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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)
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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
Jennifer B.
Fayette, AL
166 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Love this a a treatment/ primer when my skin is throwing a fit. Smooth formula and application and a little goes a long way. Have recently been impressed with this line. Would recommend and repurchase this.
Dreaa P.
Vallejo, CA
142 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I've repurchased this item multiple times because it keeps me matte ! It doesn't feel thick and the gel formula glides on the skin. Unlike other primers that get weird and dissolve in your fingers after a while of warming it up. It doesn't feel oily at all so it's a plus ! Love it
Brianna S.
Amherst , NY
218 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is a really great primer! It makes me stay matte for hours and when I do get oily I'm not as oily as as I usually get. The consistency is pretty normal for a primer, very smooth on the skin. There is no scent and that is a great thing to me. The price is definitely worth the product.
Saray M.
143 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This primer not only does it make your makeup amazing, it covers my Acne. It dries fast, which is a plus, and it doesn't leave my face oily. I apply a little on both cheeks, and it does the job done. Its the first item i apply to my makeup routine. no more pores due to this preventing them.
Elisa L.
31 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This primer seems to make my foundation last longer. However, it is not mattifying and actually seems like it makes my combination skin oilier by the end of the days (usually 8-10 hours) compared to my other primers. The anti-acne treatment claim seems gimmicky as well. 
Michelle T.
598 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I really like this primer, I received a sample from sephora. I used it all and bought the full size. I like the fact that it has an acne fighter. it doesn't mattify that much, I get oily quickly.
Stephany H.
South Gate, CA
120 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
By far the best primer I have used. I obtained this product from Sephora. It's great for getting that matte look with your foundation. It softens the skin and really does help in reducing acne.
Vivian J.
Brooklyn, NY
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This primer has a nice texture, almost like Smashbox's Photo finish primer's silicone-y feel. When you first apply Cover Fx's primer, it mattifies but doesn't stay mattified for the whole day. I'm not sure it did anything to treat acne, so I can't say for sure it works well for that reason.
Amanda A.
19 reviews
I like this primer to mix with the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops. It's the perfect consistency to create a foundation with.. I don't think it helped control my oil all that much but I do still use it as a medium to mix with the drops when I want to use those as a foundation.
Kennady D.
9 reviews
I used this for a long time and I loved it. You can get it at sephora, which may be pricey but worth it. My acne not only stopped growing. But started to go away little by little. You still will need to wash your face but it will work if you use it when you wear makeup
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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