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Gentle Illuminating Primer

Gentle Illuminating Primer

$50.00

Nourish + Blur.

Rated 4.4 out of 5
Based on 83 reviews
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What is It?

Transcends the boundaries between skin and makeup. Blurs the look of skin imperfections + color corrects redness. Wear alone or under foundation. 

What does it do for me?

Hydrate and refine your complexion. Skin honoring Organic Prickly Pear. Brightening Camellia + Pomegranate. Antioxidant Elderberry. Naturally soft, luminous finish.

Skin Type?

Great for sensitive, balanced, dry and mature skin. Wear when you want to perfect your skin without foundation.  Pairs well with all Vapour Foundations.

Activated with Untamed Botanicals.

  • Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) rich + skin-conditioning Organic Prickly Pear
  • Complexion-brightening Organic Camellia + Pomegranate Seed oils
  • Soothes, calms + protects with Frankincense, Tulsi + Lotus extracts
  • Antioxidant + vitamin-rich Elderberry

Deliberately Sustainable

  • Respectfully Anhydrous (waterless)
  • Made with 100% Daylight Solar
  • Beegan - Vegan Friendly + Ethically-Sourced Organic Beeswax (No bees are harmed!)
  • Terracycle® for recycling packaging
  • FSC Certified paper box
  • Always Cruelty Free

Unconventionally Clean

Gentle Illuminating Primer is formulated WITHOUT silicone, dimethicone, polyacrylamide, ethanolamine, FD&C pigments, parabens, nanoparticles, fillers, irradiated pigments and 1400+ banned ingredients.

Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Silica, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Lauroyl Lysine, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Opuntia Ficus Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Mica, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Citrus Bergamia Risso (Bergamot) Oil (Bergaptene-Free), Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Oil, Wildcrafted Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Gum, Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi/Holy Basil) Leaf Extract*, Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) Leaf Extract*, Polyglyceryl-2-Caprate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Phenethyl Alcohol

*Organic
Plant derived
Mineral derived

30 ml / 1.0 fl oz

Learn more about our ingredients in our Ingredient Glossary.

Directions

Shake well before use. Apply to clean skin, or after your moisturizer or sunscreen. Smooth 1 or 2 pumps of primer onto face and neck with fingertips. Let product absorb into skin before applying additional products. Follow with Foundation.

Pro Tip

Gentle Illuminating Primer is great on days that you don’t want to wear foundation. Nourishes skin + blurs imperfections for a healthy glow.

Elevate Your Makeup

Gentle Illuminating Primer. Natural. Healthy. Clean. Cruelty-free.  Vapour is committed to supporting organic, plant based, non-toxic options.

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average rating 4.4 out of 5
Based on 4.4 Reviews
average rating 4.4 out of 5
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83 Reviews
Reviewed by Anne
Verified Buyer
I don't recommend this product
Age Range
20s
Skin Tone
Medium (Shades 120-130)
Rated 1 out of 5
Review posted

Nothing like Glossier Future Dew

This product was listed as a swap for glossier future dew. It's nothing like that. I found this product to be drying and mattifying, not at all like a moisturizing, dewy oil serum. Also, it's impossible to get product out. There was no tube so the pump top literally didn't work at all. Really, really disappointed.

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Vapour Beauty

Hi Anne, thank you for your honest review. We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy Gentle Illuminating Primer. We accept returns within 30 days of delivery if you're interested. Customer Care will follow up with you shortly! Regarding the packaging, the absence of a "tube" is totally normal for this product. It is an airless pump, so it uses a plunger to push product up from the bottom instead of pulling it up through a straw. New units may require priming, so if it doesn't dispense product right away, depress the pump a few more times to get it started. Hope that helps!

Reviewed by Melanie G.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
50s
Skin Tone
Medium (Shades 120-130)
Skin Type
  • Dry
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Silkiest smoothest product!

This primer is amazing! I’m 57 and have lived in the sunshine all my life. So, imperfect skin. This primer is nutrient dense and goes on feeling like you coated your skin with love. It takes the redness out of the skin and prepares it for your foundation like no other I’ve tried. I love it so much!

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Reviewed by Ellice P.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
40s
Skin Tone
Light (Shades 90-117)
Skin Type
  • Combination
  • Sensitive
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

First ever Primer

I never understood why people use primer, but Vapour sent me a sample with an order, and noooow I get it. I feel like this almost makes a highlighter redundant; I feel so glowy. I don't know if it's my imagination, but I feel like it also functions like skincare. When I wear it, my skin feels smooth and I never have an oily sheen like I do when I go without it. I ended up ordering their sample set of all three primers, and this one was my favorite.

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Reviewed by Sally S.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
60+ and glowing
Skin Tone
Light (Shades 90-117)
Skin Type
  • Balanced
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

This is magic

All I have to do is apply a small amount all over my face and my Vapor tanning powder and blush look amazing on my skin . It’s like magic

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Reviewed by GEORGEANN B.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
60+ and glowing
Skin Tone
Light (Shades 90-117)
Skin Type
  • Combination
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Review illuminating primer

I like this much better than I thought I would. I do not normally wear any foundation. This is light moisturizing and feels natural, looks natural.

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