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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 1,104 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
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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
Eneri T.
Chula Vista, CA
89 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
It helps you keep your makeup all day long or all night long. I actually just use it for special occasions since is a bit pricey but it works wonders. It is the only primer that doesn't break me out. It feels like pure silk when you apply it, it is not greasy just perfect.
Jheysa P.
Wahiawa, HI
241 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Okay so I have a little sample size of this primer (I don’t really care for primers tbh) to test out and I actually really liked it but I wore it for a few hours and it started to like of get oily on me but it might have been because of the foundation I used because it’s luminous, but I am gonna give it another try with a few more foundations.
Christina C.
Flagstaff, AZ
31 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is a great product that I do recommend. However, if you use acne treatment aside from this I recommend you decrease usage of it. I was getting red irritated skin so I stopped my neutrogina acne treatment while using this primer & was fine! It does its job!
Mariana K.
Key West, FL
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I got this as a sample with a Sephora order and I’m ready to buy the full size! This is the first mattifying primer for oily skin that actually works. It keeps the oil at bay and it doesn’t leave a white cast on your skin. I’ve combined it with a few pore-minimizing primers and it mixes well. I have found my holy grail!
Chloe S.
143 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love this primer! I have oily skin and it helps keep my foundation matte and blues my pores! It also has Salicylic Acid which helps prevent/ fight acne! I use a pea size amount for my whole face, it doesn’t feel heavy on my skin and gives a nice base before my foundation
Emily K.
Rochester Hills
80 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love the anti-acne treatment in this! Instead of make up causing even more acne, this primer helps to heal it! I have dry skin but this does not dry me out unless I forget to moisturize. It definitely prevents me from getting greasy by the end of the day.
Chelsey D.
44 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
If you need a Mattifying primer this will do the trick. This product will heal your acne and hide your pores. All packed and one bottle. This will keep your make up all day looking great. I would recommend this to my clients that are worried about blemishes.
Cindy H.
La Puente, CA
7 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Yes! Yes! Yes!
My favorite primer I don’t use any other because it goes perfect with my foundation!
It works flawlessly!
The price is a little high but definitely worth it!
Sarah N.
Hamilton, ON
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I don’t love the gel feeling of this primer, it takes a while to dry down and not feel wet and sticky.

I have acne prone skin and I’m not sure this does a ton for preventing or treating breakouts.

I prefer the elf cosmetics blemish control primer for that.
Chrissy F.
Des Moines, IA
118 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I got this as a sample from Sephora that I got with my points. I love Cover FX so I thought I'd give it a go since my nose gets oily. I found it controlled the oil on my nose throughout the day and I appreciated my nose actually matching the rest of my dry face 😊
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