clean makeup primer

8 Best Clean Makeup Primer of 2024

In today’s article, I’m sharing the best organic and natural makeup primers that will give you a smooth canvas for makeup that lasts all day. These clean primers fill in lines and smooth skin to create the perfect base for makeup. They can also give you either a matte or dewy base so you achieve your desired look. Keep reading for the best healthy primers that give a smooth base for a flawless finish.

  • Best overall organic primer: Juice Beauty Photo Pigments Illuminating Primer
  • Best matte organic primer for oily skin: 100% Pure Mattifying Primer

Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Illuminating Primer

Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Illuminating Primer

Juice Beauty Illuminating Primer is one of my top picks for a clean makeup primer that smooths skin and imparts a beautiful glow. It has a lightweight serum consistency that feels so hydrating and weightless. The formula is organic and skincare-centric with coconut alkanes as an alternatives to silicones. Juice Beauty’s primer also has organic aloe, apple fruit cell culture extract, lilac extract and Vitamins C and E. 

100% pure primer

100% Pure Luminous Primer

100% Pure makes excellent all natural makeup products and their organic primer is another favorite. They have one for a dewy base and one for a matte base, depending on your preference. 100% Pure’s primers are basically skincare products that help blur imperfections and prepare skin for makeup application. It’s full of light reflective pigments and antioxidant rich ingredients like resveratrol, green tea leaf extract and Vitamins C and E.

Inika primer


Inika Organic Pure Perfection Primer

I love Inika Organic’s high performance makeup including their 100% natural primer. This has an organic aloe base and is infused with nutrient rich ingredients like Kangaroo Paw, Lemon Myrtle Oil and more. It also feels hydrating and gives my skin a beautiful, smooth base.

mineral fusion matte primer

Mineral Fusion Hydrating Primer

For a budget friendly clean primer I have a few top picks including the Mineral Fusion primer. I like their Mattifying primer for a very uniform, matte base and finished look. This has a simple ingredients list without the fluff and a plant-based silicone alternative.

honest beauty everything primer

Honest Beauty Everything Primer Glow

Honest Beauty also has a budget friendly primer glow I like to use, but it does have dimethicone. Some of its skin beneficial ingredients include Watermelon, Apple and Lentil Fruit Extracts plus two types of Hyaluronic Acid. It gives a very subtle glow thanks to mica and helps prep skin with a smooth base.

Kjaer Weis primer

Kjaer Weis The Beautiful Primer

The most luxurious organic primer I’ve tried is the Kjaer Weis The Beautiful Primer. This smooths and brightens skin with ethically-sourced mica and certified-organic skincare ingredients like oat, Lavender Water and Acmella Spilanthes Flower Extract. It’s so silky and lightweight and gives skin a beautiful glowing base.

exa primer

Exa Beauty Oil-Free Hydrating Universal Primer

Exa Beauty Universal Primer feels like a juicy, hydrating serum and contains a relatively pared-back list of 18 ingredients. The vegan formula is silicone free and has Prickly Pear, Blue Spirulina and Niacinamide. This preps my skin with a hydrated matte base.


saint Jane beauty luxury sun ritual

Saint Jane Beauty Pore Smoothing SPF 30

If you’re looking for a clean primer that doubles as a sunscreen so you can use less products before applying makeup, I love Saint Jane Beauty Luxury Sun Ritual SPF 30. This is a sunscreen and primer in one with dimethicone that fills in lines and smooths skin for a flawless base.

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