|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
climate warning: I have recently moved from Chicago to Colorado. It's super dry here. I did not have to leave the mask on for 25 minutes. I have combination skin (VERY) oily, acne prone t-zone and dry cheeks. It took all of 2 minutes (maybe less) for it to dry on my cheeks, and possibly 5 minutes on my t-zone. If you live in a dry climate, this is a speed mask. I digress.
So, to address prior concerns:
peach fuzz: Boscia should really do a better job with their directions. I do not think this is for all skin types, and I do not think it should be put all over your face. Put this on areas that are not sensitive, and put this on areas of your face that aren't too dry. I learned the hard way that it is absolutely unpleasant to peel this off of sensitive areas of your face.
stinging the eyes: oh, yes. this happens. see the above statement, and never put this anywhere near your eyes, or the skin under them.
do: put this on oily areas, areas with enlarged pores, or anywhere on your face where you have problems unrelated to sensitivity or serious dryness. This mask removed a lot of dullness. It didn't clear up acne, but it didn't make it worse. It made my face look "better", but I feel like I had a painful learning curve. Not cool, Boscia.
In summary, this is a decent mask, but with better directions (and skin type indication) this could be a great mask. I wonder why Boscia doesn't try to do a better job of streamlining its skincare.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I tried a sample of this a long time ago, a regular
sized sample is not enough, as you need a lot of this product
to get the correct even layer for it to peel off properly.
I picked up a tube of it on a whim at the Sephora VIB sale.
It is a small tube for the price and you do need A LOT of
product for one application, I also used it on my neck.
It dried in about 30 min. It caused no stinging,burning, or irritation
to my eyes or skin. The problem is this is PAINFUL to peel
off, the box says peel gently from the outside in, avoid the eye
area. It hurt to peel this off, I did not see any black heads stuck
to the mask anywhere, only a large amount of the tiny peach fuzz hairs from my face...ouch. It cannot be good to rip these tiny
translucent hairs from the face. They may grow back darker or
thicker possibly. My face did feel smooth and appeared slightly
"luminized" after. The painful removal process makes this a return
item for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I think this got rid of my blackheads on my nose but I am not sure if it was really because of the effectiveness of the mask or the rid of how I had to rubbed off the mask after it dried out. It was very difficult for me to peel the mask off and I wouldn't buy this again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I finished a tube of this mask a couple of months ago. I was using it about once a week, but didn't really notice a huge difference in my skin. Also, I may have been using the product wrong, but I found myself using a lot of it to cover my face. All in all, I think it's a nice mask, but for the little returns that I got from it, it's too expensive for me to want to buy it again. On the plus side, it did not irritate my skin and it was not as drying as other masks that I have tried.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is an amazing mask! It really is very innovative in the way that it feels on the face & after effects. I love the soothing black mask slathered across the face. It has a cooling and rejuvenating effect right from the get-go. As oppose to common drugstore products, you don't feel bits of clay dry up on the face in a thick layer. The mask is very light and great for deep cleansing of pores. You don't have the red skin upon removal.
Overall, this is probably one of the best face masks I ever tried. It is free of all parabens and yet yields effects, unlike some of the Michael Todd products raved about. I didn't have much luck with those.
I got this mask in a holiday set full of Boscia mini products. Probably the best one I have tried out of their line. However, I am still unsure if I will re-purchase as 2.8 oz cost $34. And you need quite a bit to cover the face. So, I might be resorting to my drugstore HGs, as much as I love masks.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This mask is a great alternative to a scrub or peel product. It's like a giant pore strip for your face, only much more gentle. I use it every now and then to remove dead skin, especially of I've been using a glycolic peel. I think scrubs irritate my face far more than anything so I avoid them.
You can opt to use this only on your nose and chin if you think you'll be too sensitive. It's expensive for what it is but I still would repurchase since it's pretty unique and I have a specific need for it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
It's a great peeling type mask. I've tried the others in the Boscia line but this one is my favorite. You don't have to slather too much, just enough for a even coverage. Take awhile to dry, about 20-25 minutes. The mask does stick pretty well to skin, so use one hand to peel the mask and your other for counter pressure around the delicate skin near nose folds and eyes to prevent capillaries from breaking.
The charcoal is great for anyone with congested pores and oily skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
For the longest time, I had been dying to do a facial peel. I know this is weird, but I was craving that feeling of peeling the sticky goo off of my face (WEIRD, I KNOW!). I went to Shopper's Drug Mart desperately looking for a quick fix. The lady at the cosmetic counter recommended Boscia's Luminizing Black Mask.
Off to Sephora I went!
Eager to try it, I caked it onto my face (lady at Sephora said that in order to get the full effect of the peel, you must be generous with the amount that you apply, which is a downfall because it is $$$).
I waited about 20-25-30ish (lost track of time, basically when it dried and was ready to peel off). WOW. I'm not going to lie, it was the most painful peel that I have ever experienced. This stuff really sticks to your skin and pulls out your peach fuzz. After gently peeling it off (took about 15 minutes LOL, so allocate a lot of time for this), I had some little bits left that I had to wipe off with a cloths.
My word, my skin was SO soft (I made everyone in my house rub my cheek - they were quite impressed), and my skin looked instantly revitalized and lively! My skin felt instantly refreshed.
I followed up with the Clear Complexion Toner and Moisturizer.
Since this is such a timely process (I like to make an event out of it), I would recommend only doing it once a week (I like Sundays, so my skin is refreshed for dreaded Monday). The product is quite pricey and you do need to apply generously.
I found that since the product is rather costly, and it is painful to peel off...I only put it on my chin, nose to about my cheek bone, and my forehead (T zone)..steering clear of my brows. I have been able to stretch out the life span of my bottle.
If you're willing to drop the dough, this product is most certainly worth it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I got to try it as a sample packet from Sephora, and after using it, I was convinced I'd never, ever put that on my face again!
I have some peach fuzz, and I also wasn't too careful while applying it to avoid eyebrows and hairline, so removing it was extremely painful. My face was red and hurt, irritated and I was sure I was going to break out.
However the following day, I was amazed to see that my skin looked much more even and smooth and clear! I liked looking in the mirror so much that I decided to go buy the full size.
The second application (a week later) was much less painful. It still hurt, because the peach fuzz is still there, but this time I applied it more carefully, steering clear of brows and hairline. Much better.
Again, my skin looks great. This is the first mask I've ever used that I can say it did something! As a plus, it's not breaking me out.
I intend to use it once or twice per week (more than that would be overkill), and would probably repurchase.
The only con is the price and the amount of product in the tube, I don't know how many applications I'll get from it, but considering the good results I got, I will invest in more (unless something changes).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
what a disaster. i got a sample of this and hoped it would be easier to work with than their white mask, which is gummy and painful to remove. this is all that but with the added insult of a black tar color that stains hands, sinks and the sponges i had to deploy to scrub off the goo that refused to dry even after an extra 15 minutes of setting time. dont buy this unless you have skin of steel and a lot of time on your hands for cleanup.