Sunday, 13 February 2011

Review: Trish McEvoy Even Skin Beta Hydroxy pads

For the past few weeks I have been using Trish McEvoy's "Even Skin Beta Hydroxy pads". Unlike most exfoliating pads, these are saturated with moisture and feel very 'wet' - a world away from the drying alcohol feel of most exfoliating pads that leave skin reassuringly red and prickly. Instead, these pads feel very soothing. And yet, I have already noticed a visible brightening effect and my skin has been very clear.

At £45 for 40 pads, these are rather an indulgence. But from reading the positive reviews on makeupalley, some ingenious suggestions include cutting the pads into halves (each pad has plenty of moisture so even a half dose will apply enough for your entire face!) or using the pad as a simaltaneously anti aging face and hand remedy (again, plenty of moisture to ensure both areas are treated.) In the light of these tricks, and bearing in mind that a facial costs upwards of £45, these are a viable option.

My very first encounter with exfoliating pads was, indeed, when I had a facial that consisted of a beautician simply applying a glycolic pad (to the tones of rainforest and whale song mind) and it was definitely about £40 for the privilege. I would recommend these pads in particular to those with sensitive skin or aging skin, as it rewards you with the benefits of exfoliation - without the downtime of red angry skin. I have also made a video review here.

Trish McEvoy range is available at Harvey Nichols and Selfridges.

N.B. Trish McEvoy also offers a skincare set [pictured above] "The Skin Enhancement Collection" for £202.50 for 7 items (including the famous Beauty Booster serum and the Beta Hydroxy pads) in a quilted white bag.


  1. Would you say these equal a glycolic application at salon?

  2. Hi, well I am not sure per application, but I am certain that as a consistent treatment, these pads will yield the same results. e.g I had a very brightening result within about 2 weeks' regular use xx