Diminish Under-Eye Bags: Restorative Eye Treatment for Under-Eye Bags


Lack of sleep and unhealthy dietary habits, like consuming alcohol and excess salt, can all lead to liquid accumulation around the thin and delicate eye area, forming under-eye bags. This swelling or puffiness of the under-eye area often causes us to look tired and aged. To combat this effect, it is important to not only adjust our lifestyles, but also include eye care that helps prevent and reduce under-eye bags. Our Restorative Eye Treatment for Under-Eye Bags is a rich, emollient eye cream that diminishes the appearance of under-eye bags while delivering long-lasting hydration and protection to the delicate eye area!

These ingredients not only reduce under-eye bags, but they also improve firmness and soothe the skin!

Palmitoyl Pentapeptide (Matrixyl™ 3000)

  • Provides a visible anti-wrinkle and lifting effect
  • Activates the process of extracellular matrix renewal by stimulating cell renewal and boosting collagen production


  • Significantly reduces and prevents under-eye puffiness and dark circles (“under-eye bags”) by improving microcirculation, preventing fluid from accumulating around the eye area
  • Improves firmness and elasticity while decreasing inflammation

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  • An antioxidant that calms, soothes, and conditions skin
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation and minimizes the appearance of dark spots by inhibiting melanin synthesis

Sodium Hyaluronate

  • Similar to the structure of moisturizers naturally found in the extracellular matrix, it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water and supports the body’s natural ability to maintain and attract water
  • Promotes circulation and assists with maintaining normal skin metabolism and nutrient absorption

Add our Restorative Eye Treatment for Under-Eye Bags to your morning and evening skin care routine: dispense one pump onto fingertips and apply around the orbital bone with gentle patting motions.

Are under-eye bags making you look tired and aged? Diminish them today with our Restorative Eye Treatment for Under-Eye Bags!

September 14, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

What’s Your Skin Type?


Knowing your skin type is the foundation for beautiful and healthy skin; it helps you select the right products, allowing your skin to reap the most benefits they provide. In this post, we will show you how to determine your skin type and help choose the correct boscia products based on the results!

Skin types can be divided into four different categories: dry, oily, combination, and normal. An experiment that can help you determine your skin type is through cleansing. First, wash your face to remove all dirt, oil, and impurities. Then, pat your skin dry and do not apply any products for 20-30 minutes.

Skin Type 1: Dry Skin

If your skin starts to feel a bit tight and does not produce much oil, your skin type is dry. combineDry skin lacks water content and produces little to no oil. Therefore, it is important to choose skincare products that deeply hydrate and replenish moisture in skin. Our Tsubaki Oil Deep Hydration Collection is infused with Tsubaki (Camellia) Oil to replenish, hydrate, and deliver moisture deep into skin, leaving it softer and suppler. Our Sake Hydrate & Brighten Collection is also suitable for dry skin. Utilizing the power of Japanese Sake, it is very rich in vitamins and minerals to not only brighten skin, but also provide it with hydrating benefits.

Skin Type 2: Oily Skin

If your skin starts to produce oil after 20-30 minutes, your skin type is oily. When skin possesses an insufficient amount of water, it produces more oil to compensate for its lack of hydration, thereby causing oily skin. People with oily skin tend to encounter skincare concerns such as excess oil, clogged pores, and enlarged pores. Our Detoxifying Black Cleanser is a unique warming gel cleanser infused with activated charcoal that detoxifies and dissolves impurities and oil while minimizing the look of pores. To prevent oily skin from further producing excess oil, it is essential to keep it well-hydrated. Our Oil-free Hydration Moisturizers provide weightless hydration and help combat excess oil production. In addition, our Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel with activated charcoal delivers ultralight hydration while minimizing pore appearance.

Skin Type 3: Combination Skin

If your skin starts to produce oil on some areas, such as the T-zone, but feels tight on other areas, like your cheeks, your skin type is combination. Combination skin, like the name implies, has both oily and dry skin, thus making it more difficult to care for compared with other skin types. When selecting products, it is important to choose products that are suitable for oily skin for areas such as the T-zone, and products that are created for dry skin for areas with less moisture, like your cheeks.

Skin Type 4: Normal Skin

Is your skin feeling neither tight nor oily? This means that your skin type is normal! People with normal skin are balanced in water and oil and do not require products that deeply hydrate or control excess oil. However, it is still important to properly cleanse your face every day and keep it well-moisturized. Our sulfate-free Purifying Cleansing Gel is derived from amino acids to deeply cleanse skin while protecting its natural moisture barrier. Furthermore, our Self-Defense Vital Antioxidant Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is rich in antioxidants to hydrate skin and helps prevent premature signs of aging.

