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.
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.
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!
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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