Happy Wednesday, y’all! I hope the week is treating everyone well, so far. It seems my allergies have taken a break, for which I am ever so thankful haha There are few things more miserable than sinus issues, especially when the weather is so darn beautiful!
So, y’all should know by now how I feel about boscia products. I have yet to come across anything that I haven’t loved. It makes me want to try everything they make, just to see if there is something! They really are a great skincare company! When they came out with this matcha mask, I was very excited. I am a firm believer in the benefits of green tea, and to have it in skincare is truly a bonus. With that being said, let’s talk about these claims …
Green tea is a well-known inflammation-fighter and those claims are extended to bosica’s Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask. According to their website, this mask will detoxify, decongest and de-stress skin, absorb excess oil, and minimize the appearance of redness while fighting free radical damage. In addition to matcha, it also contains bakuchiol, which is a natural Retinol-like substance that promotes collagen and elastin production; willowbark extract, a natural salicylic acid, to combat redness and acne; willowherb which works to fight inflammation and reduce irritation and redness; and jojoba seed, a moisturizer that improves the softness of skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. (All info from boscia.)
To use, scoop out the product with the provided spatula and spread evenly over your face. Let it dry 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Make sure to rinse the spatula after each use. It feels very much like a regular clay mask, but there isn’t the same intense dry down. It’s fairly easy to rinse clean. There is a bit of a scent, but I can’t really place it. boscia doesn’t add artificial fragrance, so I looked at the ingredient list to see if I could figure it out. I found chamomile, lavender, white tea and clove. It’s a nice, clean smell, whatever it is haha
I would imagine that most of these benefits come with using this mask over a period of several weeks, if not months. While I have used it a handful of times, I did notice a few benefits. After rinsing, I immediately noticed my redness was gone. Unfortunately, it only lasted a few minutes. I think I caused it to come back by rubbing my face to ensure it was totally clean. Of course I did. I think with repeated use, the reduced redness will be better sustained. What was most noticeable, though, was how soft my skin was. We’re talking baby-level softness, y’all!
As I said above, I think the majority of benefits will become clear with the repeated use of this mask. It’s not meant to be a one-and-done product, so I will continue to use it. I can’t seem to find any recommendations for how often it should be used, but I plan to continue with once a week. That seems more than adequate.
So, even though results aren’t immediate, I am still quite happy with this mask. My face felt amazing, and that’s worth it, even if the other claims don’t pan out for me. Have y’all tried this mask? What about other boscia products? Lemme know!
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