I really love the Primera products ~ I have tried their Alpine Watery Berry line and was totally excited to see Memebox offering some of their products in their shop. All they need to do now is create a Primera Mystery Box!! I did purchase a few items in their Primera shop ~ The Wild Peach Special Set and Sprout Serum. All the prices here are from the USA Memebox shop and these are special introductory prices and these products are actually retail for much higher.
Combining the words “prime” and “era,” Korean skincare label primera is an eco-oriented cosmetic brand that collects and delivers the energy released from plants directly to the skin. primera’s environment-conscious values ensure that all its products do not contain parabens, synthetic pigments, artificial fragrances and only a minimum amount of artificial chemical ingredients. The products are packaged in mostly FSC-certified paper and printed with natural soy ink as part of the brand’s earth-friendly practices. primera belongs to the AMOREPACIFIC group of brands alongside Laniege, Innisfree, Etude House and others.
I have a whole section in my blog, devoted to Memebox, so if you want to know more, check out the Memebox category.
Wild Peach Special Set (Emulsion:150mL + 5mL, Water:180mL + 5mL, Treatment:5mL) $54.00
Look how beautiful this box is, with its botanical print of peach flowers & buds. I am going to save this box for letters and cards.
Pores tend to enlarge due to various external irritants faced in daily life and excessive sebum production during adolescence. In addition, as skin loses moisture as a result of continued aging, the skin loses resilience and the pores become loose, which makes pores appear visibly larger. primera Wild Peach Pore products contain extracts from wild peach buds to impart a smooth and soft skin appearance.
This value set comes with two full sized Wild Peach Pore products ~ Water and Emulsion~ and three sample sizes of the water, emulsion and pore treatment. All of these Wild Peach products contain wild peach bud (sprout) that help smooth skin and treat skin problems while acting as an astringent. When I purchased this set, it was supposed to come with a third item, a Pore Clay Mask, but they did not have the stock, so I received a free gift of the Mild Peeling Cleanser.
Wild Peach Pore Water This pore water/toner comes in a glass bottle and it a clarifying toner that soothes the skin, while it preps your skin for better absorption for the following skincare steps. You apply this toner on your skin after you cleanse it, and it will remove any dirt, debris and makeup residue. It will also balance the moisture level, to help control any excess oil production. This is hypo allergenic and non-comedogenic. This toner is very refreshing on my face, due to the lavender extract, and it has a herbaceous scent, not a peach one. In fact, all of the products that I swatched here have an herbal scent to them. This also contains willow bark extract, which is a natural salicylic acid (beta hydroxy acid) and will help exfoliate dead skin cells and is an anti-inflammatory. You can purchase this individually here. Full Size 180 mL Value $28.00
Ingredients: water, alcohol, butylene glycol, prunus persica (peach) bud extract, salix nigra (willow) bark extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, sequoiadendron gigantea bud extract, vaccinium myrtillus bud extract, natto gum, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, ethylhexylglycerin, glycerin, menthoxypropanediol, 1,2-hexanediol, disodium EDTA cosDNA.com analysis
Wild Peach Pore Emulsion This is the matching emulsion to the toner. This not only has fermented soy beans (natto gum), but green tea extracts, for helping combat free radicals and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This also has clove flower extract, which helps balance the moisture and oil levels in your skin, so that excess sebum is reduced and your skin balance is normalized. As you can see in my swatch below, it is a light emulsion and it absorbs quickly into my skin. This has a cooling effect as well. You can purchase this individually here. Full Size 160 mL Value $28.00
Ingredients: water, butylene glycol, cetyl ethylhexanoate, cyclopentasiloxane, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, dimethicone, PEG-40 stearate, camellia sinensis leaf extract, cyclohexasiloxane, prunus persica (peach) bud extract, eugenia caryophyllus (clove) flower extract, sequoiadendron gigantea bud extract, vaccinium myrtillus bud extract, natto gum, beta-glucan, hydroxypropyl bispalmitamide MEA, inulin lauryl carbamate, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, glycerin, 1,2- hexanediol, PVP, cetearyl alcohol, sorbitan stearate, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, polysilicone-11, carbomer, glyceryl caprylate, ethylhexylglycerin, propanediol, stearyl behenate, polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose distearate, polysorbate 20, tromethamine, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol cosDNA.com analysis
I also received a 5 mL sample of the Wild Peach Pore Treatment, which is a brand new product for Primera as it was launched on March 2015. I cannot find a lot of information on this item, but I guess it is a spot treatment. This contains 91% linseed (flaxseed) extracts, which will help reduce the appearance of pores, improve the elasticity and enhance moisture. This is a powdery treatment that you shake well and apply to your oily T-Zones to help control the oil and mattifying your skin. I hope Memebox will carry this item as well as other Primera products too.
