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What is Skin’s pH Level?

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When it comes to skincare, the term “pH level” is often heard. But what exactly does skin’s pH level mean? Skin’s pH level measures its hydrogen concentration and on a scale ranging from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. A pH level below 7 is acidic, and a pH level above 7 is considered alkaline. The ideal balanced pH level for skin is 5.5 – slightly acidic to help retain skin’s natural moisture and provide protection. When skin is too acidic, you tend to breakout more easily. On the other hand, when skin is too alkaline, you often see dry patches. Our Balancing Facial Tonic is a soothing and refreshing alcohol-free spray tonic that hydrates and restores skin’s natural pH balance!

These ingredients maintain skin’s natural moisture balance while firming and refining the appearance of pores!

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


  • A protein-rich amino acid that improves and maintains skin’s natural moisture balance
  • Relieves dryness, leaving skin soft and supple

Rosemary Leaf Extract

  • An antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient that firms skin and visibly reduces the appearance of pores
  • Possesses natural antibacterial benefits and aids in circulation

During your morning and evening skin care routine, mist Balancing Facial Tonic directly onto face after cleansing. You can also carry it in your bag to give yourself a quick pick-me-up or immediate hydration, anytime and anywhere!


July 6, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Slow Down Aging by Breaking These Habits!

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Aging is inevitable, yet many people are unaware that some of their common skin care habits are actually causing them to look older faster. Today, learn how you can break five of these habits to slow down the clock on your face!

1. Forgetting to wear sun protection everyday

Applying sun protection should always be the last step of your skin care routine, no matter which season it is, what the weather is like, or what time of day it is. Even though you may not directly see sunlight during a winter, rainy, or cloudy day, harmful UV rays still exist in the air. The same goes for night or indoors – UV rays continue to exist and can penetrate through windows. Exposing your skin to UV rays without protection can cause dark spots and breakdown of natural collagen, leading to wrinkles and loss of firmness.Aging - Combine

2.Not fully removing makeup

You know that you need to remove all of your makeup before you go to bed every night. Yet, do you know that there are often still traces of makeup left on your skin after cleansing? When not fully removed, leftover makeup can lead to dark spots and dull-looking skin. Make sure your makeup is fully removed every night by trying our beauty tip! Beauty Tip -> After cleansing, gently wipe your face while your skin is still a bit damp with one to two cotton pads to see if there is any makeup left behind.

3.Rubbing face while removing makeup

Do you rub your face hard when removing makeup with cleansing cloths, makeup wipes, or cotton pads? Rubbing your skin this way can cause fine lines and wrinkles to appear sooner than usual. To prevent wrinkles from forming, make sure to treat your skin like that of a baby’s and remove makeup gently, without forcefully tugging or pulling.

4.Letting water naturally dry on face

Do you pat your face dry after cleansing, or do you let the water air dry? It is important to not let your face dry naturally after cleansing, because the water will evaporate and cause your skin to become drier.

5.Not applying skin care products in an upward motion

As you age, gravity and depletion of natural collagen in skin causes wrinkles and loss of firmness. Make sure to massage your skin in an upward motion when applying products, as this helps to lift the skin.

Are you guilty of any of these habits? What are your best anti-aging skin care tips? Share them with us in the comments below!


July 4, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Get Flawless Eyes with our Multi-tasking Eye Perfector!

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The skin around your eyes is not only thinner than other parts of your face, but it also contains less water content, making it drier and more delicate. Constant blinking and smiling can also cause the muscles around your eyes to wrinkle. Therefore, it is important that you choose products specifically designed for eyes and incorporate anti-aging benefits early. Our All-In-One B.B. Eye Brightener SPF 20 is a multitasking eye perfector that conceals imperfections while it brightens, smooths fine lines, hydrates, and provides sun protection. Its unique self-adjusting shade is also formulated for all skin types.

These ingredients improve firmness, reduce dark circles, and minimize hyperpigmentation!

4.5% Peptide Complex 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 by improving microcirculation, which prevents fluid from accumulating under the eye
  • Improves firmness and elasticity while decreasing inflammation

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  • Prevents fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness by replenishing protein, which helps to increase collagen production
  • Evens and brightens skin tone by reducing melanin synthesis
  • Boosts skin’s level of hyaluronic acid and diminishes dark circles

Sea Fern Algae

  • Reduces melanin production to minimize age spots and hyperpigmentation


  • A coastal plant extract that increases skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF), forming a functional barrier at the skin surface
  • Significantly increases water content

Haven’t included eye care in your skin care routine before? Start today with our All-In-One B.B. Eye Brightener SPF 20 to brighten, prevent aging, and keep the area around your eyes well-hydrated! In the morning, apply a small amount of All-In-One B.B. Eye Brightener SPF 20 to your fingertips, then gently pat it around the orbital bones before or after putting on your favorite boscia B.B. Cream or foundation.

