What would you say to swapping your usual face primer for Monostate Chafing Relief Gel? I know this may blow your mind, but go with me on this for a minute. Monostat, the makers of yeast infection treatments also makes a chafing gel. It turns out that chafing gel is made of the same main ingredient in popular face primers! I kid you not (see ingredient lists below) SmashBox Photo Finish retails for $36 - $42 for 1oz. Benefit Pore-Fessional Primer retails for $30 for .75oz and Monostate Chafing Gel retails for $7 for 1.5oz.
The ingredients in the Smashbox and Benefit do contain other ingredients like preservatives, fragrance, sunscreen, astringent, pigments, etc... Personally, I have all that in my moisturizer, foundation, powder, etc... I really don’t NEED it in my primer too. Also, I actually prefer to eliminate unnecessary ingredients. If this is safe enough for my lady bits, it has to be ok for my face! I am just saying, for the price, it is worth a try, isn’t it?
AND....You can get a $2.00 off coupon here for the Monstat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder Gel.
If you are shy about buying it in your local Target...it’s available on Amazon here
Smashbox Original Photo Finish Primer: Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isopropylparaben, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Carthamus Tinctorium (Safflower) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Cola Acuminata Seed Extract, Propylene Glycol, Camellia Oliefera Leaf Extract, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, and Water.
Benefit Pore-fessional Primer - Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/ Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isononyl Isononanoate, Silica, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isododecane, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Titanium Dioxide, (CI 77891), Cyclohexasiloxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance (Parfum), Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Limonene, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, BHT. N° 04932/ N
Monastate Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder Gel: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trisiloxane.
If you would like to learn more about cosmetics ingredients, I found a great site www.cosdna.com.
Photo sources: Benefit.com, Smashbox.com and Monastat.com
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