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Rehab Priming Elixir


Rehab Priming Elixir

What it is:A makeup primer that prepares skin for easy makeup application and long wear. What it does:Kat calls this her "black rose primer detox." It provides mattifying properties, evens out the complexion, and nourishes skin to create the perfect canvas for applying makeup and extending its wear. The extract of rose provides potent hydrating properties. A blend of natural fruit and botanical extracts soothes and hydrates skin. This product also protects skin against environmental damage and premature aging. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- ParabensWhat else you need to know:Oil- and fragrance-free, this water-based formulation is gentle on all types of skin and never leaves a shiny effect or greasy feeling. For additional antiaging benefits, this product can be used in the in the evening under night cream.
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Questions & Answers for Kat Von D Rehab Priming Elixir

Question
How is it on oily skin????
I have extremely oily skin and large pores. Does this control oil and shine and hide pores? It say it is a matte primer, just wondering if it holds up under humidity, sweat and oil.
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
tigereyes
(Mitchell, NE)
on Rehab Priming Elixir
9 answers
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answer 1
It does not control oil and has it's own slick about it before your own oil kicks in and doesn't fill in pores or lines either (I also have large pores).
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
dd83
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
I went into Sephora specifically to get a good primer, my skin's oily and prone to occasional breakouts, plus it's super humid where I live. The artist chose this one because it keeps the make up from getting into pores to prevent break out. It really feels like I'm just putting water on my face it's so smooth.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
jemkills
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 3
I think it's great for oily skin because I just started using it and I am battling with oily skin, too and it keeps my face shine-free all day so far. Better than my usual primer, I used Smashbox before which wasn't bad at all but this one is a tad better I think. I also think it's formulated oil-free anyways, so your skin won't react to it.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
devildoll133
(Mount Clemens, MI)
answer 4
I have an oily t-zone and found this primer neither helped nor hurt as far as mid-day shine (in other words, it doesn't make me more oily, but I end up needing to blot and powder around lunch time just like I normally would). I think if you are looking for a primer to help control oil, you probably want to look elsewhere.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
sleepwell
answer 5
Sorry to tell ya beauty sister but I have the same problem and it didnt do the job on my oily skin. Try M.A.C. prep+prime face protect spf 50, it's about the same price as the Rehab Priming Elixer (maybe a few dollars more). It last all day and minimized the appearance of large pores. Someone once thought I had foundation on (all I had on was this primer).
It is truly an amazing product, I hope you try it.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
girlthrash666
(Killers,N.Y.)
answer 6
I noticed it helped a bit with oily skin, but half way through the day I needed to touch up or use oil blotting papers. Nothing special about this product.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
sam021
(Victoria, BC)
answer 7
This primer has given my complexion a matte finish underneath my foundation. I have had no problems with it in humidity. I am slightly oily in areas on my face (forehead, sides of nose, chin) and this has kept my foundation true and lasting all day without any shine breakthrough. I love this product--it is the best primer I have tried, and I've tried everything, including Hourglass, Smashbox, Bare Minerals, Makeup Forever, etc.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
tommysgirl
(Central Jersey, NJ)
answer 8
YES! Yes & Yes! This product is a win for sure!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
rosadevildoll
(minneapolis)
answer 9
I have oily skin too, it definitely does work to keep shine at bay and keep my makeup from migrating into oily pools on my face. It's pretty lightweight, and absorbs REALLY fast so it's not sitting on top of your sin, making it look more oily than what it already is.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
killerteeth
(NYC, NY)
Question
Why does it "smell good" if there is no fragrance.
A lot of the review mention that this product smells "so good". What does it smell like - the description says it's fragrance free?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
therealbatgirl
(New Jersey)
on Rehab Priming Elixir
6 answers
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answer 1
Rose extract provides a pleasant smell without added fragrance.
answered 10 months ago
5ht2a
(Plano TX)
answer 2
You are smelling the rose extract which it's primary function is not for it's scent.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
dd83
(Toronto, ON)
answer 3
Honestly it doesn't really have a smell to me.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
princessbydawn
(Ukiah, CA)
answer 4
It is in fact "fragrance free" but because there is rose extract added it gives it a light rose scent.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Mikinzi
(Nashville, TN)
answer 5
The pleasant scent is the natural odor of the primer. It includes beneficial extracts (such as rose) that serve to nourish the skin and these extracts happen to smell good. "Fragrance-free" means no artificial perfumes have been added to the formula.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
flamexheather
(Houston, TX)
answer 6
smells great
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
kilgore
(Miami, FL)
Question
If this is "mattifying" how does it leave a "glow"
Some description describe this products as leaving complexion with a dewy glow and yet the product description says "mattifying". Is it dull and flat or dewy?????
