Summer Skin Care | Trish McEvoy BB Cream
When it Comes to Summer Skincare - Less is More
May 6, 2015
By Buffy York
Buffy has been hearing me raving about the Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Cream all month so she asked me to share it with you. I have worked for a cosmetic dermatologist for the greater part of the last 7 years and I am excited to share with you one of my favorite skincare products as things start to heat up this season. –Heather
If you’re like me, you like to keep your skin care routine simple in the summer months. With the Southern heat waves and sweat and grime that our skin accumulates, the last thing we need is a bunch of products clogging our pores and melting off of our face throughout the day.
Two summers ago I started a long passionate love affair with Trish McEvoy’s BB Cream after enjoying a spur of the moment makeover at Saks. Suddenly unusual amounts of friends began asking “what are you doing to your skin . . . it looks great!”
“Less is more”, I explained.
So now every year as summer approaches I purchase this miracle cream and slather it on my face each morning after cleansing with my Clarisonic Brush. I ignore the packaging that recommends applying a dime-sized amount and just go for it. Since it serves as my sunscreen I don’t want to skimp.
Trish’s BB (Beauty Booster) Cream is appropriately named and is basically three must-have products in one:
1. “Anti-Fatigue” Moisturizer – I tend to get oily in the T zone yet it never breaks me out. It’s not too thick but rich enough to feel like your skin has been “watered”. The main thing that makes someone look older than they are is dry skin. Flakes are not your friends.
2. Primer – If I decide to add foundation or powder, it slides on like silk over the BB cream with no creases or blobs. However I usually wear my BB cream alone, and my face looks dewey (but not greasy) – the look of healthy radiance.
3. Sunscreen – Most of us know by now that the sun contributes to aging more than any other single thing. There is no getting around the necessity of a good UVA/UVB sunscreen, yet a good cosmetically elegant sunscreen is hard to find. Most sunscreens have a strong odor, are too thick or too white or too greasy. Sunscreen is just not fun. But my friend the BB Cream is 30 SPF (plenty for every day use) and doesn’t look or feel, smell or look like a sunscreen. Problem solved.
Trish McEvoy pioneered the BB (Beauty Booster) Cream years ago and I think it’s worth every penny of what she charges for it. It works great on normal to dry skin, is non-comedigenic, dermatologist tested and it’s even gluten free (I’m not sure why that’s important, but it is sort of cool).
I was asked many times while working for a dermatologist for a good substitute for Trish McEvoy’s BB Cream and never found one, despite spending lots of money trying.
You can buy a tube here without even leaving your house.
I you find a BB cream you like more, please let me know!