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EARTH DAY: The 5 Elements of Perfect Skin

This Earth Day, we are celebrating the five traditional Japanese elements that make up our world! Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth are all represented in a revered sculpture known as Gorinto. Each element is uniquely symbolized by a different piece in the Gorinto. Do you have all of your elements covered? We suggest some of our boscia favorites to achieve a perfectly balanced skin regimen!

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The top portion of the Gorinto varies from culture to culture. Traditionally, a blossom graces the top of the tower in Japan to represent the element “ether”. The Japanese Tsubaki (Camellia) Blossom has perfected the skin, hair and body for centuries – a geisha favorite. Our Tsubaki Beauty Oil contains our signature Tsubaki Oil blend, Wakame, and Rice Brain Oil. For “mochi-hada” (Japanese for baby-soft) skin, apply the oil directly to your face. Uniquely versatile, use on your hair for a gorgeous gleam and on the body for locked in, lasting hydration.

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Next lies our “air” element. The light-as-air Konjac Cleansing Sponge pays homage to the upside-down crescent shape featured as the second piece of the Gorinto sculpture. Ergonomic in shape, the crescent allows for an effective cleanse – reaching every contour of the face, including the delicate eye area. A 1,500 year old tradition, the cleansing and detoxifying powers of Konjac are no secret to Asia. 100% pure Konjac Root ensures the optimum cleanse from this small but mighty puff.

C270-01 Detoxifying Black Cleanser_BASEThings begin heating up as you reach the middle of the Gorinto – Here lies the “fire” element! For an instant warm up, cleanse with our beloved Detoxifying Black Cleanser. Activated Charcoal, Licorice Root, and Glycolic impart a warming sensation – leaving skin thoroughly cleansed, refreshed and detoxified. Ideal for all skin types, this cleanser puts the heat on congested, dull skin for a renewed, glowing complexion.

Cool Blue

Represented by a sphere, there is no better way to round out a balanced skin regimen than a blast of hydration. Surprisingly, our Cool Blue Hydrating Essence contains less than 1% of the “water” element. Your skin will enjoy the potent and deeply nourishing effects of Fermented Yeast Filtrate, DayMoist CLR and Sea Whip. A derivative of Sake production, Fermented Yeast Filtrate instantly brightens and moisturizes even the driest of skin.

B212-01 DaillyDefense_BASELast, but not least, the key to squaring off great skin over time? Take note from the cube, Earth, holding up all of the other elements – a protective sunscreen will make all the difference. Daily Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+++ provides complete UVA and UVB protection. SPF 50 PA+++ and Hyaluronic Acid protect from too much of any element, making our sunscreen a fan favorite time and time again.

All of our Earth Day suggestions are available at your local Sephora, Sephora.com and boscia.com!

April 21, 2015 at 1:36 pm Leave a comment

Essential Beauty Tips for a Day of Fun in the Sun!

Summer is right around the corner and we’re gearing up for some serious beach time. Here are a few beauty tips to keep you protected and energized for a day in the sun!

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1. Stay protected

Take care of your skin when faced with damaging UV rays. Our Daily Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA+++ goes on light, but offers powerful protection in preventing premature wrinkles, skin discoloring and most importantly, sun damage. Also, be sure to protect the delicate eye area. Our All-In-One BB Eye Brightener SPF 20 brightens under-eyes, conceals imperfections, and is loaded with SPF to protect against the sun’s harsh rays.

2. Eat more fruits

They are packed with antioxidants and vitamins to improve your skin and keep you energized all day long.

3. Stay hydrated, drink more H20

Dehydration can lead to fatigue. To avoid headaches and dips in energy levels, remember to continually drink water throughout your day.

4. Dress the part

Choose outfits that are light and comfortable. Ditch dark colors and choose light colors that help you feel cool and fresh, even in the heat.

5. Take a nap

A short power nap can be refreshing after a long day of fun in the sun! The trick is to sleep for about 20 minutes (sleeping for longer can trick your body into thinking its bedtime, which will cause you to wake up even more tired). After a long day outside, take a short nap to restore energy.

