Sorry for not posting in the last week and a half. Things have been hectic with work, and I’m still not feeling 100%. However, I need to make a new post, gosh darn it, so here goes!
This week I’m reviewing Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil. Last month I purchased the Boscia Bright Stars kit, which comes with:
– 5 oz Purifying Cleansing Gel
– 1.7 oz Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil
– 0.5 oz Self-Defense Vital Antioxidant Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30
– 0.5 oz Super-Charge Overnight Moisture
– 0.2 oz Enlivening Amino-AG Eye treatment
– 0.27 oz Tsubaki Oil
– 100 Sheets Green Tea Blotting Linens
And all of that is only $54 on Sephora’s website! While I’d love to do a review of the entire kit, there’s just too much good stuff in there to fit in one post. Instead, I’m going to be doing them one at a time, starting with the Makeup-Breakup.
The bottle that it comes in is fairly large, with a good sized pump. 1.7 ounces of oil goes a really long way! It’s a lovely mint green shade with little flower decals on the label. However, if you want to buy the oil alone, it costs $28 on Sephora’s website, for a 5 ounce bottle. That’s a ton of product, by the way, and seriously worth it! You can use this on wet or dry skin, but I find it works best when my skin is dry. I only use it at night, when I’m wearing makeup that needs to come off. I tried using it in the morning, but it just didn’t feel like there was a point to it.
So I push my hair back off of my face with an elastic headband to start, then use one pump on my neck, cheeks and forehead. Then, because I wear waterproof eyeliner and mascara, and usually have an eye shadow primer on, I use another full pump on my eyes. I rub it in for about 30 seconds, all over my face. I wouldn’t recommend opening your eyes during this time, because while it doesn’t sting when it gets into your eyes (hooray!), it does cause a kind of film to go over them, and it’s just annoying.
While I’m rubbing in the oil, I have my water on, getting hot. I’ll then take my washcloth and get it very wet, and without wringing it out, I’ll gently rub my face in a circular motion, focusing on the areas where my makeup is heaviest: Cheeks, lips, eyes, eyebrows. Then I rinse out my washcloth and wring it out, then gently wipe down the rest of my face. I don’t use any other cleansers after this, but I do follow up with my normal skincare routine. Oil, serum, moisturizer, eye cream, sleeping mask and so on.
I like to allow my skin to air dry, since I don’t want to aggravate it any more than I have to. I have very sensitive, very fair skin that is prone to redness at the slightest provocation. This cleansing oil does an amazing job of removing even the thickest, most stubborn eye makeup, and gently washes off my lipstick without drying or chapping. It leaves me feeling very moisturized without being greasy. I’ve noticed an improvement in my skin tone in the month since I’ve been using it. Oiliness in my T-Zone has been reduced greatly, redness on and around my nose is lessened and I no longer have dry spots on my cheeks! I’m never left looking red or irritated after using the product either, which is a first with any kind of face wash.
I haven’t noticed much of a fragrance with this product, it’s very, very light and unnoticeable after it’s been washed off. Unless you open your eyes, it won’t leave that greasy film that a lot of oil-based cleansing products seem to have. It doesn’t sting, even if it gets onto an open cut or chapped spot on your lip, or in your eyes. It breaks down my makeup without smearing it all over my face. It’s gentle enough for every day use, though I wouldn’t suggest using it more than once a day, especially if you are acne-prone. I have mostly clear skin, with the occasional blemish, but I’ve noticed this seems to help reduce even the little ones here and there that pop up during the day. Blackheads on my nose have become far less noticeable. In fact, I can’t find anything about this product that I don’t like! And that’s a first!
Packaging: 10/10 – The bottle is a light, mint green color, that clearly has instructions on the back, and is very minimalist. The pump is long and distributes an appropriate amount of product. I haven’t gotten anywhere close to the bottom yet, but I haven’t had any issues with air bubbles or having to pump several times to get out the right amount.
Look of Product: 10/10 – The oil is clear, and goes on looking shiny, but not thick and overbearing.
Smell of Product: 10/10 – Nearly fragrance free, and doesn’t linger after washing off.
Texture of Product: 10/10 – Smooth and not greasy, even though it’s an oil, it glides on easily without making you feel like an oil slick. It also rinses off without leaving any kind of residue or film. It’s not so thin that you have to worry about half of it slopping out of your hands, but not so thick that it feels like you’re trying to remove makeup with slime.
Using Product: 10/10 – This is very easy to use, doesn’t make me feel smothered and does an excellent job of removing makeup with a minimum of work. It doesn’t leave makeup lines across my face as I’m washing it off, it seems to break it down into nothing!
After Using Product: 10/10 – My skin feels fresh, moisturized and clean. There’s no residue or film, no leftover makeup, even from the most stubborn mascara and waterproof eyeliner.
Overall Result: 10/10
Overall, this has to be my favorite makeup remover/cleanser of all time. I have had no problems using it, my skin looks great and it does an incredible job of getting down deep into your pores! I will definitely repurchase once my bottle runs out. I prefer this over any other standalone makeup remover wipes, oils, alcohols or pads. There’s no irritation, no dryness, I feel like my skin is moisturized and really, really clean. No more under eye mascara rings in the morning because the remover didn’t quite wash it all away!
Have you used Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cleansing Oil? What were your thoughts? What would you like to see next? And as always, thanks for reading!