My Acne Story:
I have struggled with acne for as long as I can remember. I spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars trying to find products that work for me. Feeling overwhelmed and hopeless, I sought out a dermatologist and tried birth-control, topical gels, doxycycline, and even accutane! These medications made my acne go from severe to mild.
Now, my acne is a unique case. I rarely get traditional pimples – Instead, I get acne that is buried under my skin giving my face a bumpy texture and each blemish leaves behind a scar… totally not cute.
So, when trying to find a cleanser, I look for one that will:
- Correct my hyper-pigmentation
- Penetrate deep enough to address my acne
- Remove my waterproof smudge proof makeup
- Leave my skin feeling comfortable.
Boscia’s Purifying Cleansing Gel Experience:
The packaging is decent considering the price point. One of the features of the packaging that I appreciated was that the pump comes with this clasp like device that stops the pump from going down so you don’t have to waste product when you don’t need to. Making the packaging ideal for traveling.
I really like the idea of this formula. It has a green seal at Sephora meaning it is free of preservatives, artificial fragrances/colours, gluten and its ethically made (no animals were harmed). I found this product to be most successful when broken into 2 steps. 1st apply the product onto dry skin and rub in. This 1st step breaks down makeup and also acts as a nice little massage for yourself. Then 2nd apply water to the face. Once you do this, the formula turns into a milky like consistency that washes of quite easily.
I found that this oil-based cleanser did an excellent job at removing my stubborn makeup and because of its active natural ingredients it targeted all my skin concerns leaving me with a more even complexion
The Active Ingredients:
• Gently purifies, refines, and minimizes the appearance of pores
Botanical Amino Acids
• Gently eliminates skin dirt, oil, and impurities, leaving skin conditioned
• Allows skin to be clean and free of debris that can clog pores and lead to breakouts without drying or stripping the skin’s natural moisture balance
• Antioxidant that soothes as it protects the skin against the abuse of the elements, helping to prevent free-radical damage
• Gives natural antibacterial benefits as it helps to reduce inflammation
• Scent relieves stress and encourages relaxation
Boscia’s Signature Botanical Blend
• Jojoba Leaf: helps to prevent free radical damage while nourishing the skin
• Willow-herb: helps to calm skin inflammation and reduce visible redness and irritation.
Written by: Alyssa Salazar