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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
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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
River Ridge, LA
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Acne prone skin but you love wearing makeup ? But this ! Really decent light primer ! 1% salicylic acid ! Great for your skin. Veryyyy expensive so if you want to try it out I recommend the travel size !
Sayaa B.
153 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I got this in my Boxycharm and I will say that it is very matte and looks really nice under my makeup as well as it keeps the makeup on longer and looking better, longer, however it just doesn't hold up to my go tos the porefessional by benefit and the tatcha silk canvas, I wouldn't pay full price for this but I was happy to receive it in my Boxycharm it was nice! 
Haley C.
Oakwood, GA
19 reviews
I didn’t like this product! I feel bad for giving it one star but I feel like the consistency of the primer made my makeup slide around and not last longer. And I still got really oily like I didn’t even have a primer on!
Donna R.
quinton, AL
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
My favorite primer of all time. I recieved this in my boxycharm. I use it everytime I wear makeup, and sometimes by itself. It makes my face feel like velvet, and it makes me look poreless.
Katie T.
Louisville , KY
103 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This holds up well and keeps makeup on. However I don’t think it actually does anything to help acne. I’d rather use a primer that performs better with my makeup than this for acne benefits.
Siri M.
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is an awesome primer for those with oily skin and acne prone skin. It hace salicylic acid which helps fight pimple causing bacteria and it’s nice on skin for foundation application
Tereza H.
Renton, WA
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
After searching and trying so many different primers I finally found a winner. I have slight acne and oily skin. Now usually primers made for oily skin end up being super dry and makeup looks caked well this works great! It’s keeping you moisturized and not only that but helping your acne as well. Makeup goes on smooth and makeup lasts all day
Meghan C.
Glendale, CA
131 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I really, really want to like this. I used 100 points if Sephora to get a mini tube. I was so excited to try it out since my skin has been breaking out. I do like how smooth it goes on, it makes my makeup slide right on. But otherwise it haven’t done much for me sadly. I’m going to use it more consistently though and see if my mind changes.
Radha A.
Plano, TX
99 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is my absolute favorite foundation for oily skin! It kept my makeup on all day without it sliding off like it usually does. I came into sephora and asked a worker which one she’d recommend, and she said this one is her favorite. Plus the anti-acne treatment keeps breakouts under control. Would recommend to everyone with oily skin/acne.
Michelle M.
79 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Deadass, if I had to marry a primer... it would be this one. I have very oily skin and large pores, and when I used this the first time, my jaw dropped because I was literally watching my pores disappear. I noticed a huge difference in my makeup at the end of a very hot day, it wasn’t nearly as horrid as it normally is. 10/10 would recommend!
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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