So, have you determined your skin type? Today, we are having a giveaway for our Black Charcoal Cleansing Cloths for two lucky winners! Share your skin type and what boscia products you use for it in the comments below for a chance to win! (U.S. residents only)

September 12, 2016 at 9:00 am 17 comments

Blot Away Shine Anytime, Anywhere!

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Black Charcoal Blotting Linens are a skincare essential that the boscia team always keeps at our desks and in our bags. These blotting linens are great for when we feel like our skin begins to look shiny, especially in the afternoon. Infused with a refreshing Black Tea fragrance, they not only absorb excess oil and reduce shine, but also purify pores with Black Bamboo Charcoal, keeping our skin matte and clean!

These ingredients absorb oil and impurities while detoxifying pores!

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  • Known as the “Black Diamond of Asia,” it has long been revered for its purifying and healing benefits
  • Absorbs toxins and impurities, leaving skin healthier and stronger
  • A natural antibacterial agent that deeply cleanses and detoxifies pores without irritation
  • Visibly worked throughout the linen, providing thorough purification benefits when used

100% Abaca Tree Fiber

  • Native to the Philippines, this member of the banana-plant family produces soft, silky, and high-quality fiber
  • Effectively absorbs excess oil and perspiration

Softly press a single sheet of Black Charcoal Blotting Linens on shiny areas of the face whenever skin needs a mattifying and pore-purifying touch-up. Repeat if necessary.

Carry our Black Charcoal Blotting Linens to blot away excess oil and purify pores anywhere, at any time!

September 7, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Back to School Essentials!


Summer is coming to an end, and you know what that means: it’s time to head back to Combineschool. Whether you are busy packing to move into a new dorm or getting ready for another year of classes, don’t forget to prepare your skin to look its best on your first day! In today’s post, we are sharing our back to school essentials to help keep your skin clear and healthy for the new year ahead!

Cleansing is the most important step in a skincare routine and the foundation for building healthy skin. During the school year, imbalanced diets, pressure from exams, and lack of sleep can all cause breakouts. Our Clear Complexion Cleanser is a lightweight, refreshing gel-textured cleanser infused with Willow Bark Extract (a natural salicylic acid) that thoroughly cleanses, gently exfoliates, and refines the appearance of pores to maintain a clear complexion!

After cleansing, spray skin with our Clear Complexion Tonic. This soothing toner possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties to not only clarify pores and relieve dryness, but it also helps eliminate impurities and rebalance skin’s pH level for maximum product absorption with lavender water. Carry this in your bag to give skin a soothing spritz whenever you need a refreshing and nourishing skin pick-me-up! Our Clear Complexion Treatment is also great for treating acne and preventing future breakouts. This effective, lightweight daily treatment gel helps clear congested skin, balance sebum production, and minimize dark spots from previous blemishes.

Besides the regular morning and evening routines, don’t forget to incorporate a mask once or twice a week to strengthen your skin care routine! Our innovative peel-off Luminizing Black Mask is infused with Calcium Montmorillonite Clay and Vitamin C to remove dirt and excess oil, boosting skin clarity. It also brightens skin tone and improves hydration in skin, revealing a healthy and glowing complexion!

Getting ready to head back to school? Don’t forget to add these boscia back to school essentials to your checklist to keep your skin clear, healthy, and glowing throughout the new year!

September 5, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Bounce Back to Brightness and Hydration!


With less than a month left, summer is quickly coming to an end. Has the sun and heat left your skin dry and dull? Don’t worry! We have your solution: Sake Balm, an innovative gel-textured moisturizer that helps skin bounce back to hydration and brightness with the power of Japanese sake!

These ingredients not only hydrate and brighten, but they also improve firmness and reduce hyperpigmentation!


  • Traditional Japanese sake is rich in Thioredoxin, an ingredient known to brighten, reduce wrinkles, firm, and improve water content. Thioredoxin also protects skin against aging, dullness, hyperpigmentation, and numerous bio-stressors.
  • Abundant in vitamins and minerals, it provides powerful hydrating and skin illuminating benefitsSquare

Glycolic Acid

  • An alpha hydroxy acid that clarifies skin and reduces wrinkles and hyperpigmentation
  • Improves skin texture by accelerating exfoliation of the upper layer of the epidermis

Vitamin C (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate)

  • Prevents and minimizes melanin synthesis, reducing damage from ultraviolet (UV) rays and the appearance of hyperpigmentation
  • Promotes the healthy production of collagen, improving firmness
  • Increases brightness and luminosity
  • Provides powerful antioxidant protection

Apply Sake Balm evenly to cleansed skin, morning and night. This moisturizer can be used alone or over treatments and serums and is great for all skin types.

