As soon as I spotted the Boscia MakeUp BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil in the travel aisle of Sephora, I knew I wanted to try it out for myself. I'd heard about it initially in a video by Ingrid Nilsen of Miss Glamorazzi fame (couldn't find the exact video, but she mentions it here!) and I've seen mentions of the Boscia brand floating around the internet for what feels like the longest time.
I was also really drawn to this cleansing oil because of the outer packaging - isn't is just so pretty?! I like the clean yet pretty packaging of the bottle as well, and appreciate the little clip that makes this 50ml bottle a travel friendly option - the lightweight but sturdy plastic bottle also adds to that appeal. In fact, I began using this as my first cleanse when I was still overseas and it flew all over the U.S with no troubles whatsoever in my suitcase!
I'm a massive advocate of oil cleansing (and double cleansing in general, really) as I feel like my skin isn't fully cleansed if I'm just using milk or cream cleansers in my nightly routine. I tend to use this first to dissolve makeup and dirt/grime in my skin and then after using a flannel to remove it I head back in with whatever other cleanser I'm currently using. That being said, I was also quite lazy on my honeymoon and often used this as my sole cleanser and it didn't clog my pores or break me out at all (other oil cleansers can break me out if I don't use a second cleanser with them, like some Shu Uemura oils)
I didn't really look too deeply into the product before buying it as I recognized the long-winded name from seeing it in YouTuber's Favourites videos, but in my notes I wrote 'feels cushiony and thick on skin, in a good way' and now that I'm looking at some other reviews out of curiosity I see that I'm not the only one who felt that way about the texture - it's pretty cool and feels different to other cleansing oils I've tried, almost like a lighter gel consistency. The cooling effect comes from the menthol I imagine, which makes me urge those with very sensitive skin to test it before committing to a bottle as it could be too much of a tingle for you. I don't mind the way my skin feels after using this solo but I still feel like an oil cleanser like Dermalogica Precleanse leaves me feeling cleaner overall, thought I do appreciate that it doesn't emulsify and instead is wiped away with ease with a flannel (my preferred cleansing method)
Overall I think that the Boscia Makeup BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil is a decent product if you like thicker oil/light gel based cleansers and don't mind a bit of 'cool' menthol in your skincare, but I don't think I would rush to repurchase and would prefer to try other brands or just throw the money into another bottle of Dermalogica Precleanse instead.
Sephora has this at $10USD/50ml or $28USD/150ml
Have you tried anything from Boscia?
What do you think of their products?