The best Makeup Primer

What is a makeup primer and why do I need to use one?  Do ingredients really matter?  Whether you wear full coverage makeup or simple, barely-there color, makeup primer is an important player in your beauty routine.

Makeup Primer helps to create a more flawless looking canvas on the skin for your makeup.  It can help to conceal blemishes and inconsistencies in the skin while allowing your makeup to last longer and battle shine.

Many makeup primers are formulated with silicone-based ingredients, like dimethicone, because of their ultra-smoothing effects.  While silicone primers may look good – they are NOT good for your skin.  If you use one occasionally, perhaps only for special events or pictures, you’re skin is going to be okay.  Wearing silicone is like wearing plastic wrap on your skin – it may look pretty but it’s sealing dirt, bacteria and oils into your skin. Wearing silicone based primers on a daily basis will wreck havoc on your skin and clog your pores.

Instead use a primer that will help to improve the texture of your skin, allow your makeup to last longer and is made with natural, botanical ingredients.  A really good primer will also double as a moisturizing, emollient cream because the ingredients allow for absorption of nutrients and promote healthy turnover of skin cells, for a radiant glow!


Hydro Pearls is a silicone-free primer made with extracts of Chamomile, Sunflowers, Wheat Germ, and purified beeswax.  This combination of pharmaceutical grade ingredients allows for a smooth surface that encapsulates excess oil and protects the skin from environmental pollutants while working hard to keep your makeup in place and perfect!  This double-duty, hard working primer is ideal for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin.

azuleneextractOur Chamomile extract is called Azulene; Azulene, named after the Spanish word for “blue,” azul, it is an organic compound derived from the steam distillation of German Chamomile.  Azulene may assist in calming a wide variety of skin irritations and conditions because of its soothing properties, anti-inflammatory effects and antibacterial properties. It also assists in cell regeneration, so the oil is often found in skin care products used to combat wrinkles and skin blemishes.

The natural, organic sunflower extract in Hydro Pearls contains skin boosting Omega Fatty Acids and it is also a holistic anti-inflammatory, helping to soothe and hydrate the skin.   Sunflower extract is rich in anti-oxidants and vitamin E which help to encapsulate and trap free-radicals, ridding your skin of these compounds that can lead to skin conditions, like cancer.

For more information on Hydro Pearls or the rest of our botanical based Swiss Skincare line, visit our website at or call us at 1-800-282-3223.


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