Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Boscia cleansing oil review

During my last trip to Sephora I was meandering through the aisle of doom (you know the area with all the travel sized products that our minds tell us we “need”) and I spotted the Boscia Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil.  Having heard rave reviews for months on other beauty blogs I thought I would give this cleansing oil a go. Best used at night to remove makeup, this deep-cleansing botanical oil blend promises to dissolve makeup and impurities leaving skin refreshed and creating a clear healthy-looking complexion.  This preservative-free solution is safe for those of us who are sensitive and targeted to work best with unruly combination skin.  As a disclaimer, I have dry sensitive skin and sometimes get a little oily in the t-zone area.  This product can be found at Sephora in-stores and online.  The travel size version, featured here, retails for $10.00 for 1.7oz and the full size bottle is $28.00 for 5oz.
Now I have been loyal and true to my beloved Purity face wash for years, but one of my resolutions for 2015 was to up my skincare game.  And what better way to do that than to try a cleansing oil? So read on to find out about what I did and didn’t like about this product...

Instructions (from
“Dispense one to two pumps onto fingertips and gently massage onto dry skin in a circular motion for 30 to 60 seconds. To further emulsify makeup, add a small amount of warm water and continue to massage on the face to breakdown makeup and impurities. Rinse well with warm water and blot dry.”

  • Really did effectively remove my makeup.  I was impressed with how well this removed my eye makeup especially, but I found the key was to gently massage around the eye area, do not rub.  (I learned that the hard way.  I went to town the first time I used and rubbing my dry eyes with oil definitely broke off some eyelashes.  Yeah, that was fun.)
  • Great for sensitive skin.  I was wary because of how sensitive my skin is, but this did not irritate me at all.  Important to note though it does contain menthol, which produces a slight tingle on the skin and smells strongly of mint, which may bother some. 
  • Left no oily film, my skin was left feeling clean and refreshed.
  • Noticed a decrease in blackheads around my chin and nose area after about a week of using. 

  • Kind of a high maintenance product.  After placing oil onto dry skin you then have to massage with a little warm water and then wipe off with a washcloth.  I know it’s not rocket science but I kind of prefer just using a simple cream cleanser.
  • You need a lot of product to effectively remove makeup.  The instructions say to dispense one or two pumps, but I needed at least three.  Thus, I can’t imagine this travel size bottle will last me very long.  
  • For how much product you get I think this is a pricey face cleanser.  My favorite Philosophy Purity face wash retails for $24 for 8oz., but that will last me at least six months, probably more. 
  • I didn’t really enjoy the process of massaging this onto my dry skin.  It was not like it smoothly glided around my skin, it was tough to massage it around for 30 seconds and I felt like I was pulling at my skin at times.

Boscia makeup breakup cool cleansing oil

Final Verdict:
I think this is a cool and different product and if you are interested in trying a cleansing oil I’m sure you will like this one.  Especially for those who wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis this would be a great nighttime cleanser for you. Nevertheless, it’s not a need to own product and if you currently use a cleanser you love there’s no need to go rush out buying this. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and let me know if you would be interested in more product reviews in the future.  I hope everyone is staying warm up North and surviving the blizzard!  I’ll just be down here in sunny Tampa lounging by the pool…don’t hate me J


  1. Really great review!


  2. I've heard lots of good things about Boscia's cleansing oils. I definitely want to try some in the future - just hate the price tag!

    xo Brianna | Glazed Over

    1. I know they are a bit pricey...but I hear a great dupe for the Boscia Cleansing Oil is the Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil. And I definitely think that one's a lot cheaper!