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Boscia Clear Complexion Cleanser

What it is:A refreshing, deep-cleansing gel.What it is formulated to do:Purify pores and bolster your skin's natural defenses against irritations and reactions. This preservative-free skincare essential leaves the complexion clean, clear, and free of shine.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- PhthalatesWhat else you need to know:This product is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin.Sephora is the exclusive beauty retailer for this product.
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Questions & Answers for Boscia Clear Complexion Cleanser

Question
No lather when using with Clarisonic?
I love my Clarisonic brush and started using the Clear Complexion cleanser about a month ago. But it seems as though it doesn't lather much (if at all) with the Clarisonic. Does anyone else notice this? Does it matter if it doesn't produce a lather?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
Lo1978
(Estero, FL)
on Clear Complexion Cleanser
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Pump the cleanser directly onto your Clarisonic brush and you will find that it actually gets quite foamy. I find that I have to use less cleanser with the Clairsonic because the cleanser becomes so foamy when I use it this way.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
AlwaysGlamorous
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
It actually foams up quite a bit when I use it with either my bare hands or my Clarisonic. I think the key is having a wet face and pumping the cleanser directly onto a wet Clarisonic brush head. When using just bare hands, wet your hands first, apply the cleanser directly to your hands, rub your hands together to create foam, and then rub onto your wet face.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
orenishii
(Richmond, CA)
answer 3
I noticed that as well and I am guessing that the ultrasonic waves break down the foam, still works great!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
illinoisnative
(OZARK, MO)
answer 4
We use the Shiseido cleansing brush with this and it lathers quite well. I don't know about using an electric one though.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
chayree
(Moreno Valley, Ca)
answer 5
Yes, this happens to me too. It's not a problem, the cleanser is still cleaning it just doesn't have enough continuous surface area contact with the bristles to produce a lather. Your skin is going to look great pretty soon!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
everde
(Miami, FL)
answer 6
I don't use it with the clarisonic brush but it doesn't lather that much when I wash by hand, it's still effective though. So it probably won't lather much with the brush either
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
vogueismybible
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 7
It lathers just fine for me. Try applying it directly to your brush. Adding a tad more water during the washing may help too.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Missyf4
(Catasauqua, Pa)
answer 8
My friend makes organic beauty products. She said that a product does not need to lather in order for it to work, hence, sulfate-free products.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
miamiprgal
(Miami, Florida)
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This helped my skin, then made it break out
Has anyone had this problem? This cleared my skin right up in the first week that I was using it. Now two weeks later, I have developed cystic acne again on my jaw and under my jaw and on my chin.
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
haylynn
(Vienna, VA)
on Clear Complexion Cleanser
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. It happened to me too. I switched to Boscia'a Purifying Cleansing Gel and LOVE it. My acne went away.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
falonk
answer 2
I'm a faithful one anniversary user, i had the same problem, nasty oily skin, i got that 360 scrub brush that came with the 360 clean just to get the brush :P used that with the cleanser, problem solved. Just make sure that the pad is always kept clean/ sanitized. I use witch hazel since its natural and not so harsh, then i rinse it in water so that anything left behind wont get on my skin. try that and hopefully it will work just as well for you. If you want even better results try the new clairisonic brush, i hear its amazing. cant wait to get mine :P
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
dolphingirl
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 3
Did you use the moisturizer as well? Dry skin breaks out because it is a cycle your skin trys to compensate for the cleaning you just gave it. If you overwash you overdry your face tries to make up lost oil, hence over production clogged pores. You absolutly have to moistureize the bosica moisture is great for troubled skin.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
illinoisnative
(OZARK, MO)
answer 4
I am having the same issue. The first two weeks my skin was better than it ever had been. Now I have small bumps all over my forehead. It is almost as bad as prickly heat. I am debating whether or not to return it will I am still in the refund policy or stick it out. i am using it with a Clarisonic. I was doing it twice a day, I have switched to once and will see if that helps.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Missyf4
(Catasauqua, Pa)
answer 5
i highly doubt it is from this cleanser. pay close attention to your shower routine, check your shampoos and body washes for sulfates and throw them away. some people are very sensitive to that and develop acne, or make existing acne worse. It happened to me, too.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
georgi
(green bay, wi)
answer 6
I haven't had that problem. Maybe try cleaning your cell phone since I break out there too when I've been talking alot on it. Maybe try switching to the reg. toner too. Help clear the pores before they get clogged.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
anna507
(Kailua, HI)
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Is there a very strong fragrance?
