Happy Marine Day!

                                                cool blue beach               seakelp

Happy Monday boscia beauties!

Today marks the national Japanese holiday of Marine Day! Sometimes known as Sea Day or Ocean Day, Marine Day is a well-known holiday celebrated throughout Japan. Today, Japanese give thanks to all the ocean provides. Marine Day traditionally takes place the third week of July on Monday. Although a fairly new holiday to Japan, many enjoy taking off work and venturing to the beach to enjoy the ocean’s splendor. Whether engaging in watersports, or fishing, enjoying the beautiful ocean can be celebrated in so many ways!

Here at boscia HQ, we recognize Marine Day as an important day to us. We thank the ocean for its bounty in all that we receive – with the help of the sea, we created some of our most beloved and innovative products. Our All-In-One B.B. Eye Brightener SPF 20, Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask, Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel and Tsubaki Beauty Oil all contain Wakame (Japanese Sea Kelp). Wakame, helps increase collagen production, prevents signs of aging and evens out skin tone by diminishing discoloration! The Cool Blue Hydration Essence contains the main ingredient, Sea Whip, one of the world’s most powerful skin-soothers of the sea. When using our botanically potent products, be sure to thank Mother Nature and the great, blue sea for all it provides.

Though we may not be in Japan, we hope you too can find some time to spend near the ocean this summer and enjoy the wonderful things our oceans have to offer!

xo boscia

July 20, 2015 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment

5 Common Skin Care Mistakes

  1. Skipping SPF

Don’t leave the house without it! Sunscreen, even if you don’t bask in direct sunlight, should be applied daily. For the body, a shot glass sized application is recommended for every 40-80 minutes of exposure. 90% of wrinkles originate from sun exposure – We recommend our Daily Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA+++ ($25) to keep your skin protected and healthy.

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SPF math:  Minutes to burn without sunscreen X SPF number = maximum sun exposure time

Example: If after 10 minutes of sun exposure, you experience burning, multiply 10 by the SPF. 10 minutes x SPF 15 = 150 minutes, or 2 ½ hours of sun protection. After 150 minutes have passed in direct sunlight, be sure to reapply another layer of sunscreen!

2. Over-Exfoliation

Exfoliation can leave skin feeling amazingly smooth and flawless – but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Over-exfoliating can cause irritation, dryness, and hinder growing skin cells from reaching maturity. Polishing off the top layer of skin a few times a week can result in radiant, healthy skin. Exfoliating 1-3 times a week gives skin the chance to heal, rehydrate and regulate cell production. For a gentle yet effective sloughing of the skin, we recommend our Tsubaki Oil-Infused Exfoliating Powder ($36).

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3. Oily skin needs hydration too!

Even oilier skin types need moisture! In the absence of moisture post-cleanse, skin can actually produce more oil to compensate for the lack of hydration. Moisturizing morning and night will regulate skin’s oil production, and help regulate and control sebum production. Our Oil-free Daily Hydration Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($36) controls excess oil and is good for all skin types. This doesn’t mean oily skins should stray away from products containing oil ingredients. Many are not aware that oil breaks up oil – don’t be afraid to opt for an oil to achieve your most radiant, beautiful skin! Try our Tsubaki Beauty Oil ($46) which provides the perfect amount of hydration to leave skin smoother, softer, and more supple.

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4. Forgetting to Break-up the Makeup!

After a long day, washing your face may not register as a priority. Cleansed skin before you hit the sheets will prevent makeup and pore-clogging debris from irritating skin, and triggering breakouts overnight. Getting into the routine of cleansing your face nightly will result in clearer, healthier skin! For a quick, thorough cleanse, our MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil ($28) combined with our Konjac Cleansing Cloth ($15) makes makeup removal a breeze!

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5. Not enough zzz’s or H2O!

Believe it or not, the amount of sleep and the amount of water you drink play a huge role in skin’s overall health. Dehydration can cause skin to appear dull and dry, but getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep can keep skin looking bright and enlivened. Our Super-Cool De-Puffing Eye Balm ($26) works wonders for those mornings requiring a little ‘pick-me-up’!

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July 14, 2015 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

4 Simple Tips for Summer Ready Skin

     dd        palm trees         cool blue water

Beautiful skin starts from within! To achieve radiant healthy looking skin all your friends will be envious of follow these simple tips!

Limit sun exposure

Too much sun is no fun. When spending time outdoors, wear an SPF that is strong enough to protect from burning and aging. We suggest one of our UVA/UVB broad spectrum sunscreens such as the Daily Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA+++ .  Wearing a hat will protect your head, your hair, and your face! The sun is one of our favorite things about summer, but be sure to enjoy the rays safely.

Drink Up

Staying hydrated during the warm summer months is a given! Drinking water plumps the skins cells, and helps the cells to regulate and perform their functions effectively. This translates to healthy, quenched, glowing skin that radiates from within. When your skin is primed with the right ingredients inside, the products you use on top work more effectively. So what are you waiting for? Get your drink on!

Eat Right

Eat your fruits and veggies! They are loaded with good for you ingredients such as antioxidants to help promote overall skin health and bodily health as well. The same ingredients found in many of our beloved products here at boscia can be found in the food you eat!

Avoid Major Changes in Temperature

Heading out into the scorching heat from a cool, air-conditioned room does not bode well with our skin. Using adequate skincare and taking the time to layer a serum and moisturizer will help preserve your skins hydration all day long, both indoors and outdoors. You can also apply an essence such as the Cool Blue Hydration Essence to keep your skin cool all summer long!

And there you have it, 4 simple tips to get amazing summer skin! What other tips do you have when it comes to achieving perfect summertime skin? Drop us a note we love to hear from you!

xo boscia

July 1, 2015 at 11:26 am 1 comment

Congrats to our Winner!

Congrats to @tractor04david on winning the #fathersdaymasking contest. 

We hope you enjoy your Black Collection Set

Thank you to everyone who participated – we appreciate all the love and support from our fans!

xo boscia

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June 22, 2015 at 5:16 pm Leave a comment

The Perfect Father’s Day

Treat Dad to a relaxing, fun weekend this Father’s Day. Hit the beach, go swimming, take a hike, crank up the BBQ – Summer time allows everyone to enjoy the warm weather and spend some time outdoors. Unwind after your action packed day with Dad and one of our beloved face masks. Our award-winning Luminizing Black Mask removes dirt and impurities, absorbs excess oil, and boosts skin clarity. Booth you and Dad will love how fun and easy it is to peel-off!

Finding the perfect gift for Dad can challenge even the savviest of shoppers. We’ve put together a few of our top rated skin-saving gifts he’s sure to love!

Our newest addition, the Charcoal Deep-Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment, is great for the guy on the go. Packaged in a sleek, slim stick, this powerful cleansing stick draws out dirt and impurities to leave skin smooth and refreshed.

After cleansing the face, restore moisture and eradicate blackheads and oil with our Charcoal Pore-Minimizing Hydrogel Mask. This mask renews and revitalizes the skin, gently yet effectively treating blackheads and congested pores.

Combine our Exfoliating Peel Gel for gentle exfoliation with our Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel to restore moisture and keep oil at bay all day.

For the avid gym-goer, we created our unique Black Charcoal Cleansing Cloths. A great way to wipe off sweat and debris from the day post work out or before bed time, these black wipes cleanse and tone in one swipe.dads

With our carefully curated selection of gifts, you’re ready to celebrate Father’s Day in style. Upload your best masking photo with Dad and hashtag #fathersdaymasking for a chance to win several pieces from our Dad-approved Black Pore-Perfecting Collection! We will randomly select and announce the winner this Monday!

xo boscia

June 18, 2015 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

3 Ways to Exfoliate Sans-Scrub

With summer hot on our heels, our skin needs a little extra TLC to keep us looking radiant and glowing! At boscia, we strive to achieve mochi hada, “baby soft” skin year round. One way to put your best face forward is through exfoliation. Exfoliation removes the uppermost layer of debris and dead skin to allow product to penetrate the newly revealed skin effectively and Exf Peel Gel_flippedprovide a smooth finish to the complexion. Skin tends to dry a little during the summer with the change in climate, causing a loss in radiance and moisture. Typical scrubs can often irritate or cause damage to overly sun-kissed skin. We have three of our favorite boscia products that exfoliate without harsh scrubbing and make summertime smoothness a breeze!

