I got this Boscia Luminizing Black Mask Review as part of a set that was available at Sephora (I do love the limited edition Sephora travel sets!) This set also included the Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment which did absolutely nothing for me. I generally like peel-off masks because of my congested pores so I was eager to give this a try.
This jet-black, mineral-rich mask creates a unique peel-off effect that delivers powerful detoxifying, purifying, and brightening results. Made with a premier-quality clay, its deep-cleansing properties draw out dirt and oil. Other natural ingredients go to work exfoliating skin and refining pores. Powerful antioxidants shrink the appearance of pores, firm skin, and reduce inflammation. Once dried, the mask strips away dead skin, impurities, and excess oil to reveal immediate and visible results.
Water, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Glycereth-26, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Acrylates/Palmeth-25 Acrylate Copolymer, Iron Oxides (CI77499), Pentylene Glycol, Montmorillonite, Polysorbate 20, Charcoal Powder, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Leaf Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Diglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates Copolymer, Ceteth-25, Oleth-10, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Sodium Hydroxide.
This Boscia Luminizing Black Mask definitely seemed perfect for my skin as it states that it targets enlarged pores, oiliness, dullness and uneven texture which are issues with my skin.
I applied a thick layer after cleansing and drying my face and I needed at least an hour for it to completely dry. The packaging states 30 minutes or so but I don’t see how this is possible unless you use a thin layer but if you do this, you really won’t be able to peel it off in one layer. There isn’t much of a scent to this mask which is good.
As with peel off masks, avoiding hair is important if you don’t want to cry out in pain when you remove this mask after it dries.
This Boscia Luminizing Black Mask definitely performed a lot better than the Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment. But I had been hoping that I would get as much use out of this mask as I did the latter. The set I bought featured travel sizes of both products and I got four or five uses out of the Wash-Off Treatment.
This black mask came in a 1 oz/ 30g tube but I was only able to use this twice because per the instructions you need a lot of product to create an opaque layer which makes it easier to peel off once it dries compared to a thin layer.
After I peeled this off, I lightly rinsed my face to remove any tiny bits of this mask that were left on my skin. I did get 99 percent of it off in one layer.
After drying off my face, I definitely noticed that there were some skin benefits. It did a good but not great job of pulling out the congestion in my pores which you can see when you examine the mask. I noticed that a lot of the pores congestion especially on my nose remained though.
I have large pores and while they didn’t completely disappear, they did look a bit smaller after using this black mask but nothing to write home about.
What I was really impressed by is that this mask did a great job of removing my dead skin cells and my skin was left soft and smooth and the perfect canvas for applying my skin care products after.
My skin also did look brighter after using this mask and just looked really good.
- Pores looked slightly smaller
- Skin texture was improved
- Skin looked brighter
- Skin was soft and smooth
- Removed some pore congestion
- Did a great job of removing dead skin and leaving the skin ready for skin care products.
- You need a lot of product to create an opaque layer which is easy to remove once dry. I only got two uses out of the travel size (1 oz). The full size contains 2.8 oz so you will probably only get about 5 uses.
- The full size costs $34 which I think is expensive if you only get about 5 uses out of it.
- I wish it has done a better job unclogging my pores especially around those on my nose.
- I hated washing this off my hands and my sink after applying it to my face because it seemed to form into these tiny pieces.
The main reason that I would not buy this Boscia Luminizing Black Mask is because I wouldn’t be able to get a lot of use out of it. I get so much more use out of my Freeman Feeling Beautiful Cucumber Peel-Off Mask which costs less than $5. I also wish it unclogged my pores much better than it does.
I would buy it because my skin definitely looked and felt amazing and looked brighter. It just felt really great to apply my skincare products after this mask and they went on so much better than they usually did.
But I’m still unsure about whether to repurchase this Boscia Luminizing Black Mask. It is effective for a lot that it claims which is why I would recommend it but I wish it was cheaper or that I would get more use out of it.
Available at Sephora for $34