I have two words for you--Summer Heat!
Blistering rays, Thermo-suffocation, sticky icky hotness that leaves me reaching for my water bottle. Lol You know exactly what I mean, don't you? Those dry scorching waves that you can see radiate off the summer streets. Just the thought alone really makes my skin cry out for help.
The last thing I need in the midst of the heat is runny foundation. Heck, sometimes foundation in itself is the last thing on my mind at all. Not because it makes me feel like I dived headfirst into boiling paint caked on top of my muddy encrusted mug but because if I do wear it, my skin flakes and starts to crack under the thick product. I have combination skin boarderlining on dry, so it doesn't do any good to use much products during the summer.
Today was close to 89°, not triple digits but getting there. Lol I wore some of this primer for most of my day and it really impressed me. NYX BARE WITH ME Daily Moisturizing Primer.
First and foremost--it contains Sativa (Hemp Seed Oil) which, in itself, gives my skin beneficial nutrition--Antioxidants, Vitamin E/A, Contains certain minerals that skin loves such as Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Calcium, and Phosphorus. Rich in fatty acids, Great in nourishment, gentle on the skin due to it's sensitive nature in calming irritants, restores cells and can even repair them.
But the most important of all--it moisturizes like a full glass of water!
I'm not even quoting a wiki-link here, I'm dead serious.
The primer I applied soaked into my dry little face patches and completely changed the whole appearance of them. The dry skin became a radiant glimmer that looked and felt hydrated.
I felt so good with just the primer on that I didnt even put on foundation.
My face was highlighted and glossed for the gods! Lol
What I also loved was that since this product is a daily moisturizer, I can apply it constantly and even under my makeup. My makeup is going to look absolutely phenomenal, I'm sure.
A little goes a long way, too. It spreads like butter, soaks right into the skin with no uncomfortable residue. There is a sort of 'satin' feel but not sticky. Just enough to know it's moisturizing.
As far as scent is concerned, I didnt really pick up anything at all. Definitely nothing medicinal or "stinky." Just a clean creme.
I applied my primer at 8:30am today, it's now much later into the afternoon. I can still slightly feel it on me. Not as intense as when I first applied but just *there*. My skin feels amazing, moisturized and quite happy...or should I say quenched? lol
The fact it has SPF 30 that blocks out UVA & UVB damaging rays really sells me on this stuff. The fact I can moisturize without fear of sunburns is another selling point, as well. I don't have to worry too much about that anymore. Honestly, why should I? I got this daily moisturizer to protect me now!! hahaa
So, What is my final word?
A great new product. one I'm sure everyone (including myself!) will be reaching for this Summer! If you have troublesome skin, like myself, I'd definitely look into making a purchase. What this product does, the benefits it gives, the overall look it produces with that 'fresh from a spa' appearance. The fact makeup lovers AND non-makeup wearers can look to this equally...there really is so much positive here behind this NYX product. What does anyone of us have to loose...but horrible skin? lol