautiful illuminating & hydrating primer!!...My skin is usually dry/ combo so I lean toward hydrating primers. But this made my skin looks super oily and my usually small pores HUGE.
What it is: An illuminating, water-based primer with light-reflecting pearls that enhances skin’s luminosity and extends the wear of makeup.
- Micronized Pearls: Brightens and nurtures the complexion, giving skin a luminous glow.
- Porcelain Flower Extract: Supports long-term radiance.
- Light-Reflecting Complex: Creates a smoothing effect on skin, diminishing the look of imperfections.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.
What Else You Need to Know:The breathable formula seals in skincare and creates a protective barrier that extends makeup wear.
Size: 0.75 fl oz/ 22 ml
I was really excited to try the Porefessional Hydrate Primer that I receive through Influenster. ...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.
What it is: A hydrating face primer that helps diminish the look of pores and hydrate skin in one step.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Attracts moisture and helps maintain hydration.
- Shea Butter Extract: Soothes and moisturizes.
It doesn’t over hydrate your face where it feels slippery . It gets the job done and the finish is a little tacky, perfect for foundation ! ...Makes my foundation look flawless :) it also helps hydrate my face! Recommend especially if you have dry skin
What it is: A face primer that quenches skin with a surge of moisture to create the perfect canvas for longer-lasting, flawless makeup.
What Else You Need to Know: This ultra-hydrating skin complex helps to lock in moisture and keep your foundation in place. The unique jelly texture melts into the skin for quick hydration that provides a makeup-ready canvas in seconds.
Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424695
Color: Hydra Booster - for dry, normal, combination skin
Great primer...I struggle with drier skin during the winter months and this has been a game changer for me. Helps hydrate and keep my makeup looking fresh throughout the day!...My new favorite primer!! 5 stars!!...Most smoothing primers don’t hydrate and vise versa. It definitely holds my makeup in place all day.
What it is: A makeup primer that boosts skin's hydration and radiance for up to 24 hours while extending makeup wear.
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination
- Ginseng: Known to protect, promote radiant-looking skin, and maintain a smooth complexion.
What Else You Need to Know: Refresh dry or dehydrated skin instantly with Step 1 Primer Hydra Booster. Its rich, creamy texture features ginseng, glycerin, and glycols to boost skin's hydration and a radiant look for up to 24 hours, while the invisible wear extends makeup. This primer works perfectly for all skin tones.
Size: 1 oz. / 30 mL
This primer helps hydrate skin, and feels very soft. It helps primé my makeup for all day wear. ...I love this hydrating face primer. I have been looking for a primer that would hydrate my face and I found the perfect one!
What it is: A hydrating primer with a fresh, dewy finish that defends skin and perfects makeup.
- Silkscreen Complex (Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, Probiotic Extract, Vitamins, and Algae): Nourishes, visibly balances, and defends skin.
- Triple Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and visibly plumps for up to 72 hours.
- Niacinamide: Nourishes skin.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and triclosan. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.
Size: 1.35 oz / 40 mL·ITEM: 2572857
Best primer i’ve ever used...honestly checks all the boxes i’m looking for in a primer - blurs pores, locks in makeup all day, doesn’t break me out, hydrates and controls oils all day. my makeup base has never looked better....Pair this with a matte foundation for the summer heat and you’ll stay snatched. Be sure to hydrate and moisturize your skin for a balanced base, I was SIGNIFICANTLY less oily than other days.
What it is: A lightweight water-cream makeup primer with skincare benefits that blurs the look of pores and fights shine for a long-lasting, soft-matte finish.
Skin Type: Normal, Oily, and Combination
Concerns: Oil and Pores
- Niacinamide: Helps minimize the appearance of pores.
- Bakuchiol: Helps visibly smooth skin texture and even skin tone.
- Lentil Extract: Helps reduce shine.
Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.
Size: 1.1 oz/ 32.5mL·ITEM: 2575322
Color: Main Squeeze - champagne gold for all skin types
Hydrate hydrate hydrate!...Best shimmering/hydrating primer!...I wasn’t sure if I would because I get nervous using things under foundation that aren’t just straight up skincare, but this is such a beautiful hybrid. It actually hydrates the skin and the glow/radiance you get from it is STUNNING.
What it is: A skincare-infused, radiant priming serum that hydrates, preps, and protects skin for a lit-from-within glow.
Skin Type: Normal, Oily, Dry, and Combination
Concerns: Dryness, Pores, and Uneven Tone
- Vitamin C: Visibly brightens dullness and protects skin from free radicals.
- Niacinamide: Minimizes the appearance of pores.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and visibly plumps fine lines and wrinkles.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan.