Posts tagged ‘moisturizer’

Face Chart 101: What your breakouts mean

Although pesky breakouts may seem random, they typically link back to specific causes. Using our face chart, identify your problem areas and follow our suggestions for treating them!

Woman's face

PINK: Forehead

The forehead tends to break out due to stress, or inadequate amounts of sleep. If you don’t make drinking water a habit, you may also experience blemishes in this area. As a general rule, health experts advise consuming half of your body weight in ounces of water daily. Meaning, if you weigh 120 pounds, you should ideally drink 60 ounces of water a day. Avoiding sugary and caffeinated drinks can also improve skin conditions in this area.

boscia’s RxTsubaki Deep Hydartion Sleeping Mask

GREEN: T-Zone

The T-Zone area includes some of the forehead area and the area down the nose. This visually creates a “T”, thus the name. Breakouts in the t-zone can trace back to eating too many salty foods, and not enough fruits and vegetables. Experts also suggest excessive consumption of dairy and alcohol can contribute to congestion in this area. Typically, cleaning up snacks choices and opting for less salty, more nutritionally balanced choices will help alleviate acne in this area.

boscia’s Rx: No Pores No Shine T-Zone Treatment

 

PURPLE: Cheeks

Have you ever tried a new product, only to break out the next day on your cheeks? Often times, the cheeks indicate sensitivity to ingredients or products we use. Another cause of breakouts in this area can stem from phone usage – yes, your cell phone! Cell phones typically carry a lot of bacteria from daily use and can cause breakouts upon contact with the face. A major hidden culprit of acne in this area can often occurs in our sleep. Pillow cases coated with hair products, skin products and sometimes fragrance can easily irritate the skin and cause bacterial breakouts to this sensitive area. Ensure you wash your pillowcase frequently, and do not sleep in makeup!

boscia’s Rx: Balancing Facial Tonic

BLUE: Chin and Jaw

Breakouts occurring around the chin and jaw typically results from hormonal changes in the body. You may find that closer to that time of the month, your skin goes haywire. The heightened level of hormones during this time of the month can frequently translate into uncomfortable acne on the chin and jaw area. Ensuring proper cleansing, keeping hands away from the face, and using a spot treatment can help eliminate and treat these blemishes. For extreme cases, many physicians will suggest birth control to regulate unruly hormones if the breakouts persist.

boscia’s Rx: Clear Complexion Treatment and Clear Complexion Willow Bark Spot Treatment

Where do you tend to breakout? What is your favorite way to combat blemishes? Let us know!

xoxo, boscia

August 26, 2015 at 3:18 pm Leave a comment

Get Schooled! Day vs Night Skincare

With class nearly back in session, boscia wants to take a moment to educate our wonderful readers on the differences between your skincare routine during the day and at night. Below, find our breakdown of skincare routines for each level of skin-savvy expertise!

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Our frequent readers know that you can combine steps by finding a great moisturizer that integrates an SPF into the mix! But for those curious as to why two moisturizers can benefit the skin, read on!

Why use a different moisturizer for day and night?

oil-free nightly hydrationMoisturizers for daytime use typically contain a lighter formula – better for controlling oil-production oil free daily hydrationthroughout the day, or sensitive skin that develops congestion easily. Daytime moisturizers also often contain an SPF. SPF creates a protective barrier to deflect the harmful rays of the sun. boscia uses Broad Spectrum SPF in our moisturizers – meaning our sunscreen protects from both UVA and UVB rays (the Aging and Burning rays).

Night moisturizers tend to moisturize the skin more deeply than daytime moisturizers. The skin restores itself at night and takes this time to soak in the moisture from your night cream and repair itself with any additional benefits found in your night cream.

For those who prefer to use only one moisturizer, ensure your skin stays protected by applying a sunscreen on top of your moisturizer during the day. Proceed to use the moisturizer alone at night time.

We suggest our staple moisturizers – Oil-free Daily Hydration Broad Spectrum SPF 15 for day time, and Oil-free Nightly Hydration for night time use!

August 18, 2015 at 4:33 pm Leave a comment

The Perfect Pair!

It’s National Sibling Day! Whether they’re your best friend or your favorite rival, being a sibling is pretty cool. You have a friend for life and a relationship designed to last the test of time! In honor of all the sibs, we’re featuring “the perfect pair” of boscia products. Combine these products for a lifelong friendship … with your skin!

  • Konjac Cleansing Sponge + your favorite boscia cleanser Your skin will thank you for this duo! Simply apply a pump or two of your favorite boscia cleanser to your Konjac Cleansing Sponge and gently massage in a circular motion to remove dirt, make-up, and impurities. Our Konjac Cleansing Sponge is gentle enough for even the most sensitive of skin types and can be used over the face, neck, and even the delicate under eye area.  We can hear your skin saying, “ahhhh” from here!

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  • Tsubaki Beauty Oil + your favorite boscia moisturizer – Hydration to the max! Apply a few drops of Tsubaki Beauty Oil to clean skin and then apply your favorite boscia moisturizer (or mix them together!) for firmer, brighter and seriously hydrated skin!

