The Boscia Luminizing Black Mask sat in my Sephora wish list for months, before I finally got it for Christmas. Back when I wrote my review of the Pur Minerals mud masque, I referenced a cheap drugstore mask that my sister and I used to use when we were younger. It was fun to peel off, but I think that was the only benefit. Well, the Boscia mask has the fun of peeling at the end, but actually does good things for your skin.
Here’s the official blurb: This jet-black, mineral-rich mask creates a unique peel-off effect that delivers powerful detoxifying, purifying, and brightening results. Made with a premier-quality clay, its deep-cleansing properties draw out dirt and oil. Other natural ingredients go to work exfoliating skin and refining pores. Powerful antioxidants shrink pores, firm skin, and reduce inflammation. Once dried, the mask strips away dead skin, impurities and excess oil to reveal immediate and visible results.
The mask gets applied in a thick, gooey layer and like all masks, needs to set for about 20 minutes. At that point, it should be dried up and ready to be peeled off. While my skin felt smooth, I didn’t feel as drastic a difference in my skin as with mud masks — but it also wasn’t as drying as those masks can be. I’d say it’s a good choice if you like peeling, have dry skin, or are intimidated by mud masks.
Warning: If you walk into your dimly lit bedroom with this mask on, you will scare the crap out of your husband.