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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 1,114 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 (1114)
Q&A (69)
Media (49)
  • "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
Freya T.
Waltham , Grimsby
55 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have recently just tried this primer and I have to say it becoming one of my favourites. This primer gives you a flawless finish whilst keeping the oil away from your skin. I would highly recommend this to there
Meryem M.
73 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this primer! It fills and smoothes over larger pores and old acne scares so easy. It's lightweight and comfort to wear under your foundation. Don't clog your pores and allows your make up to wear longer which is perfect for daily wear. You feel like you have a filter over your flaws with this on. A big yes to this!!
Francesca A.
Pitt Meadows, BC
331 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I hated this primer. I hated it. It did nothing for skin or for my makeup. My face was not matte, my skin was not even remotely cleared, and I got it half off and still think it was a rip off. I have oily combo skin and it didn't do anything for me. I will not repurchase.
Emily K.
Halifax, NS
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It felt weird initially. Almost greasy. But I stuck with it and fell in love. It dries in quickly and feels like nothing. Works wonderfully and certainly keeps my acne and shine in check. There are so few anti-acne primers around, but this one is really all I need.
Nikki P.
Miami, FL
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Can’t live without this primer! I use it every single day. I don’t know if it helps with acne control and breakouts because I use ton of anti acne makeup that contain salicylic acid, but I do feel it helps with oil control throughout the day.
Krista-lynn S.
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It’s a great texture. Dries quickly. I didn’t see any huge difference when using it. I gave it a 3 star because I have super oily skin so perhaps it’s just meant for people with combination skin. On the plus side it did not break me out.
Tish S.
58 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I like this primer because it had a silicone feeling without it feeling like it was sitting on my skin. The only downfall was that although when I applied it, it's blurred my skin but after a few hours it help my makeup seep into my pores and make it visible to the world.
Tiffany S.
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Most brands should have this type of primer! I love it! It really helps with acne! It helps hide pores and smooths the skin soooooo well. This is my new holy grail primer! I will always have this in my arsenal.
Star H.
15 reviews
This is a good primer as it gives a matte finish which is great for applying your makeup. However, I do believe that this would only work well for those with oily skin as the medication in it is very drying.
Marina L.
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Applies evenly and beautifully leaving a lovely smooth finish. Lasts all day and I can use it with before liquid or stick foundations. Did not dry out my skin. A primer that I repurchase continuously.
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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