Ingredients: Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed/flaxseed) Seed Extract (91%), propanediol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Sprout Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) sprout Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (bilberry) buds extract, Viburnum Lantana Bud Extract, prunus persica (peach) bud extract, Nelumbo Nucifera (lotus) Flower Extract, Prunus Mume (plum) Fruit Extract, purified water,1,2-hexanediol, Silica, Glycerin, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Calcium Chloride, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil,Glyceryl Caprylate, Disodium EDTA, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
As Memebox couldn’t fulfill the Pore Clay mask, they instead sent out one of Primera’s Peeling Cleansers.
Traces of sebum, makeup residue, and pollutants that cause skin trouble typically remain on the skin. Pollutants can cause inflammation and other skin problems, hastening skin aging. primera is a line of mild cleansing products that smoothly and thoroughly remove impurities from the skin, leaving your skin complexion bright and your skin completely clean and clear.
Facial Mild Peeling Cleanser I am glad that I received the mild peeling cleanser, as even though I don’t have sensitive skin, I am getting older and would rather have a mild version that a more intense treatment. This has broccoli extracts, which is a superfood and it not only contains antioxidants like beta-carotene and Vitamin C, it also has Vitamin B complex, Vitamin E ~ which creates radiant skin and shiny hair as it revives skin tissue, Vitamin A and K, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Amino Acids and Folic Acid (Vitamin B9). All of these vitamins help care for your skin and keep it glowing and healthy. Broccoli also contains glucoraphanin, a phytonutrient, which has been reported in reversing sun damage on your skin. Another featured ingredient is from Melia azedarach (bead tree) and that is an anti-bacterial ingredient. I look forward to using this peeling cleanser that is packed with antioxidant ingredients ~ green tea, brocooli, brussel sprouts, mandarin orange, strawberry and sunflower extracts. You can purchase product individually here. Full Size 150 mL Value $29.00
Description: Free your skin from any impurities with this mild peeling gel from Primera! This is specially formulated to get rid of dead skin cells while also improving your skin’s overall condition. It enhances skin texture by developing a much smoother and flawless surface without skin flaking. With its rich blend of premium herbal extracts, broccoli sprout and bead tree, this peeling gel is highly nourishing as it contains large amount of vitamins and minerals beneficial to the skin. This suits all skin types and is guaranteed mild for hypersensitve skin.
How to use: After washing your face, make sure your skin is completely dry. Dispense an adequate amount of the peeling gel and massage all over the face for about 1 minute until dead skin residues come off. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
Ingredients: water, glycerin, steartrimonium methosulfate, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, camellia sinensis leaf extract, brassica oleracea italica (broccoli) extract, melia azadirachta (bead tree) extract, polyquaternium-51, brassica oleracea gemmifera (brussels sprouts) extract, citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil, lavendula angustifolia (lavender) oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil, fragaria vesca (strawberry) leaf extract, borago officinalis extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) extract, phyllanthus emblica extract, cocamidopropyl betaine, distearyldimonium chloride, isopropyl alcohol cosDNA.com analysis
I also purchased the Super Sprout Serum as well
Contains ‘Phyto-SproumTM’ which produces 3 different skin changes — revived tone, elasticity, and moisture level — through aging care for skin vulnerable to outside stimulation and time.
Super Sprout Serum This was a weak moment purchase! haha I am intrigued by this “Phyto-Sproum” patented sprout ingredient. The Wild Peach products and Peeling Cleanser are designed to either help oily skin or exfoliate and I thought I would need an anti-aging item, as I am getting up there in years. This product is an anti-aging serum which is packed with anti-oxidants made from the sprouts of “super seeds”. Phyto-Sproum is a concentrated “activated germination substance with super black seed’s efficiencies” that Primera developed. It corrects skin tone, fortifies skin barrier, moisturizes and enhances skin texture. The “super seeds” are black rice sprouts, black soybean sprouts and black sesame, which will deliver those benefits to your skin. This is a tan-ish color serum and again, it has that herbaceous scent to it. It does absorb nicely into my skin, and does not leave a sticky or tacky feeling behind. Full Size 50 mL Value $42.00
Description: This intensive skincare serum has exquisite anti-aging properties that are highly effective in making the skin firm while diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots. With premium vitamins and minerals derived from high quality bean extracts, this serum delivers abundant nourishment into the skin’s deepest layers to be able to produce new and healthy cells. It perfectly evens out skin tone and brightens up complexion for a youthful and glowing skin. This is specially formulated to be non-sticky and is therefore suitable for all skin types.
