Boscia Review



The story behind Boscia

Founded in 2002, Boscia offers a variety of clean skincare products with formulations that feature plant extracts as the key ingredients. Something that stands out with this brand is the Boscia preservative-free commitment. Boscia formulates their products with a clean, chemical preservative free process, sealing every product in their pharmaceutical-level “clean environment” that’s only filled with positive air. Therefore, instead of using harsh chemical preservatives, Boscia uses natural ingredients that provide skin care benefits but also act as clean conservers, like Radish Root, Honeysuckle and Lactobacillus Ferment. In this review, we’ll discuss a few of the brand’s best selling products, key ingredients, Boscia reviews from real customers, and more.

What are the best selling Boscia skincare products?

The Boscia skincare collection consists of cleansers, masks, toners, serums, oils, treatments, eye care, and more. With so many products to choose from, you may not know where to get started with this brand. To make things a little easier, we are going to briefly describe the best selling Boscia skincare products below. 

Boscia Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask
One of the brand’s most popular products is the Boscia Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask. This peel-off mask is said to help minimize the appearance of pores, banish blackheads, and enhance radiance while leaving your skin feeling fresh and clean. 

Boscia Indigo Eye Cream
Boscia Indigo Eye Cream is a brightening eye cream that contains soft, blurring pigments to temporarily illuminate and disguise dull, dark circles. The wild indigo in this eye cream is claimed to “wake up” tired eyes by reducing the look of puffiness for a wide-awake, brightened appearance.

Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel
Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel is a sulfate-free cleanser that is said to leave skin thoroughly cleansed, soothed, and protected from free radical damage without over-drying or stripping the skin. 

What are the key Boscia ingredients?

Boscia has a signature botanical blend that is used throughout their line of products, which consists of jojoba leaf and willowherb. Jojoba leaf helps to prevent free radical damage while nourishing the skin, and willowherb helps to calm skin inflammation and reduce visible redness and irritation. Below we’ll talk about a few of the key ingredients you can find in the best selling Boscia skincare products we introduced above. 

Like most peel-off masks, Boscia Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask includes a high concentration of polyvinyl alcohol. Polyvinyl alcohol is a synthetic polymer that transforms from a gel to a film that can then be peeled off the skin. This mask also includes a high concentration of the astringent witch hazel water. As an astringent, witch hazel water can temporarily degrease skin, tighten and tone skin, and minimize the appearance of enlarged pores. However, it should be noted that tannins can cause irritation and sensitization reactions with some people. 

As the name implies, wild indigo (tephrosia purpurea) is the key ingredient in Boscia Indigo Eye Cream. This botanical extract possesses powerful restoring properties that reduce dark circles, increase luminosity, calm inflammation and puffiness, and deliver hydration. There are also plenty of emollients in this Boscia eye cream, such as shea butter, avocado oil, and sesame oil, which should help to keep the delicate skin around the eyes moisturized and soft. 

Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel includes several different types of surfactants, such as disodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium cocoyl glycinate, and methyl gluceth-10. A surfactant molecule contains one end that is hydrophilic (attracted to water) and one end that is lipophilic (attracted to oil). This allows surfactants to attract and suspends oils, dirt, and other impurities that have accumulated on the skin and wash them away, leaving the skin clean. There are also several moisturizing and soothing ingredients in this Boscia cleanser, such as jojoba seed extract, rosemary leaf extract, hydrangea leaf extract, and more. 

Where is Boscia skincare sold?

Boscia skincare is sold on the brand’s website, as well as numerous third party online retailers such as Sephora, Ulta, Dermstore, and more. You can also use the store locator on the brand’s website to find a physical location that sells Boscia skincare products near you.

What is the Boscia return policy?

The Boscia return policy states, “We want you to order with confidence, so we guarantee your satisfaction. After receiving your order, if you are not completely satisfied, simply return the product(s) within 30 days of receipt for a full refund or exchange. Shipping charges related to your return are non refundable.”

Is Boscia cruelty free?

Boscia is cruelty free. Boscia does not advocate animal testing on raw ingredients or finished formulas and they are committed to working with partners who share those same values.



