5 Affordable Makeup Primers With Hyaluronic Acid
If you’ve diligently search the aisles of your local drugstore in pursuit of the words “hyaluronic acid,” we’ve probably crossed paths once or twice. We love the skin-care ingredient for the way it gives our skin a boost of hydration and in turn, plumps it up and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Our collection of skin-care products containing hyaluronic acid is looking strong (with room for more — always) but our HA-infused makeup collection of is rather weak. To step up our hyaluronic acid game, we took to the primer section of the makeup aisle to find the best hydrating formulas.
Sodium hyaluronate is the water-soluble version of hyaluronic acid. It penetrates the skin more easily, which means it’s commonly the form of HA that’s used in cosmetic products. Knowing this, we searched ingredient lists accordingly and put a range of products to the test. Ahead, find our five favorite hydrating drugstore makeup primers that won’t break the bank.
J.Cat Beauty H20 Fresh Dewy Hydrating Face Primer
Beloved by makeup wearers with dry skin, this face primer doubles as a lightweight moisturizer. This oil-free K-beauty product is infused with chamomile, green tea and ginseng root to give your skin a radiant base.
For a unique, lightweight formula meant to leave your skin glowy and hydrated, look no further than this priming serum from E.l.f. Dispense a few drops into your hands and massage the formula into your skin before applying foundation.
NYX Professional Makeup Hydra Touch Primer
Smooth and refresh your skin with this hydrating cream formula. It has a sheer finish and is ideal for using before foundation to ensure that your makeup is long-lasting and flake-free.
Ulta Beauty Hydrating Face Primer
In addition to sodium hyaluronate, this Ulta Beauty primer also contains coconut water for antioxidant protection and aloe vera and avocado oil to soften and improve skin’s texture.
Maybelline New York FaceStudio Master Prime in Hydrate + Smooth
Maybelline FaceStudio’s Master Prime line was born to target different skin concerns, like this one, which aims to moisturize dry skin. Apply it before foundation to give your skin an extra dose of hydration, or wear it alone to make your skin look naturally glowy.