Share your eye care routine with us by commenting below for a chance to win our All-In-One B.B. Eye Brightener SPF 20!



June 29, 2016 at 9:00 am 25 comments

Schedule Your boscia At-Home Facial!

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Fourth of July weekend is quickly approaching – is your skin prepped and ready to glow for the summer holiday? Sometimes, scheduling a facial at a spa can be difficult and costly. Yet, pampering yourself with a facial treatment at least once a month helps to enhance your skin care regimen. Today, we are showing you how to give yourself an at-home facial like an esthetician would, step-by-step!

1. Remove Makeup

Begin your at-home facial by removing all traces of makeup with our MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil. Infused with green tea, avocado, and olive fruit oil, this refreshing cleansing oil effectively dissolves dirt, oil, and makeup without leaving a greasy residue. Its soothing scent also helps you relieve stress and relax!

2. Cleanse Impurities

Next, thoroughly remove impurities and cleanse skin with our Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel. This luxurious cleanser contains tsubaki (camellia) oil to help firm, protect skin against free radical damage, and maintain its natural moisture barrier.

3. Exfoliate Skin

Exfoliate dead skin cells with our Tsubaki Oil-Infused Exfoliating Powder to reveal smoother, brighter, and baby-soft skin! This gentle exfoliating powder also promotes circulation in skin and provides anti-aging benefits.

4. Steam SkinFacial Combine

Fill a large bowl with warm to hot water and add three to four drops of Tsubaki Beauty Oil, then place your face over the steam. This helps soften skin and open pores, allowing our following treatments to be better absorbed. Next, soak a small, clean towel in the bowl, and then lay it over your face with closed eyes for 10 to 15 minutes. The warmth of the towel and natural scent from the beauty oil will soothe your senses, and the hydrating and brightening ingredients in the oil will nourish your skin!

5. Deep Cleanse Pores

Now that your pores are opened, take the time to apply our Charcoal Pore Pudding to further deep cleanse your pores. This unique, two-part mask is powered by activated bamboo charcoal, which detoxifies and absorbs dirt and oil in pores, and binchotan white charcoal, which moisturizes and balances skin.

6. Tone Skin

After washing off the mask, don’t forget to tone your skin with our Balancing Facial Tonic! Infused with lavender water, this soothing spray tonic not only hydrates, but also refines the appearance of pores and restores skin’s natural pH balance.

7. Mask

Next, throw on a deeply hydrating or brightening mask, depending on your skin care needs. Our Tsubaki Oil Deep Hydration Hydrogel Mask delivers hydration deep into skin, firms, and replenishes moisture, leaving it smooth and soft. To tighten, brighten your complexion, and reduce hyperpigmentation, try our Sake Brightening Hydrogel Mask, which contains the highest quality sake ingredient. You can also pair our hydrogel mask with our Sake Brightening Hydrogel Eye Masks. These hydrogel eye masks help reduce the look of fine lines and revive tired skin around the delicate eye area.

8. Moisturize Skin

Finally, seal in all the treatments you have applied and provide long-lasting moisturization with your favorite boscia moisturizer. Our innovative, bouncing, gel-textured Sake Balm delivers hydrating and brightening benefits, “bouncing” dry and dull skin back to a brighter, firmer, and healthier-looking complexion!

Instead of going through the trouble of scheduling monthly appointments and spending additional money at a spa, try this affordable, at-home facial treatment once to twice every month at the convenience of your own home to keep your skin glowing and healthy, for a fraction of the cost!


June 27, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Calm and Cool As You Moisturize!

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Now that the weather has warmed up and you are exposing yourself to the sun more often, your skin probably has the tendency to become warm and would prefer a light and cooling moisturizer. Our boscia team is currently loving our Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel that is perfect for the weather! This gel moisturizer provides ultralight hydration while calming and soothing skin with its unique cooling effect. It also instantly reduces the appearance of pores, refines skin texture, and brightens skin clarity!

These innovative ingredients absorb excess oils, reduce hyperpigmentation, and soothe your skin!

