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COVER FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment

BY COVER FX #65 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)
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
Mallarie J.
Colorado Spgs, CO
874 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I've been using this primer for a couple years now, and even though I don't have acne anymore (I didn't see anything change even when I did) it still works pretty good at keeping my foundation looking fresh all day long. It's silicone based and it just feels good.
Kreystine G.
85 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is my favorite mattifying primers ever! I'm so happy I discovered this because not only is it mattifying but it also has an anti acne treatment within the primer which is amazing in my opinion! This is the only mattifying primer that isn't super drying on the skin once you apply it. It glides on smoothly and keeps me matte for a good amount of time. I love this!
Asia S.
Spring, TX
302 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This works really well as a primer and made my foundation smooth! I didn't care for the smell of the primer though...smells weird. However, it works as described and goes on smooth and easily. I didn't need a huge amount and it did create a matte finish.
Angie Y.
Philadelphia, PA
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is the only primer that doesn't make me break out. I use it every day without fail. It definitely keeps my foundation and blush in place all day. It's light and doesn't feel greasy. I have oily skin and this doesn't add to that. I would absolutely recommend to others!
Ava B.
Worthington, PA
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have fairly oily skin, but for the price, I do not think that this primer did enough for my skin at all. It really doesn't keep my oils at bay that much, and if you leave the product standing up it leaks into the cap, wasting a lot of the product. I also don't feel like this does anything to help with my acne either. I would not buy again. 
Liz G.
Morganville, NJ
166 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I was very meh about this primer.

I really want to love at least one mattifying primer, but I really just can't find one that I LOVE. This one is the one I like the most.

The major downside for me is the fact that it feels kind of greasy/oily at first. Other than that I think it's an okay primer.
Maria C.
17 reviews
This one is a miracle maker. Does keep shine away and with salicylic acid it's perfect to keep your pores clear. I use just a tiny pea size and apply to my T zone. I don't need to blot my face that often now, keeps any foundation in place for longer time and does not dry your skin at the same time. Perfect primer for oily skin/acne prone skin.
Long Beach, CA
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I’m not someone that would think of primer, when I wear foundation but I can tell you that this primer actually does what I think it says it does. I have used this primer for a week now and I can actually see the difference in how much acne I had before I started using this product. As far as helping with oiliness on my face... I would say it does last a full workday.
lyndsey B.
pueblo co
111 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Holy fricken perfection. This stuff is a god sent didn’t really hide my pores but it didn’t make them look enlarged either so that’s a plus AND it didn’t keep my face from getting oily by any means but it did help with the amount of oil that came through which is a A+ product in my book!! Oh and it hella helped clear up my breakouts too!
Gabrielle H.
Woodinville, WA
10 reviews
This primer is my everything. It keeps my skin looking matte all day and it keeps my makeup stuck in place. I actually tried it for the first time in Florida while vacationing in Disney World over the summer. I was a gross, oily mess when I wandered into Sephora and one of the lovely employees recommended this primer to me. I've loved it ever since and use it daily under my foundation.
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