What it does: (from monistat.com)
- Non-greasy POWDER-GEL™ skin protectant formula with dimethicone. Dries to form a silky, breathable barrier to fight friction.
- Prevents chafing and irritation caused by moisture, heat, and movement. Ideal for treating everyday intimate discomforts of athletes, plus-size women, new moms and bikini area waxers or shavers.
- Fast-acting formula comforts chafed skin. Works with just one application.
- Fragrance-free and non-staining. Discreet relief without damage to your undergarments.
- Non-irritating formula with vitamin E and soothing aloe. Gentle enough for daily use on even your most delicate areas.
Price: $6 /1.5 oz on walmart.com. The price will vary depending on where you buy it.
- This product works and feels the same as the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, which is $36 for 1.0 oz. The Monistat product is 1/9 the price!
- The two products have almost the same ingredient list.
- Monistat Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trisiloxane.
- Smashbox Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone/ Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Extract, Propylene Glycol, Water (Aqua, Eau), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Cola Acuminata Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract.
- Just like the Smashbox Photo Finish primer, this product will feel greasy or will pill if you apply too much
- As you can see from the ingredients list, this is a silicone-based primer. Avoid it if you dislike silicone-based primers.
Notes: Don't apply too much. If you feel that the product is not working for you, try applying less, and only on the areas where you need it.
Would I repurchase?: I already have!
I really think this is a great alternative to primer. If you like silicone-based primers, please try this out!