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Boscia Luminizing Black Mask Review

The Boscia Luminizing Black Mask was designed to serve as a clarifying peel-off mask to remove impurities from the skin and create a smoother, more even looking skin surface. This product utlizes a combination of ingredients, as well as the peeling process itself, to offer a range of benefits to the skin. Starting off with the formula, the Luminizing Black Mask contains a blend of activated charcoal and vitamin C. Activated charcoal has been used for centuries to detoxify and purify the skin, removing impurities, excess oil and bad bacteria from within. Vitamin C on the other hand works as a brightening agent that helps to even out your skin and create a luminous glow. Finally, since this product is a peeling mask, the actually action of the mask can be a help method of achieving a gentle exfoliation.


Boscia Green Tea Oil Free Moisturizer Review

The Boscia Green Tea Oil Free Moisturizer is the perfect option for those of you who need a moisturizer on a daily basis, but find it difficult to work with thick, heavy or oil-rich formulas. This lightweight moisturizer utilizes an entirely oil-free formula that is rich in humectants to provide essential hydration, without the inclusive of many rich emollients that can clog the pores. In addition to this lightweight texture, this product also features a hefty dose of japanese green tea. Green Tea as a whole in an extremely beneficial ingredient in skincare for a number of a reasons. As an antioxidant, this ingredient prevents skin damage and wells as fights off free radicals and environmental stressors. As an anti-inflammatory, green tea has also been shown to be incredibly effective at diminishing the occurrence of inflammatory acne, making it a great option for those with both acne prone and sensitive skin types.


Boscia Matcha Mask Review

The Boscia Matcha Mask offers users an absolutely antioxidant packed formula for weekly use in order to revive stressed out skin. Antioxidants are often some of the most underrated ingredients in skincare. Unlike chemical exfoliants or other actives, antioxidants don’t deliver dramatic results overnight. Instead, this gentle powerhouses go to work to improve the condition of your skin overall, while also doubling as preventative care. Antioxidants like matcha and jojoba leaf, work to combat the negative impacts of environmental aggressors. These aggressors, which include pollution, stress, UV rays and free radicals, can damage your skin and lead to premature aging down the road. To avoid this, antioxidants not only scavenge for free radicals to prevent more damage from occurring, but they also work to eliminate damage that has already been done. This unique ability, paired with the oil absorbing and redness reducing properties of this mask make it a great option for those of you who are just starting to think about aging and would like a low maintenance product to help your skin to perform at its best.


Boscia Indigo Eye Cream Review

Boscia has been offering sensitive skin friendly formulations for years, and have continued this tradition to extend to all of their newest launches as well. New launches like the Boscia Indigo Eye Cream combine some of the most up and coming ingredients with soothing botanical extracts to create a versatile final product. The Indigo Eye Cream was designed to act as a one-step wonder which disguises dark circles and under eye shadows to create a smoother looking base overall. The formula behind this product contains wild indigo as well as a range of blurring pigments which help to diffuse any discolorations while simultaneously hydrating, illuminating, brightening and smoothing the appearance of the under eye area. With all this in mind, we would recommend this type of product to those of you who are concerned primarily with the overall appearance of your eye area, rather than specifically targeting one or two areas.


Boscia Evitalizing Black Hydration Gel Review

Although it may seem a little daunting to smear a black gel all over your skin, products like the Boscia Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel are actually much more user-friendly than they appear. This weightless hydrating gel was designed to serve as a light as air moisturizer that hydrates lightly while also using several active ingredients to minimize the appearance of pores, refine uneven skin tone and texture while simultaneously brightening the skin overall. This cooling formulation contains black charcoal, which gives this product its unique color along with vitamin C, which acts as a skin brightener as well as a potent antioxidant. With all of this in mind, we’d recommend this type of product to those with oily skin in particular. Since this gel is so lightweight, those with normal or drier skin types may find this product to be a little bit too light to adequate moisturize the skin. Instead, those with combination skin types may find that using this product more as a moisturizer booster or serum before a slightly thicker moisturizer may be the perfect combination.


