Reviewed by Jane Warwick
This product arrived in a black rectangular cardboard box and on opening the lid of the box, the organic pure perfection primer was found nestled amongst black straw like paper. The plastic tube of primer is black with the logo and the actual substance (certified organic pure perfection primer) in gold lettering. The percentage of the product which is organic is on the front in white lettering (83%). This colouring creates a product that does look luxurious.
This primer is made in Australia and is enriched with Kangaroo Paw Extract, and Hyaluronic Acid, to help boose hydration in the skin, creating the appearance of firmer, smoother skin. (All of this is in gold lettering on the back of the tube). On the back, it also states it is not tested on animals and is suitable for vegans which puzzled me due to the kangaroo paw extract, so I had to look this up! Thankfully no paw of a kangaroo has been used in the making of this primer, but Kangaroo paw is actually a flower which blooms in a range of vibrant colours – yellows, reds and green. Its name is due to the shape of the flower which looks like a kangaroo paw. Indigenous Australians have used this plant for thousands of years. Now you know! Kangaroo Paw is rich in Linoleic acid and it is this substance which helps to hydrate the skin.
Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the skin and its main function is to retain water to keep the tissue well lubricated and moist so more of this also allows the skin to become less lined and more hydrated which suits me.
As with all skin products it is advisable to test a small area of the skin in case of any allergic reaction, so I rubbed a small amount behind my ear and left it for 24 hours. No rash or any signs of an allergic reaction were seen, so I placed a small amount of the primer cream onto the palm of my hand and gradually rubbed this into my skin on my face, using circular movements. It is supposed to help with smoothing out the variation of skin colour too, which I did not notice but it could have done as my skin has quite a bit of variation in colour. The cream felt silky, and it was not at all sticky which was a relief. My foundation cream went on next, and this seemed to go on more smoothly than normal and the net result was a more uniform layer of colour. After using this primer for several days, my skin seems to be less lined, smoother and more hydrated. I like the fact it is also organic (knowing that less chemicals have been used to grow the plant), but I am intrigued as to what part of the primer is not organic as it is 83% organic not 100%. On the website, it states that the primer also contains certified organic Jojoba Oil, apricot oil and lemon myrtle oil. These also help to hydrate and smooth the skin.
Would I continue to use it? Yes, as my skin does feel good and so an ideal base of my foundation. Also, my skin looked slightly less lined which is a huge plus and only a small amount is needed each day so the tube will last a long time.
This product can be purchased from INIKA here.