Written and Reviewed by Arlini.

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Name:

Sake Brightening Hydrogel Mask. Made in Korea.

Brand:

Boscia is pronounced Bo – sha – means botanical science. Boscia is a North American brand under the parent company FANCL, a huge cosmetic company in Japan. Boscia is also a vegan brand and approved by PETA.

Unique Material:

“a 100 percent hydrogel mask that firms, tightens, and brightens skin.” Infused with sake, antioxidants, peptides and plant extracts with marine collagen.

Pros:

  1. Hydrogel mask – grips well to skin, don’t feel like it will fall off
  2. Hydrates and softens skin
  3. Good ingredients

Cons:

  1. Two parts to the mask – found there was a gap between upper and lower part
  2. Expensive at $11
  3. No immediate “wow” factor – benefits only seen the following morning

Review:

I was excited about this mask as it was my first hydrogel mask. The difference between hydrogel masks and regular masks is the material that is used. Regular masks would use either cotton or fiber whereas hydrogel masks used a thicker material. Hydrogel masks are also more slippery. The benefit is that they lock moisture better and stick to the face easier. Although, I did not find a problem with the way regular masks stick to my face but hydrogel masks almost “grips” the skin. Because of this “gripping” action, I was able to get lots of work done in the 20 minutes waiting time without having to worry about the mask slipping off my face.

The mask itself is in 2 parts – one part goes over the upper part of the face and the second, over the lower part of the face. Both the parts are folded in together – which meant that when I removed the mask, there was no place to keep the second part and I had to keep it on the mask packet – which I did not want to go as I did not want to pick up the germs from the package. The next time, I must remember to use a plate to hold the second part of the mask. Overall, I would prefer a full mask.

The mask is very very slippery due to the gel. Best to stick onto the face right away and then pull into place. I did find a gap between the 2 parts on my face and got fed up with having to adjust. It was a small gap but I would have preferred no gaps.

Again, when I had removed the mask, there was no wow difference initially. Skin did feel hydrated though. I was also a bit rushed and wanted to get over with the skin care routine as most of the day had gone by without me getting down to work. Masks do take time and best to use when a bit more relaxed. After removing the masks, I was surprised to find not much essence left over on my skin for me to work into, as I usually find with other masks. There was no pulling feeling and skin feels supple.

I will wait till tomorrow to see if there is a difference. Overall, I think expensive for $11.
From the picture on Sephora’s website, they had overlapped the lower part of the mask with the upper part.

Next morning:

Skin looks much better – hydrated and smooth and clean. Lines and wrinkles were not as visible as before. Some spots appeared faded. Skin felt soft.

Where I purchased it:

Sephora for $11 – I think at Christmas 2016. Got 4/5 stars on Sephora’s website.

Ingredients:
-Sake: Extremely rich in vitamins and minerals to provide powerful hydration and brightening benefits.
-Marine Collagen: Helps skin reduce moisture loss, thereby strengthening skin to resist the first signs of aging while providing skin softness and firmness.
-Willowherb: Helps to calm skin inflammation and reduce visible redness and irritation.
-Jojoba Leaf: Helps to prevent free radical damage while nourshing the skin.

Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Polysorbate 60, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Allantoin, Trehalose, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Niacinamide, Algin, Potassium Hydroxide.

 

Disclaimer : Writer is not affiliated to any of the brands or stores mentioned. This is an independent review.

 

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