Boscia Mermaid Fire and Ice Cryo Sea Peel-Off Mask Review

Boscia Mermaid Fire and Ice Cryosea Peel-Off Mask combines cryotherapy inspired ingredients, like sea water, red algae, hyaluronic acid, sea kelp, and menthol, to provide an icy, cool sensation upon application. The peel-off mask is said to lift, tighten, plump, and increase circulation, leaving skin tingly, cool and prepped for application of next skin care steps. Out of all the ingredients mentioned above, hyaluronic acid has the most research demonstrating that it can benefit the skin. It draws in moisture from the environment and can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, thereby increasing skin hydration. Hyaluronic acid may also help to plump the skin and temporarily reduce signs of aging. The cooling effect provided by this peel-off mask is due to menthol. While the cooling effect may be pleasant for some, menthol is well known to cause sensitization reactions and can potentially irritate the skin. This is why menthol can cause redness and flushing after application.

The red algae in Boscia Mermaid Fire and Ice Cryosea Peel-Off Mask is called Chondrus crispus extract. Carrageenan is a polysaccharide that makes up 55% of the dry weight of Chondrus crispus. It has excellent water-binding properties, which means it attracts and holds moisture on the skin to improve hydration. Lastly, the sea kelp extract in Boscia Mermaid Fire and Ice Cryosea Peel-Off Mask provides the skin with antioxidants, while sea water offers a rich supply of minerals to purify skin and improve circulation.


Boscia Charcoal Makeup Melter Review

Boscia Charcoal Makeup Melter is a cleansing oil-balm that melts into skin, and is said to thoroughly remove makeup (including waterproof mascara), deeply cleanse, and effectively hydrate. This oil-based formula contains sunflower seed oil as the main ingredient. Since oil attracts oil, sunflower seed oil can dissolve sebum and/or makeup without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Sunflower seed oil provides benefits such as helping to prevent clogged pores, decreasing inflammation, replenishing the skin’s barrier, and delivering other active ingredients deeper into the skin.

Boscia Charcoal Makeup Melter also contains two forms of charcoal: Binchotan white charcoal and activated bamboo charcoal. Binchotan white charcoal is known in Japan as the most prized form of charcoal, and has been used throughout the centuries for its unique skin-balancing benefits. Binchotan White Charcoal is slowly heated for days on end and then rapidly cooled; this process results in its unique ability to absorb moisture. Ultimately, binchotan white charcoal moisturizes and balances skin by increasing hydration. Activated bamboo charcoal is known as the “Black Diamond of Asia”, and is valued for its purifying and healing benefits. In a newly rediscovered, centuries-old process, activated bamboo charcoal is injected with steam, creating thousands of tiny air pockets. When applied to the skin, bamboo charcoal works by trapping toxins and impurities in these tiny air pockets. Rather than absorbing the toxins, however, bamboo charcoal works through adsorption (the chemical reaction where elements bind to a surface). Thus, bamboo charcoal helps to purify and detox the skin. Pulling these impurities out of the pores also makes pores appear smaller. Lastly, Boscia Charcoal Makeup Melter contains several emollients, such as caprylic/capric triglyceride, jojoba esters, shea butter, olive oil PEG-7 esters, and more. These ingredients will help the skin to feel soft and smooth.


Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil Review

Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil is said to melt away stubborn makeup and skin-clogging impurities, while leaving skin feeling nourished and squeaky clean. One of the key ingredients in this cleansing oil is olive oil. Olive oil is abundant in oleic acid, an omega-9 monounsaturated fatty acid, which functions as a penetration enhancer and improves absorption of other ingredients. Other types of fatty acids in olive oil include palmitic acid and linoleic acid, which work to replenish the skin’s barrier function. Olive oil is also rich in flavonoids and other types of antioxidants that protect the skin from free radicals, the unstable molecules that contribute to the formation of premature wrinkles and fine lines on the skin.

Another key ingredient in the Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil is rosehip oil, which contains provitamin A, mostly as beta carotene. Beta carotene has the ability to increase cell turnover and promote regeneration in the outer layers of the skin. Rosehip oil also contains all-trans retinoic acid (a vitamin A acid) that stimulates cellular regeneration and collagen production within the skin. This improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. In addition, rosehip seed oil has a high content of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is known to improve the skin’s barrier function and calm inflammation. Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil also contains several soothing and hydrating botanical extracts, such as green tea leaf extract, jojoba seed oil, turmeric root extract, aloe flower extract, and more.