And there you have it! So what activities are you planning for your day of fun and what boscia products are you taking? Drop us a note. We’d love to hear from you!

xo boscia

April 14, 2015 at 9:42 am Leave a comment

TOP 5 Must-Haves this Festival Season!

It’s that time of year again: festival season! It’s time to start planning out our favorite denim shorts, crop tops, and sun shades.

We’ve rounded up a few beauty must-haves (for inside that new tote bag!) as you head out to the hottest festivals. With heat temps reaching scorching, you’ll need a little extra boost to keep you looking and feeling fresh all weekend long.  Here are our top 5 boscia beauty essentials to keep in your beauty bag as you hit the festival grounds:

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1. SPF 

Sunshine calls for sunscreen and protecting your skin is a BIG must. Be sure to keep the UVBs and UVAs away with boscia’s Daily Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA+++. It may be packed with a whopping SPF 50, but it goes on light without interrupting your make-up so you can touch up throughout the day.

2. BB Cream 

BB Creams are great all year-round, but every festival-going gal knows that when you are rushing to get ready for the next headline act, you need something fast and long-lasting. Stay picture perfect with our B.B. Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 27 PA ++ which conceals imperfections and provides natural coverage in just one flawless finish. Our BB cream comes in a self-adjusting shade formulated for all skin types. It’s the ideal product to create a lustrous look while hydrating, firming, and soothing the skin to brighten up that partied out face.

3. Blotting Linens

 Our Limited Edition Green Tea Blotting Linens are easy to pack and perfect for a quick pick-me-up! Infused with Green Tea extract, the linens provide a fresh sensation while blotting away impurities, including dirt and oil. They also come in super chic packaging so you’ll always be ready for that close up selfie.

4. Treatment 

Stay cool while the heat is on with our Cool Blue Hydration Essence.  This hydrating gel-serum will help give your skin long lasting moisture & firmness while keeping your skin cool and calm. Our essence will ensure you look and feel fresh – no matter how hot the line-up is!

5. Makeup Remover

To avoid any breakouts from the after-effects of festival season, be sure to melt your makeup off with our bestselling MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil! It removes dirt, impurities and even the most stubborn make up (including waterproof!) without leaving an oily residue. It’s an end-of-the-festival-weekend must!

We hope these festival beauty essentials will keep you glowing!

What festivals are you attending and most importantly, what boscia products are you bringing? Drop us a note, we’d love to hear from you!

xo- boscia

April 7, 2015 at 9:30 am Leave a comment

Introducing our Newest Hydrogel Innovations

Hi boscia beauties,

We’re so excited to share with you the latest innovations here at boscia! Our 100% hydrogel masks have finally launched and we are in love! Each single-use hydrogel mask targets specific concerns with a custom 2-piece design that seals in treatment benefits and allows key ingredients like Vitamin C, Activated Bamboo Charcoal and Green Tea to penetrate deep into the skin to deliver great skin in a single step! Whether you’re looking for a brighter, more mattified or a pore-less complexion – we’ve got a mask for you!

Meet our new additions!

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Charcoal Pore-Minimizing Hydrogel Mask

Minimize pores, refine texture and rid the skin of impurities with our Charcoal Pore-Minimizing Hydrogel Mask! This innovative black mask features beauty’s trending ingredient Bamboo Charcoal, also known as the “Black Diamond of Asia”. Marine Collagen works in conjunction with Bamboo Charcoal to gently and effectively absorb toxins and impurities leaving skin healthier, stronger, softer and firmer.

Vitamin C Brightening Hydrogel Mask

Our Vitamin C Brightening Hydrogel Mask firms, brightens and hydrates the skin. Formulated with a blend of Antioxidants, Vitamin C, plant extracts and our signature Jojoba Leaf and Willow Herb, this mask helps reduce hyperpigmentation and protect your skin against free radical damage leaving you with a brighter and more luminous complexion.

