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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
- An antioxidant that calms, soothes, and conditions skin
- Reduces hyperpigmentation and minimizes the appearance of dark spots by inhibiting melanin synthesis
- 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!
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. Dry 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)
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!
Black Bamboo Charcoal
- 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!
Summer is coming to an end, and you know what that means: it’s time to head back to school. 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!
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 benefits
- 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!
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 Skin
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!
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
Rosemary Leaf Extract
- An effective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that firms skin and visibly reduces pore appearance
- Possesses natural anti-bacterial benefits and helps with circulation
- 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)