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Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser

What it is:A warming gel cleanser that deeply cleans and detoxifies the complexion.What it is formulated to do:This Black Cleanser heats up on contact with skin to effectively open and de-clog pores. Its gel texture transforms into a gentle and effective lather to dissolve oil and makeup, rinsing away pore-clogging surface debris, impurities, and excess oil. It refines skin texture, brightens skin clarity, and minimizes the look of pores over time. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Phthalates
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Questions & Answers for Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser

Question
Would this be okay for sensitive skin?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
AMPLove3
(Chambersburg, PA)
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes!I have highly sensitive skin and this did not irritate my skin and was in fact very gentle!
answered 6 months ago
MorganDav
answer 2
Hello! I have pretty sensitive skin, and this product has done wonders for my skin. It doesn't dry it out and I don't feel it's irritated my skin at all. It has reduced my acne quite a bit, and the parts of my skin that don't have any acne are actually glowing. I've only used it for two weeks, but so far the results have been amazing!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Lyliam
answer 3
It is great for all skin types! However, we suggest visiting your local Sephora Store first where a Cast Member can make you a sample from a tester in store.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
melissabt
answer 4
This is surprisingly very, very gentle on my sensitive skin. Even though it's vacuum-cleaning your pores, it does not strip all the good stuff out with the bad. My skin has never felt this clean and this not-irritated at the same time. Still, read the ingredients if there are specific ones that cause reactions in your skin. If you don't see any, the give it a go! You'll love it.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
summarizeproust
(Franklin, TN)
answer 5
Absolutely. It's amazing for sensitive skin.
answered 3 years ago
GoddessCindy
(New York)
answer 6
It's not unusual for my face to break out or develop redness when trying out a new product, but this product has done neither. I've been using it twice a day and it seems to be very effective but also very gentle. My experience with it would lead me to say it would be a great choice for sensitive skin.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Leola, PA)
answer 7
I've used this cleanser very often and it's probably the most gentle cleanser I've ever used! It warms up on contact and rinses off completely. Your skin won't feel dry, just very clean and VERY healthy! I've never had any kind of irritation while using this! It works great with the other products from Boscia's "Black" line!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
danielp9595
(Raleigh, NC)
Question
Does this cleanser help get rid of blackheads?
I have an issue with blackheads mainly on my nose and a little on my chin and forehead. Will this cleanser help get rid of them?
asked 3 years ago
rozziehoney
(New Orleans, LA)
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have not seen a reduction in my blackheads after washing with this and my Clarisonic for at least 4 weeks now.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
ibarez
answer 2
I use it in conjunction with the Boscia Black mask so i don't know if its the cleanser working or just the mask but it works. You should give it a try. I like this brand because its helped with my oily skin and my acne. Just by using the black mask and the cleanser
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
RaiRaie
(NY)
answer 3
hey, i have black heads too and this helps a lot to clear it all out.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Natural32
(san diego,CA)
answer 4
I'll have to say yes to that. I get small black heads quite a bit, and when I use this they don't pop up as much. Use a clarisonic brush if you're able to, it helps to get rid of dead skin and get the good stuff from the cleanser into your pores without clogging them.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
TaraLynn88
(Dana Point, CA)
answer 5
I have been using this, in addition to the Purifying cleanser (alternate them) for a little over a month. My blackheads are not completely gone, but I have far less than before I started using this. I've always been told it can take several weeks to see complete results when changing your skincare regimen.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
tmh1984
(Plainwell, MI)
answer 6
I'm not sure if it removes blackheads, as I don't have those. But I am firm believer that once they're gone, this face wash will
ensure it doesn't come back! My whiteheads and ruddish red zits haven't come back! I suggest trying Boscia's Pore Purifying
Strips to remove the blackheads. Then use this wash to make sure they don't come back. Hope that helps!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
oachan
(San Bruno, CA)
answer 7
I love this cleanser and found it helps with my oiliness. It may have helped some with the size of my blackheads, but it didn't get rid of them.
answered 3 years ago
Anonymous
(Leola, PA)
Question
Do you have to use the whole line? Help?
