I’ve been having a love affair as of late with cleansing oils, so the last time I was at Sephora I decided to pick up the Boscia Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel and the Tsubaki Oil-Infused Exfoliating Powder. And the fact that they were sold in the cutest boxes covered with pink flowers certainly didn’t deter me from wanting them.
So what the heck is Tsubaki oil? It’s Camellia oil, which is supposed to help firm hydrate and protect against free-radical damage. Both of these products are preservative-free, artificial fragrance and color-free, gluten-free and ethanol alcohol-free.
Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel contains camellia oil, Japanese sea kelp and rice bran oil, which all help with hydration and protection of the skin. It also contains something called allantoin, which is an anti-bacterial plant derivative that deep cleanses and helps skin maintain moisture levels.
To use it you just pump some out, apply it to damp skin and massage it into the skin. It removes makeup pretty well and rinses off easily. Because it’s an “oil-gel” it doesn’t really feel like say the Garnier Nourishing Cleansing Oil does, which was a little disappointing to me. I wanted more of the oil and less of the gel. The scent is light and not really anything of much note either, which again, disappointed me. I love the way the Garnier one smells! I wanted this to be really amazing since it was much pricier than any drugstore one, but it didn’t blow me away overall. I will finish it up but probably wouldn’t re-purchase it.
Tsubaki Oil-Infused Exfoliating Powder is a water activated softening exfoliating powder that makes your skin soft and smooth and helps remove dirt and oil from pores. It contains camellia oil and adzuki beans for firming, hydrating and the removal of dead skin cells, and rice bran powder, which gently exfoliates the skin.
To use it you shake some of the powder out of the container, mix it with water to create a paste and apply it to clean, damp skin. For me the opening was a little too large, so I got too much product out when I first used it. You can use less water for more exfoliation or more water for less exfoliation. You then massage it into the skin in a circular motion, avoiding the eyes, and rinse it off.
I liked this overall because it was something new that I hadn’t ever tried before. It does a decent job of exfoliating my skin and does leave it smoother and softer feeling. Again the scent isn’t really great but it’s not bad either. I want these products to smell like roses for some reason! I will be using this up and may or may not re-purchase depending on what else I might discover by the time I am done with it.
You can find these both at Sephora.
Have you tried either of these products or anything else from Boscia?
Note: Not cruelty free