Is there a strong botanical smell? If so, does it go away after you wash ithe cleanser off?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
haylynn
(Vienna, VA)
on Clear Complexion Cleanser
6 answers
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answer 1
extremly light smell. like a weak green tea and you cannot smell it after it washes off.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
dolphingirl
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 2
This product is nearly fragrance free!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
elisabeth24
answer 3
I don't feel it has a fragrance at all. open it up and take a smell at the store of the sample or out of the box, I did.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
illinoisnative
(OZARK, MO)
answer 4
It smells fab! Lite and a little mossy, maybe. Nothing chemical or faux spa like. :-)
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
productlover8
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 5
Light scent if you call it that and it does not linger after drying.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
rmkm
(New York, NY)
answer 6
it does not smell that great yet its tollerable and it does not last long
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
nikki2011
(augusta,ga)
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Anyone using the clear complexion toner? Anyone with Whiteheads/clogged pores seeing results?
I am debating between this brand or REN. I have clogged pores all around my jaw and hair line. I was wondering if anyone is using this product with the toner...have you seen improvements? What do you use as a moisturizer?

I have combination skin, very oily in the summer.
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
xwoman
(atlanta, ga)
on Clear Complexion Cleanser
6 answers
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answer 1
Over washing and over toning make acne worse. Moisturizer is soooo important bosica has a great one.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
illinoisnative
(OZARK, MO)
answer 2
I use this with the toner, and I love the results. The toner is great on its own. I use it alot when my skin is feeling really oily. I use Bosica's moisturizer too, except when my skin is really dry or irrated then I use philosophy moisturizer. I also have very oily skin and the whole line-up is great.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
may3daisy
(fairborn, OH)
answer 3
Hi there! I haven't used the toner, but I do use lots of REN products, and absolutely love their jojoba exfoliator - it made my black heads and clogged pores better in a week, and in 3 months, smooth, clearer skin. :-)
I have combination skin too.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
productlover8
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 4
My son uses the toner, and I have seen improvement. If someone used it faithfully every day I'm sure the results would be much more dramatic than what I see on my son's face. But that said, there is improvement so I'd say I'll buy this again.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
chayree
(Moreno Valley, Ca)
answer 5
I use all four clear complection products for my combination skin and I love it. I tend to really break out and get oily around my period so I use their willow bark breakout spot treatment and it clears it right up. to help clear up blackheads and those pesky ones under the skin make sure you exfoliate regularly and wipe down your cell phone every morning with rubbing alcohol. You'll be surprised how much better your face is if you clean your phone!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
goldngarnet
answer 6
I also have combination skin. I've been using the Boscia Balancing Tonic for months and months, but just switched to this cleanser a few weeks ago. I like the two products and how they work together for me, but every face can be different. I also cannot comment about REN as I have not used their products, but I would give this cleanser a try.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
mlesmoon
(Placentia, CA)
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I'm really worried about breakouts
From reading all the reviews here, I'm worried that I might break out even more once I start using this. People have been commenting that they've been breaking out more, and I'm really worried about that.
