Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Review: Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

When I first heard about this peel off mask from Boscia I was immediately drawn to try it since peel offs are my favourite types of face masks! One of the main reason why I love peel off masks is because of the simplicity of it: most peel off masks (if you use it correctly) eliminates the rinsing procedure. Peel off mask can be completely peeled off your skin when it dries. Some people that don't apply enough of the product (to make the thick film on the skin to be dried and peeled off later), or don't wait until the mask is completely dry, have difficult time peeling off the entire mask and is left with bits and pieces still stuck on the face which they will end up having to rinse off with water. I will talk more about the correct way to use this product down below but first, let's go over some of the key ingredients and what this product is supposed to do for our skin;
*This product is made with all natural ingredients; some of the key ingredients are Calcium Montmorillionite Clay, Pine Bar Extract, Vitamin C, Witch Hazel, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Eucalytpus Extract.
     *Vitamin C helps brighten skintone and reduce the look of fine lines.
     *Calcium Montmorillionite Clay absorbs excess oil, dirt and toxins from the skin
     *Pine Bark Extract, a powerful antioxidant, conditions the skin and defends from free      radical damage.
*This product claims to be (as on the packaging of the product) "an innovative peel off mask that boosts skin clarity and radiance" by "removing dirt and impurities while refining the look of pores" and "reveals a smoother, brighter complexion."
In my opinion, after trying out 2 tubes of this product in the past 5-6 months, this product actually does do most of what it claims. I'm not so convinced about it boosting radiance of my skin ("radiance" is just too subjective!) but i do feel that it helps to brighten skin clarity. And it definitely does a good job of "removing dirt and impurities" as well as gives the skin appearance of smaller pores along with brighter complexion. These effects seems to last about a day or two. 

IMPORTANT: To get full benefits of this peel off mask, you must apply enough of the product (apply on freshly cleansed, towel dried face or after toner or skin softner) so that you have a thick film of this product on your skin. This will make the later step of peel off much more efficient. Only peel off the mask when it's completely dry! Peel off from bottom to top (start peeling from chin area and slowly try to peel off the entire mask all at once). Once you've successfully peeled off the entire mask, take a look at the peeled off mask to see if the mask has "peeled off" some of your blackheads! You should be able to see some of your pore imprints and black heads (especially around the nose area) which will help you confirm that you've used this mask successfully! 

Boscia Luminizing Black Mask 2.8 oz sell for $34 USD and $44 CAD at Sephora.
*I was able to use one tube for 11-13 times (keep in mind that i applied a really thick layer!)

*If you are interested in winning a free Boscia Luminizing Black Mask please check out my Jan '11 Giveaway
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