Ingredients: water, propanediol, oryza sativa (rice) germ extract, glycerin, alcohol, glycine soja (soybean) sprout extract, sesamum indicum (sesame) sprout extract, dicaprylyl ether, rheum undulatum root/stalk/stem extract, oleanolic acid, theobroma cacao (cocoa) extract, C14- 22 alcohols, sucrose palmitate, xanthan gum, glyceryl stearate citrate, hydrogenated lecithin, glyceryl stearate, C12-20 alkyl glucoside, cellulose gum, sodium phytate, glyceryl caprylate, dextrin, mannan, sucrose, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
I am planning to test these products for late September/October time frame as I think these are great transition skincare items for me, going from the warmer months to cooler months. They both deal with pore care, oily skin and anti-aging concerns. One product that I have had prior to the Memebox offering Primera is the Alpine Berry Watery Mask, which Memebox does carry now.
Daily bouts with pollution and various outside irritations cause stress on the skin. They irritate the skin and weaken its functionality. As a result, the skin becomes dry and bloats easily and loses vitality. The primera Watery Line contains alpine strawberry, which boasts strong vitality growing in the highlands, and extract from mallow, which maintains skin moisture, to keep the skin moisturized and fully vitalized.
Alpine Berry Watery Mask I’ve used this mask a few times and I do like it a lot. It doesn’t smell like strawberries, as it is using the strawberry sprout, so again ~ it is an herbal scent. This is a creamy white gel cream, with a lovely texture. It does absorb nicely and I do not have any breakouts or rashes ~ just soft skin that looks refreshed and brighter. I was hording this sleep pack as I could not find it easily online, but now that Memebox is carrying it, I will be able to start using it nightly. I plan to do a Primera testing for a month ~ mid September to mid October ~ with all of the products in this blog post. This sleep pack is full of Vitamins A, B and C, plus it moisturizes, brightens and helps repair your skin overnight. I have a few sleeping packs that I already know that I will repurchase and this is one of them. Full Size 50 mL Value $34.00
Description: A rich facial cream that provides full hydration and nourishment to be able to completely replenish and revitalize the skin. Primera’s Alpine Berry Watery Cream is specially formulated with premium ingredients Alpine Strawberry, Papaya Fruit Extract, Vitamin C, Keratinoid and Aloe Vera Leaf Gel to work in complete synergy and attain optimum skin rejuvenation. Nutrients derived from these ingredients help the skin produce healthy skin cells while also balancing its normal moisture levels that results in a smoother and softer skin texture. It also brightens up the skin tone and maintains a healthy, rosy glow to completely diminish skin dullness and blemishes.
Ingredients: water, butylene glycol, glycerin, cyclopentasiloxane, cyclohexasiloxane, alcohol, trehalose, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, fragaria vesca (strawberry) leaf extract, aminobutyric acid, nelumbo nucifera flower extract, carica papaya (papaya) fruit extract, malva sylvestris (mallow) flower/leaf/stem extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, brassica oleracea italica (broccoli) extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) extract, brassica oleracea gemmifera (brussels sprouts) extract, borago officinalis extract, phyllanthus emblica extract, veronica officinalis flower/leaf/stem extract, primula veris extract, mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf extract, melissa officinalis leaf extract, alchemilla vulgaris extract, achillea millefolium extract, beta-glucan, natto gum, 1,2- hexanediol, PCA dimethicone, dimethicone, polysorbate 20, dimethiconol, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, tromethamine, propanediol, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium hyaluronate, disodium EDTA, tapioca starch, lactobacillus ferment, phenoxyethanol, fragrance(natural origin) cosDNA.com analysis
As mentioned, I will have a full testing review at the end of October, with the Wild Peach Pore Water and Emulsion, Super Sprout Serum, Mild Facial Peeling Cleanser and Alpine Watery Mask, as I will be using these products starting in mid-September. Look for my review then! I am so happy that Memebox is now offering the Primera line and I hope you are too! What do you think of the Primera line ~ do you own any of them or are interested in purchasing some of them?
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