Any help?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
jstbreathless
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Clear Complexion Cleanser
6 answers
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answer 1
start with using this cleanser once a day if you are worried. regardless, sephora has an excellent return policy if you are dissatisfied with the product.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
makeuplovertara
(BK, NY)
answer 2
I am very prone to breakouts. I find this cleanser keeps my skin clear, and soft. I have used many acne face washes that dry out my skin. You will be hooked on this one!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
pixxymama
(Staten Island, NY)
answer 3
I've used it and it's great. It's a bit drying but that might help if you need to control acne.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
everde
(Miami, FL)
answer 4
Yes I did break out too, but I just considered that a purge and that the cleanser was doing it's job, I just used a spot treatment for them. Eventually it will stop.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
nailtech20
(Billerica, MA)
answer 5
hi
you’re right i did get some breakout after using this product
i would be carefully & choose my cleanser wisely
I will perfer you to use Boscia Purity cleanser instead of clear complexion
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
mayas
answer 6
After using this for a while now,This cleanser is impossible to make your skin to break out.It's made of natural ingredients where as some products with Chemicals can cause blemishes.It's light,smooth and cleanse very well.In the end break outs will never stop permanently because it's hormonal but using good cleansing regimen and the right products will help prevent or lessen them.Don't fir get that each one of us has different reactions to different predicts.you won't know until u try.That's what I did.You can return it to seohora after use if u didn't like it .I did that with a product before.They're a great store.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
zazz
(New York,NY)
Question
How does this compare with Boscia's Purifying Cleansing Gel?
How are they the same/different? Which one would would better for sensitive/oily/breakout prone skin?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
minixmoo
(Chicago, IL)
on Clear Complexion Cleanser
6 answers
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answer 1
Clear complexion cleanser would be better for acne prone skin since it contains salicylic acid.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
lovellism
(Riverside, CA)
answer 2
I find this one works better for minimizing my break outs. The purifying cleanser is great as well, but this just has that little bit extra. And it's a fantastic cleanser in general, very thick and deep cleaning. Sometimes I would feel like the purifying cleanser didn't quite get me as clean as I wanted but this one does.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
cozza
(Spring, TX)
answer 3
For me the Clear Comp. Cleanser with BB has done a better job of keeping my skin clear and controlling oil than the regular cleanser. I get an occasional breakout, but nothing like under other cleansers.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
greeneyes2
(Lancaster, PA)
answer 4
I find this one is better. But both are excellent.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
pixxymama
(Staten Island, NY)
answer 5
I think it's about the same. This might be a little better for people who might have more breakouts and such. Maybe...but other than that, I think it's similar.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
jpark1013
answer 6
It feels better and gives me better results.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
tranady
(Brooklyn, NY)
Question
Is the tonic needed?
Looking at the directions and saw that it said "follow with tonic" or something along those lines. I don't own this product, I was looking at the directions on the website, so I was just wondering: Is the tonic absolutely needed to get results?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
earthella2134
(Falmouth, MA)
on Clear Complexion Cleanser
6 answers
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answer 1
I would say No, you will see results without it. I have toners/tonic of a different brand, but I don't use my toner every time I cleanse my face. So I've used the Complexion Cleanser by itself with just a little moisturizer after, and it works just fine. You get that nice clean feel when you use it, but it doesn't make you're skin feel tight at all, it's super gentle. If you like this cleanser, maybe you'll end up buying the tonic? ; ) Hope this helped!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
sugarpot
(Flin Flon, Manitoba)
answer 2
You don't need the tonic. I almost never use it and have great results with the cleanser alone (although I have found the tonic to be really soothing on sunburns). But, really, the tonic isn't worth the money. (The cleanser totally is though!)
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
scrabcak
(San Francisco, Ca)
answer 3
I tried the sample of tonic and loved it! however, I didn't feel it necessary to use this product daily in order to reap the rewards of the cleanser.. I do swear by the acne spot treatment though; use it faithfully morning and evening and have seen improved skin!!!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
ro75
answer 4
I use another one of their cleansers - Purifying Cleanser Gel - because I like it better, but I ALWAYS follow it with the Clear COmplexion Cleanser Tonic. Love it.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
falonk
answer 5
I used the tonic at first but since I can be admittedly lazy with my skincare routine, I eventually stopped using it. I haven't noticed that the cleanser works any less-- it's still amazing! You definitely don't need to use the tonic.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
kristini
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 6
To ensure all of your concerns are addressed, we recommend calling us at 1-877-SEPHORA for a skincare consultation by phone. Thanks!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Is this safe for the eye area?
