First Impressions: Boscia Detoxifying Facial Cleanser.

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Happy Tuesday everyone!

As I mentioned in my last post, I'd like to start sharing some of my first impressions on products before they either end up on my channel if I have very polar feelings about them (Aka I love them enough to tell you how amazing they are or I think they're definitely not worth your money on). Sometimes I can't share my input on all the products I try fully on my channel just because I'd have videos up almost every day (I'd love to be able to do that but unfortunately YouTube isn't my full-time job). Enter the blog :)

First up is the Boscia Detoxifying Facial Cleanser seen below:


Believe it or not, I was cleaning out under my bathroom sink this weekend because it had become overflowing with travel shampoos, conditioners, small sized skincare, wash clothes, towels, etc. I managed to toss quite a bit and pass some things along to a friend that I knew I wouldn't try, but I actually found two of these 1oz sizes of this cleanser. I knew there was a reason I had actually bothered to put these down there since any cleanser with sulfates or crazy ingredients wouldn't have even stayed in my house. I had actually spoke to Chris (YouTube link here) this week about this, so, I was glad I stumbled across some.

I first tried this on Sunday night after removing my Clio Kill Cover Cushion and Chanel UV Essential SPF 30 with my Ren Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Balm (Link here). Now I have touched this before after working in Sephora stores for years where Boscia is exclusively sold in the US, so, I wasn't surprised by the color...


Yes, this cleanser is black with a very low level luster to it. Boscia claims this to have it's deep hue to the natural charcoal powder inside the cleanser. Below are a list of the ingredients:

Glycereth-26, Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Leaf Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Alpha Glucosyl Hesperidin, Glycolic Acid, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Ceteth-25, Oleth-10, Butylene Glycol, Citrus Paradisi Seed Extract, Xanthan Gum, Water, Charcoal Powder, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil.

So yes, there is actually charcoal powder inside it. I applied this to fairly dry skin (there would be some level of moisture level as I had just used a damp cloth to remove my Ren balm, but my skin wasn't anywhere near dripping wet). This cleanser felt slightly gummy at first with a somewhat hard to move texture, but after about 5-10 seconds, it quickly gains a little more slip. Also worth noting is there is a slight warming sensation to this cleanser at first that Boscia claims helps to detox the skin...hogwash. It helps it feel nice, but that's all I'm assuming it does.


The photo above shows it spread for a few seconds with no additional water added. You can tell that it's still slightly black on the skin even when thinned out. I massaged it all over my face for about thirty seconds prior to very lightly wetting my hands and continuing to massage. Once water was introduced, the cleanser had a VERY small amount of lather. I wouldn't even say lather, but it does go slightly white.


If you've used something like the Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip, it's similar to that where you can tell you're cleansing your skin for those who need to see something going on, but for those like myself who cannot stand a lathering bubbly cleanser, I'm still 100% comfortable using it. I kept this on my skin for a little over a full minute, rinsed away with water, and patted my skin dry. I quickly looked back in the mirror to see what my skin looked like (Was it red? Did it look tight? Did chin look scaly? The last is often a problem with cleansers too "detoxifying" or "deep cleansing"). It was none of those. My skin looked bright, even, and smooth. It also felt quite comfortable. I applied my Good Genes and went on my merry way.

So, my first use with this went well! I'm looking forward to giving a bit more of a shot over the next week and you might see it make an appearance on my channel soon :)

Boscia's Detoxifying Black Cleanser is $28 USD and can be found on Sephora.com here.

Josh

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