Today I’ll be reviewing 3INA‘s revitalising primer which I purchased off Adorebeauty.com.au for $17.95 AUD.
You may have seen 3INA gain more exposure across social media in the recent weeks or months of this year despite the brand entering the Australian market around early – mid 2016, which was more than a year ago. I think I’d seen 3INA float around somewhere on social media earlier than this year but wasn’t curious enough to try it out because from a visual standpoint, the packaging and logo looked very similar to 3CE’s but now that I’ve discovered that this brand is cruelty free, I decided to give it a try.
3INA is described as:
‘Offering professional grade European-made cosmetics at an accessible price tag, 450 products across six categories, and new products launching every four weeks, this brand is set to be a big contender on the makeup scene.’ [Source]
This primer is described as:
‘a water-based primer that acts as a smoothing, soothing base for make-up. Ideal to create a base that is radiant and hydrated, this primer leaves skin refreshed and protects from sun damage. Apply in small circular motions all over a clean face, paying special attention to areas that need a little extra attention. Light reflective particles add radiance to skin and smooth out skin tone.’ [Source]
The primer is more on the beige side. It did not leave a white cast though it did contain tiny small white particles that seemed to stay on the surface on the skin though I didn’t rub that vigorously. Even though this primer contains silica, it doesn’t feel waxy and heavy on the face (for swatch purposes, I’ve swatched on my hands instead of face as my hands have a more even complexion).
AQUA (WATER), BUTYLENE GLYCOL, OCTOCRYLENE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, OCTYLDODECANOL, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (NANO) (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), AMMONIUM ACRYLOYL DIMETHYLTAURATE/CARBOXYETHYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, MICA, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DIETHYLHEXYL SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE, ALUMINA, DIMETHICONE, SILICA, BHT, XANTHAN GUM, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, GLUCOSE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, DIAZOLIDINYL UREA, CHONDRUS CRISPUS POWDER , IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE. +/- (MAY CONTAIN): CI 19140 (ACID
*Most of the above links are from the Paula’s Choice website, it is totally up to you whether you want to use those links above to research more on each ingredient or search your own sites independently.
*I am not affiliated with any of the links above in the ingredients list/ do not get paid for providing them.
From being used to more waxy and thicker primers, this primer was a fresh transition into a more lighter layer and step in my skincare and makeup routine. Even though the formula squeezes out as a light beige, when applied, it turns clear which is great as it means that a wider range of skintones can use this as a primer.
However, my skin did worsen with slight redness and irritation within the first few days of using it so I’m not sure if the cause of the worsened skin condition is due to the new primer, stress (I’ve been using this primer in the last few days of uni semester which were hella stressful) or just careless facecleansing but overall, I would definitely repurchase as it does not dry out the skin whilst adding a slight body/base for makeup to grip onto as well as the brand being cruelty free and being sold at affordable pricepoints which means that consumers or beginners in makeup can find cruelty free makeup that performs well and is ethical!
What are your thoughts?
Thanks for reading – any advice/feedback is greatly appreciated!