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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Review of Boscia Makeup Break-Up Cleansing Oil

A while back (just before I found Erno Laszlo, actually), I used Boscia skin care products, which for the most part are really phenomenal.  Specifically, I used the little acne kit with the cleanser, toner, treatment, and moisturizer, which balanced my skin out quite nicely and made it really pretty...for awhile.  It seemed like every time I would find a new skin care regimen, my skin would break out horribly after ~six months using it, almost like an allergic reaction, which is why I switched to Erno Laszlo (used for a year, nothing bad!  Love it!).

Anyway, I read on Makeupalley that this particular product was really spectacular, and after having a great experience using the OCM (Oil Cleansing Method), I decided to give it a try.

It's actually a really innovative idea- the product is an oil that you rub into your skin and then rinse with water.  It can wash off all makeup, and there's no need for a cleanser afterwards!

I was so excited to try it that I used it the very night I bought it.  I marveled at how there was nothing on my skin after I swiped at it with a toner pad.  All my makeup was gone!

Flash forward to the next day...

Hives.  Deep acne.  Surface acne.  Overall redness.

It seemed like there wasn't an area of my skin that wasn't negatively impacted by this product.  It burned to put any products on, so I ended up skipping school for almost a week while I recovered from the damage.  Obviously, this product went right back to Sephora.

To this day I have no idea what caused such an inflammatory reaction, but I quit using Boscia products and skipped to my current routine, which is pretty fantastic.  I know that this is a rare reaction to this product (if the reviews are anything to go by), but I just had to share my awful experience with the product.

Sorry if it was too graphic for anybody.

Have you used this product (or anything else from the Boscia line)?  If so, how do you like them?

Until Next Time,



  1. i actually haven't yet. but I love finding new products. amazing post, love. thanks for sharing. if you get a sec I'd love to hear what you think of my latest post. xo

  2. oh no, poor you! i tried shu uemura clensing oil, and i really like it.

  3. Glad you liked it! Shu Uemura did the same thing for my skin, unfortunately. The only oil that seems to work for me is the Erno Laszlo. Quel Dommage!


  4. It did the exact same thing to me. It didn't do it the first time I used it, which I think is odd. I wish I knew what ingredient(s) in it cause the hives, etc. Various sources say that menthol can do that. It also has eucalyptus, which I think can be irritating. I guess I have to throw that stuff out.

  5. Same thing happened to me. Shu Uemura was fine for me and even Nude so I wouldn't have thought the Boscia would do the same. Thanks for sharing your experience!


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