Activated Charcoal

  • Absorbs excess oils and impurities
  • Detoxifies and exfoliates skin to refine the appearance of pores

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

Glycolic Acid

  • Improves skin’s appearance and texture by accelerating the exfoliation process of the upper layer of the epidermisRevitalize Square

Vitamin C (Ascorbyl Glucoside)

  • Brightens skin tone and minimizes fine lines as it defends skin against free radical damage

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

Add Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel to your morning and evening routines by applying one to two pumps after cleansing and toning your skin.

While you are enjoying the warm weather, don’t forget to switch your moisturizer to our calming and cooling Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel it soothes and provides hydrated, pore-perfected skin!



June 22, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

What are the Different Types of Moisturizers?

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A moisturizer is often used as the final step in your skin care routine to not only provide long-term hydration, but also seal in other products you have applied, such as toner, essence, and serum. Regardless of your skin type, it is essential to moisturize, because dry or dehydrated skin can lead to fine lines, dullness, and even acne! However, with so many different moisturizers on the market, it can get confusing. Today, we will explain the different types of moisturizers to help you select the best one for your skin type and needs!

Oil-free Moisturizers

Like their name implies, oil-free moisturizers do not contain oil. As a result, they are best suited for those with oily skin. Contrary to popular belief, oily skin is often caused by an insufficient amount of water in the skin, which leads it to produce more oil and compensate for its lack of hydration. Oil-free moisturizers keep skin well-hydrated without leaving a greasy residue. Our Oil-free Daily Hydration Broad Spectrum SPF 15 and Oil-free Nightly Hydration moisturizers provide skin with weightless hydration while helping combat excess oil.Combine 1


Lotions are the most common type of moisturizers. They have a tackier texture than gel moisturizers, but are less rich than oils or creams. This type of moisturizer is great for combination skin because they are neither too light nor too heavy and are easily absorbed. Our Clear Complexion Moisturizer is a treatment moisturizer infused with willow bark extract that provides lightweight hydration while helping to clear and prevent breakouts. In addition, our Tsubaki Glotion contains tsubaki (camellia) oil to replenish skin and instantly gives your complexion a soft and subtle glow with its natural mineral blend of light-reflecting pigments.

Gel Moisturizers

Gel moisturizers often have a jelly-like texture and provide skin with refreshing and cooling sensations. Because gel moisturizers are light, they are best suited for individuals with acne-prone skin or those that are concerned about clogged pores. It is also good to use a gel moisturizer if you live in a humid environment. Our cooling Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel, infused with activated charcoal and artichoke leaf extract, provides ultralight hydration while refining skin texture and pores appearance. Furthermore, Sake Balm, our innovative gel-textured “bounce” moisturizer is infused with the finest sake to deliver hydrating and brightening benefits.


Oils deliver moisture deep into the skin. They are especially suitable for people with dry and flaky skin, or those who live in a dry and less humid area. Besides oils, cream moisturizers are also suitable for these types of skin. Our Tsubaki Beauty Oil, infused with tsubaki (camellia) oil, protects skin against free radical damage and prevents pre-mature signs of aging while firming and hydrating.

What is your favorite boscia moisturizer for your skin type? Share with us in the comments below!

June 20, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

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!



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

boscia’s Gift Ideas for Father’s Day!

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Father’s Day is only a few days away – are you still looking for the perfect gift? If so, have no fear! This year, give dad the gift of great skin with these boscia products:

Remind dad that cleansing is the most important step of any skin care routine. A man’s skin tends to produce more oil than that of a woman’s due to larger and more active oil glands. Help dad banish excess oil with our Detoxifying Black Cleanser. Infused with activated charcoal and artichoke leaf extract to deeply cleanse and dissolve impurities, this cleanser also has a unique warming effect that helps refine the appearance of pores. In addition, our Charcoal Deep-Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment is another great gift choice for cleansing. This innovative cleansing stick draws out toxins with the power of activated bamboo charcoal, and its non-liquid formula makes it very convenient to carry around for travel.

Have you tried masking with your dad? If not, our Luminizing Black Mask is the perfect mask to start with – both of you can enjoy the fun in peeling off the treatment while reaping the benefits of clearer skin, smaller-looking pores, and a healthy complexion. To further the peel-off experience, try out Pore Purifying Black Strips. They contain activated charcoal and witch hazel to instantly absorb pore-clogging dirt, oil and kill blemish-causing bacteria. While you and your dad are waiting for the products to dry, you can bond over watching TV together.