I use a toner/cleanser from Cosmedicine and it is becoming harder to find... I'm bummed because it doesn't irriate my dry, sensitive eye area an even takes off mascara. I'm now forced to look for another cleanser that doesn't irritate my eyes and helps with my extremely oily skin... Has anyone had a problem when washing their entire eye area? Thanks in advance if you can hlep.
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
goredsox
(Boston, MA)
on Clear Complexion Cleanser
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've never had a problem with it :)
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
summerpines
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
This may work great for you. Very gentle and note the long list of ingredients found in 90% of facial cleansers, but NOT in this one!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
k2skicutie
(Albany, NY)
answer 3
I use this to remove eye makeup and have not had any problems. It removes eye makeup pretty well. If I have a lot of makeup on, it takes 2 washings sometimes. Hope that helps!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
eurozbebe
(southern california)
answer 4
I haven't had any problems using this on my eye area. I wouldn't say it's the best makeup remover for waterproof eye makeup, but I have sensitive eyes and they aren't irritated by this product.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
kristini
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 5
I use it all over my face and even over my eye lids when taking a shower. I have never had any problems as it is such a gentle cleanser. I don't use it to actually take off my eye make up, but I don't think it would hurt :)
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
luxetreasures
(Temecula, California)
answer 6
I like the Boscia Make-up Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil. It does a great job of removing all my eye makeup without irritating my sensitive skin. Once I use that to clean off my makeup I follow that with my regular cleanser and tonic.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
tallbrwn
(Tulsa, OK)
Question
Is this gel clear?
I have very sensitive skin that reacts to products that are creamy. Is this gel clear?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
jaykaymhm
(Syracuse, NY)
on Clear Complexion Cleanser
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes. it pumps out clear and foams up.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
ohtc
answer 2
The product is clear and is gel-like, not creamy
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
carriee
(Des Plaines, IL)
answer 3
I got this product for my 14 yr old son who has sensitive skin, mild rosacea, and acne. The cleanser comes out a light green clear gel. He's been using it daily for a month. It's worked great for him. I recommend it!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
todye4
(Murrieta, CA)
answer 4
the gel is pretty clear, though not completely.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
travelergrl
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 5
Yup, clear gel!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
summerpines
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
Hi Jaykaymhm,

This product is a clear gel and has very low foam when it is applied to the skin. This product is great for clients with sensitive skin.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Does this remove make-up?
How effective would you say this face cleanser is at removing make up? If it's not, could you recommend a product (preferably all natural or organic) that would remove make up without aggravating acne or drying the skin?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
lauraclaire
(New Haven, CT)
on Clear Complexion Cleanser
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes this prodcut removes makeup gently
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
ajjazzy
answer 2
We use the bosica cleanser and moisturizer. ALWAYS, ALWAYS use a moisturizer.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
illinoisnative
(OZARK, MO)
answer 3
washes away make up well without over drying.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
rachmarie99
(seattle, wa)
answer 4
Hi there! I think it's really effective, but I don't wear tons of makeup - just Bobby brown foundation, bronzer blush and mascara - oh! But it usually gets the mascara off (although I don't wear waterproof).

Hope that helps! :-)
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
productlover8
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 5
it is very effective at removing make up, but i wouldn`t use it on my eyes. Lancome has an amazing dual-phase eye makeup remover.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
georgi
(green bay, wi)
answer 6
I found this removes my makeup easily in one wash, and does not leave my skin feeling dry, but fresh and squeaky clean. It even takes off my waterproof mascara. You only need about half a pump to wash your whole face, so it is efficient too.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
lashes101
(Charlottesville, VA)
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