Green Tea Mattifying Hydrogel Mask

Our Green Tea Mattifying Hydrogel Mask will leave your skin clear, matte and free of excess oil! It delivers instant results without dryness or irritation. Green Tea, Marine Collagen and our Botanical Blend work to penetrate the skin to reveal clearer, more vibrant skin.

One of the most innovative aspects of our hydrogel masks is that the formula “seals in” with no evaporation, allowing for complete absorption and delivery of maximum benefits. We’re greedy – so we like to take any remaining essence from the mask packaging and apply it after our hydrogel mask treatment ; ) For added hydration, you can even add a few drops of our Tsubaki Beauty Oil or Cool Blue Hydration Essence or apply Super-Charge Overnight Moisture.

Be sure to grab a few of our hydrogel masks on your next Sephora trip and see what everyone is raving about! Drop us a note – we’d love to hear about it!

xo- boscia

March 24, 2015 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

Happy St. Patrick’s Day boscia beauties!

In honor of this Lucky Tuesday, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite (green!) products to help you celebrate the holiday with great skin!

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  • Green Tea Oil-Control Mask: Made with key ingredients like Green Tea & Cucumber to help soothe & cool the skin, reduce inflammation from sun exposure and protect against free-radical damage, this peel-off mask is a pot of gold in our book!

  • Green Tea Blotting Linens: Made from 100% Natural Abaca Leaf Fibers and infused with Green Tea, our signature blotting linens absorb excess oil without disturbing makeup leaving you free from shine. So if you’re headed to a St. Patty’s Day party tonight, don’t forget to toss these lucky linens in your bag.

  • MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil: Remove any trace of green eye shadow, glitter, lipstick, paint, waterproof mascara – MakeUp-BreakUp does it all (and it’s green!). With a botanical blend that includes Green Tea & Avocado Oil, this makeup melter is just as amazing as finding a four-leaf clover.

  • Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Complexion Clearing Clay: Gently exfoliate with our “Green Konjac” which contains Green Clay designed to help reduce inflammation to help clear breakouts, remove excess oil and prevent future breakouts. It’s an innovation any Leprechaun would be jealous of!

We’re about to slap on a Green Tea Oil-Control Mask so we don’t get pinched – how are you celebrating today?

xo boscia

March 17, 2015 at 11:14 am Leave a comment

Spring Clean Your Beauty Routine

 

Hi boscia beauties,

Spring is upon us! It’s a time when the weather gets warmer and when nature is at its best. While many think of spring as a time to clean their homes, it’s also a time to clean up our daily skin care routine. Just like the seasons change, skin changes as well. Now is the perfect time to renew your skin care ritual. For centuries, the cleansing ritual has been practiced in Japan as the most important steps to maintain flawless skin. To get clean and flawless skin this spring, follow these easy steps:

1. Take it off – it’s always important to remove all makeup from your face at the end of the day. Make Up Break Up Cleaning Oil is a great to use to strip your makeup off.

2. Come Clean—cleanse skin. Try using our Purifying Cleansing Gel in the morning and before bed for clean, fresh skin.

3. Exfoliate– reveal smoother, softer skin in an instant. Use our NEW Exfoliating Peel Gel. It’s a great product to use to get deeper more thorough cleansing results.

Practicing these steps will get you gorgeous, clean, polished skin in no time!

xo – boscia

March 9, 2015 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment

Our New Website!

 Hi boscia beauties! It’s been such an exciting start to the year for us – we launched 3 new product innovations: Exfoliating Peel Gel, Konjac Cleansing Cloth & Konjac Mini Trio, we ran some great social media contests (with more coming up!), and we re-designed the boscia blotter. We are now thrilled to share with you our NEW look on our website! Start browsing and check out our ingredients page, learn more about the brand, and see what’s new at boscia.

In honor of the launch of our new site, we are offering 20% off any $50 purchase, 25% off any $75 purchase and 30% off any $100 purchase using promo code: 2015boscoa. Happy shopping!

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February 9, 2015 at 12:02 pm 1 comment

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