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COVER FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment


4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars54%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%
4.24 / 5 based on 1,112 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 (1112)
Q&A (69)
Media (49)
  • "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
Trang N.
London, London
6 reviews
it does what it says in the tint. This primer gives my face a very mattifying effect and leaves my foundation glide on smoothly due to the silicon ingredient in it. It also has salicylic acid so it won't clog your pores and create a layer to help protect acne skin away from all of your make up
Kara P.
Jackson, MS
42 reviews
I honestly did not like this primer. It actually broke my face out and I know it was this product because it was the only thing that I have changed in my skin regimen. My make up did not stay in place for even 3 hours. This was supposed to be mattifying and it did the exact opposite. I do no recommend this for oily/acne prone skin (although that's what it's supposed to be for.)
Jessica L.
Toronto, ON
133 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I bought this after finishing my previous Cover FX primer thinking I would enjoy it because of the anti acne properties. However I do not like this primer nearly as much as I thought I would. It's a thick primer and doesn't blend on your face as easily and because it is thicker I don't think it helps acne as much as it should. I will not be repurchasing this.
Lily C.
halifax , NS
103 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
this product is good at keeping you matte. it doesn’t really fill pores though. it doesn’t emphasize texture. i did notice that it made foundation break up on my chin and my nose. it has a more oily consistency for being mattifying. i like it though
Ashley M.
Toronto, ON
126 reviews
I have always loved this primer and it's sad that I stopped using it a few years ago. Now that I have repurchased it I have fallen in love again. It helps control my oil and kind of helps with my breakouts. It's really good at keeping things looking smooth.
Kate A.
Toronto, ON
170 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Really good primer. I love the anti acne component to this product as I have acne and it's nice when your makeup helps the problem and not cause it. It is easy to apply and gives a really nice matte finish.
Diana B.
115 reviews
Although I don't have acne, I found this primer is great for keeping oil away. Great for oily skin- it's a matte finish and is long lasting. I would buy this again and would recommend to others to purchase as well
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!
Nicole W.
202 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I definitely notice a difference when I use this primer! I wish that it spread more easily - I feel like I have to use more of this primer compared to other products. Price is OK could be slightly more affordable
Michele M.
107 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Loved it for a year and then for some reason my skin couldn't stand it anymore!?! I have very sensitive skin but it did help and keep me matte. I would recommend getting a sample before buying. And to not use an other acne fighting ingredient at the same time.
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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