COVER FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment


4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars54%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star2%


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
Jessica L.
118 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I had at first tried a sample from Sephora and ended up buying more because I loved it! I have some oily/combination skin and this really helps control the oil and the occasional breakouts I get from wearing makeup. It also is great for making my makeup last long on my face. With most primers, my face gets greasy and my makeup wears off. However, this primer makes my makeup last. I'd definitely recommend this!
Christine T.
Coconut Creek , FL
103 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I started using this stuff a couple months ago and it is one of my favorite primers to use now. The formula is a gel so I normally let it sit and dry for a minute on my face. Love the way it mattifies my foundation. It is pricey, but a little goes a long way so it usually lasts me a while.
Destiny B.
los angeles, CA
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is amazing gives you enough hydration, doesn't make your face feel dry and even though I have oily skin this product did not make me break out. Let's your make up go on smoothly it's amazing. Had been using the bareminerals primer for oily skin and that would not make me break out I had the hardest time to find a primer but this is definitely a keeper!!!!
Joanarc S.
251 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I haven't had any breakouts since I've started using it and it makes all of my makeup go on so smooth and makes it a lot easier to blend out. It makes all the Powder i put on my dry skin doesn't appear powdery at all, just smooth. I would repurchase it. The only reason it wasn't perfect was because i notice it does get a shiny throughout the day and i have to blot more
Kaitlyn F.
152 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This product is great for priming your skin and fighting acne by putting this on before any makeup application. It makes my skin feel so soft and smooth and even does a great job at making my pores look smaller than they are. As I've seen in some other reviews, a little bit does go a long way.
Alexa Q.
Guttenberg, NJ
95 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
i absolutely love this primer! hands down the best! it helps keeo my makeup in place. it helps my skin stay matteall day. its easy to blend into my skin. its my favortirs because i have really oily skin and it keep it under control. i would recommend this to other people for sure.
Lana M.
Charleston, SC
7 reviews
I struggled with sensitive, oily, acne prone skin for years. This was the first primer I tried that did not break me out. It's goes on smoothly, dries without turning white, and keeps my face matte for hours. I still find that I have to blot or apply a powder half way through the day with this, but with my oily skin it isn't a huge deal for me. I would definitely recommend this for oily skin!
Brooke H.
Indianapolis, IN
146 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I got this product as a free sample from Sephora. I like it as a primer, not too mattifying but still a pretty good primer. I am not a fan of the smell because of the acne medication in it. Plus if you have sensitive skin it may burn your skin so be careful of that. I can't attest to how well it fights off or treats acne because I only got four uses out of the sample but it has acne medicine in it so I think it may be helpful long term. 
Kels W.
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Easily one of the best primers for easily broken out skin. I still can get a little bit oily in the worst parts of my T-zone but this primer effectively prevents my foundation from breaking me out - which used to be a major problem for me. The packaging is a bit annoying however, it's difficult to get the entire bit of product out once you're reaching the end of the tubes life.
Carmen M.
Santa Rosa
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I haven’t really noticed that it’s helped with my acne nor that it helps with keeping my face more matte. I think I just continue to use it and give it three stars because I love the cover FX brand and have never really had a problem with any other other products. I do think that the primer is pricey and since it hasn’t really worked for me I don’t think I’ll ever buy it again.
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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