Good morning everyone! After a couple of weeks disappeared -I needed some time to prepare for a test, organize my room a little, and start setting the “new” blog up-, today I’m finally back with my final thoughts on a product that some of you were interested in on Instagram: the Princess Potion primer from W7. It’s supposed to be an alternative to Farsáli‘s famous Unicorn Essence, a product that we see very often in beauty influencer’s Instagram videos. What’s its function? And, is it worth it?
£8.95 – | Cruelty-free | Vegan?*
On the Maquillalia website, which is where I got it from, they indicate that this product is a “fast-absorbing face serum“, which “works wonders for both skins without makeup or mixed with your favorite base“. The packaging of the product is very cute, and it has an eyedropper dispenser, just like the Farsáli one. We can also appreciate that it has the same bright pink tone and glitter. The smell is rather sweet, like candy, which I love.
*Is it vegan? Among the ingredients of the product, I found acetate, glycerin, polysorbate and tocopherol, which could be vegan or not, given that they can be derived from plants, among others, as well as from animals. I haven’t found information on this aspect on the brand’s site.
Among the ingredients of the product, the most significant include:
- Hyaluronic acid: improves the elasticity of the skin and moisturizes it.
- Sweet almond oil: provides essential nutrients such as Vitamin E, minerals and monounsaturated fatty acids, among others, providing the skin with a healthier appearance.
- Aloe: hydrates and regenerates; prevents and treats skin aging as well.
- Argan oil: best known for its hair care benefits (at least for my part), it contains vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and antioxidants which turn out to be very effective preventing premature aging, decreasing the signs of aging, and hydrating the skin.
- Grape leaves: grape seed extract helps improve the appearance of the skin and its elasticity.
- Chamomile: has decongestive, calming and softening properties.
Uses and results
The three things that I look for in my primers is that they lengthen the duration of the base I’ll apply on top of it, that they minimize the appearance of pores, and that they don’t feel heavy. This one covers two of those requirements.
The texture that it leaves on the skin is a bit sticky, but it’s definitely not excessive and it doesn’t become too heavy; it seems to me as though it’s a sign that later on, when you apply the base with a brush, it will stick to it better. Another thing that I’ve noticed is that foundations blend much better with it, as it softens the skin and makes it easier to apply products.
The only thing that it doesn’t do -I already expected that from the ingredients list- is minimizing pores, especially the largest ones in my nose area. To this day, I still haven’t found a primer that I love for that, but I really like this one for the rest of the face and I think it fulfills what it’s meant to do, which is to extend the duration of the base and to hydrate and nourish it.
For its price, which doesn’t pass the 10 dollars mark, I think the quality is excellent, well above my expectations, which is why I wanted to share my final impressions on the product with you. Due to my skin type, which is combination-oily, and because of my poor “purchasing power”, which remains a ruined university student’s one, I wouldn’t risk spending around 50 euros on a serum. I’ve heard wonders about him, but for that price, it better make my pores disappear completely while still hydrating the rest of the areas – at least.
This option, therefore, is very nice and reasonably priced. I’ve been using this product for about two months both on me and on different people, and I’m really enjoying the results (especially on dry skin) as I’ve seen a huge difference.
That’s it for today! The new site is finally beginning to shape up, and I’m very happy with the improvements and the possibilities it has. Thank you so much for reading me, and see you in the next post! Before you go, don’t forget to follow me on social media ♡