YSL’s New Primer Does More Than Just Fight Shine — Here’s How

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Your morning makeup routine is most likely pretty curated. After all, it's not like you've got ample time to get ready after pressing snooze one too many times, so every second counts. That said, it'd take a lot for you to add another product into your rotation, because doing so could totally throw off your perfectly timed regime. If there were ever a beauty item to consider, however, it'd be YSL’s Instant Matte Pore Refiner — a brand-new multi-tasker that'll buy you more time in the long run by giving you your smoothest skin ever.

If you classify yourself as any degree of beauty buff, you're probably familiar with the concept of a primer. It's a product that provides your foundation with an extra dose of staying power, and depending on the formula, can also amp up your natural glow, gives your face a pore-less finish, and more. Still, some people don't see it as an essential step — especially when the current generation of foundation is already packed with skin-perfecting benefits. But this new launch may change some minds.

YSL Beauty's brand-new Instant Matte Pore Refiner, $34, is a primer like no other. Not only will it give you a shine-free finish that'll last all day, but it'll actually work to improve your skin's texture over time so you'll see a smoother, more evenly toned complexion with continued use. It's a shining example of the current makeup-as-skincare trend, and with summer's heat right around the corner you'll surely want to give the shine-banishing product a try.

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Just how can a makeup primer give you a greater complexion over time? In the case of the Instant Matte Pore Refiner, it's the addition of salicylic acid, an ingredient that helps slough away dead skin cells and impurities so skin can look and feel smoother. It'll also improve cellular turnover to take down dark spots faster, so you can say goodbye to those pesky places that make your complexion look uneven. Within a month, the product promises you a more refined, polished face.

The active ingredient also contributes to the lightweight primer's shine-free finish by helping your skin cut down on unnecessary oil production, so you won't have to worry about looking slick by lunchtime during summer's warmest days. On top of that, the formula is totally oil-free and instantly minimizes pores, so foundation and the rest of your makeup will go on smoothly and get locked into place all day, even if you get a bit sweaty.

Basically, this is the primer you'll want by your side this season — and it may just prove that adding a new product into your routine is well worth it. Keep scrolling to scoop up YSL's latest launch, and say "see ya never" to a sweaty, slick summer face.