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COVER FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment

BY COVER FX #63 in Face Primer

4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars54%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%
4.24 / 5 based on 1,102 Reviews


What it is:
A lightweight, water-resistant gel-primer that helps keep skin matte while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and pores.

What it is formulated to do:
This lightweight, mattifying gel-primer minimizes the appearance of fine lines and pores. It also facilitates blending and extends your foundation while preventing and healing acne blemishes, all the while providing an instant mattifying effect, leaving skin texture looking flawless. This clinically tested primer is vegan and free of parabens, fragrance, gluten, mineral oil, and talc.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
The secret to Cover FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment is its ingredients. Willowbark extract, naturally containing salicylic acid, provides gentle exfoliation to clarify the skin and reduce sebum buildup and support the body’s natural cell renewal process. Ancient African tree bark extract assists with minimizing pore size, shine, sebum, and inflammatory acne, while a natural fruit acid complex of bilberry, sugar maple, lemon, sugar cane, and orange alpha-hydroxy acids gently exfoliates and supports the body’s natural cell renewal process to unclog pores and allow drainage. Vitamins F, C, and E protect the skin, soothe inflammation, and reduce redness while they support protecting against premature skin aging. Ancient African tree bark extract derived from the chamomile plant reduces redness and inflammation. Vitamin F, esters, squalene, and hyaluronic acid nourish and moisturize the skin.

Please note that this product was formerly known as ClearPrep FX.

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COVER FX  Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment
COVER FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment
Reviews (1102)
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  • "awesome primer for underneath your foundation if your looking for a product that is mattifying! and this product also helps to reduce the size of your pores and very easy to work into the skin i would consider buying this again" in 365 reviews
  • "while this stuff feels thick, you don't need a lot and your face ends up feeling like a smooth canvas for makeup. foundation definitely stays on longer when i use it and i don't feel like it spurs breakouts. " in 306 reviews
Blythe H.
461 reviews
So glad I got to try this for myself before wasting my money on it. This is a major dud so I don’t understand all the hype and positive reviews. This did not mattify my skin at all. I was surprised but how shiny my face was immediately upon application so I thought it might need some time to sink in. No dice. It never did. I went through my regular routine and was oily in no time. I’ve had to touch up my powder several times and I don’t have to do that when I have no primer at all. This has somehow made my skin oilier? I’m not sure how, but this is a big disappointment.
Katherine C.
Denstone, Uttoxeter
117 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I don't suffer from acne but I got this as part of a Lucky Bag. It doesn't reduce the appearance of pores but it doesn't claim to. The thing that I love is that it does keep my skin looking good underneath my makeup. Once I take my makeup off it still feels and looks amazing. As for the matte effect, I didn't find that it kept my makeup matte or prolonged it all. Skincare wise, it's great!
Khadeeja A.
Toronto , ON
95 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have oily skin (specially on my T zone) so I decided to try this primer in the small version first. I tried it two times already and my face ends up looking very oily after a few hours. Will be returning. I DO have to point out that it is very smooth and lightweight. Foundation goes on even and smooth but I would'nt recommend it for oily skin.
Natascha R.
West Vancouver, BC
26 reviews
I wear this a lot under extreme cosplay makeup, and it makes the removal process way easier. It prevents my face from absorbing all the makeup and keeps everything in place. The only issue I have with this primer is thatI do end up withdry skin afterwards, but that’s where moisturizer comes in!
Yvonne J.
30 reviews
Hands down the best primer I have used. It has helped my skin heal from breakouts, and also past breakout scars. I have recommended this to everyone I know. It leaves skin with a matte finish and lasts all day. Another thing I love it's a Canadian company developed right in Toronto.
Sandy C.
10 reviews
I don't really think it did anything for my acne, it also made me quite oily. Not sure why, I would think an acne fighting product would be mattifying, anyway I don't recommend this. There are better products out there for sure. Maybe it'll be okay for dry or normal acne prone skin
Whitney K.
66 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is the primer that I used everyday and I really enjoy this primer, I find it helps to keep some of my oiliness at bay throughout the day. It also really helps my make up last longer. I bought this as a recommendation from the girl at sephora and I'm glad I did!
Tova M.
7 reviews
I've used both this and the anti-blemish treatment, while that one's my favorite this one does deffinitly does what it's supposed to. For the price you really get what you pay for, even better. A con is that it gets empty very fast but would still recommend
Madison T.
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love this primer! Great for oily faces and acne prone skin. This was the first primer I had ever bought and it's worth the little bit extra for a good product. Leaves your skin feeling light and matte. Also does a good job filling in large pores.
Taléna L.
92 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I like that it doesn't have a really silicone-like feel to it. It goes on smooth and makes my foundation last and look good. The anti-acne components do actually really help. I never get the big pimples I used to get from wearing makeup anymore. 
denise r.
181 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Where can i find one of these ?
Justine E.
Bethesda , MD
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Does this primer actually work and clear acne at the same time? If it does, sign me up that's exactly what I need! Please let me know your personal experiences with this product.
Kelsey G.
Elkridge, MD
60 reviews
Does this really help with acne?
Diana  G.
6 reviews
Is this a good primer for oily skin?
Christine T.
Coconut Creek , FL
103 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
So I’m looking for a new primer to try. I’m currently using cover fx mattifying primer, but I would like something new to try to mix it up a bit. Any recommendations for a good primer? 🤗💁

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COVER FX  Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment
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COVER FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment