COVER FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment


4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars54%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 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
Caitlin H.
Des Moines , IA
305 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Ive probably tried over 50 primers and some of them work for a few weeks at a time and then just never get the same results. I have crazy oily skin and prone to acne and this primer keeps me MATTE for 5-6 hours before I need to touchup my cheeks and nose area. And there's the bonus acne treatment built in!!!!
Krista X.
67 reviews
This primer is EVERYTHING TO ME. I've been on the hunt for the perfect primer for my large pores and acne prone dryer skin and this one is beautiful! It keeps my makeup on all day, works well with multiple formulas and keeps my complexion poreless, matte and gorgeous without drying out my skin.
Rachael R.
Minneapolis, MN
30 reviews
The only reason I gave this four stars instead of five is because my acne hasn't gotten better, but it definitely hasn't gotten worse. This is great for keeping oil at bay, and a little goes a long way. My makeup stays on so much better with using this and I'll definitely purchase again!
Angella B.
95 reviews
I bought this in the travel size at Sephora because I was looking for a good primer to help keep the shine down from my face. It works better on mattifying than a lot of other primers but it doesn't help with my large pores. I'd say this is about average but not the best primer there is.
Sumaya A.
Gulfport, FL
89 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I used to use ELF's cheap $7 primer and It's texture was unbelievably silky and kept my makeup in place all day! This on the other hand was $30 and the texture isn't silky at all. I don't know if this caused me my current breakout, but it sure didn't help it either. This seems better off as a pre-cautionary primer if other primers break you out and a primer is a must, but other than that you're better off without it.
Erica R.
San Francisco, CA
155 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is everything I need in a primer. Mattifying and anti acne. It is definitely a favorite primer of mine. It also helps prevent my foundation from breaking up, especially in my t zone area where I tend to be super oily. I have recommended this so many times.
Nicole E.
Miami, FL
20 reviews
I love this primer, I live in a state where it is very hot and humid and I find when I wear makeup without a primer or with a different primer my makeup just melts right off. But with this primer my makeup lasts all day I would recommend this primer to all my friends and in fact I have,
Riley B.
Indianapolis , IN
141 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Best primer ever for oily skin. Keeps my makeup from breaking up throughout the day. This primer stands apart from the rest because of it's gel like texture-- so silicone feel or slip! This is the best primer I've used to keep my makeup on long term. It doesn't correct texture though!
Ashley C.
Forest, VA
300 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I got a deluxe sample of this from Sephora and really liked it. The only problem is that it didn't really feel like it did much for my acne, it just didn't make it worse. It felt super silly and lasted a good amount of time so if I was able to get a good deal I would purchase this again.
Laura T.
Hatboro, PA
22 reviews
I bought this in my local Sephora in one of the travel sizes to try it. It is a great and effective product. Compared to other products out there, this one is unique with its anti- acne treatment. I do not break out often, but I use this to prevent my makeup from clogging my pores.
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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