.Boscia Luminizing Pink Mask with Charcoal is an interesting product on a lot of fronts. First of all, the first thing that grabs you (or at least me) when you look at the packaging is that something is a bit…off. It feels, as Katy Perry would say, “Japanese-y,” and that’s because the usual natural, subdued, ethereal Boscia teamed up with an artsy, hip, modern firm, Valley Cruise Press, to create this limited-edition product.
Second, Boscia Luminizing Pink Mask with Charcoal is different from most masks with charcoal because it contains Calcium Montmorillonite Clay rather than just your standard Kaolin clay. By contrast, Calcium Montmorillonite Clay appears to have more magnesium than Kaolin (patent), which may help Calcium Montmorillonite Clay be more hydrating than Kaolin, while still absorbing oil (International Journal of Dermatology, 2005).
Other than that, it’s probably good that this masque is a limited edition, because there’s nothing here that suggests it should be a mainstay in your skin care regimen. Yes, I do like vitamin C as ascorbyl glucoside, but not in a rinse-off product as much as a leave-on serum or moisturizer.
Bottom Line: Pass on this one, and just stick to the regular clay masks for now. The fact that it’s pink and cute and different isn’t enough in my opinion to warrant the purchase.
How to Use
-Apply a thick, opaque, even layer to clean, dry skin.
-Avoid eye area, eyebrows, hairline, and lips.
-Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes or until completely dry.
-Gently peel off mask in a downward motion from outer edges and rinse off any residue with warm water.
-Use once or twice a week.
-For maximum pore-minimizing benefits, follow with No Pores No Shine T-Zone Treatment.
Sensitivity test for new users:
-Apply a small amount of product to a small area of clean, dry skin.
-Wait until product dries completely.
-Gently peel off mask from outer edges.
-Rinse off any residue with warm water.
-If no sensitivity occurs, follow regular usage instructions.
-If any irritation or sensitivity develops, discontinue use immediately and consult a physician.
Boscia Luminizing Pink Mask with Charcoal 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, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmine (CI 75470).