Rated 4.21 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Better than the original!
So I've used the original Porefessional primer for years. I would try others every so often, but Benefit makes them the best. Because I'm getting older and I now live in a city where winters are much harsher, I've needed to change my makeup regimen to something with more hydration. And OH MY GOODNESS this primer delivers!! It's so much better than I thought it would be! It does everything the original Porefessional primer does, but it also makes my skin feel like skin. Not tight, not dry. It also helps my make up go on better; I don't need to apply as much. I work 12-13 hour night shifts in a cold, dry hospital and my make up looks great.
The only con I can think of is that applying it is a little sticky and heavy. I was expecting it to apply like the original Porefessional primer, but it really isn't a drawback. I hope Benefit comes out with the larger size for this hydrating formula!
Most Helpful Critical Review Not sure what to think of this....
So I went on a little shopping spree for myself at Christmas as I was looking for some items to help with my newly dry to combo skin. As I get older I've noticed my skin has REALLY changed and is no longer oily. I was wanting to give this new "God-send of an item" (as the employee described it) so I grabbed the trial size. After hearing the worker rave on and on about it I decided to go ahead and just buy the whole bottle....I kinda wish I hadn't. I've used Benefit bran primers before and love them so I was excited. I also bout the IT Confidence in a Jar Moisturizer set with moisturizer, eye cream, and cleanser AND the IT CC Cream. The first couple of times I used everything it went ok but I thought it was way too quick to 'dry' and was hard to spread. I decided to use a bit more product and still had the same issue. THEN I started to notice the products rolling up all over my face as if I had dead skin rolled up all over my face. Originally I thought that is was dead skin so I rewashed and moisturized my face with my IT set and tried again. The same thing has happened about every other use. I've noticed it works better if you put it on BEFORE my moisturizer completely sets in, but even that didn't work yesterday. Not sure if it's just a fluke, but thought it was worth writing about. I never leave reviews but this was a big disappointment. I'm not saying don't try, but definitely get the trial size first and see what you think! Although my skin is dryer than it used to be, I don't have an overly dry face...it's more like a small patch of dry skin that I can't seem to keep hydrtated with my original set up so I really don't think it's my skin. I also tried using different moisturizers and it didn't make a difference. I also cleaned my brushes and tried different foundations but nothing fixed the problem. I really hope this review helps someone! I still LOVE Benefit, just not a big fan of this specific item.
Reviewed by 89 customers Good primer
Lexi from Milwaukee, wI
I use this in combination with other primers. I only put this where pores are an issue. It doesn't completely blur them. But it does help.
Great for winter
Lee from California
In the winter my combo skin gets dry and flaky in the t-zone. This primer works great to help moisturize those dry patches. I don't notice any pilling of foundation, but that might be due to I wear a tinted moisturizer so it's lightweight. This primer also feels a lot less greasy to me then their original pore filling primer. Doesn't cause breakouts either.
Not for Oily Skin
Megan from Colorado
If you have oily skin I suggest you stay away from this primer. I got in an ipsy bag so I thought I would give it a try. It does nothing to prolong my makeup in fact it causes it to break down faster.
kate from ky
No matter how much I have tried and tried with this primer, it pills so bad. As in when I apply my makeup, it doesn't stick to my skin and gives the most horrendous look. It literally rolls into little balls like a snowman. No amount of time have I given it to dry, it always does this. Hated it; if I could I would give it 0 stars.
Merp from Oklahoma City, OK
This product sucked every ounce of hydration out of skin and settled in fine lines I didn't know existed. The flakiness this product caused was horrendous. Don't get me started on how awful it made my foundation look. Hard pass.
Best face product I've used in years!!! Perfect!'
Joanna from Ashburn VA
Use after moisturizer and before foundation
Makes Foundation Crumble
Minn15 from Minnesota
I have normal to dry skin so I was excited to try the hydrating primer. I was very disappointed. The primer made my foundation crumble. I tried the foundation with other primers and discovered the issue was with the Porefessional primer. My makeup would peel throughout the day. Also was somewhat sticky on application. Would not recommend.
Mary from Olympia WA
So I think this is helpful! It seems to "fill" large pores so your makeup goes on easier.
