Written by NZINGHA for TheGlamSquadFiles™
It’s no surprise that I love this brand but let me just inform you don’t sleep on this brand or you’ll miss it…good skin that is. This brand has no harmful parabens in it but natural ingredients. I would go so far as to say they are definitely vegan friendly!!
Boscia’s got a few new additions to the line and things I’ve not tried before in their Charcol Collection. Brand new are the Charcol Cleansing Cloths ($15) and the Charcol Deep Pore Cleansing Stick ($28). I think their retail prices are pretty reasonable for all the product you actually receive.
So, I’m currently working on an independent film and I have a few gentlemen I’m focusing in on and thought about how their skin looks in its current state and how much better it could look with more care.
So after a long days shoot the gents come back to the makeup trailer and want to just about rip their skin off (most men do that no matter if their pros at getting their makeup/grooming done for photo shoots or film/TV appearances).
Most men do not like girly looking packages so I thought why not kill two birds with one stone and go for the Charcoal Collection by Boscia. The packaging is smart because it’s got a clean unisex look to the packaging. Can I say it went over like a hit!! YES!!! The guys loved the product, the packaging and even the improvement in their skin!!!
BOSCIA BLACK CHARCOL CLEANSING CLOTHS First things first I went in with the Makeup Breakup Oil Makeup Remover to remove their makeup. I use my fingers for this one (so I really don’t waste the product by it being on a cotton bud).
Then I used the Black Charcol Cleansing Cloths to start (they thought the cloths were cool, the fact that they were black). The cloths for my purposes are great! I carry them in my set bag just in case I need to refresh the makeup or have to reapply on clean skin. The cloths are nice and thick and DO NOT BREAKUP AT ALL!! Love it!
Now look here, you’re not going to get a lather out of this BUT if you want to you can actually use it with your cleansers. And it still won’t break apart even after adding water to it!! This one is a keeper for me for the on the go action. @Sephora or Bocia for $15
Again this was a hit with my gentlemen!! Now this was not the product I applied to them…I let them do it themselves!!! And guess what they loved it!!! The first thing my actor said was “This is great I can use it in the shower! What a cool idea!”
The cool idea is that the cleanser is in a solid format with a twist up action much like a deodorant stick! Why didn’t I think of that first?! He loved it so much he went and ordered it right away online!! Great lather after application and using a buff puff.
Anyway after using it for a couple of days he was elated that his skins appearance had actually improved (and it did…so glad! It actually made my job easier). He had a few dark spots and to my eye they did look lighter and his skin was brighter and those blackheads, well. GENIUS BOSCIA!!! YOU WIN!!
So, let me start by saying this..the hydration gel is great for an overnight treatment. The gel is rich and has a cooling sensation to it so I think that’s great when you have puffy swollen skin. You skin in the morning is super smooth and soft.
Charcol is known for its “brightening” effects on the skin. In some countries people even use it as toothpaste to brighten and whiten their teeth and I does work!
My only drawback with the product is that it’s a bit dodgy for really light skin tones in my opinion it leaves a bit of a cast. This one I’m going to have to revisit at another time because my actor and I went back and forth about it. So I didn’t get to continue using it on him at his request. Although his skin did improve!!
The package is a push down pump top and you get a really generous amount of product so try half pump on it so you don’t waste product.
Some people have mixed feelings about the actual use and purpose in purchasing face blotting papers. I think most people don’t see the purpose in it that’s what you use blotting powder for right??? WRONG!!
Let me say this for the record…no matter how you’ve gone and cleaned and prepped your skin with primers and then went in on your makeup; your natural body oils always come through! The oils always come through…that’s just a fact.
And for hygienic reasons I opt to use blotting papers first to actually to remove that excess oil (because where else is it going to go besides back into your compact and cause bacteria and oil buildup on the powders surface. Especially when using pressed powder. You can see the oil buildup on the top of the powder….GROSS)
So, I recommend blotting papers especially for touch ups. Now the blotting papers are not like they used to be they now actually have ones that can treat the skin!! And here with these by Boscia you have dual action going on oil removal and pore minimizing treatment…GENIUS!!!
Again Boscia wins with the simple clear unisex packaging. This cleanser is part of the Anti Blemish Collection, it’s very lightweight, fresh scented and gives amazing lather from just one pump! Literally one pump is all you need to clean your face and neck. It’s perfect for ALL SKINTYPES.
I used this on my female actresses use this after removing the full makeup with Makeup Breakup Cleansing Oil. This cleanser is very thougrough in clearing all that remaining makeup off completely.
This cleanser has a very light fresh clean scent and clear liquid gel. The gel is very liquid like and fluid so I suggest you use a sponge (for deeper cleaning) or in the palm of your hand like a scoop and apply it with your fingers (for lighter surface cleaning). I like this cleanser alot because a little can go a long way.
When I first tried this product I was a bit taken aback…why because I found that you must move quickly in applying this product as it dries quickly and can leave steak marks due to the spf15 factor.
This a product that I would say you can use as a primer that has a slight pink opalescent look. It definitely fills in the pores while blocking the sun. Sunblock is a good thing for all skin types.
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! And I can see during these summer months I am going to have to use this a lot on set! Especially when shooting outside.
It is what its name says COOLING! I would like to see this product evolve into a thinner formula so it can be used as a spritzer! My only drawback with this product is having to choose how and when to apply it.
If you apply it pre-makeup application that’s perfect but what about after makeup application how would you apply it on top of your makeup?
Mmmm…💡solution💡!! You mix the balm in with your foundation and apply your makeup as usual! Now look each client is different so you don’t want to have any breakouts or allergic reactions so I suggest a preliminary skin patch test (usually during your test shooting days).
Whoooo, this one right here is a keeper for sure to wake up tired eyes! You know how you can just feel the fatigue well trust me the moment you put this on your skin tingles (literally) but not in a bad way but in a revitalizing refreshing kind of way.
The pinky sized packaging is adoreable and great to fit into a stuffed Pro Kit without taking up much space. My only contention with this product is that there’s simply not enough! You only get .14oz so use this product sparingly or just when you know you really need it. But…I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!