Primark PS Love Skincare | Review

Primark Love Your Skin Lauren and Claire in Primark – WHAAAAAAT?! I know, you’re shocked. Have a sit down.

On one of our recent wanders around Primark, aka our spiritual home, we discovered that the shop’s added even more to its PS Love beauty range, which previously consisted of makeup, cosmetic tools and false nails. Now on those shelves of dreams and slight apprehension you can find haircare, fake tan and – the one that clearly intrigued us the most – skincare. I picked up the Oil Free Mattifying Moisturiser and 8 Hour Deep Hydration Face Mask, while Lauren splashed out on the 8 Hour Dehydration Face Cream.

Primark Skincare Mattifying MoisturiserFirst up, there’s the Oil Free Mattifying Moisturiser. I once told Lauren that I don’t moisturise every day and she looked at me as if she was going to throw up on me. Since then, I’ve accepted that even though my skin isn’t dry in the slightest, I still need to moisturise if I want to avoid looking like a craggy rockface by the time I’m 30.

This moisturiser is a kind of light gel formula as opposed to a cream, which I like as the heaviness of moisturisers is what sometimes makes me a bit ‘cba’ about them. It applies nicely and feels fresh on the skin thanks to the tea tree. I wouldn’t say it actually had a mattifying effect on me, but the fact that it’s not a cream means it does feel less greasy than other moisturisers, and it seems to settle into my skin quicker. Because of that, it gets a thumbs up from me. 

Primark Love Your Skin 8 Hour MaskNext, we have the face mask. At first I thought I was supposed to leave it on for 8 hours as its name suggests, which frankly would have been too much commitment for me to handle. The back instructs you to leave it on for 5-10 minutes though, so I’m not totally sure where the 8 hours come into it. Anywho, the mask applies as a thick white cream that then seems to get absorbed quite quckly into the skin, as after the ten minutes you’re left with nothing but odd patches of white over your face (totally not suspicious looking, oi oi). This is good though, as I assume it’s really sinking in and working its hydrating magic. Once washed off, skin feels silky smooth and squeaky clean. 

Love Your Skin Hydration PrimarkFinally, Lauren’s been testing out her 8 Hour Dehydration Face Cream this week and so far she’s a big fan. She showed it to a friend who is quite in the know about skincare (ie the complete opposite of us), and she was really impressed  by the ingredient list, which apparently includes a lot of essential oils and ingredients like dimethicone which are often found in more high end stuff.

Since working in the beauty industry, I am slowly discovering how a lot of brands’ products come from the same manufacturer, and are just re-packaged and sold at whatever that brand’s price point is. So, just because this is Primark skincare, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s made cheaply (or any cheaper than other brands’ products are, shall we say!) or will be low-quality.

Primark Skincare Love Your SkinIt may not have the most inspiring packaging out there, but overall we’re pretty impressed with this little skincare bundle. It’s definitely worth making your own mind up though, and with all of the prices in the £1-2 range, it’s definitely worth chucking a few of these in your basket to try out yourself.

Have any of you tried the PS Love skincare? What do you think?

8 Responses

  1. Jessica February 6, 2015 / 12:36 pm

    Ooo these look exciting! I didn’t know that Primark do skincare, so I’ll definitely be taking a peek when I next pop into store.


  2. Maria May 15, 2015 / 11:20 am

    Thanks for this post, I just bought the tea tree cleanser and I was surprised about how good the ingredients seem for such a super cheap price, I guess now I know why 🙂

  3. Joana May 24, 2015 / 8:51 am

    I recently started using that moisturizer and I’m loving it!

  4. Savannah bowman August 13, 2015 / 9:19 pm

    I use the oil free mattifying moisturiser and also the oil balancing cleansing wipes and I think they are great! Worth the £1-2 I’m paying

    • Claire August 14, 2015 / 5:25 pm

      I need to pick up a few more products, such good value 🙂 xx

  5. Krista August 15, 2015 / 6:25 pm

    Do you happen to know if you can buy this brand anywhere else as my primark has sold out? 🙁
    Great review thanks girls xx x

  6. Rad August 3, 2016 / 3:43 am

    Hi! How can I buy this item help me please. Bought it last year but can’t find in store or website

  7. Sapna November 23, 2017 / 10:42 am

    how can I get these products online?

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