COVER FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment


4.2 out of 5 stars
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  • 2 Stars5%
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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
Karla W.
Fenton , MO
178 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is by far my absolute favorite primer!! I have acne prone and oily skin and this keeps my makeup looking matte and flawless all day!! Deffiantely check this out it's the best!
Paige P.
242 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I have only been using this for 3 days. I like it so far. I only got the sample size as a point perk from Sephora. I am not sure if I will be purchasing the large size. It is pretty pricey.
Maggie J.
80 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Overall I really like this primer. It reminds me a little bit like the smashbox photo finish primer. It goes on smoothly and is definitely mattefying. My makeup looked great on top of this primer all day.
Katie S.
Somerset, NJ
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I really like this primer because the reason I wear foundation is to cover up my acne. This primer actually has salicylic acid in it to treat the acne underneath the foundation!
Rita D.
13 reviews
I have combination oily skin, so I decided to try this brand. It works really well. It is silicone based, so when I first began using it, it felt oily, until I became used to it. A little goes a long way. I would recommend this product.
Brianna H.
Hillsborough, NC
246 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I got this as a 100 point perk from Sephora and I used it during my sorority recruitment week. I like but I don't love it for the price. It did make my foundation look smoother and last all day. Plus I felt like I could less foundation because this help it spread on the face and make it more pigmented. I don't really have acne so I can't attest to how well it helps with that. I felt like I had to use a lot to get it to cover my face. I would have liked it to fill in my pores a little more. I think there are better primers out there but if you have trouble with acne this might be worth a try.
Dawn C.
13 reviews
I really love this primer. It really helps with my acne and with keeping my foundation fresh looking. It sort of helps hide pores but I have large pores. It is a matte finish. 
Autumn B.
Lewisburg, WV
269 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I'm not usually into acne treatment in makeup, because it's usually drying. This one is an exception because it has only a small amount of salicylic acid, and basically all that does is keeps pores from clogging. It doesn't contain sulfur or benzoyl peroxide, which is usually the more drying ingredients. It's a gel consistency, which is nice because it is easy to apply and can be quickly applied all over the face without feeling too matte initially. It's about as good as any primer when it comes to longevity, but isn't my all time favorite by any means. It's just a good primer with some skincare built in.
Madison-Brooke C.
160 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Use this spot treatment style on any of my breakouts and I have been noticings that it has stopped them from getting worse when I have makeup on for excessive amounts of time.
Andrew R.
20 reviews
This product it's amazing. It helped my face with ance and breakouts. It's feels light on the face. It manages oil with ease. The list goes on and I will always repurchase this. I love this too much it's actually quite unhealthy. I have nothing negative I want or can say.
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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