Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Clear Prep FX Matte Primer from Cover FX

It isn't easy to find products for oily skinned ladies who are no longer in their teens. I have dabbled only a little in primers as I worry about them adding more oil to my face or being too moisturizing. On the other hand, I would love something that extends makeup wear.

Now we have a primer made especially for us by Cover FX, called Clear Prep FX. Clear Prep is a mattifying primer that helps to absorb oil. It also contains acne fighting ingredients, antiaging ingredients and line fillers. So you can beat the oilies, and acne without totally stripping your skin.

I've been using it for a week or so now and am really happy with it. Makeup glides on right over it with no pull or smudging. You can feel and see the matte effect right off. I definitely had longer makeup wear and less oil when using this. I still got some oil breakthrough on my forehead but it was less than normal. Really, not much will slow down the forehead oil machine. This winter's 20 degree temps haven't even done it and they usually help.

Clear Prep has 1% salicyclic acid which helps keep acne at bay, other ingredients and their uses are :

-Willowbark extract Kills bacteria associated with acne formation, increases cell renewal and exfoliates
-Concentrated blend of botanical extracts Comprised of bilberry, sugar maple, lemon, sugar cane and orange, these extract naturally contain AHAs to increase the rate of cell renewal while smoothing and rejuvenating the skin
-Enantia chlorantha extract Derived from an African tree, this ingredient inhibits sebum secretion to reduce shine
-Matrixyl 3000 Helps reduce wrinkle depth and volume while providing a smoothing, lifting effect
-NDGA (nordihydroguaiaretic) Regulates cell growth by inhibiting inflammation and skin thickening
-Hydrolyzed milk proteins Balances the sebaceous function of oily, dry and combination skin
-Dermaveil Contains oil absorbers to leave skin looking fresher for hours while reducing the appearance of fine lines and pores
-Vitamins F.A.C.E. Repairs lipids, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, firms skin and prevents damage from free radicals .

Clear Prep FX can be used under makeup or on it's own if you just want to have smoother , oil free skin.

It sells for $ 38.00 at Sephora and Nordstrom ( and is cruelty free).
This will be a mainstay in my beauty closet.


Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to hear ClearPrep FX has found a permanent home in your beauty closet =)

I too have the same oily problem with my forehead. Loved the way you described it though LOL "the forehead oil machine!"

Melissa from Cover FX

Beauty Alchemist said...

Thanks .
Hey, the forehead is what it is, as you know :)

But... not one line up there either. Oil- nature's wrinkle cure.