BOSCIA Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil (Review)

An effectively gentle way to deeply cleanse, this refreshing cleansing oil melts impurities and makeup without leaving an oily residue.

This effective formula gently melts impurities and makeup, including waterproof, without leaving an oily residue. It is formulated with antioxidants and botanicals to soothe and protect skin. Hydrangea leaf helps to purify skin and minimize pores, geranium helps invigorate skin while supporting natural circulation, and botanical amino acids leave skin smooth and free of impurities.

Formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

This product is dermatologist tested and ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It is free of preservatives, artificial fragrance, color, gluten, and ethanol alcohol.

Color: Clear with slight whitish haze but clear for the most part.

Texture and Consistency: Light weight, neither too thick or nor too runny oil

Scent/Fragrance: Pleasant, very light minty. Not at all over powering. The scent pretty much disappears on application.

Application: I apply one to one and half pumps of this oil directly on dry skin. (This is important as it would not work effectively on wet skin). Massage it gently all over the face in circular motion and let it sit for about 30-45 seconds. Then I use warm water  to massage over it and the oil emulsifies to a milky liquid like thing, breaking down all the make up. I later rinse it with water till completely clean.

Feel on Skin: The skin feels slightly cool. On application the oil spreads pretty easily due to the consistency. It did not sting the eye nor it has any bitter taste if it gets into the mouth by chance. It is not tacky or sticky on face. 

Effect on Skin: The product removes makeup almost completely. It literally dissolves all the traces of makeup. I would say 95%. I usually use kohl and tight line the waterline, so a little bit of eyeliner is often left. On rinsing, it does leave a light greasy residue and I personally like to double cleanse with a facial cleanser as it is. So it is not a big issue. I just prefer to apply my serums or creams on clean, bare face. 

Packaging: I love the packaging. It is very practical and well made. Firstly, I like that there is a pump with a clip or stopper that prevents spill while travelling. Also the nozzle of the bottle it long enough to avoid any dripping of oil on the bottle. I am not sure if I am able to explain it but the packaging is very functional and practical.

Verdict: I love this product. It does not smell funky like the NUDE Skincare Perfect Cleanse Clarifying Cleansing Oil  (review) nor thick like the Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil (review). The ingredients are really good and soothing. The cleanser is very close to my absolute favorite Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils

A huge thumbs up in my book.

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Sens'Eyes - Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser

A mineral oil-free, gel makeup remover for eyes and lips.

Instantly removes impurities and even waterproof makeup on the most sensitive eyes, and works well for contact lens wearers. Moisturizes and soothes eyelids. Extremely effective and incredibly gentle, this lightweight cleanser won't leave the eyelids feeling greasy.

Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested.

I picked this product a few months back when I went to Sephora to color match myself with a new concealer. The makeup artist tried two shades under my eyes and then later she used this eye makeup remover to wipe off the product. I loved how quickly and effectively it removed everything without making the under eye area feel dry. The Makeup artist was raving how she finds this remover best among all the eye makeup removers in the store.

Color: Baby Blue

Texture and Consistency: Soft, light weight, non greasy, non slippery or runny, lotion like consistency

Scent: None detected

Application: I apply it with fingers all around my eyes and eye lids. On application is just melts and turns into clear, water like consistency. Leave it for 30 seconds and then wipe it off with a damp cotton pad. I love the Shiseido Facial Cotton (review). When I am wearing just a liner, I use a cotton bud saturated with the product and run in along the line of the liner. For lips I use the same technique as I use to remove eye makeup.

Feel on eyes: It feels soft, no stinging or burning sensation. No dryness after removing the product. The eye area feels hydrated and not dry.

Effect on Eyes: It removes every bit of eye makeup. Works well on water proof mascara that I layer on like crazy! The area around the eyes does not feel dry and the product does not leaves a residue or clouds my vision by leaving a film. 

Packaging: I picked a small bottle from the 'aisle of doom' at Sephora. I love this term 'aisle of doom' used by many YouTubers. Small bottle is a light weight, sturdy plastic with a pump and the lid that snugs fit. It is very easy to travel with. 

Verdict: Absolutely wonderful product! This MAKE UP FOR EVER Sens'Eyes - Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser is a boon for anyone who has sensitive eyes and dryness under the eye area. I have tried Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lip and Balms Away by the Balm (review) and honestly both of them do their job well. The formula and consistency of all these three products are totally different. The Clinique one is an oily liquid, while the Balm one is a thick vaseline like Balm. This Make Up For Ever one is a lotion like product and I love this more for its light weight consistency. Also this does not leave any greasy residue. Just perfect!

Available at Sephora

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Fresh Rose Face Mask (Review)

Fresh Rose Face Mask

A hydrating and toning mask with a cooling gel formula infused with pure rosewater and real rose petals. 

Historically romantic and classically fragrant, the rose flower yields a precious oil brimming with nutrients that naturally soothe the skin and stimulate the senses. Infused with 50 percent pure rosewater and an average of two-and-a-half roses per jar, this unique mask restores radiance and suppleness to all skin types. The addition of cucumber extract and aloe vera reduce inflammation and calm the skin, while green tea helps brighten and protect. 

This is an old purchase. Tried, tested and much enjoyed product. I picked this long back and it was part of this wonderful kit that introduced me to another of my absolute favorite product Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil
Last weekend we had good weather in Chicago and I did a lot of yard work, planting shrubs and all that kind of outdoor, in the sun chores. My skin felt a bit irritated and I used this mask to cool things down. I thought it was time to document this product on the blog.

Color: Amber brown with bits of wilted, brown rose petals

Texture and Consistency: Thick, smooth, non slippery, non sticky gel with bits of rose petals

Scent: Pleasant rose scent, not over powering. I like it. 

Application: I apply a medium thin layer all over my clean face using finger tips, avoiding the immediate area around the eyes. Let is sit for about 20 minutes or so and then wash it off with plain water. I follow it with a moisturizer or a serum or any skincare product that is in use.

Feel on Skin: This feels cold on the skin. Not minty, tingling cool, but cold. The product is a gel, so it spreads easily and does not dries completely like a mud mask. There is light tackiness, but other than that no stretchy or tight feeling. No itching or warm sensation.

Effect on Skin: The skin feels soft and nice. I don't find it super hydrating but it tones down the redness. It did not clog pores or break me out which is good. 

Packaging: This comes in a heavy glass jar, with wide mouth and twist of lid. Looks good. I scoop out the needed amount with a spatula rather than sticking my finger in the jar.

Verdict: This is not the most phenomenal, product in terms of immediate results. I don't see much glow or radiance on my face, (it is not meant to do so). Instead this is one of those cooling, relaxing, feel good, pamper product for tired facial skin. I really enjoy this when my face is really messed up. Especially when there is redness, mild irritation due to some new product or when my skin feels dry after using the Clarisonic Skin cleansing system. The ingredients in this are very soothing and calming. The product does not cures redness, but calms it, if that makes any sense. Also it does not feels heavy or tight on skin, no clogging of pores, so it can be used very often, almost every single day. I also use it in combination with other mask as well. The scent is very clean and refreshing and gives a very spa like feeling. I have a very super dry skin, so I don't find it very moisturizing or hydrating, but I love the freshness it provides. I used it a lot during hotter months. It does not cures sunburns, but it definitely soothes and refreshes my skin.

Not a must have, but a good product to have around for those 'pamper me' times. I would not repurchase but won't mind if it comes in a kit. It is not my absolute favorite, but I like it.

Some other cooling masks that I have tried and loved.
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