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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
Reviews (1111)
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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
Michelle W.
116 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I bought this primer off of reviews. I was disappointed in the coverage it provided for my face. it did not seem to smooth out and pores seemed enlarged. It did not control oil as stated being mattifying primer.
Amany I.
542 reviews
This did NOTHING for me. I don't see why people love this. I live in a very humid place, have large pores and really oily skin. I applied this to only half of my face before foundation to see if I would be able to tell a difference between each side of my face and there really wasn't. In less that two hours (no kidding) my face was equally oily on both sides and my pores looked the same too. I even used a mattifying toner and foundation and it still did nothing.
Tamina H.
Harrisburg, PA
123 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I really enjoy this primer for the summer. It blurs my pores and the ingredients makes it one of the best pore hiding primers because it doesn't actually clog your pores and doesn't cause more damage than good.
Jiki B.
San Francisco, CA
58 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I do not think this primer mattifies at all! My face looked like an oil slick after a few hours. Even when my makeup was set with powder, oil still somehow managed to seep through.
Jennifer S.
Fort Pierce, FL
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Its a really good product if you live in a hot and humid environment. I wear this primer alone with no foundation. It keeps oil under control but I find that it needs to be applied after a few hours. 
Samantha L.
Cedar Rapids, IA
112 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have combination skin and this product from Sephora was really easy to apply to my face and helped with blemishes and oil. It did not make my face shiny and makeup went on well after application!!!!
Tatyana R.
White Plains, NY
237 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
If you're oily acne prone girl. this stuff has salicylic acid so it helps treat and prevent acne as well as control oil throughout the day after 8hrs of wear my makeup still remained flawless. Not for sensitive skin
jae C.
281 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This primer is wonderful for those of us who have combo/acne skin. I use this primer and mix it with some CoverFX Custom Color Drops as a foundation and it stays put all day with minimal budging or cracking.
Dani S.
Orem, UT
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I went through a period where I had really awful cystic acne. This product helped calm my skin before I applied my makeup. I felt like it went on smooth and kept my breakouts at bay without over drying.
M T.
5 reviews
I love this primer. It really does a good job keeping you matte but I do have a few cons such as its really silicony and slippery which doesn't feel good on my oily face another is that I'm probably matte for 3 to 4 hours then oil starts to shine through other than that good primer
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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