I never really had acne in high school, or even college, or even my early twenties, but then I turned 25 and my skin broke out like it was making up for lost time. Who knows why. But I do know this, Boscia saved my skin.
When I started breaking out, I was unsure of what to do. I always had dry skin and was having to slab on lotion and use the gentlest cleanser possible and now my skin was an oil slick. A good friend of mine suggested Boscia, as it helped her skin. I’m SO glad she did (and if you’re reading this, you know you’re awesome).
I started with the Purifying Gel Cleanser, but then switched to the Clear Complexion Cleanser. They are almost identical in the formula but the Clear Complexion Cleanser has willow bark extract, a natural source of salicylic acid, known for being great for acne.
The smell of this is very nice. It’s fresh and herb-y, but soft – not strong at all. I remember I had used something else for awhile, broke out, so immediately went back to Boscia and the first time I tried it again, I literally oooooo’d at the nice smell. The fragrance comes from the natural ingredients, NOT synthetic fragrance.
I feel like there are two different types of lather, a foamy lather and a light fluffy/bubbly lather. This cleanser has more of the foamy lather. It’s kind of thick lather but there isn’t a lot of bubbles, which I actually prefer because I feel like super bubbly face cleansers are more likely to get in my eyes.
This cleanser is also very good at removing makeup. I wear foundation, blush, eyeshadow, mascara, you name it and this cleanser removes it all. The only thing I use a makeup remover for is eyeliner. I think this could remove eyeliner if you massage it over your eyes, but I get too nervous doing that with cleansers. So I use a gentle lotion makeup remover for that area instead.
After cleansing, I am left with soft, clean skin. My face doesn’t feel like it has a film on it, and it doesn’t feel stretched or tight from overdrying. PLUS, my skin is clear! Yay!
Water, Diglycerin, Maltitol, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Methyl Gluceth-10, Potassium Cocoyl Glutamate, Tea-cocoyl Alaninate, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Lauroyl Glutamate, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Leaf Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium, Flower/ Leaf/Stem Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sasa Kurilensis Water, Glycerin, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil.