COVER FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment


4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars54%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%


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
Kollina D.
Syracuse, NY
223 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I definitely enjoy this primer; I feel like I've tried every mattifying primer and product out there so I had to give this a go. I do like Cover FX; I think the brand is wonderful and I love the idea of catering to skincare needs while still providing high quality makeup products. I think this is effective at subduing (not eliminating) oiliness throughout the day. There still comes a time when my skin starts to look a little oily, but this primer delays that moment a considerable amount. I would definitely recommend it to others.
Jaime B.
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This primer will definitely make you look matte . I have combination skin so I just put the primer in my t zone. When using this primer make sure to moisturize first.
Meghan E.
Minneapolis, MN
10 reviews
I love this primer! It's very spends but works very well. It covers your pores and fights acne all in one. I would recommend this to someone who is struggling with acne and large pores.
Jessica D.
217 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is my go to primer and even when I use another primer, I keep adding it on blemish and acne areas and it contributes to enhancement of my skin by evening my skin tone and helping to rid me from the acne (along with the rest of my skincare). I love it; it's a 2 in 1 product because of the anti-acne action and salicylic acid. Mattifying action is not as what you would expect; it works like other primers with a similar texture. It's probably average as the formula could use improvement for mattifying oily skin, 
Lydia S.
Boise, ID
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I've struggled with acne my entire life and this works and a great barrier between my fave and the makeup so I can wear makeup without my acne getting any worse.
Heather F.
Ponte Vedra Beach
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love it! Great at keeping makeup stay. Good for anti-acne and my oily skin. It lasts a long time and it can feel a little greasy at first, but most primers do anyway.
Benita C.
53 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This primer caused me to break out sooo bad. I had to return it. I don’t know if it is supposed to cause your acne to come out hence making it better because now you can treat it.
Juno S.
New York
6 reviews
I've tried many primers before, but am always disappointed in the effectiveness of the products. I eventually gave up on believing that primers worked, until I tried a sample of this from Sephora. I have extremely oily, acne prone skin and this has done wonders to my makeup. When I apply this before my foundation, I notice that my skin doesn't eat up my foundation like it used to. My breakouts also haven't been as bad since using this. I will absolutely be repurchasing this product.
Ashlee W.
709 reviews
As hilarious as this may be, this actually broke my face out pretty badly when I first started using it. (Go figure right?) besides that though it made my makeup look flawless and it kept my makeup in place all day
April P.
United States
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
cover fx for the win. I've never had so many compliments once I started using this primer. it's not too matte. it's blurring and makes my foundation last 10 plus hours. my go to!
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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