Trust Me—These Face Primers Are Incredible for Mature Skin

As we get older there’s no doubt that our skin changes greatly. Thankfully there’s now more information out there on how our hormone levels affects our skin, whether that’s with loss of volume, dryness or skin tone change. While this is more important to note when it comes to skincare and supplements it’ll also play a part in the makeup that we pick too. From choosing liquids or powder products or even opting for a primer that works better for mature skin.

I’m 30 and have already seen the choices I make adjust as my skin texture and tone change. I’m suddenly more drawn to creamier products and crave glow-boosting formulas across each step of my routine. Priming your skin is the crossover step from skincare to makeup and we’re seeing more brands wise up to the benefits of incorporating skincare ingredients into primers, which is why I love to include this product in my everyday makeup routine.

What to Look for In a Primer For Mature Skin

To help makeup last longer on mature skin, it’s about keeping the skin hydrated and plump. So, it’s key to look out for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides and peptides. Hyaluronic acid attracts and holds up to 1000 times its weight in water so skin benefits from staying softer and more hydrated for longer. Ceramides also help with hydration by strengthening the skin barrier, while peptides encourage your skin to make more collagen, eventually leading to plumper-looking skin. When it comes to making your makeup last, opting for primers that look to blur and hydrate will be the best combination for more mature skin.


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The Best Face Primers for Mature Skin:

1. Tatcha The Silk Canvas

2. Charlotte Tilbury Invisible UV Flawless Poreless Primer

3. Hourglass Vanish™ Airbrush Primer

4. The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer

5. Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Hydrating

6. Shiseido Synchro Skin Soft Blurring Primer

7. Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Face Primer

8. Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base

9. Lancôme La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer 01

10. Armani Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer

11. Huda Beauty Glowish Blur Jam Primer

12. Morphe Revitalizer Foundation Primer

13. Lumene Invisible Illumination Instant Glow UV Primer

This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.