Product tested by Yashoda.

Name of Product :

Luminizing Black Charcoal Peel Off Mask by Boscia.

Claims to be “An innovative, powerful, mineral-rich mask infused with activated charcoal that peels off to deliver powerful detoxifying, purifying, and brightening effects. This unique peel-off mask is filled with powerful antioxidants, such as activated charcoal, that help visibly shrink pores, firm skin, reduce redness, and strip away dead skin and impurities for noticeable results.”

Unique Ingredients :

From Sephora’s website :

Jojoba leaf : a powerful antioxidant that helps to prevent free radical damage caused by pollution, UV rays, and other environmental irritants.

Willowherb : natural skin-calming botanical that helps to alleviate inflammation and redness.

Activated Charcoal: Absorbs impurities and excess oil, detoxifies, and exfoliates to refine the appearance of pores.

Calcium Montmorillonite Clay : Absorbs excess oil, impurities, and toxins, gently exfoliates dead skin cells, and minimizes the appearance of pores instantly and over time.

Vitamin C (Ascorbyl Glucoside) : Helps brighten skin tone and visibly minimize fine lines as it defends against free radical damage.

Maritime Pine Bark Extract : Improves skin elasticity and hydration, helping to prevent the first signs of aging; provides antioxidant soothing benefits.

Pros :

  • Mask peels off easily if completely dry
  • Matte finish to skin

Cons :

  • If not completely dry, it is hard to remove/peel off and gets messy
  • Need to ensure proper thickness otherwise mask won’t peel off
  • Not many immediate effects except matte skin
  • Skin feels dry after removal
  • Alcohol is second ingredient
  • Expensive
  • Eye irritation/burning despite not being near eyes

 My Review :

2/5 due to lack of any effect after removal, gets 1 star because this Boscia masks actually peels off unlike the white one that I previously reviewed and skin did look matte and even.

Packaging : Very basic, in a tube which is nice and hygienic. Has instructions and ingredient list on back.IMG_5857

Product : Rubbery texture and a fairly thick toothpaste-like consistency but it will run down your face if you apply a lot. It caused my eyes to burn/sting while applying but that sensation was gone 10 minutes after use – but it was a bit painful – second ingredient is polyvinyl alcohol – maybe that’s why? No skin tingling though. Smells chemical. I applied thick opaque layer as directed.

After 20 minutes, it started to harden and become a bit stiff.

I kept it on for 30 minutes.

After removal : Overall the mask peeled off really well! There were two areas on my cheek that wasn’t fully dried as yet which was more of a challenge and messy to remove but next time I’ll let it dry longer. I didn’t see much luminosity though as the product claims. Skin felt dry and looks matte after removal. No other change – some mild redness post peeling but no irritation.

Following day : no change noticed at all 😦

I would not repurchase.

Where I purchased it? Cost?

Sephora – I got this as a sample with another purchase. But the full size 2.8oz/3g retails for $45.00 CAD.

Ingredients :

Water, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Glycereth-26, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Montmorillonite, Polysorbate 20, Acrylates/Palmeth-25 Acrylate Copolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Diglycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Charcoal Powder, Iron Oxides (CI 77499).

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

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