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Tricia Sawyer is a staple of QVC’s expansive beauty line, noted for its lengthy line of beauty products, ranging from matte foundations to soft eye shadows. Each product claims to seamlessly cover the face, and their foundations, a focal point of their line, are said to cover any type of blemish or discoloration simply with light application. Tricia Sawyer does not offer any permanent fixes, but she focuses on the fact that her foundations offer light, reliable coverage that make it appear skin is flawless and wrinkle-free. Certainly some consumers may desire quick, easy coverage without fixing the actual problem — this is one reason why similar foundations are so popular — and considering Tricia Sawyer’s popularity on QVC, it is clear some consumers are taking interest.
Tricia Sawyer is not only available through QVC, however. Tricia Sawyer’s products are also available in popular beauty stores such as Sephora for around $40.00, and some stores may offer test foundations to sample before purchase. If it is not available in your location, however, her products are available online for the same price — just without the addition of free samples or the chance to talk with a consultant about her products. She emphasizes how much her foundations help cover blemishes, and luckily enough, she has included an ingredient list — let’s see what she has included.
According to Tricia Sawyer’s affiliate, QVC, her basic foundation contains Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Jojoba Esters, Kaolin, Nylon-12, Silica, Polyethylene, Ascrobyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Propylparaben May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), and Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492) CI 77499. Caprylic Acid was probably added because it contains anti-bacterial and anti-viral benefits, and along with its easy absorption rate, might help reduce the allergic reactions with this foundation. Caprylic Acid is commonly added for this benefit only. Jojoba is a well known moisturizer, although there are no studies showing how it acts when used in foundations; when applied as a cream, there are some noted improvements in the skin’s ability to stay moisturized. Otherwise Tricia Sawyer’s foundations contain common foundation ingredients, not really differing from other popular foundations available currently. It is suggested the use of Capyric Acid may lessen any allergic reactions associated with their foundations, however, so that may be one of the advantages it has over other foundations.
- Capylic Acid may lessen allergic reactions.
- It is available through stores or online at QVC.com, with the option to pay in short installment plans.
- Does not appear to contain ingredients that differ dramatically from other popular foundations.
- Does not provide permanent protection against wrinkles or uneven skin.
- May not offer many beneficial effects for the skin.
The Bottom Line
Tricia Sawyer claims her foundations offer seamless, complete coverage over wrinkles and aged skin, but when it comes down to the ingredients, it is not radically different from other foundations. The question here is why her foundations are claimed to be better than others when it appears nearly the same as other foundations, but the use of Capyrlic Acid may reduce allergic reactions associated with foundations. Of course her foundations won’t offer permanent benefits either — but might be a quick fix for those willing to take the risk.