Boscia Clear Complexion Cleanser Review

Boscia Clear Complexion Cleanser is a cleansing gel formulated specifically for blemish-prone skin. It is said to gently and effectively exfoliate to unclog, purify pores, and minimize blemishes without irritation. This cleanser contains willow bark extract, which the brand claims to be a “natural salicylic acid”. This is not exactly true. Willow bark extract is a source of salicylates (specifically, salicin). It is not a true salicylic acid substitute because it does not exfoliate the skin and also does not penetrate pores to decrease oil secretion like salicylic acid can. However, the salicin in willow bark extract does provide some benefits, like helping to reduce inflammation and associated redness.

The ingredients in Boscia Clear Complexion Cleanser that actually will clean the skin include disodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium cocoyl glycinate, and sodium cocoyl glutamate, which are all surfactants derived from coconut oil. A surfactant molecule contains one end that is hydrophilic (attracted to water) and one end that is lipophilic (attracted to oil). This allows surfactants to attract and suspends oils, dirt, and other impurities that have accumulated on the skin and wash them away. Lastly, Boscia Clear Complexion Cleanser contains jojoba oil, which can help to balance the skin’s oil production. In addition, research has shown that jojoba oil improves the skin’s barrier function and helps to prevent transepidermal water loss. It also has proven anti-inflammatory effects and can provide soothing effects upon application.


Boscia Tsubaki Splash Mask Review

When most of us think about face masks, we think about painting on a thick layer of goo and waiting 15 or 30 minutes to dry before washing it off. For some, this process is simply too time consuming to be worth the effort. This is exactly where the splash mask comes in. Splash masks, like the Boscia Tsubaki Splash Mask are easy and effective masks that you can do in the shower in under 5 minutes. The three main hero ingredients in this formula include tsubaki oil, otherwise known as camellia japonica oil and rice bran oil. These two plant oils have been in use for centuries, particularly in Japan. These two oils deeply nourish the skin, while simultaneously protecting the skin from premature aging. Camellia oil in particular is known for its high antioxidant count, which helps to protect the skin from free radical damage, which can accelerate the aging process. Rice bran on the other hand is known for softening and brightening the skin. Rice products have also been linked to fading hyperpigmentation caused by aging as well as acne.


Boscia Sake Cleansing Water Review

Boscia has been known for years for creating and providing a wide range of unique cleansing products, including classics like the Boscia Sake Cleansing Water. This product was designed to take off makeup, dirt and impurities that have accumulated on the surface of your skin throughout the day. Unfortunately, this product has been discontinued, and is no longer available through either the Boscia website, or any of the authorized retailers. With that said, for those of you who are looking to give Boscia Skincare products a try, there are several other makeup removers to choose from. Products like the Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel, the Charcoal Makeup Melter, and the Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil. Each of these products has been designed to remove makeup and debri without pulling or tugging at the skin, much like the Boscia Sake Cleansing Water. The main difference to keep in mind is that the current offerings from Boscia almost all contain one or more plant oils. So if you struggle with fungal acne or have a hard time incorporating plant oils into your routine, you may want to look for an alternative micellar water.


Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser

Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser: Product Overview If you have oily or acne-prone skin, one product you may want to consider adding to your skin care kit is a pore cleanser, such as Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser. This cleanser is formulated to dissolve dead skin cells, cosmetic residue, and excess oil on the surface of the skin. Boscia, which is a Japanese skin care company, has been offering its products to the American public since 2002, including Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser. According to the manufacturer, the company was one of the first in the world to create skin care products that do not include preservatives and include treatments for wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation. Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser is a multi-purpose product that is designed to unclog and reduce the appearance of pores while it brightens dark spots caused by UV damage.

Where to Buy Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser

Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser is available from the company website, where you can also read about some of the product’s benefits and access an ingredient list. However, there are no Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser reviews available on the product page, although there are several available on authorized retail sites that offer this cleanser. Skin care stores worldwide also carry this product, and you can find locations near you on the store locator map that is offered on the company website. Many unauthorized dealers on third-party resale sites sell Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser as well, but the company does not guarantee any product purchased this way.


