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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 1,111 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
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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
Kimberly K.
New York, NY
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I've been using this for a little over a year. I have really oily skin and my makeup would literally be completely off my face by the end of the day. I started using this and have found that it really does help and my skin doesn't get as oily. I don't really think it helps with any acne (I don't have much, just a few small pimples here and there) but I like knowing that it has acne fighting treatment in it. I usually buy it at Sephora! 
Skye R.
Pullman, WA
8 reviews
This primer has a clear gel texture and it melts into the skin nicely while still being able to blend in, unlike other drier primers. It has an intended matte finish but it's hard to tell. It has been great on my acne-prone skin and definitely works as a daily primer.
Lena L.
San Jose , CA
66 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This by far is my holy grail face primer🙏🏻 in extremely oily in my tzone and it's even worse when I don't wear makeup. I always wear this under my foundation but only in the areas where I know my oil is. It's so lightweight and doesn't have the silicone feel and doesn't leave any residue like the becca matte primer
Katarina H.
oklahoma city
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I did enjoy this product. I don't notice that big of a difference with the longevity of my makeup, but it didn't make my foundation go on smoother. I also saw an improvement with my skin since this product contains salicylic acid. My only con is the price. I purchased a sample size and probably will not repurchase full size.
Catherine B.
328 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This is definitely one of my all time favorite primers. It does a great job at mattifying your face all day long. I wouldn't use it on days that are too hot, though, because it can feel a little thick on your face. I wear this with some of my lighter foundations.
Tiffany R.
127 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I wasn't very impressed with this product. It's did not improve the longevity of my makeup. I didn't notice a difference with breakouts. I also felt like I had to use a large amount of product just to cover one side of my face. It just didn't do much for me.
Tay S.
290 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is a really great primer1 I got this primer in my monthly beauty box from Essence and it works amazing for me. It does have a nice matte effect and works well with some acne issues that I have. I really like the way that it works, and I plan on buying more.
Shakeela L.
Littleton, NC
417 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I love this primer ! It really does help prevent new breakouts if used on a regular basis. It kept my makeup in place all day long and it didn't make my skin feel too oily but it was enough to make it feel moisturizer . I don't have to apply moisturizer when I use this .
Heather G.
West Deptford, NJ
53 reviews
I have extremely oily skin and this primer is my go to! I love that it also has some anti-acne treatment in it to help with my break outs. I feel like this helps my make up last all day and keeps me from getting oily longer than any other primer I have tried.
Wendy T.
239 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I like this quite a bit, it does what it says although other primers control my oil allot Better, its also very drying actually the most drying primer ive ever used but it didn't bother me just prefer something that actually controls oil more than a few hours
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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