Cover FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment


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A weightless gel primer that mattifies the skin, addresses blemishes, and minimizes the appearance of pores. Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free. This primer provides a matte finish and extended shine control. It’s formulated with salicylic acid to prevent and address the cause of blemishes. It also visibly blurs the look of pores.

How To:
-Apply to well-moisturized skin with your fingertips, prior to makeup application.


Salicylic Acid 1% 
Cyclopentasiloxane, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Water, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Bis-Peg/Ppg-14/14 Dimethicone, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Squalane, Phenyl Methicone, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Bisabolol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Peg-60 Almond Glycerides, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Phytosphingosine, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Ethyl Linoleate, Ethyl Linolenate, Ethyl Oleate, Carbomer, Silica, Polysorbate 20, Oleanolic Acid, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7.

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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
Natalie B.
152 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I purchased this product at my local Sephora a couple months ago & can honestly say I love it. A little goes a long way with this & that's always an advantage. Though, the only disadvantage was the price & I didn't see much of a difference with my skin. Other than that the finish of my overall makeup always looks great when I wear this. I'd have to say this is my go to primer next to Smashbox.
Semaria S.
Memphis, TN
763 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Received this item a while back in a subscription box. A little goes a long way as other reviewers have explained. No skin irritation from this primer. No ashiness after application either. foundation/bb cream does glide on smoother following use of this primer
Laura E.
Hallandle Bch, FL
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I got it the first time as a present cause I was scared to drop my own money in this when the barns came out but this is definitely the best primer for me. I I'm a bit acne prone with make up and this anti acne primer does great for my skin. It's a dream
LaShonda F.
Fairfield, OH
106 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I absolutely love this primer. It definitely does allow you to look more matte as well as the anti acne components are amazing. A higher end product definitely worth the money. Out of the entire line, this specific one is my favorite. Worth the try!
Genesis M.
626 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
i tried out the sample at the sephora the girl gave me. i used this product for a week and it worked beautifully for that week. i immediately purchased this product and used it for a month. unfortunately, my acne started to appear more on my cheeks and on my chin. returned after
Veronica N.
Marrero, LA
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This primer is my #1 go to primer. Especially when I'm breaking out certain time of the month due to a daily visit. It's easy to apply and I love the feel of it. I would highly recommend this! I've tried many primers, but I always come back to this!
Anna P.
Jamaica Plain, MA
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
A go to primer! This has a light silicone texture that doesn't feel heavy on my skin. I like the added acne defense, and with my current treatments it doesn't over stress my skin or have any adverse effects! I noticed definite longevity and staying power with my foundation when I use this Primer.
Taylor W.
Harris, MN
17 reviews
This primer is amazing. It keeps your face matte all day, even if you have oily skin. This product is very easy to apply and it is very soft on the skin. It's awesome that it helps fight acne, moisturizes, and helps keep your foundation on all day long. I highly recommend it.
Kelly Y.
Kailua, HI
255 reviews
Works fine but not my favorite. There are so many others out there that I like better for my oily skin and large pores. I didn't feel that it helped with anti-acne at all. It was a bit on the pricey side, but easy to apply and blend in. Not for me but not bad.
Sally C.
10 reviews
This is the greatest primer for acne prone skin, I usually broke out with a pimple after using make up but not anymore. It leaves your face matte and it's long lasting. I have a shiny t zone after a couple of hours but not with this. I love it!
denise r.
181 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Where can i find one of these ?
Justine E.
Washington , DC
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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