Has summer weather got your skin feeling dry and dull? Smooth on our Sake Balm today to bounce back to a glowing, healthy complexion!

August 31, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

How to Look Rested & Radiant with Little to No Sleep


Labor Day is almost here – do you have endless activities with little sleep planned for the long weekend ahead? To look rested and radiant for the holiday, keep reading below for this week’s beauty tips!

1. Mask Away Dry SkinCombine.PNG

During sleep, cell metabolism is most active, and consequently, skin is in the process of repairing itself. Staying up late slows down cell metabolism and thus, skin repair, causing skin to lose hydration and become dry. Throw on a face mask, like our Tsubaki Oil Deep Hydration Hydrogel Mask, to replenish hydration lost from lack of sleep. Infused with Tsubaki (Camellia) Oil, this mask delivers moisture deep into skin, leaving it suppler, softer, and smoother.

2. De-Puff Tired Eyes

Lack of sleep not only causes decreased hydration in skin, but also leads to liquid accumulation around the eyes, forming “puffy” eyes or under-eye bags. Combat this effect by swiping on our Super-Cool De-Puffing Eye Balm. This cooling balm instantly de-puffs, soothes, and revives tired eyes with a special Super-7-Peptide Complex. For an even greater de-puffing treatment, chill two metal spoons in the refrigerator overnight and place them over eyes in the morning.

3. Prevent Breakouts

Did you know that staying up late can also cause breakouts? When the body doesn’t receive adequate rest, hormone levels are affected and oil glands become more active, which leads to clogged pores and blemishes. To help prevent breakouts from occurring after a long night, apply our Clear Complexion Treatment to clear congested pores with Willow Bark, a natural salicylic acid.

4. Moisturize and Glow

After a night out, skin has a tendency to look especially dull; reach for our Tsubaki Glotion or Sake Balm to quickly get glowing. Tsubaki Glotion contains Tsubaki (Camellia) Oil and Rice Bran Oil to replenish moisture, in addition to a natural mineral blend of light-reflecting pigments to instantly provide skin with a soft and subtle glow. With its unique “bouncing” gel texture, Sake Balm brightens and hydrates skin with the vitamin and mineral-rich power of Japanese Sake.

Worried about your complexion not appearing its best after a sleepless Labor Day weekend? Try these beauty tips to look rested and radiant, no matter how much (or little) sleep you get!

August 29, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Spray Your Way to A Clear Complexion!


We have all experienced the internal struggle: upon seeing an unsightly breakout on our face, we fight the temptation to pop it, because we know better. Instead of clearing our skin, squeezing acne results in greater inflammation, potential infection caused by bacteria on our hands, and even serious scarring. To help heal acne the safe way, try our Clear Complexion Tonic – a soothing toner with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that is especially suitable for blemish-prone skin. It gently purifies and refines the appearance of pores to maintain a clear complexion, without causing further irritation to skin.

These ingredients unclog pores, minimize dark spots, and relieve dryness!

Willow Bark Extract

  • A natural salicylic acid derived from Willow Tree that gently and effectively exfoliates to unclog and purify pores
  • Refines pore appearance
  • Minimizes dark spots from previous breakouts

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  • An effective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that firms skin and visibly reduces pore appearance
  • Possesses natural anti-bacterial benefits and helps with circulation

Lavender Water

  • A natural antiseptic that eliminates impurities, refines the appearance of pores, and soothes skin
  • Rebalances skin’s pH level for maximum product absorption and treatment benefits


  • An amino acid that improves and maintains skin’s natural moisture balance
  • Relieves dryness, leaving the skin soft and supple
  • An emollient derived from cork trees with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits
  • Rebalances sebum production

To apply, mist Clear Complexion Tonic directly onto skin after cleansing during your morning and evening routine. You can also carry this spray in your bag to give skin a soothing spritz whenever you need it!

What are some of your secret beauty tips for fighting or preventing acne? Share them with us in the comments below for a chance to win our Clear Complexion Tonic! (U.S. residents only)

August 24, 2016 at 9:00 am 6 comments

Acne Scars, Be Gone!


Have you ever celebrated the clearing of acne, only to later find yourself discouraged by the appearance of scars? These dark, reddish-brown spots can exist on skin for several weeks or even months, stirring feelings of embarrassment and frustration. Today, we are sharing four boscia beauty tips to help quickly fade acne scars and reveal clearer skin.

