Hi beauties!! If you've read my last Sephora and Body Shop haul (click here to read), you knew I promised you to do a review on Boscia Luminizing Black Mask that I got from Sephora. So, I have tried it once, and I am going to tell you what's my first impression using it.
If you do not know what Boscia Luminizing Black Mask is, it is basically a peel off mask means after it dries up, you can peel it instead of rinse it with water. The reason why I bought this was because it is natural and I am sold out of its active ingredients. It has Vitamin C which will help to reduce hyperpigmentation, brighten your skin, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Also, it has Montmorillonite Clay which can absorb excess oil, dirt and toxins from the skin, so your skin will be purified and clean. Last active ingredient it has is Pine Bark Extract. It is a powerful antioxidant provider which will condition your skin and defend from free radical damage.
So to conclude its purposes, this mask will detoxify your skin as well as purify and brighten it. It removes dirt and toxins from your face so that your skin will look radiant and your pores look smaller. This mask is for all skin types with alcohol free, no parabens, no sulfates, no dyes, and all those harmful stuffs for your skin.
When you are applying this onto your face, avoid eye area, brows, hairline and lips. Then, leave it for maybe about 20 minutes or until it completely dry. It depends on how much you put it on - the thicker, the longer it dries. Then the cool part is after it dries up, gently peel off mask from outer edges. It is really like peeling off your skin that is dull and unwanted (say byebye dead skin!) You'll find some residue from the mask on your face, and you can just rinse it with warm water, and it will melt off. You can use this once or twice a week.
Ok now my experience with it.. or we should say, my first impression with this. Well, it took me literally almost 30 minutes to peel off the mask! I swear!! I stood on my bathroom sink in front of mirror trying to peel it off. No fun. At all. I felt deadly tired afterwards, haha. Anyway, I think the reason why it was so hard to peel off was because I applied a thin layer on my face, so I think the thinner the harder (the more painful too!) it peels off. So, I am going to try the second time with a thicker layer, and we'll see how it goes.
I couldn't say how it benefits my skin yet because skin product needs at least two weeks to react on people's skin. So I could not say if it really evens out my skin tone and such. However, I could say that I feel refreshed and my skin feels so smooth right after I am done with the mask. My skin feels incredibly clean! I could tell from the mask I peeled that it does remove all the dirt. I also see that my blackheads are also removed from the mask, not all of them, but I definitely can see the reduced amount of them.
Overall, I am now still 50/50 with the mask, I do not know whether I really like it. The thing that really bothers me is it is a pain in the butt to peel it off. My face has soft hair on it, so you know how painful it was during the peeling process :( I almost returned this to Sephora but as I was writing this, I thought I have to give this baby a second chance, haha.
Where to buy: Sephora, Boscia site, $34 for 2.8oz.
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|Boscia Luminizing Black Mask|
|See how thin it was on my face?|
|At first the peeling process went smoothly, but then it got more painful and started to fall apart|
|These are all the pieces from the mask|
|See how it looks like you just peeled off your dead skin?|
|You might not be able to see the dirts on the mask from the picture, but I totally could see it in real life|
|The mask will melt off when you rinse it with warm water, so don't be afraid if you have small parts that can't be peeled off.|