Marina from Virginia
I bought the mini to try because I have sensitive, dry skin. I like this primer a lot and am repurchasing for the third time!
Loved till broke me out
Cali from Ok
I'm 49 get occasional small pimples, texture. I have dry skin so really excited to try this. I loved it felt comfortable and gave a great finish. But now I have been using everything I have to exfoliate salicylic,glycolic mild physical exfoliant because it got stuck in my pores I have a lot of bumps and pimples. I don't use silicone primers and maybe my NuSkin face wash couldn't remove it when I washed my face at night
LOVE ❤️ This Product!
Blaze007 from FL
If you have combination oily/dry skin this product is for you. It doesn't dry you out & keeps oily skin under control.
katie from Michigan
I like this one better than the original! I feel like this one is better at actually staying on my skin. One tip I have is to make sure the first ingredient in your primer matches the first ingredient in your foundation/concealer. The first ingredient in this primer is water so it goes really well with my foundation!
I usually use it as a second primer on top of top of my usual primer and use it on and around my nose where my pores are the largest.
Can't live without
Marasua from Jersey Shore
I use this under my foundation. I thought I was in love the the original porefector, this one is
Blows it away!! Very moisturizing. Goes on smooth & creamy. Makes my complexion look perfect.
I would not buy again. Very dry and hard to apply.
Antibaba from Montana
Very dry and hard to apply.
Not for me
TB from Buffalo, NY
I was pretty bummed that this didn't work for me because my favorite primer of all time is the regular porefessional primer. I was dealing with a lot of dry skin on my face which is why I tried this one. It really didn't hydrate my face at all and it felt like a lotion that just never dried. When I use the other primer I can tell immediately that my face looks better, like matte and smooth. With this one, my face didn't look any different at all and it just felt wet and sticky. I will go back to the original!
brenny from Delaware
Okay, so I was never a fan of the original Porefessional. It was too slippery and siliconey and just did not do what I needed. Then comes this beautiful product. I originally received a sample and was instantly hooked! I tend to have more oily skin, but don't let that scare you away. I LOVE IT! It's become and everyday staple to my routine. It feels refreshing and leaves your skin soft to the touch. I wear it alone and it makes my skin look luxurious. You must give this a shot!!!
Aly from Okeechobee, fl
This will be a permanent part of my routine.
I LOVE THIS!!!!
Angelina from Jesup,Georgia
I am so glad they came out with this! I used to use the original and it would cause me to have dry skin patches pretty bad. I was hesitant to try this, but I'm super glad I did! I highly recommend this! It's 100% the best thing I've found for my skin! I do have dry skin with an oily t-zone and it doesn't cause me any problems when using this anywhere on my face!
Ashley from South Dakota
I am not sure if I like this product or not. During the day, my face starts to feel really dewy and wet. But it's not wet. I don't like the way this feels on my face as the day progresses.
I will be buying this again
Lee 2020 from Massachusetts
This product feels so good on your skin , feels cold when you apply it , it's the best
I WOULD NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN
BJ from MO
I WILL RETURN THIS PRODUCT.
Literally the best primer I've ever used
Jewels from Florida
So I got this in my boxycharm last month and I loved it so much I had to buy another one. It's expensive but honestly so worth it. I've used the milk primer, stilla, nyx, sol (still one of my faves though lol), l'oreal, and so many more and this one tops all of them. I've never seen my foundation stick to my skin the way it does with this primer. And smoothly at that. It just has such a good grip and it goes on so so so smoothly and so so so evenly. It doesn't move throughout the day and it doesn't wear off until the end of the day. So worth it. Please buy this so you can experience the amazing wonders of this primer.
Good feel and coverage.
Shellz from Michigan
Too hydrating in humid weather when wearing moisturizer underneath. Works well otherwise.
Good for all skin types
Brenda from Texas
I Love this primer and the blur effect it gives me. I will difficulty buy this item again. It gives a smooth canvas to work on when applying foundation.
Yes I will buy this product again
Newly retired me from Bend oregon
I love the primer. Very soft and smooth. Does help my make up look better and stay on longer