After peeling off the mask and strips, don’t forget to let your dad know that he needs to moisturize! Our Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel is a lightweight gel-texture moisturizer that provides hydration without a greasy feel. It also works to reduce the appearance of pores, refine skin texture, and protect against free radical damage.

We hope you and the special fathers in your life have a wonderful time celebrating this Sunday!


June 13, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

No “Squeaky” Clean Cleansing!

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Many people believe that the best face wash should leave their skin feeling “squeaky” clean, because this ensures that their faces have been thoroughly and completed cleansed. However, a squeaky clean feel on your face can actually mean that the skin’s natural oils have been stripped, or that your cleanser is too strong. Our Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel, infused with Tsubaki (Camellia) Oil, not only effectively removes impurities and makeup, but is also packed with antioxidants that protect skin’s moisture barrier, leaving your complexion smooth and baby-soft, without feeling stripped!

These ingredients hydrate, firm, and provide your skin with anti-aging benefits!

Signature Lightweight Botanical Blend Tsubaki (Camellia Oil)

  • Firms, hydrates, and protects skin against free radical damage
  • Possesses comparable antioxidant properties to Vitamin C and acts as an anti-aging moisturizer
  • Increases collagen synthesis and inhibits collagenase production, the enzyme that can contribute to collagen breakdown
  • Contains Omega-6 and Omega-9, which act as skin penetrating enhancers to help deliver moisture deep within the skin

Wakame (Japanese Sea Kelp)Tsubaki Square

  • Prevents fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness by replenishing protein, which helps to increase collagen production
  • Evens skin tone by reducing melanin synthesis

Rice Bran Oil

  • Reduces dark spots and increases micro-circulation for soft, glowing skin
  • An antioxidant-rich oil that prevents premature aging by providing essential nutrients and minimizing damage caused by UV rays, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and lack of firmness
  • Strengthens skin’s natural moisture barrier to provide long-lasting moisture and improve moisture retention


  • Provides hydration to skin and increases cell renewal
  • Possesses natural anti-bacterial and deep-cleansing benefits

Dampen your skin before applying one to two pumps of Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel onto face with your fingertips. Gently massage in circular motions, then rinse with warm water. Follow this step with your favorite toner and moisturizer to complete your routine.

Does your skin feel dry and tight after cleansing? Try our Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel today to protect your skin’s natural moisture barrier while effectively removing makeup and impurities!

June 8, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

5 Common Face Washing Mistakes

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Cleansing is the most important step in your skin care routine. You wash your face every morning and night – seems simple and straightforward, right? However, there are mistakes many people unknowingly make when cleansing. Proper cleansing is the foundation for clear and healthy skin. Today, we show you how to avoid five common face washing mistakes to ensure you are getting the most out of your skincare routine!

1. Cleanse with lukewarm water for best cleansing results

Cleanse your face using water that is lukewarm– not too hot and not too cold. Cleansing with very warm water strips the skin of its natural oils; therefore, it is not ideal to wash your face while taking a hot shower. On the other hand, while cleansing with cold water can help tighten and close pores, this can also result in pores not being thoroughly cleansed.

2.Wash your hands before cleansing your skin to avoid spreading bacteriaCleansing Square

Don’t forget to always wash your hands before cleansing your face, as you don’t want to mix the bacteria on your hands with the cleanser. Bacteria can infect the skin and transfer onto your face, causing more breakouts!

3.Applying cleanser to dry skin can cause irritation

Not dampening your face before applying cleanser can make it difficult to spread the product while washing. Friction caused by rubbing the cleanser on a dry face can lead to skin irritation, redness, and fine lines.

4.Wiping and drying your face with a towel transfers bacteria

Instead of wiping and drying your face with a towel after cleansing, pat it dry with a paper towel. Germs can grow on towels, especially within the humid bathroom environment, and they will thrive unless you wash your towels every day. Wiping your face with these towels transfers the bacteria from them onto your face!

5.Washing your face too fast or for too long can damage your skin

The ideal amount of time you need to cleanse your face is between 30 seconds to one minute. Washing your face for too long can damage the skin’s natural moisture barrier, while washing your face too fast can cause you to miss or not properly cleanse some areas.

What are some of your secret beauty tips for cleansing your face? Share them with us by leaving your comment below for a chance to win our Black Charcoal Cleansing Cloths!




June 6, 2016 at 9:00 am 9 comments

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