1. Apply Sun ProtectionCombine

Remember to apply sun protection every day, regardless of the weather and location (indoors or outdoors). In addition to protecting skin from sunburn and skin cancer caused by harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, sun protection also prevents acne scars from becoming darker. Excessive exposure to UV rays leads to an increase in melanin production, causing hyperpigmentation and scarring to become more apparent.

2. Exfoliate Regularly

When acne is present, it is best to avoid exfoliating, as this can damage the natural barrier on skin that helps heal breakouts and prevent bacteria from spreading to other parts of the face. However, once acne has cleared, regular exfoliation actually speeds up the healing process by removing the surface layers of scars and dead skin and promoting the growth of new, healthy skin cells.

3. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

Keep skin well-hydrated to encourage the healing process of acne scars by applying moisturizer every day, morning and night. Excessive dryness can irritate skin, ultimately worsening scarring.

4. Include Acne Treatment and Brightening Products

Apply a combination of acne treatment and skin brightening products to help scars fade. Our Clear Complexion Collection is infused with willow bark extract to gently exfoliate, purify pores, and minimize dark spots from previous breakouts. In addition our new peel-off Sake Bright White Mask contains sake to not only moisturize, but also even skin tone and diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation.

Are you frustrated with spots and marks left behind by acne? Try these beauty tips today to help them quickly fade away!

August 22, 2016 at 9:00 am 3 comments

Pores and Shine, No More!

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Are you bothered by large pores and shine, especially on your T-zone? The T-zone contains more oil glands and secretes more sebum than any other part of the face, causing excess oil, blackheads, and enlarged pores to appear more prominently in this area. Our No Pores No Shine T-Zone Treatment is a multi-tasking treatment that reduces the appearance of pores and blackheads instantly. The treatment also mattifies and provides a smooth canvas to increase the longevity of your makeup, all day long.

These ingredients decrease the appearance of pores, absorb excess oil, and reduce dark spots!

Artichoke Leaf Extract

  • Reduces the appearance of pore size by increasing skin elasticity; pore wall is less likely to stretch and retain debris
  • Inhibits hyperpigmentation and brightens pore wall

Silica Powder

  • Absorbs excess oil and prevents shine throughout the day
  • Refines pore appearance and provides a smooth finish to skinNo Pores No Shine Square

Burdock Root Extract

  • Possesses powerful antibacterial properties that fight and prevent blemishes

Encapsulated Liposomes

  • Deliver powerful botanicals to reduce sebum production

Pomegranate Enzyme

  • A superior antioxidant that provides excellent free radical protection
  • Its exfoliation properties reduce blackheads and refine skin texture

Licorice Root

  • An antioxidant that calms, soothes, and conditions skin
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation and minimizes the appearance of dark spots by inhibiting melanin synthesis

Apply one to two pumps of No Pores No Shine T-Zone Treatment to the face focusing on the T-zone area after moisturizing. Beauty Tips -> Apply No Pores No Shine T-Zone Treatment after removing our Luminizing Black Mask and Pore Purifying Black Strips to further maximize their pore-minimizing benefits. You can also use it as a primer before applying makeup or on top of makeup whenever you need a mattifying touch-up throughout the day!

Fight large pores and excess oil today with our No Pores No Shine T-Zone Treatment!

August 17, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Are Your Skincare Products Working to Their Maximum Potential?


Do you sometimes feel that your skincare products aren’t providing expected results? Although there is the possibility that you may have selected the wrong product, there are other reasons that could contribute to this occurrence. Today, we are sharing with you four ways to ensure your skincare products are working effectively!

1. Follow the directions when applying Combine.PNG

Make sure to carefully follow the usage directions whenever applying a product. This includes the appropriate amount, when to apply the product within a skincare routine, and application on dry or damp skin. These factors can all affect the maximum treatment benefits of a product.

2. Store skincare products in a proper place

Even though it is convenient to store skincare products in the bathroom, this is not the optimal location; heat, humidity from steam, and direct sunlight can degrade product ingredients and even encourage bacteria growth. Instead, store products in an environment that is clean, cool, and dark.

3. Massage skin while applying products

Do you quickly rub products into your skin to rush and complete your skincare routine? Take time to slow down and gently pat or massage skin while applying products. This not only helps skin better absorb products, but also releases stress and improves blood circulation, all of which contribute to a healthy, glowing complexion!

4. Deep cleanse pores regularly

Deep cleansing pores once a week is an important part of any skincare routine. Layering skincare products over pores filled with dirt, oil, and bacteria from the week not only prevents products from penetrating deep into skin, but can also further clog pores and cause breakouts.

Do you feel that your skincare products aren’t performing at their best? Try these four tips today to maximize their potential!

August 15, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

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