I’ve been very sick lately (more on that tomorrow), and lo and behold, my skin decided to follow suit. I’m experiencing a unique situation, replete with alligator-like dryness and acne.
For those spots with acne, I was looking for the latest and greatest, so imagine my excitement when I stumbled across the new Boscia Charcoal Jelly Ball Cleanser. With activated black bamboo charcoal, rice bran oil, and Hanoki oil, this is a cleanser that definitely helps to leave the skin clearer, cleaner, and more smooth. For more, read on!
Black Bamboo Charcoal
For hundreds of years, charcoal has been used in holistic medicine as a deodorant. This is due to charcoal’s high oxygen content and absorptive properties: When charcoal comes into contact with decomposing matter, it releases oxygen and absorbs malodorous gases within the air. In dermatology, topically applied charcoal is known to draw out impurities from the skin. Limited research in the journal Dermatology also suggests that charcoal may be useful in the treatment of certain skin diseases, including porphyria. The charcoal powder in Boscia Charcoal Jelly Ball Cleanser helps the formulation be effective in absorbing excess oil. Unfortunately, charcoal can also be drying to normal-to-dry skin types.
One great thing about Boscia Charcoal Jelly Ball Cleanser is that you get the impurity-clarifying effects of charcoal without getting black sticky residue everywhere!
Hinoki essential oil comes from a unique species of cypress native to Japan. Hinoki wood, the source of the essential oil, was traditionally used for building shrines in Japan thanks to its resistance to parasites and fungi. Hinoki essential oil has been studied scientifically and shown to promote hair growth. It is a relaxing and sedating essential oil, helping the body and the mind let go of tension and stress (Miracle Botanicals).
How to Use Boscia Charcoal Jelly Ball Cleanser
-Open box and remove plastic-enclosed jelly ball and provided pick. Peel off tape around plastic-enclosed jelly ball. Please note that jelly ball is covered in a thin latex balloon inside the plastic encasement.
-Using provided pick, puncture jelly ball in plastic encasement from seal-covered hole at top of ball to break balloon. Remove top plastic lid, then discard balloon remnants from ball.
-To cleanse, remove jelly ball from bottom plastic base and massage it directly over wet face in gentle, circular motions; or, wet ball, lather in hands for a few seconds, and massage product onto face with fingertips.
-Rinse face clean with warm water and place jelly ball back into bottom plastic base or top plastic lid to dry. Can be used daily, morning and night. With continued use, jelly ball will become smaller. With proper usage, jelly ball should last up to 45 days.
If you have a considerable number of breakouts, Boscia Charcoal Jelly Ball Cleanser probably isn’t going to be as effective as a mix of a 2% salicylic acid cleanser followed by a colloidal oatmeal cleanser.
That said, if you have a controlled number of breakouts — maybe hormonal, say, or limited solely to your T-zone — then Boscia Charcoal Jelly Ball Cleanser is a solid way to keep this type of acne at bay. It’s cleansing, effective, and fun and easy to use. It will help to extract material deep within your pores!
Ingredients in Boscia Charcoal Jelly Ball Cleanser
Water, Glycerin, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Pentylene Glycol, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Glucose, Charcoal Powder, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Oil.