Thursday, January 10, 2013

Review: Boscia Black Mask

I'm a sucker for masks.  I love, love, love, love them!

An ideal night for me involves a book, a glass of wine and a high powered face mask.  Exciting, right?

One I've been using for a while that is rather unique makes my puppy do this when he sees me:


You may be asking what about a facial mask could make a normally sweet and mild mannered poodle turn so vicious (not really vicious but definitely concerned).  Well you might react the same way if you looked up and saw this:


This is what the Boscia Black Mask ($34) looks like when you put it on.  It's definitely a home alone type mask due to the scary melted rubber appearance.  This mask dries up after a few minutes and is a peel off mask which is always fun.  Anyone else remember Freeman's Cucumber Peel Off from the 90s?  I think it still exists.  I feel like I saw it at Ulta a few years ago and was filled with nostalgia.

Looks like a trash bag after you peel it off.

This mask is chock full of antioxidants, especially Vitamin C which helps brighten your skin and fight sun damage with continued use.  It also contains Calcium Montmorillonite Clay to suck out oil, toxins and exfoliate.  Witch Hazel Extract is an antiseptic and fights bad bacteria that cause breakouts.

I find that it works best when a thick layer is applied.  It peels off much better that way.  Be careful to avoid your hair line, eyebrows and the delicate eye area.  When you pull this off it will tug at your skin and stick to any hairs it's attached to.  I leave this on for 15-20 minutes until it's nice and dry then slowly peel it off.  After it's peeled my skin feels clean and soft.  If you're looking for a gentle way to get a little exfoliating in this is a lovely option.

The Black Mask can be a bit messy and the black gel will stick to clothing if you drip on it or wipe any product onto it.  I usually wear an old black t-shirt or a black bath robe when applying this mask.  Whatever is left on your hands will wash off easily with soap and warm water.

I've been using this tube for a while now and it's lasted pretty well.  I've gotten at least 15 uses out of it and the tube is still at least halfway full.

Photos: Me


  1. Awesome!! Am thinking of investing in it, due to me having breakouts along my jawline. :'( Or are there any masks or treatments you can better suggest? Thanks a bunch!!

  2. Hi Deepa! If breakouts are your main concern I highly recommend Kate Somerville's Clearing Mask. I reviewed it here ( and have been using it for about 5 years now. I like to rotate the Boscia and the KS masks throughout the week because I've found that they complement each other pretty well.

    I'm currently testing Eminence's Clear Skin Probiotic Masque which is supposed to help fight zits so I'll post about that once I've given it a good run.

    In general, the two lines I've had the best luck with for fighting breakouts are Arcona's Oily Daily Five and Kate Somerville's 911 kit. They both made big differences in my skin and I've stuck with Arcona for about two years now.