LORAC “I’m So Sensitive” Soothing Face Primer [Review]

Today we are checking out a water-based product, LORAC’s “I’m So Sensitive” Soothing Face Primer!



Promises, promises (what are they?)

The “I’m So Sensitive” Soothing Face Primer is meant for all shapes and sizes. I mean skin types. It’s supposed to be especially great for sensitive skin, which sounds really great, but does it really do its job as a primer?

Mmm… as always, it depends on what your needs are.

So LORAC describes this product as skin-perfecting, gentle and “infused” with antioxidants, vitamins and plants extracts. They say it soothes your skin, hydrates and promotes long-lasting makeup wear.

Suitable for all skin types. It’s oil-free, silicone-free, paraben-free and fragrance-free, so if you’re picky about any of these things, here’s an option for you.

BUT. What do the people say?


Let’s see

  • Its consistency reminds you of moisturizer or a creamy jello, which also makes it really easy to apply. You don’t need to bathe in it though.
  • It does work for sensitive skin, as in it doesn’t make your face feel like it’s on fire.
  • It doesn’t seem to cause breakouts for most people. One reviewer did complain that the primer caused her skin to break out “within minutes”, which I personally find pretty amazing. I’d buy this product just to see that happen with my own eyes.
  • Your foundation goes on smoother. It doesn’t necessarily stay on better than it would on its own.
  • This primer does seem to keep your skin feeling more hydrated.
  • Foundation applied on top of it does not look cakey or flakey.
  • It has a smell and you may not like it.
  • It probably doesn’t do anything to hide your pores. If they are large and you’re looking for some blurring effect, look elsewhere.
  • It also does nothing to control oiliness.
  • Not. Cheap.


Ideal for: People with dry or sensitive skin who want a basic primer that feels nice but who don’t necessarily need it to hide pores or control excessive oiliness.


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  • Easy to apply, like a moisturizer
  • Great for sensitive skin, doesn’t burn or make you break out
  • Makes the application of foundation smoother
  • Does not dry out your skin
  • Help makeup look less cakey
  • Suitable for different skin types, although probably best for normal to dry skin



  • Potentially unpleasant smell
  • Doesn’t hide pores
  • Pricey
  • Not great at controlling oil
  • Doesn’t help makeup last much longer


Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate , Propanediol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Stearic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Sucrose Stearate, Sucrose Distearate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Alpha-Arbutin, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Flower Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract


What’s your experience with the LORAC “I’m So Sensitive” Soothing Face Primer?



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