Charcoal has been one of the ingredients that has been all the rage for skin care lately and is a big part of many Asian skin care brands. This Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment was part of a now sold out set which was available at Sephora which I decided to try. I have tried some Boscia products in the past but was never impressed with any that I tried.
I have sensitive, oily/combination skin which is also break out prone and charcoal is said to help draw out dirt, bacteria, toxins, chemicals, dirt and other impurities to the surface of the skin to help you achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne so this mask sounded perfect for my skin.
This Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment actually contains alternating swirls of white and black charcoal which as far as I’m concerned is more of a gimmick than anything else, though I’d never heard of white charcoal before this product.
Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment Review
A two-part, intense, wash-off treatment duo powered by black and white charcoal that minimizes the appearance of pores while balancing the skin.
This decadent treatment is formulated with the power of black and white charcoal and the added benefits from Kaolin Clay to detoxify and cleanse the skin and pores deeply without irritation. The formula also moisturizes, balances, and hydrates for a clearer, more refined, stronger, and healthier looking complexion.
Black Charcoal Pore Pudding:
Water, Diglycerin, Glycerin, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Talc, Kaolin, Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Titanium Dioxide, CI77499, Ethylhexylglycerin, Charcoal Powder, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Butylene Glycol, Polysortbate 20, Ceteth-25, Oleth-10, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, PVP, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyacetophenone.
White Charcoal Pore Pudding:
Water, Glycerin, Diglycerin, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Kaolin, Bentonite, Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Charcoal Powder, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Kappaphycus Alvarezii extract, Sea Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polysorbate 20, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, PVP, Hydroxyacetophenone.
-Activated Bamboo Charcoal: Draws out dirt, oil, and impurities.
-Binchotan White Charcoal Powder: Purifies and balances skin.
-Kaolin Clay: Helps absorb oils and impurities from pores by eliminating dead cells, dirt, and excess sebum from the surface of the skin.
After cleansing and drying my face, I applied this Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment. When applied to the face, the white and black charcoal combined turns to gray. This applies like a thick cream. It has a floral and slight clay smell which I actually like. When applied to the skin, it does sting a little bit but nothing close to being unbearable.
I kept it on for the recommended 15 to 20 minutes and then rinsed off but I’ve also kept this mask on other times for an hour or so before rinsing off. I noticed no difference in the look or feel of my skin whether I kept this mask on for a short time or a long time. It does not completely dry even when left on for an hour.
It rinses off easily and I liked that it did not make too much of a mess in my bathtub when I rinsed it off.
What I was most hoping for was that this Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment would help minimize my large pores but sadly, my pores actually looked a bit more prominent after using this mask. I also noticed no impact on some of the breakouts I had when I used this mask.
I also didn’t notice any difference in how my skin looked or felt so this mask was a big disappointment and I would not recommend it. I am just glad that I got to try this as part of a set which contained a travel size (25 ml/0.84 fl. oz.) of this mask. The full size is 2.8 oz for $38.
It took me about a month to finish the travel size which confirmed my initial thought that this mask was a complete waste of time and did nothing for my skin. I would not recommend this mask.