After getting a sample of this from Sephora I was hooked and immediately went out to grab a full sized version if it. The sample came in a soft tube which I liked, whereas the full size comes in a pump bottle. The bottle looks very nice, and I don't necessarily mind the pump, however I feel as though taking this travel I run a higher risk of having it spill in my bag than I would with a tube with a snap lid or screw on lid. Packaging aside, as far as usage goes I love the warming sensation, and I feel as though the heat helps to open up my pores a bit more allowing for a deeper cleanse. Although it's just aesthetics, the black color of the product is pretty cool. It's got a very smooth, almost silky application. I use two pumps on my face directly, then put one pump on my Clarisonic Mia2 and cleanse for one minute. I use this daily and follow with La Roche-Posay's gentle cleanser. I haven't noticed any radical changes in my skin, but it's definitely a great product and I love having it as a part of my daily cleanse routine.
Okay, so I got the little sample size from Sephora. I liked the texture and the instant warming feeling on your face when you rub it in. It removes makeup really well, after I use my sephora eye makeup remover. It's a good face wash I use before using my Noxzema. I'm actually questioning buying the larger bottle because i likes the tube packaging and having a a pump will throw me off. But I'll buy it. Good product.
(note: I'm writing this review after only 2 uses, but will be writing another review for a longer period of time using this)
The fact that I'm writing this review after only using it for 2 days, proves that its either horrendous or a heaven-sent product.. and it is heaven-sent! so far. Although I highly doubt this will take a turn for the worse later on.
Anyways, I've tried the black detox mask when it first came out, didn't do anything so I returned it. After that, I ignored Boscia's black line. But this detox face wash has been getting rave reviews from sephora users, plus I needed a new facewash so I figured I'd try it.
I use my Clarisonic mia2 everyday in the morning. I've tried lathering the facewash onto my face and then scrubbing with my mia, and I've also tried pumping the product directly onto my mia (which works better with all my other washes), and this way worked much better. I used 2 pumps
I wanted to test the detox element of this facewash to see how well it works. So since I didn't remove my makeup last night (i know i know, shame on me), this morning after taking makeoff off with my bioderma water, I went in with my Mia + facewash. You wouldn't even know that i slept without washing my face.
- My forehead and nose's large pores felt squeeky clean and smooth.
- the sides of my nose and cheeks are always slightly red, and since using this facewash, the redness is starting to disappear.
- I usually have to use a blotting sheet by 11am everyday. Its 2pm and I still haven't had to use one! this is a big deal.
I, too, picked up a sample w points from sephora. I'm not sure if I want to buy the full size or just buy the biore warning soap. prices are always a factor when ordering from sephora. this soap felt so luxurious. it's gentle, warm for about 15-20 seconds, washed off and left no filmy yucky feeling, just clean. I have absolutely awful skin and now know no skin routine will help so I just use whatever I like now. :-)
First thing I loved about this product was the packaging! I love that it has a pump so it is much easier to use and there is less chance of introducing bacteria into the product. Now th important reason I love this product is because it works. My skin feels much cleaner after using it! I love the warming sensation and even the smell! I don't use just the cleanser alone though. I usually use it with my clarisonic scrubber. I have combination skin and at the end of the day my skin always feels so clogged and dirty. This stuff makes me feel clean! The only thing that could make this product better is if it had some exfoliating agents to help it get deeper into the pores and really clean house. Overall love the product!
This is my morning cleanser. I LOVE it. I went through two bottles a couple years ago, then I had to throw it out while going through airport security. I forgot about it for a while, and then returned and it is still just as wonderful. I enjoy the warming sensation, but that's not the big draw for me -- for some reason, my skin just *feels* great after this. Very clean, but not squeaky clean, and moisturized, hydrated. As if the cleanser just lifted out the bads things and left hydration and natural oils. This is my favorite "basic" cleanser -- nothing particularly special, like salicylic or glycolic acid, just a great cleanser that does its job. HIGHLY recommend. I pair it with Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Cleanser at night.
I have used almost the entire bottle and without a doubt, this cleanser is the best I have ever used! I use it to clean my face at the end of the day and it takes 99.9% of my face makeup off (I use a separate product for eye makeup removal) I follow up with toner and that helps gets anything that might have been left behind. My skin has never, ever felt this good!! With the exception of a monthly hormone blemish my skin is smooth, and clear. The warming sensation is nice, and I'd like to think that it actually does something, but since it last literally a couple seconds, I doubt it. I'm amazed that a cleanser that cleans that deep isn't drying, but this one does the trick. I've found my HG cleanser and will definitely repurchase.
1st off the "warming" feeling this cleanser provides is unlike any other warming sensation I've ever experienced. When I heard the word WARMING I was automatically thinking menthol, peppermint, eucalyptus, you know that tingling warming feeling? Well I was WRONG! The warming sensation this product gives off is soothing, kind of like a warm towel at the spa.
To experience the warming feeling, you must pump the product into your hand, then lather immediately onto your face. DO NOT LATHER THE PRODUCT INTO YOUR HANDS! If you do you won't feel the warming sensation on your face, only on your hands!
I have very oily skin with large pores that clog easily. No cleanser ever makes my skin feel clean. The 1st time I used this I saw an automatic difference in my skin. It felt SMOOTH, CLEAN, FRESH, PORELESS! I knew this was the cleanser for me! Weeks later my skin still feels the same. I haven't experienced any breakouts or irritation with this cleanser. Needless to say this is now my go to cleanser. Don't let the price tag sidetrack you,this product is well worth $28.
BTW ANYONE OILY WITH LARGE PORES READING THIS, I WOULD SUGGEST YOU USE THIS ALONG WITH A GENTLE EXFOLIATING SCRUB EVERY OTHER DAY OR SO & A WEEKLY DETOXIFYING FACIAL MASK. THIS REGIMEN HAS LEFT WE WITH FLAWLESS SKIN :]
Now that I live in a place that has central air/heat, my skin gets very dry, but I do still have an issue with occasional breakouts. Trying to find skincare that keeps my face balanced, has been a huge struggle for me. So much so, that I was honestly just ready to give up on washing my face daily.
Luckily, I was able to swap for a little 1 oz. bottle of this cleanser. I have been using it in the morning, daily, and all I can say is wow.
To use it, I first wet my face and hands, then I squeeze about a quarter size amount onto my fingers, then later it a little before I rub it all over my face. I actually love that this cleanser has a light lather, so it's not messy, doesn't take a long time to rinse off, and doesn't migrate into my eyes. I love the little bit of warming sensation this gives. To me, the scent is a very light rose scent, which I love, and thankfully, it doesn't bother my sensitive skin at all.
After I use this, I pat on my skin the Tarte- Pure Maracuja Oil, and this simple combo seems to be the HG for me! Just yesterday, I saw myself in the mirror and was HAPPY to see how nice my skin is looking. That, I have to say, is a first for me! I will most definitely purchase the full size bottle of this & recommend it to everyone. 1 lippie off for the price, but for what it's done for my skin, it really is worth it. Plus, only having to use a tiny bit, I think this bottle will last me months. I will most definitely repurchase when I run out!
I absolutely adore Boscia's Purifying Gel Cleanser — my HG. But I tried this anyway just to see, and it broke me out hardcore within a day. It just made my skin feel weird, not clean. Surprised it's gotten so many good reviews but I guess everyone's skin is different! I have ultra-sensitive combo skin that's generally clear but breaks out the minute it doesn't like a moisturizer or cleanser. Back to the Purifying Gel!