House of Colour Primer You’ll Want in Your Beauty Bag

With UK Google searches for ‘silicone primer’ up by 40% and ‘silicone based primer’ having 24M TikTok video views – we’re on the hunt for the best one, which is where House of Colour’s Revelation Primer comes in… 

What are the benefits of a silicone primer?

Silicone is an emollient, which softens and soothes skin. Its molecule size is too large to be absorbed into the skin, and acts as a barrier between your skin and makeup. It also adds slip to the skin and is commonly marketed with the benefit of helping foundation “glide-on”.

Due to it not being fully absorbed by the skin it can prevent dry skin from absorbing moisture in foundation which results in patchiness. In that sense, it can help makeup last longer.

For those with oily skin, although it doesn’t prevent oil production, due to silicone drying to a satin finish and being a polymer it can prevent oils from breaking down the foundation and help to keep your makeup looking matte. 

The Revelation Primer from House of Colour (£42.86 is a lovely primer that gives you a luxurious, velvet-soft, smooth surface locking in moisture to keep your skin supple and a perfect base to keep your makeup looking fresh all day. A deeply nourishing formulation, it will give a smoother finish and appearance to your skin and make-up.

As well as being silicone-based, it has the below skin-loving ingredients:

  • Glycerin –  acts as a humectant, which is a substance that allows the skin to retain moisture. It can increase skin hydration, relieve dryness, and refresh the skin’s surface. It’s also an emollient, which means it can soften skin.
  • Soybean Extract – provides moisture for dry areas while reducing shine and oiliness in other areas.
  • Ceramide – ensure that trans-epidermal water loss does not occur too quickly by holding onto water in the skin.
  • Phospholipids – helps hydrating ingredients penetrate the skin. They really are key when it comes to promoting a healthy, hydrated complexion.
  • Hydrolyzed Silk – increases skin elasticity, speeds up skin cell function, reduces wrinkles, and tightens and smoothes the skin naturally.
  • Radish Root Ferment Filtrate – known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce redness and swelling. It’s also an effective acne fighter, thanks to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. And radish root is a great source of hyaluronic acid, which is essential for keeping your skin hydrated.
  • Soluble Collagen – deeply nourishes and hydrates the skin to make it healthier and more supple. It also improves the elasticity of the skin to make it firmer and reduces the visible signs of ageing.
Anabel Cooper

Anabel is a graduate of King’s College London and upon graduating, she set out on a journey to inspire and empower women through her words. Besides working as a digital marketing expert, Anabel is a freelance copywriter.