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COVER FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment


4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars54%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%
4.24 / 5 based on 1,107 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 (1107)
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
Taimai H.
Getzville, NY
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I used this in the summer. I have extremely big pores and my skin produces so much oil. I used this with high hopes. It's a gel like consistency which I was not a fan of. It went on smooth and did Mattify my face. I felt like it was somewhat heavy, like I still knew it was on my face. After a couple hours, my face got oily again. After I used this up, I didn't feel like it was worth it to buy again. It was a good try for me though.
Jessica C.
Seattle, WA
88 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This really helps my make up stay on and I feel I get better coverage for my foundation. However, it doesn't minimize my pores, like at all. They look exactly the same before and after primer. I also have not had any improvement in my acne since I started using it but at least it doesn't make it worse! I think this product is best mixed in with my foundation to get better coverage, but I'm looking for a more well rounded primer.
Nicole A.
New York, NY
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I typically have very sensitive, oily skin. I hate the feeling of wearing sticky face products. Coverfix feels light and not sticky or greasy. I love how my make up goes on smoothly with coverfix. It also helps prevent more breakouts!
Erin M.
82 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love this primer! Light weight and smooths skin tone...and prevents acne! Very small amount needs so lasts forever. Creates a nice matte finish that lasts all day.
Del V.
110 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Best matte face primer. I apply this after I've used moisturizer before applying my makeup. I don't have an acne problem but for a nice matte finish I love this face primer. I have normal/dry skin, with some matte primers I've used I've had an issue where they would seem to settle in my dry patches & it just looked awful. With this primer it just leaves a nice even base for my foundation I love it.
Stephanie H.
Palm Harbor, FL
209 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This Cover FX mattifying primer contains 1% salicylic acid and has a gel like consistency. I purchased the .5 fluid ounce size for $16 at Sephora. I cannot really tell if the anti acne ingredients help my blemish prone areas at all but it does indeed matte my skin and prolongs my concealer/foundation wear time.
Birmingham, AL
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love this primer! Keeps my face matte and fresh and when breakouts ensue, I can be confident that this will take care of them until I can knock them out at night
Gabie C.
Chino, CA
228 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I used this primer once and not too long into the day I was an oily mess. I used it with my maybelline fit me matte foundation. For the price I want it to keep me matte. I prefer to use the MUFE matte step 1 primer. That one does keep my oils at bay better than this (I haven't used the MUFE primer with the maybelline foundation, I be used it with MUFE mat velvet). I'm going to try and return it.
Sarah P.
Bridgeport , NY
308 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I alternate between a few primers that I love now and this is one of them. I love the way my makeup looks over this primer. It was recommended to me by a Sephora employee, not because I needed it because I am acne prone or even to minimize pores necessarily, but because as I near 40, I am starting to notice fine lines/wrinkles (*cringe!*) and she thought that this primer might help reduce them as well. AND IT DID. So, this product gets a huge recommendation from me because not only does it do as advertised, it does a whole lot more! Love it!
Taylor B.
Beaverton, OR
150 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Really impressed with this primer! minimizes pores and doesn't irritate acne. Not oily at all and does mattify well! I have even put this on over oily-sunscreen-face to mattify my face and it worked beautifully! Make-up applies well on top of this, but I'm not sure how much longer it really makes it last. That being said, I do touch and rub my face a lot, so that could be a huge factor.
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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