Boscia • Clear Complexion Treatment with Botanical Blast • Skincare - Face
|Would buy this product again.||76%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I actually really love this product! I recently started dieting and losing weight so of course as I shape up something else has to go wrong (my skin). argh. So I like the willow bark treatment probably a little better, I feel its a little more potent (which would make sense since its more concentrated, thus the smaller size but higher pricetag on willow bark), but if I use it all over my face it really doesnt last very long and I cant afford to use it at that rate. So I decided to use willow bark sparingly (for specific pimples) and the botanical blast all over my face on the nights that I dont do retin A. I am really liking it so far. I mean, no WOW results or anything but it is keeping my skin clear and I havent had any new breakouts. My pimples are slowly but surely shrinking, so it isnt a fast zit zapper but I think it overall soothes the skin the more you use it. It is like willow bark but less concentrated so your skin would be getting the same effects essentially just at a lower dose. If you look at the packaging ALL the ingredients are the same between botanical blast and willow bark (salicylic acid, vitamin C, etc), its just the concentration really that differs, which is why I dont get why people who like willow bark hate this or vice versa. I think its a nice complement to willow bark. Very gentle, I love using it. And quite affordable I must say esp compared to other pimple treatments that I've tried (Dermadoctor, perricone, murad). I would def buy again in fact planning on getting a backup for when I run out!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is a very nice product for those with mild breakouts. I personally feel that it works much better than Boscia's Willowbark breakout treatment. I am oily but dry out easily, and this product does not give me dry flaky skin, it just seems to shrink the blemishes I have. It is a clear gel and a little goes a long way. It's light and my moisturizer and makeup go on without any problems over this. I don't think it would work very well for those times when I get large cystic pimples, but for the occasional breakout it works great to reduce the duration of my blemishes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm on my 4th? no 5th? bottle of this, I've bought this for friends and family because I really believe in this product. I think it's better as a preventative measure but it did work wonderfully on my uncomplicated acne before.
The texture is very light and fluid, absorbs right away and you don't need more than one pump for your entire face.
Only con to this is the price for it's size. I used to use this day and night but now I'm only using this in the morning as a preventative measure. I'm still trying to find something to replace this but I've yet to find that product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Currently on my second bottle. This is one of the few items I use from this line that works for me.
My face is super-sensitive. Without any products, my t-zone is prone to breakouts though my skin is not oily, my cheeks get dry flaky patches and I have minor rosacea. I'm also allergic (and have an aversion) to strong scents.
After finishing the first bottle, I couldn't justify the price of a repurchase and sadly moved on to something else ... needless to say, my face and I got into a big fight (you know who won). The product is lightweight, spreads very easily, and a little goes a long way--I only use a half-pump for my t-zone. I use this even when my face is clear as a preventative.
After a few weeks of using this (with a few other products), my face was as flawless as an airbrushed advertisement. Every breakout--gone. Even skin tone. Nice tight skin. I didn't even have to get pregnant or become a saint to get that 'glow', but it did require a LOT of patience and persistence. A LOT. My results took 6-9 months.
The best thing I love about Boscia is that they are preservative-free. No parabens, no phenoxyethanol, no perfumes, etc... relatively low risks. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/brand/Boscia/
I love it and by saving a little bit of money over time, I will have enough to repurchase this again when the time comes. 1 bottle lasts a long time, almost a year for me.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I'm not sure why everyone is raving about this product. I used it for about two weeks and it did absolutely nothing for my acne or complexion. I honestly think it made my normal skin more oily. It is such a small bottle and its 35$...kind of ridiculous for a product that does absolutely nothing. I don't even have really bad acne and it still doesn't work. It is too gentle to help any kind of acne. Definitely returning this ASAP.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I actually use this as a mattifying base before putting on my moisturizer. It runs out pretty quickly, so I'm using it during daytime only. It may be dry for people who do not have very oily skin. As for pimple fighting properties, I think the acne creams still work better than this. For prevention, I think it's ok...can't prevent those hormonal zits anyways. As for mattifying power, I think this is pretty good. It doesn't stop all the oil but I think it is quite good in controlling shine yet is quite weightless on the skin. Will buy again...but quite $$$.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I bought this because their Willow Bark Breakout Treatment stuff was all sold out. I thought that this stuff was the same as the Breakout Treatment, but I was wrong! Though this product isn't bad, it just wasn't as effective as the Willow Bark Breakout Treatment. I noticed that it takes a lot longer to banish some nasty pimples on the lower jawline, and this stuff isn't as moisturizing. However, this stuff does tend to spread much easier, meaning I don't need to use more than 1 pump! I also like the fact that it's a bigger bottle for almost 10 CAD more than the Willow Bark Breakout Treatment. It would have been a good product and I would have repurchased, but frankly, it just isn't as effective.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
ok so i just started using this a week ago. along w/the cleanser n tonic. and my face is purging jus a lil. not really undo-able. makeup covers it great. but im lovin this line so far. active pimples have stopped except my clogs coming 2 a head. love how this trtmt jus disappears n my makeup glides right over. less oily from this line too. :) update in a bit...
EDIT 12/10: No longer worked after awhile so ive moved on...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
I used this everyday to combat pimples. If you have a huge breakout, then this will *gently* help to make it go away, but it works better to keep your skin clear than clear it up. Works great to control oil, too. It feels very light and absorbs well.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This product really helps in keeping your face clear. I tend to get the occasional pimple (TOTM). I even reapply throughout the day on those pesky monthly pimples and they go away in roughly 2 days. I use this in the AM and PM. Literally, 2 half pumps of this product goes a long way. It typically lasts me 6-8 months. Once, I decided to test how effective this product was working on my skin so I discontinued using it. That's when all the acne came out of the wood works. So I realize with everyday morning and night use this really helps in keeping the acne at bay. One thing I noticed over the years, it isn't too effective at getting rid of pustules(hard grains of sand). I highly recommend this product to anyone with sensitive, dry, acne prone skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
OMG!!! I love this product. I had dark spots on my face due to acne marks. I bought this product 3 weeks ago and can honestly say that it has evened out my sking tone and is helping to fade those marks. My skin has that dewy glow to it now. It has definitely boosted my confidence. I used this in the AM and PM after my cleanser. I totally recommend this product and will definitely buy again :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I luuuuv this gel, its lightweight, smells good and works really well. I have oily/combo asian skin. It controls the oil in my t-zone without drying out the rest of my face. I apply it morning and night and it cleared up my hormonal breakouts in about a week. Its also kept away the few stray blemishes that I get. Also I use it under my makeup if I'm gonna put on my MAC studio fix powder of my Chanel Matt Lumiere foundation. I think that it keeps the foundation from clogging my pores. I can't prove that though, I'm definitely gonna repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight Eyes: Blue
On my 2nd bottle of this. I love this product - it is saving my face! At first it took me about a week to see acne clearing results but the calming of the red splotches was instant. After 1 week my acne started to clear up and I had no more additional acne & then after 3 weeks my skin was clear! During my period I had no breakouts - for the first time ever. Also, just recently I bought the Clarisonic and it really helps with absorption even better than before. The overall key with Boscia's line is to have patience so that the line can 'warm up' to your skin cycle. Their products start off slowly, but you have to keep in mind that the results won't be instant like other products because there aren't any harsh chemicals like salicylic acid or Benzoyl Peroxide. Boscia is a natural line so the ingredients take longer yet are still effective. And before you know it your skin is so soft to the touch & clear! Boscia has to 'warm up' to your skin so give the products about 3 weeks and you'll be set. I really hope this works for you... check out the great reviews on sephora.com!