SOFINA Primavista Long Keep UV Base has been consistently ranked as the top primer on the highly rated Japan Cosme Awards 8 years in a row, and is said to be particularly effective and long-lasting for oily and combination skin. Living in a country with hot and humid climate all year round makes it extremely difficult to find a primer that makes both powder and liquid foundation lasts, and I can’t wait to try it out.
Below is the complete ingredient list:
Water, Dimethicone, C4-14 Perfluoroalkylethoxy Dimethicone, Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Copolyol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Undecyl Dimethicone, Polianthes Tuberosa Polysaccharide, Thujopsis Dolabrata Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Polysilicone – 9, Trifluoropropyldimethyl / Trimethylsiloxy Silicate, Butylene Glycol, Magnesium Sulfate , Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Methyparaben, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, HDI / Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Iron Oxides, Iron Oxide / Titanium Dioxide, Sinter, C8-18 Fluoroalcohol Phosphate, Aluminum Distearate, Methicone, Silica
Most importantly, the SOFINA Primavista Long Keep UV Base is said to contain a unique oil-blocking formula to double block sebum after secretion, by solidifying it on surface and repelling it to prevent it from spreading it over the skin.
How to Use
The SOFINA Primavista Long Keep UV Base comes in an easy squeeze bottle. Shake it well and dispense a coin sized amount to apply evenly on the entire face as the first step of your makeup routine. Layer up extra pore concealer if you need. The base is scentless and a beige colour and has a watery feel, spreading easily over the face. Apply your foundation and usual makeup after.
Upon application, the base may feel slightly sticky, but it also immediately brightened up the skin to give a hydrated and dewy complexion. It allowed my powder foundation to glide and adhere onto the skin seamlessly, and even out the skin tone instantly to create a bright, flawless finish. I usually skip on touching up my makeup after I leave the house, hence was thoroughly impressed when my foundation stay put at the end of my 8-hour work shift! This is almost twice the usual staying power, and miraculously, it also kept the skin matt and glowing without oily patches right till I got back home. I have found my Holy Grail! Highly recommended for anyone to have, and it comes very affordable on any marketplaces at under USD20 as well.