Cover Fx Primers

It seems that nowadays brands are finally realizing that we don't use the same products every single day, and often switch things out based on our skin concerns. Cover Fx's Primer Collection* does just that. It features four primers, each created with a specific skin goal in mind. They're all vegan (hallelujah) and contain ingredients that are actually good for your skin! It's worth mentioning that I'm not typically a primer person (mostly because I'm lazy), so I don't use these on a daily basis, but mostly when my skin needs some extra help.

The Illuminating Primer is a radiance-boosting primer for glowy, luminous skin. It contains Hylasome EG10 (a Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer) and Panthenol (a Provitamin B5). Those sound a bit scary, but they're actually ingredients that help retain moisture in the skin, leaving you looking hydrated. Rather than being super glittery or shimmery, the particles in this create more of a glisten, and you just look like you have super glowy skin all on your own!

The Anti-Aging Primer is both a smoothing primer and anti-aging serum. It contains skin repairing ingredients like Vitamins F, C, and E, to protect, smooth, and reduce redness. Hyaluronic Acid retains moisture, Coenzyme Q10 reduces the appearance of fine-lines and wrinkles, and a MultiPeptide Complex supports cell turnover and collagen production. I generally don't like silicone-based primers, but this one is SO smoothing that I'll let it slide. It creates a seamless base for makeup, smoothing over pores, fine lines, and even gross post-breakout scars/scabs (ew).

The Calming Primer is probably my favourite at the moment as it soothes irritated skin, but also helps to keep it bright and radiant. It contains Endothelyol to reduce redness (uses both Caffeic acid and Rosmarinic Acid for their antioxidant properties), St. John's Wort (horrible name) to soother, Defensil-Plus which helps to repair skin, and Tego Pep 4 which can improve skin tone. It's a much creamier consistency without feeling sticky on the skin, and creates a smooth base without the awful silicone feeling.

The Mattifying Primer is both a matte primer (obvs) and an acne treatment, which is an interesting combination. It's a lightweight gel that helps smooth skin, but also contains Willowbark Extract (naturally contains Salicylic Acid), Ancient African tree bark to help with inflammatory acne and sebum-production, as well as hydrating ingredients mentioned in the other products. I think if you have dry-combination skin with acne, you'll like this because it is quite mattifying and very smoothing. However, if you have very oily skin this probably won't be oil-controlling enough for you. I can't comment on the anti-acne ability as I don't use this every day, but I prefer to keep my skincare treatments separate from my makeup products.

Overall this is a great line, and I love that you can pick and choose products based on your skin rather than just having a "does it all" product. Do you guys use primers every day?

*Products mentioned in this post were sent to me for consideration. This post is not sponsored and as always, all opinions are my own.