Hi, this may be a really stupid question, but I have only used skincare that has been an entire line, (e.g. proactiv, etc) and I was wondering if you had to use the whole line of this product to get the benefit out of it or if it would be just as fine to use this cleanser and a different moisturizer. Again, sorry if this is dumb, I'm just a bit clueless when it comes to this stuff.
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Aspen, CO)
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
7 answers
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answer 1
No...I just use this cleanser.
answered 6 months ago
MorganDav
answer 2
Hi! No, you don't have to. I have oily skin and this does the trick. It cleanses really well and the heat sensation is soothing on my skin. Your skin may react great to the cleanser and maybe not so great to a toner, etc..After I wash I use a matte moisturing cream by Peter Thomas Roth in the AM. At night I've been using the Boscia Black moisturizer. Having a good cleanser is a good foundation, though :)
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
TaraLynn88
(Dana Point, CA)
answer 3
Of course the brands recommend that, because you'll be giving them more money! But honestly, I think you need to follow how your face and skin feel. If you feel that you aren't getting the results you want from just the cleanser, or just the mask, and you have the means to test out the whole line, by all means, do so. Often the items are complementary and smell similarly. But I don't think there's any "magic" to it though. I just splurged on the Boscia Black cleanser, but I'm not going to buy their whole line, because I'm already happy with another moisturizer-sunscreen I use.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
taylchrs
(Conshohocken, PA)
answer 4
This is the only product I use from this line and I still feel I receive the full benefits from this cleanser. I've had fewer breakouts since using it and my pore size has noticeably shrunk. I wanted something that would improve my complexion and tone without drying out my face and this product has done all of those things without the aid of other items from the product line. I definitely feel this an affective cleanser/ stand alone product.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
MichelleCK
(Hollywood, CA)
answer 5
no, you can mix and match products. but most lines are made with ingredients that compliment each other. so just be aware of the combination of products you use or you could stir up all kinds of unimaginable drama with your skin.

when i started using the line, i continued to use epicuren moisturizer (until i ran out & could not find it in my area). i didn't experience any adverse effects. in fact, about 6 months after i started using boscia, i purchased their eye cream because i was so happy with the other products. good luck!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
peepthischica
(Fort Lauderdale, FL)
answer 6
Don't ever put yourself down by thinking something is a dumb question, it's a great question. I love this product and one of the best things about it is that you can or cannot use the other products that go with this line. Things that are annoying about Murad, Clinique, or Proactive is that you DO have to use the whole line. Bosia is not like that at all. You may break out after using this cleanser for the first few days but do not give up or get discouraged, it is just really amazing about pulling out all of the impurities in your face. Give it a week or so and you will have the best skin you've ever had! Hope this helped!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
caligirl18
(Malibu, CA)
answer 7
I use this as my cleanser, Clinique as my moisturizer, and Clarins as my primer, and they all seem to work well for my skin.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
Jessnic
(Palm Springs, Ca)
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If the Purifying Cleansing Gel was too drying for me will this?
The Purifying Cleansing Gel was way to harsh and drying for my sensitive skin so I'm curious if this will be too harsh and dying for me as well. And how does this cleanser with acne-prone skin?
asked 4 years ago
Anonymous
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
6 answers
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answer 1
This actually smooths your skin.I haven't had any problems with dryness.
answered 6 months ago
MorganDav
answer 2
I also have sensitive skin but mine is oily and I found this product to be very helpful for me! If you have dry or combo skin this may not be the best because it could be drying for other skin types. I don't feel like this is a harsh product and my skin doesn't feel tight or dry or overly-cleaned when I'm finished using it. Hope this helps!
answered 8 months ago
thelizbiz
(Omaha, NE)
answer 3
I did not find this to be drying or irritating.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Greenville,SC)
answer 4
This product will not dry out your skin. Gels do tend to dry out skin, so be careful with the gels if you are normally dry skinned.
answered 4 years ago
michelledw1974
(Vandalia, Ohio)
answer 5
I have the same problem. In the winter, the purifying gel is too much for me.
I also have sensitive/acne-prone skin.
I've been using the black cleanser for about a week and it's noticeably not as drying as the purifying gel. I can't say that it's been helping to prevent acne, but my skin certainly feels as clean as when I normally use the purifying gel during the summer.
