COVER FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment


4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars54%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%


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
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
Hannah G.
French Camp
2 reviews
I liked this product but it really dries my face out. It’s a matte primer so I guess it’s kinda supposed to do that. I have combination skin so it’s not too bad. It definitely does a good job with filling pores.
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.
Meghan C.
Glendale, CA
132 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.
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!
Kayla H.
Great Falls
53 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I received this as a sample and I was not sold on it. Didn’t help my acne, as my spots actually got worse while using this primer, and it really didn’t make my makeup last, either.
macy p.
Ironton, OH
70 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
i like this product. it dries very tacky so that helps the foundation stick. it does help my makeup stay on. but it dries really quickly. you only have a few seconds to work with it but it does spread easily.
Claudia G.
Elgin, IL
90 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Love that it’s a soft matte and not a full in “I’m going to dry out your face” matte. However, for whatever reason after having it on for so long I noticed I got oilier on my already oily areas. I’m not sure if I just got a bad bath or what happened, bedsides that I like the feel of it and it has no scent and it didn’t break me out.
Grace T.
Brusly, LA
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This primer was given to me through my Boxycharm subscription. I have only used it a few times but it hid my pores, made my makeup easier to put on and didn’t have a bad smell to it. I love this product!
Megan G.
Corona, CA
139 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love Cover FX and I love this primer! I love that it has acne treatment infused and helps create that barrier between the skin and foundation. I’ve repurchased this a few times because when I do have break outs, this is what I use.
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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