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
therealbatgirl
(New Jersey)
on Rehab Priming Elixir
6 answers
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answer 1
I wouldn't describe it as dewy at all. It is sticky and makes my face look way too shiny, almost greasy. The foundation for me, is better without the primer.
answered 2 years ago
wess
(Redlands, CA)
answer 2
Your skin will look glowing (healthy, even out) is another way of saying glowy skin :)
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
lunawolf85
(Fowler, CA)
answer 3
Dull and flat, in my opinion.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
sas103
answer 4
it's more matte. I don't notice anything dewy. If you want a "dewy" finish, I like Laura Mercier primers.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
violetsinbloom
(morgantown wv)
answer 5
I think the mattifying vs. dewey glow depends on your skin. Its definitely not dull and flat, but it does seem to make your skin look healthier without being shiney, if that makes sense. I have oily skin, and it definitely keeps my makeup on my face, but leaves an overall brighter look to my skin when i'm not wearing my foundation.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
ilyra
(London, Ont.)
answer 6
Dewey
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
kilgore
(Miami, FL)
Question
Other reviewers have mentioned that the primer is sticky until dry. How long does it normally take to dry before applying the foundation?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
wess
(Redlands, CA)
on Rehab Priming Elixir
6 answers
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answer 1
The primer sets very quickly, with next to no dry time. I don't find it sticky.
answered 10 months ago
5ht2a
(Plano TX)
answer 2
About 60 seconds but I still found a slick on my face that I could soak a blotting paper with. If you have oily skin, this elixir is not really ideal, dry skin however would probably love it!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
dd83
(Toronto, ON)
answer 3
I had to give this primer a second chance, and I'm glad that I did. Like other reviewers I did experience the "sticky" and "gooey" feeling the first time. I then returned it because of that reason, and it was supposed to be a primer and make my make up last. BTW, I am very super oily. I kept thinking about what I could've done to make it not so sticky. I realized every time I went to use it I would empty the whole dropper, instead of starting off with a bit of it. Then I could've rubbed it into my skin like I do my moisturizer and let it dry before applying foundation. I gave it a second chance and whoa! What a difference. It sucks that it takes some figuring out to make this and her foundation work, but it is what it is.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
MrzQ
(Missouri)
answer 4
Takes about 15 min to dry. But I apply my foundation while it is sticky because it helps you use LESS foundation.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
ravengirl724
answer 5
Unfortunately, for me it's sticky even at the end of the day when I try to take it off (leaves my face really sqeaky but not squeaky clean). I usually let it dry at least 5 minutes before putting on foundation, otherwise it gets a bit clumpy, but you really only need a tiny amount. It's sticky for me when I put a bit too much on.
answered 2 years ago
elbu
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 6
I don't find it very sticky at all. I usually put it on and wait about a minute to make sure it's dry. It works very well and is my favorite primer
answered 2 years ago
livyya
(Columbus, OH)
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oily skin
is this good for oily skin and how many ounces in a bottle
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asked 3 years, 3 months ago
harmony1625
(pt charlotte, Fl)
on Rehab Priming Elixir
5 answers
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answer 1
No it's not good for oily skin, it has it's own slick about it before your own oil even comes into play.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
dd83
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
Yes, it works very well with oily skin and absorbs quickly. It controls shine during hours of wear.
answered 3 years ago
metalmuchacha
(California)
answer 3
Yes. It's very lightweight and stays on. Doesn't clog pores like most primers tend to.
answered 3 years ago
cosmetichoe
(College Station, Texas)
answer 4
one full ounce, and it has a glass dropper, perfect for controlling how much you apply. You only need a small amount a lot goes a long way!! Also it is oil free and makes your skin feel great!!! If you have oily skin wet your face and rub baking soda all over it takes care of the oily problem and clears your face up try it and let me know!! Hope this helped!!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
themerissa
(marysville, wa)
answer 5
Its a 1oz bottle, its not the best product to help with oily skin. Bare Escentuals has a really nice primer for oil control.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
sam021
(Victoria, BC)
Question
Use with moisturizers?
