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Jouer Cosmetics Anti-Blemish Matte Primer

Get your eager little fingers away from that zit—attacking your skin isn’t going to make unsightly acne go away (in fact, it’ll make it worse). Give your stressed complexion a break with Jouer’s powerful yet lightweight primer. Its mattifying formula soothes and treats irritated breakouts with a unique blend of salicylic acid and antioxidant-rich ingredients. Just a thin layer will help heal blemishes, calm redness, and refine pores, providing a smooth, even canvas for foundation and concealer.

Jouer Cosmetics Anti-Blemish Matte Primer
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Fabulous for oily skin.
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I don't suffer from acne, but I do have oily skin. The first time I used this I was amazed. After eight hours of wear I didn't have to powder, or blot my face. Normally, I have to touch up 3-4 times a day. If you have oily skin, I highly recommend giving this a go.

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Not my personal fave
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I love Jouer so I bought this one full sized before I tried a mini one. I like how smooth and gel like it feels going on, it's not quite as silicone-y as most primers can be. The thing that deters me is the smell, I expected a citrus or tea tree scent but it's just slightly chemicalized floral-ish. I didn't notice blemishes decreasing or not lasting as long, which is why it's taken a back seat in my makeup regimen. I still pull it out and try it now and then hoping to fall in love with it.

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No good
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Wow! It's amazing how much I dislike this! I love the Jouer brand and was really excited about this product, but I have now tried it in so many different ways (different amounts, different timing, 5 different foundations over the top, different application tools) and it's just awful on my skin (combination dry)! Almost every time I've used it, I've had to give up and take all the makeup off at the end because it ended up so splotchy! It would slip off of my oily areas, and it caked up on my dry spots! I'd use the exact same foundation with dr. brandt pores no more, and it looks flawless. So weird. I'll look into exchanging. . . .

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complexion enhancer
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This product is a great find for me! I struggle with that oily combo skin complexion. One minute dry, the next minute oily. I have used other matte primers, and they end up breaking my skin out.
This product when I use consistently, helps to keep my skin clearer, smoother, and it helps control the oil.

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Love Jouer, but this was underwhelming
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I am a huge Jouer fan, which is why I purchased this primer when looking for a new primer. It has more of a serum-like texture than what I expected. And there is definitely a sort of chemical scent that I'm not a huge fan of. But I will say that the light texture and low salicylic percentage makes it usable for your whole face without worry. I will use the whole tube for sure, but definitely not planning on buying it again.

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LOVE!!
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I have tried many primers and this one beats it all! I have sensitive and acne-prone skin, so the salicylic acid is an awesome bonus. It does not irritate my skin and makes it feel smooth beneath my make-up!

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Calming....no , drying..yes
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Let's just say, if you need to totally dry out your face, this will do the trick. My skin is acne prone and oily in T-zone, I tried this based on the description of mattifying and treating redness. So, I used small amount only on T-zone one day, and small amount all over my face the next. I am still recovering. I've never had super dry skin, but I now sympathize with those who do. I am on day 4 of trying to heal my angry, red, dry flakiness this caused my skin. It feels like a really bad sunburn and any lotion I try to use burns like fire on my cheeks and sides of nose.
So - yes, the product dries the skin, possibly it will dry up acne as well, but using as a primer, no I won't do that again. I was going to toss it, but may use as a spot treatment for acne. After looking at the back, it does say if redness or dryness occurs to discontinue use...so I don't see how this can "calm redness" in any way whatsoever.

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Kind of nothing
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Not sure that it does anything at all, and it's quite pricey. Perhaps it's better than a primer that's not for acne, because it might help with that, but I've used more effective primers.

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Awesome!
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This is a great size that will last a while! I love how it feels like a moisturizer and not too silicony feeling. It keeps my face matte most of the day. Way longer then others that I have tried.

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Just Ok
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I ordered this primer after a long love affair with the Jouer matte tinted moisturizer. The primer was ok. I have tried several different brands, and this didn't amaze me in any way. I didn't notice that it necessarily cleared my skin. My makeup didn't seem to stay on any longer with this primer than without it. It did not CAUSE any breakouts, however, so, in my opinion, that is a plus. I am also not crazy about the scent. It's not terrible, but not necessarily a scent that I want to smear all over my face.

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