An Introduction To Boscia & Clear Complexion Mask

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I admit I knew nothing about boscia® until I saw their products at Sephora a few months ago. I was particularly interested in the Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil (150ml/RM94) as it contains a lot of unique ingredients such as Rose Hip, Green Tea, Golden Palm Oil, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Jojoba Leaf & Willowherb. One of its special features is nanotechnology which enables water to reduce the oil phase to nano-size particles so surface debris is quickly and easily rinsed away.

A bit of background information on boscia:-

  • boscia® (“BO-sha”) means BOtanical SCIence with Advanced Technology.
  • It was originally developed in Japan 32 years ago and introduced in United States in 2002. boscia is the world’s first 100% preservative-free skincare.
  • Their revolutionary skincare combines clinically-proven active botanical ingredients with cutting-edge Japanese technology for highly effective products that deliver dramatic, visible results while remaining gentle on all skin types. boscia products are unique within the industry due to their masterful ingredient blends that provide unprecedented benefits, from increasing cell regeneration, improving elasticity, boosting radiance and evening skin tone to reducing fine lines and wrinkles, treating acne, eliminating redness and improving overall skin health.
  • boscia products are formulated without the following:
  1. Preservatives (boscia contains none of the 150 industry-recognized preservatives – not just parabens – that can irritate skin and cause blemishes, redness, eczema and more).
  2. Ethanol alcohol
  3. Bactericides
  4. Synthetic fragrances
  5. Synthetic colorants
  6. Mineral oil
  7. Animal ingredients
  • boscia’s scientists have developed their proprietary “Botanical Blend,” the essential ingredient base formulated into every product. This incredibly effective and very specific mix of Jojoba Leaf and Willowherb helps solve the most common skin problems : dullness, dryness, fine lines, lack of fimness, blemishes and sensitivities. Jojoba Leaf is a phenomenal antioxidant that helps to prevent free radical damage caused by pollution, UV rays and other environmental irritants. Willowherb Extract is a natural skin-calming botanical that helps to alleviate inflammation and redness.

I have received 3 boscia® press samples – the first one I tried is the Clear Complexion Mask, a clarifying and exfoliating clay mask that absorbs excess oil and impurities while it deep-cleans and refines pores to maintain a clear complexion.

These are the key ingredients in the mask:-

  • Sasa Kurilensis Water neutralizes blemish-causing bacteria and helps the skin’s natural ability to regulate sebum production.
  • Willow Bark Extract, a natural Beta Hydroxy Acid derived from the Willow Tree, gently and effectively exfoliates to unclog and purify pores and helps minimize dark spots from previous breakouts.
  • Rosemary Leaf Extract, an effective antioxidant and anti-inflmmatory, helps to firm and visibly reduce the appearance of pores.
  • Bamboo Stem Powder, an ultra-gentle exfoliant that works to decongest and clear pores.

Lately, I’ve had a recurring acne problem on my chin near my lower lip area. The pimples always seem to form at more or less the same spot (no pun intended!). So although I apparently have dry cheeks, my T-zone and chin area are quite oily.

The Clear Complexion Mask is light blue in colour, has the scent of plants, is easy to spread out and contains tiny granules to exfoliate skin, I presume. The mask is gradually absorbed into skin and after 5 minutes, there are some parts of my skin which have absorbed the mask more than others.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Before I started using this mask, my pore size was rather noticeable but since I started applying this mask twice weekly, my pore size has been minimalised. Using this mask together with Garnier’s Pure Active Anti-Imperfections Roll-on helps to gradually reduce the inflammation.

Some clay masks tend to make my skin feel tight and dry but not this one. After washing it off, my skin feels very smooth. However, washing it all off in its entirety can take some time because of the exfoliating granules.

Clear Complexion Mask (80g) is available at Sephora for RM116.

Note : The product was provided by PR for this review.

 

 

 

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