COVER FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment


4.2 out of 5 stars
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  • 2 Stars5%
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4.24 / 5 based on 1,139 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 (1139)
Q&A (69)
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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
Alejandra G.
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This primer is really great for skin with moderate acne. My only issue with this primer is that it gets very oily after the 6th hour. Other then that is feels smooth and sits under foundation good.
Cezz G.
294 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Definetely the best primer I have tried I love it my face looks amazing (thats what I think and feel) actually talking about skin and it looks super matte its not oily at all. I totally recommend this primer 😉
Michealla M.
El Paso, TX
145 reviews
I just received this as a sample and I love it. I really dig a matte look and this help prevent my face from being super oily by the end of the day. I also like it because I have acne prone combination skin.
Alyx M.
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I first got this as a sample at Sephora. I have very oily skin, especially in the summer time. This primer, paired with a setting spray has really helped keep me matte!
Julia F.
Beverly Hills, CA
227 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Didn’t love it, felt like the acne component of it somehow made it work not as well. Just didn’t work as well as other primers I have used, it’s hard to explain.
Shazi L.
Brooklyn , NY
299 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This primer has been an absolute game changer for me. For a long time, I didn't even use primer with my makeup, and once I was introduced to the magic of it all, it took me another couple of years to stumble onto CoverFX. This primer is amazingly matte, and doesn't feel like it's suffocating my skin whatsoever. My foundation goes on flawlessly without any bumps or streaks, and I get amazing, smooth full coverage. I believe the anti-acne agent also works, as I seem to be less prone to breaking out if I use this primer as opposed to my NYX Studio Photo Ready primer. I will definitely be repurchasing this in the future. I absolutely love how it feels! My makeup looks smooth and it lasts all day long.
Jenny D.
107 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Love this primer. I bought the small tube almost a year ago and after using it pretty continuously I am just now getting to the last bit in the tube. Highly suggest cutting it open at the end because A LOT of product is left on the sides even after it won't come out anymore. I wouldn't even buy the full size because the small one lasted me for so long! It makes my skin feel great and I love that when I'm having a few breakouts I can use this and feel like I'm treating them and not just covering them up. Would consider repurchasing in the future!
Morgan B.
Carver, MA
101 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
So I admittedly have not dived into the confusing world of primers, but I was recommended this primer from a Sephora worker since  I am someone who doesn't have a lot of breakouts but I do breakout with certain makeup. She explained this as a "pillow between your skin and the foundation so the foundation sits right on top but doesn't irritate your skin and cause it to break out". I like that this primer helps my skin prevent from breaking out as if I have literally every type of foundation breaks me out, just some more than others. I'm very excited to continue using this primer to see if this will end up helping me with the 3 total foundations I have.
Alyssa H.
32 reviews
I had a deluxe sample of this from Sephora and I didn't think it was anything special. It was easy to apply because of its gel-like and silicony consistency and was smooth, but I didn't notice that my makeup stayed on longer than any other primer and I didn't notice a difference with acne. It was pretty mattifying but I have other primers that do a better job of mattifying my face and keeping me oil-free and matte. All in all this primer is okay. I'm not sure if it's worth my money.
Tiffany T.
Minford, OH
686 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This primer is an amazing mattifying and acne treating primer, two amazing features in one product. It's a very creamy easy to apply primer that modifies really well. I get the occasional break out even at age 30, so I really like the acne fighting ingredients. It feels good to know that my primer is also protecting my skin. Makeup applies really well over top of the primer and I noticed that my T-Zone does not get oily, like it normally does comma when using this mattifying primer. I got this as a sample with my Sephora order and I will definitely be purchasing the full size immediately.
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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