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  • Cool Blue Calming Mask + Super-Cool De-Puffing Eye Balm – Everyone loves a great peel-off mask! Pair our Cool Blue Calming Mask (designed to calm, hydrate and refresh the skin) with our Super-Cool De-Puffing Eye Balm (a cooling and soothing eye balm that instantly de-puffs and revives tired eyes) for a splash of “cool” hydration!

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What are some of your favorite boscia pairs? Drop us a note here, on Twitter, @bosciaskincare or on Instagram, @boscia! xo

 

 

April 10, 2014 at 3:33 pm Leave a comment

Festival Season boscia Must-Haves!

Grab your flower headband, oversized shades and some SPF … it’s FESTIVAL SEASON! Whether you’re going to Coachella or Stagecoach (or both!) there are some must-have beauty products that are essential when braving the crowds, enjoying the music and soaking up the sun. Here’s our FAB 5 boscia products to toss in that adorable festival-approved tote!

  • THE PROPER (AND MOST ADORABLE) SUNSCREEN –  Not only does our Daily Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 have the most chic packaging ever but SPF 50 is a necessary item for any outdoor event. boscia has you covered when it comes to a multi-benefit sunscreen.  Daily Defense absorbs UVA rays to prevent skin damage (like fine lines and wrinkles), it improves the appearance of skin with moisturizing benefits to improve hydration, and reduces moisture loss to maintain skin elasticity and softness – the super stylish tube doesn’t hurt either!

B212-01 Daily Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF50

  • A FANTASTIC B.B. CREAM –  Less is always more when it comes to an outdoor party –  with the heat, the sweat, the crowds –  you get it. Our B.B. Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 27 is a self-adjusting shade formulated for all skin types. It’s the ideal product to create a lustrous look and a flawless finish as it hydrates, firms and soothes the skin. Every festival-going gal needs a B.B. Cream that provides long-wearing, natural coverage that conceals imperfections. YOU, meet B.B.!

B210-01 BB Cream Original Broad Spectrum SPF 27

  • THE PERFECT FACE WASH –  Break up with your make up – and decongest your pores from the day! Our MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil goes onto dry skin to break up every ounce of make-up and even breaks down your sunscreen. It’s gentle enough for the sensitive eye area but tough enough to get your face make-up free – including the most stubborn of waterproof mascara! Try incorporating our Konjac Cleansing Sponge into your routine for a pillow-soft cleanse and exfoliation leaving you with even smoother, softer and brighter-looking skin.

C107-31 Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil

  • A LIGHT MOISTURIZER – Everyone loves moisturized and hydrated skin so we recommend a light moisturizer for the day, especially if you’re going hippy-chic and make-up free! Our Self-Defense Vital Antioxidant Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is the perfect (and prettiest) lightweight moisturizer for festival season. Self-Defense contains 8 antioxidants that help prevent premature signs of aging, repair existing damage, protect against environmental stressors, and promote elasticity and tone. It contains Rice Bran Oil which helps to reduce dark spots and increase micro-circulation for soft, glowing skin.

FUN FACT: In Japan, to call a woman a “”Nuka Bijin,” or a “Rice Bran Beauty, is a great compliment; it refers back to the glowing, youthful skin of women who worked in rice fields, washed the newly-harvested rice, and became exposed to high levels of Rice Bran Oil.

B104-15 Self-Defense Vital Antioxidant Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30

  • A FACE MASK –  Our calming and refreshing peel-off Cool Blue Calming Mask is the ideal mask for skin revival after a festival! It instantly cools, calms inflammation, and hydrates which is ideal for after-sun care and (yikes) any sunburns.

C215-01 Cool Blue Calming Mask

So what are your top festival season must-haves?

April 4, 2014 at 9:39 am Leave a comment

Introducing Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel!

The newest innovation from boscia is here, and it will leave you with chills! Imagine a moisturizer so refreshing, revitalizing, and actually cooling that your pores respond with instant tightening and oil stays away all day! Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel is ready to change your moisturizing routine. This ultra-lightweight gel dispenses black, but quickly massages completely clear into the skin, leaving behind only refined skin texture, brightened clarity, and tightened pores. It just doesn’t get much cooler than this!

Here are the ingredients that make the magic happen:

Artichoke Leaf Extract improves elasticity to help tighten pore walls.
Charcoal absorbs excess oil and impurities as it detoxifies.
Glycolic Acid helps clarify skin and smooth rough texture.
Vitamin C helps brighten skintone and minimize fine lines as it defends from free radical damage.

To celebrate, we’ll be giving away two Revitalizing Black Hydration Gels to two commenters on any post on our blog ($38 value each)! Leave your comment between now and Thursday, 9/15, at 4:30 pm PST to enter – one entry per person. Good luck!

September 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm 75 comments

Favorite Things! by Lan

Today we will be starting a new series called Favorite Things, in which a boscia team member talks about what his or her favorite boscia products are and why!

Check out Lan’s favorites for yourself right here!

August 29, 2011 at 3:09 pm 3 comments


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