Then again, it could be different from person to person.
answered 4 years ago
mazio
(San Diego)
answer 6
Im going to say yes becaue this cleanser a strong deep cleanser and it really detoxifies the skin and absorbs excess oils. You may try the African Red Tea cleanser from Ole Henriksen or Pomegranate cleanser by Murad
answered 4 years ago
kmjules
(Dallas, Tx)
Question
I have dry skin but i want to try this product. I use a very moisturizing moisturizer. Would it be okay if i used this in that case?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
khadij
(Brooklyn, NY)
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
6 answers
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answer 1
I have really dry skin and have never had an issue with this product. I attempt to use it daily but it tends to be more like 5 times a week. I changed cleanser at one point and because my skin is so sensitive and dry my nose got flaky, after swapping back to this cleanser, within 3 days the flakiness was gone and my skin was back to normal.
answered 10 months ago
Michaela17
(London)
answer 2
I think it would dry your skin out further until you moisturized. It kind of stripped my face of all its oils in a bad way. My skin became so dry it sometimes hurt after using this product.
answered 11 months ago
dmcg9
(Toronto, ON)
answer 3
if your skin is already dry i would try using it every other day
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
bazzukalove
answer 4
This has actually made my skin dry where I have to use a moisturizer. I have extremely oily skin and this has made my skin dry. So if you're going to use it, invest in a good moisturizer :)
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
vangie1005
(san antonio, tx)
answer 5
I too have dry skin and use a very heavy moisturizer. This cleanser was leaving my skin too dry. I switched to Sephora Supreme Cleansing Oil and my skin feels fabulous. I've never been so happy with a cleanser.
http://www.sephora.com/supreme-cleansing-oil-P310733?skuId=1390665
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
MeredithAlley
(Lake Forest, IL)
answer 6
I also have skin that gets very dry in areas (even flaky). I use a mild moisturizing cleanser in the morning and I use this at night because it is amazing at removing makeup! I think if you have a good moisturizer you will be fine.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
nikitta6
(Boca Raton, FL)
Question
Oil Free?
Is this product oil free.
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
LeLily
(Bluefield, WV)
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
6 answers
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answer 1
I would say no because this is listed in the ingredients - Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, however it was one of the last ingredients so it would have a very small amount in the overall product compared to the ingredients listed first.
answered 8 months ago
thelizbiz
(Omaha, NE)
answer 2
Yes definitely
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
ElenaRus
answer 3
This product is not listed as oil free!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
melissabt
answer 4
Yes, this product is in fact oil free.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
jeanetteyvonee
(dallas, tx)
answer 5
yes
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
intelsana
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 6
This is not oil free. Here are the ingredients. I hope it helps.

Glycereth-26, Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Leaf Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Alpha Glucosyl Hesperidin, Glycolic Acid, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Ceteth-25, Oleth-10, Butylene Glycol, Citrus Paradisi Seed Extract, Xanthan Gum, Water, Charcoal Powder, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
sflyte
(PA)
Question
Is it normal to break out at first from this?
I just bought this and the morning after first using it I had 2 huge pimples. Is that normal? I heard that it is just getting rid of impurities for the first week.
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
sydham
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
You should not break out after it. Maybe you used something else with benzoil peroxide or AHA/BHA and overdry your skin and this could cause a breakout
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
ElenaRus
answer 2
I had a couple of pimples pop up the first few times I used this, but I stuck with it and within a week and a half my face was clear. So I do think it is just cleaning out your face!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
jnl2013
answer 3
i did not experience any breakouts. i have very sensitive but oily skin. depending upon the kind of pimples you got, it may have had a cleansing effect & brought them to the surface of your skin (though nobody likes that!).
