Product Review: Boscia Luminizating Charcoal Mask

It is no secret that I enjoy a charcoal mask. In fact, charcoal masks have been reviewed time and time again on Lidsandtricks.

That being said I wanted to see how a mid range brand such as Bosica differed from the charcoal masks of Amazon.

I was shocked when I noticed quite a difference in formula.

The Product

You can purchase the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask from Sephora at a cost of $44 CAD. The product comes in a 2.8. FL.oz squeeze tube.

When dispersed the product comes out as black goo with no fragrance.

The Application

Apply directly to clean skin avoid all areas with hair!

As this mask began to dry, I noticed it had a WAY stickier formula then the cheaper black masks. It set tightly on the skin and I could already tell this mask was going to rip out my peach fuzz.

The second it dried, I immediately noticed a minty like feeling as the mask dried on my face. From the ingredients list, there is no mention of menthol as a product. However, it does feel that way. There are plant extracts that are present in the formula, including grapefruit extract, eucalyptus extract, and rosemary extract that might be the cause of this.

It has been a week since I did this mask and my skin remains smooth as a baby’s bottom.

However, that could be due to the amount of peach fuzz that was ripped out at the time of removal. I have not seen any breakouts caused by this!

Final Thoughts?

I did really enjoy this formula, however, I would not repurchase. There are cheaper black masks available that do an almost identical job.

I must say that the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask has the longest lasting result of the black masks tested.  I can’t justify a price of $44 CAD when I can get other products for $5.

As a word of caution for those who have acne prone or sensitive skin. There are known plant irritants in this formulation. In addition to a skin binding formula that will remove any hair. Make sure to take the proper after care and cleanse skin.

For such a sticky formula, it was expecting some black head removal but was disappointed, when other black masks do remove black heads.

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9 thoughts on “Product Review: Boscia Luminizating Charcoal Mask

  1. Twinkletoes says:

    Thanks for testing and reviewing for the rest of us. I’m glad to find out about this one as I love to use masks at times, but do have sensitive skin. Now I know saving money on the cheaper ones will be better for me and my bank account. 😉

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    • amt07 says:

      Actually apple cider vinegar is great to minimize blackheads over time and evens skin tone. it has the perfect ph level to remove scars.

      With black heads it hardens the bacteria and they kind of roll out of the skin over time.

      Sorry for the grossness level of this comment.

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  2. Inspired Apparel says:

    I found this very helpful. I have extremely sensitive skin (allergic to shea butter and sunflower seed oil, among other things) and there are only one or two products that I am able to use.

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    • amt07 says:

      I’m glad you found this post helpful. Be careful with your allergy I couldn’t imagine how hard it is to find products. It would be interesting to know your skin routine.

      Happy blogging!

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  3. Nicole says:

    This review was interesting. I have never spent that much money on a mask and I don’t think I will. It seems like a better option to go with a cheaper version if it doesn’t remove blackheads. Great review! 😊

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  4. TheTypicalBeautyBlog says:

    I saw this brand Boscia in Sephora Canada and really liked the names/information/descriptions of their products. I hadn’t seen any reviews on anything previously though coming from the UK and not having seen this brand anywhere before! I ended up getting the white charcoal mattifying spray as seen in my Sephora haul and I REALLY like it! It’s a tad on the expensive side, but skincare is something I do like to spend a bit more on! Great honest review xx

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