Should this product be put on before or after moisturizer?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Minneapolis, MN)
on Rehab Priming Elixir
5 answers
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answer 1
It's best to apply after your skin care regime from cleanse, tone or soften, moisterize, sunscreen then primer :)
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
lunawolf85
answer 2
I use it after but it could def. be used without.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Mikinzi
(Nashville, TN)
answer 3
I usually put my moisturizer on first and let it absorb before I put the primer on.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
sas103
answer 4
I use this on top of my moisturizer and it really locks it in!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
violetsinbloom
(morgantown wv)
answer 5
Use this after your moisturizer. You want your moisturizer to have first access to your skin. Also, this product is intended to work with your makeup, so you want this to be the step you apply just before your foundation.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
flamexheather
(Houston, TX)
Question
How does the applicator function and what is the consistency of the primer?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
WinterWaterz
(Mt. Vernon, KY)
on Rehab Priming Elixir
5 answers
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answer 1
They have changed the applicator from an eyedropper to a pump. It comes out quickly and is a slippery watery consistency. You can't half pump for a smaller amount.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
dd83
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
Reminds me of liquid hand soap but much "silkier". A little goes a long way
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
ravengirl724
answer 3
Sticky
answered 2 years ago
wess
(Redlands, CA)
answer 4
The applicator is more of a wand that you can dab against your skin. It's consistency is very light but a little goes a long way.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
annedroid
(Santa Barbara, CA)
answer 5
The dispenser is supposed to work like an eye dropper. You press the button at the top to suck product into the tube and then you press the button again to dispense the product into your hands. Personally, this method never worked very well for me. Enough of the product sticks to the outside of the dropper tube that when I pull it out of the bottle I just use what I wipe off of that. A little goes a long way and I think the product works very well. It is a thinner, more lotiony consistency. Not like a cream or a silicone. It is water-based and oil free. I recommend the product but I sort of hope they redesign the function of the dispenser.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
CaitlinMcM
(Orlando, FL)
Question
Does this primer ok for people with acne prone skin?
I have very sensitive, acne prone skin with some acne scaring. It's been hard for me to find a primer that doesn't break me out. I was using smashbox light primer, but that eventually broke me out too. It looks like this primer has gotten some good reviews but no one has really emphasized on whether if this primer is ok for people with acne prone skin.
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
sophkat
on Rehab Priming Elixir
4 answers
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answer 1
I have oily acne prone skin, & this primer is working great on me :) if your still not to sure ask for a sample from the Sephora store :)
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
lunawolf85
(Fowler, CA)
answer 2
I have acne prone skin and it hasn't broken me out!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
princessbydawn
(Ukiah, CA)
answer 3
it has no pore clogging ingredients in it, the ingredients are actually good for your skin, it's oil-free and water-based. I have acne-prone skin and it's great, it has never broken me out!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
beautyxjunkie
(Trumbull, CT)
answer 4
I gotta say, I have oily, acne prone skin and this worked great for me. I saw that after just a few uses, my skin was softer and it actually cleared up a bit (I tend to break out mostly around the side of my jawline/cheeks). It is on the expensive side, but I personally would recommend it. I used to use UD face primer and CoverFX primer, but I found that this is the best one that I have tried.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
taliaag
(Fresno, CA)
Question
how to use?
I'm confused on how to us this product. I was given two different answers by 3 sales girls at Sephora .They recommended this for the sudden drier than normal/sensitive/acne prone skin I have going on now (gotta love sudden weather changes :)). 2 girls said it should be used thinnest to thick under moist etc. Ok,so then do I need another primer? The other girl said over moisturizer like a primer. According to th directions I am leaning to the latter. However the consistency has me thrown and I need the moisture. Will it still help my dryness over top?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
on Rehab Priming Elixir
4 answers
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answer 1
All primers go on top of your Moisturizer, but before you out on makeup. Your regimen should me as follows: cleanse, tone(not always necessary), treat, Moisturize, prime, perfect.
answered 10 months ago
5ht2a
(Plano TX)
answer 2
I use this as a last step before make up application (after toner, serum, moisturizer) and I have been quite impressed with how hydrating it is. I definitely notice a difference without it (and I don't like it!).
answered 11 months ago
Allisoned
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 3
It's meant to be very moisturizing and it would be total overkill to add another moisturizer to the elixer. I found this product was greasy for me as I have oily skin already, so it's probably perfect for your dry skin! I'd say a thin coat works about the same as a thick coat. It's not really buildable, so save your product.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
dd83
(Toronto, ON)
answer 4
Think of this as a hydrating primer, not a replacement for skincare. We recommend using it as your last step (after your skincare) before makeup application. You will still get the hydrating benefits from it.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Is this product gluten free?
I was recently diagnosed with Celiac disease and suffer from dry skin, I need a good skin primer and hear great things about the rehab primer, but need to know if it contains any gluten ingredients?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(San Diego, Ca)
on Rehab Priming Elixir
3 answers
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answer 1
I would hazard to say no as sephora is pretty good about listing products that are gluten free in the description.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
dd83
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
I'm not familiar with gluten ingredients, so here's the list from the box:
Water, Dimethicone Butylene Glycol, Glycerine, Ceteth-10, Laureth-4, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, methyldihydro-triethanolamine, carbomer, hexylene glycol, xanthan gum, arnica montana flower extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, carica papaya fruit extract vaccinum angusifollum (blueberry) extract.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
hotstrawberry
(Mesa, AZ)
answer 3
If you have dry skin this might not be the product for you. I have dry skin as well, and this will definitely not help. You might want to try Skinprep FX - Nourishing Foundation Primer from cover fx which is gluten free, their brite prep is also a good option. hourglass is also a good choice for gluten free products as well! :)
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
livebelle
(toledo, oh)
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