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
peepthischica
(Fort Lauderdale, FL)
answer 4
This cleanser is for detoxing and pulls everything out of your skin, some people experience break outs and that's normal.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
Loves3
(New York)
answer 5
Yes, this is black clay based, it will pull impurities out of your skin, but with any good cleanser it will make you break out in the process of healing your skin. You should only be worried if you have started a regimen (because our skin loves a regimen!) and the break-outs don't get better, or do get better, but come back a few weeks later worse. Also remember many break-outs are your body telling you something, you would be surprised at how much break-outs are due to food allergies such as milk. The forehead is the "wine and dine" area of your forehead, if you have constant little bumps on your forehead, there is a good chance you have a food allergy to something. Good luck!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
kiki1887
(Santa Ana, Ca)
answer 6
No. This is supposed to clear up acne. My 15 year old uses it and she loves it. I would wager a guess that the two huge pimples were a coincidence?
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
reviewinsephora
(Houston, Texas)
Question
Is this product safe for use on your eyes?
I am wondering if this product is safe for the removal of eye makeup
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
mlrh
(Crystal Lake, IL)
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Sometimes when I'm lazy, I don't use my eye makeup remover and just rub the Boscia into my eyelids when washing. It works well for me--no burning or anything like that.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Kuhutie
(Ohio)
answer 2
You should remove your eye makeup with a cotton pad and make up remover then use the cleanser gently over it to get any remaining product keeping out of your actual eye
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
bazzukalove
answer 3
I would strongly advise against using this to remove your makeup. With most cleansers you want to keep away from contact with the eyes, and especially with one that is meant for declogging pores and has a warming sensation.
answered 2 years ago
berlinn
(New York, NY)
answer 4
no, i wouldn't suggest using on your eye area because it is to delicate and it will probably sting is you get it in your eyes.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Natural32
(san diego,CA)
answer 5
It is, but it does not take much off. You also will need to use a makeup remover with this product.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
ElleLA
(Los Angeles)
answer 6
For me it depends on how heavy the eye makeup is. If I have waterproof everything and went all out, I usually need to use my eye makeup remover after(or before because I learned my lesson:p). But most nights when I just have my everyday makeup it works perfectly. I really like Origins Well Off fast and gentle eye makeup remover. It really is fast and gentle and I hardly have to use any for it to do its job.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
scharrison
(Homosassa, FL)
Question
Mine not warming?
I'm not sure if the warming sensation is either very mild, or if I'm doing it wrong, or got a defective batch, but mine does not seem to feel warming at all. I apply the cleanser to a slightly dampened face and it creates a slight lather. I have been using it for at least 2 weeks now and still not feeling a warming sensation!
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
breee1
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
The warning effect is very slight, and I personally only notice it immediately when applied to the skin.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
gickyt
(Port Jefferson Station, NY)
answer 2
Mine is only warm when I first rub it between my fingers and put it on my face, then it goes away. This is so the cleanser can open and clear your pores.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
themakb
answer 3
I've noticed the warming sensation is very minimal, and only when you first rub your hands together.
And I'm on my 3rd bottle. :)
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Cpaige79
(Houston, TX.)
answer 4
The warming sensation goes away quickly. I only feel it because I pump the cleanser onto my finger to go straight onto my face. If you're rubbing it to develop a lather before putting it onto your face, you may miss it entirely.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
julianna233
(Lenexa, KS)
answer 5
You should be feeling a warming sensation. Get yours replaced. This is a gentle but deep cleanser. I use it most mornings.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
marfaith
(Barrington, IL)
answer 6
I only the warming sensation between my fingers not on my face.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
hilevine
(Bay Area, California)
Question
Can you use this with the Clarisonic?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
ajcp13
(Livermore, CA)
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Probably not the best cleanser to use with a clarisonic only because of the warming sensation that it has within the cleanser that helps to better cleanse your skin, with the clarisonic you will not achieve the warming sensation and not be given the best results.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
jacklynlm
(New York, ny)
answer 2
Absolutely. I too use it with a clarisonic. It gives even better results!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
gickyt
(Port Jefferson Station, NY)
answer 3
Yes! Because it is almost a gel based cleanser, I use it with my Mia 2 every night.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
micbradxo
(Houston, TX)
answer 4
Yes, i use a pump and a half on my clarisonic and it works great.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
gingerbreadlady
(Lewistown, PA)
answer 5
Yes I do with mine all the time!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
Tuttoilmondo
answer 6
yes, you can use any cleanser with the clarisonic however you won't get the warming effect if you use it with the clarisonic.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
tayzipf
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