Boscia BB Cream

Boscia BB Cream: Overview, Usage and Side Effects Boscia BB Cream, which is marketed by the Boscia Company, is designed to cover up spots, acne breakouts, and other skin imperfections while moisturizing skin at the same time. This BB (blemish balm) is marketed as a favorable option for people who want to use a blemish cream but are concerned about putting harsh chemicals on their skin, as all of Boscia’s products are made of botanical extracts and do not contain any preservatives. Boscia BB Cream can be purchased at many different online locations, including the Boscia website, and at Sephora beauty retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. If you have a limited beauty budget, at $38 for less than 2oz, the cost of this BB cream is moderate. However, you should also have realistic expectations about the results with Boscia BB Cream, particularly if you suffer from severe acne.

About Boscia

According to the company website, Boscia’s vision is to offer its customers skin care solutions that are preservative-free and good for the skin. Their goal is to create products that are non-irritating and that don’t create further skin problems with their application. All of the company’s products are claimed to be without artificial preservatives and to have been made with natural elements, such as Willow herb and other ingredients that contain soothing properties in order to reduce the risk of irritation. Boscia BB Cream, along with the company’s other products, are all made with Japanese manufacturing processes to package them without preservatives but still ensure that the products do not grow harmful bacteria during the course of their shelf life. This also makes Boscia BB Cream a viable option for people who have sensitive skin that often reacts to the preservatives, such as parabens, which are present in many common cosmetic and skin care products.


Boscia Sake Balm

Consumers interested in Japanese skin care may at some point come across Boscia Sake Balm and other products from the Boscia brand. Founded in Japan, this company has grown over the last four decades to offer a large range of products, all of which are formulated without the use of preservatives. However, consumers who are serious about their skin care are advised to carefully research Boscia Sake Balm, as this face cream may not be the right choice for everyone. For example, even though the manufacturer touts this product as a powerful moisturizer, the cream may not be strong enough for some individuals (especially those with a compromised moisture barrier due to disease). Therefore, it’s vital to read Boscia Sake Balm reviews and work with a doctor who can help you make an informed decision.


Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel

Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel is a facial cleanser that is formulated to remove old makeup, excess oils, and the dirt and bacteria that accumulate on the surface of your skin throughout the day. The cleanser contains a number of all-natural ingredients, and as is the case with many new products nowadays, has been formulated to be gentle on the skin. However, Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel contains several preservatives as well, which may not make it the best choice for people with sensitive skin, or those worried about health risks that come from bioaccumulation. This facial cleanser is soap-free and contains amino acids, which are designed to reach deep into the pores to remove the elements that clog pores and cause acne. Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel is just one of many skin care products that is produced and sold by Boscia; other products include peels and masks, blotting linens, cleansers, and a number of moisturizers.

About Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel

According to the manufacturer, Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel is designed for all skin types; even sensitive and very dry skin because the balance of amino acids locks moisture into the skin as the other chemicals remove debris from the surface. This makes the Boscia skin cleanser a possible choice for those who are looking for a product that is primarily all natural yet won’t strip the skin of its oils the way that other ingredients, such as benzoyl, often does. Unfortunately, the company website does not offer Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel reviews from other consumers, but if you’re interested in the product, you may want to search for Boscia coupons online, as some affiliates may have special codes for online purchases.


Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Review

If you’re looking for a mask that combines fun textures and colors with good for you ingredients, you may want to check out the Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding. This unique black and white mask uses two separate formulas to offer a range of benefits in a hydrating, convenient mask. Each of these formulas include a specific active ingredient that’s been included to help refine the skin. In the black pudding, we have activated bamboo charcoal, which is known for its purifying and detoxifying benefits as well as its ability to absorb toxins and impurities. In the white pudding, we have binchotan white charcoal powder. This is a relatively underrated form of charcoal that has actually been used for centuries. This ingredient has been included mostly for its moisturizing and skin balancing properties, as well as its ability to increase hydration levels in the skin. This ingredient, along with the pudding-like consistency of this product, completely cuts out the dryness and stripping feeling that you can often feel after doing a charcoal or clay based mask, so you get the best of both worlds.

Boscia Black Mask

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