If you dream of skin as smooth as a polished pebble, our Exfoliating Peel Gel will fulfill your skincare wishes! This peeling gel instantly gratifies – within seconds of massaging the product into dry skin, particles of dead skin mixed with the fruit enzyme complex “peel” off of the face revealing renewed, smooth skin. Our innovative gel works amazingly before makeup application. Skin feels soft, smooth, and polished – the fundamentals of “bare skin beauty”, su hada be.

For those with drier skin types, our Tsubaki Oil-Infused Exfoliating Powder imparts a hydrated radiance to the skin. Rice Bran powder coated in Tsubaki oil gently removes dry, dead skin and hydrates areas that need a little more moisture. We suggest mixing Tsubaki Oil-Infused Exfoliating Powder with your favorite cleanser for an all-in-one cleanse, or with Tsubaki Beauty Oil for a deeply hydrating exfoliating treatment.

Our next undercover miracle worker provides gentle, yet thorough, exfoliation for not only the face, but every bit of the body! For those seeking the perfect summer glow, our Konjac Cleansing Sponge gently sloughs off dead skin on the face and on rougher areas of the body such as knees, elbows, and heels. Our sponge is gentle enough for the face, but thorough enough for tougher patches of skin on the body. Use the sponge before sunless tanning application to achieve a perfect glow every time. This insider trick prevents concentration of product on dead skin, and imparts smooth to the touch silkiness on areas beyond the face and décolleté.kon

Don’t forget to protect your fresh face with sunscreen! Our Daily Defense SPF 50 PA+++ provides all day broad spectrum protection, while many of our moisturizers include a broad spectrum SPF to keep skin protected from dusk til dawn.

June 10, 2015 at 1:56 pm 1 comment

New Charcoal Innovations

Hi boscia beauties!

NEW PRODUCT ALERT: We’ve added 2 NEW additions to our Black Pore-Perfecting Collection! The Charcoal Deep-Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment and Black Charcoal Cleansing Cloth are the newest innovations to add to your cleansing ritual!

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Packed with activated bamboo charcoal to deeply cleanse and detoxify pores, these products are a must-have for drawing out dirt, oil, and impurities while minimizing pores! The Charcoal Deep-Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment absorbs toxins and impurities leaving skin healthier, clearer, and more refined! Bamboo Charcoal acts as a natural antibacterial agent to deeply cleanse and detoxify pores, without irritation. Our Black Charcoal Cleansing Cloths, infused with a pore treatment blend of Charcoal Powder and Black Tea, absorb excess oil while minimizing pores – in one quick sweep!

Both products contain key ingredients like Glycolic Acid and Artichoke Leaf Extract which help to reduce wrinkles and hyperpigmentation to clarify and improve skin texture. And of course like most of our products, both products include our unique Proprietary Botanical Blend of Jojoba Leaf and Willowherb which helps calm skin inflammation and prevent free radical damage.

Using these products is just as simple as the ingredients that go into them. Check it out below:

How to use the Charcoal Deep-Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment:

While holding stick upright, twist base counterclockwise to reveal one centimeter of the cleansing stick. Apply to a wet face. Next, massage the cleansing stick in a circular motion directly onto skin to create a creamy lather. Lightly massage skin with fingertips to activate formula to reach deep into pores.  Lastly, rinse face with water (and there you have it –instant gratification!).

How to use the Black Charcoal Cleansing Cloth:

Use the power of charcoal to wipe the day away! Incorporate these into your Japanese Cleansing Ritual as an added cleansing boost.  Gently massage a cloth over your face in a circular motion (be sure this is done on dry skin!). You will instantly feel refreshed! These are the perfect addition to your gym bag and before and after a flight!

Be sure to grab both of our newest innovations on boscia.com to see what all the rave is about! We love to hear your thoughts – what are your favorite products from our Black Pore-Perfecting Collection, let us know below!

 xo-boscia

June 4, 2015 at 10:46 am 1 comment

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