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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
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 1 year, 6 months 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 8 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 9 months ago
RaiRaie
(NY)
answer 3
hey, i have black heads too and this helps a lot to clear it all out.
answered 11 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 1 year 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 1 year, 3 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 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 5 months 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 1 year, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Aspen, CO)
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
6 answers
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answer 1
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 1 year ago
TaraLynn88
(Dana Point, CA)
answer 2
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 1 year, 2 months ago
taylchrs
(Conshohocken, PA)
answer 3
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 1 year, 2 months ago
MichelleCK
(Hollywood, CA)
answer 4
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 1 year, 3 months ago
peepthischica
(Fort Lauderdale, FL)
answer 5
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 1 year, 5 months ago
caligirl18
(Malibu, CA)
answer 6
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 1 year, 5 months ago
Jessnic
(Palm Springs, Ca)
Question
Would this work with a Clarsonic
Just curious if anyone has used this with a Clarsonic Plus and what your thoughts were
asked 9 months ago
JosieRossMac
(Camas WA)
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
6 answers
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answer 1
I did, I was peeling some, but I also used it in winter, I'm going to try it again with my brush in the summer
answered 7 months ago
ers1986
(Boston, Ma)
answer 2
yes, works fine
answered 8 months ago
nayh
(Englewood, FL)
answer 3
Yes, I use it with my Mia
answered 8 months ago
katj
(Murrieta, CA)
answer 4
I use a clairisonic as well and I do not find that this gets foamy enough to work effectively with the wash. I try to combine the black wash with a wash that I have that is foamy to get a lather for the clarisonic to move nicely over my face.
answered 9 months ago
Anonymous
(San Diego)
answer 5
I use this with the Mia 2 and I love it. I massage the cleanser in dry for a bit before using my pre-wetted Clarisonic. Works really nicely with the Deep Pore cleansing brush head, also.
answered 9 months ago
summarizeproust
(Franklin, TN)
answer 6
I use this with my Mia 2 all the time. Its not as foamy as the purity made simple from philosophy but its good for getting the oils out and cleaning the face.
answered 9 months ago
RaiRaie
(NY)
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Should I follow up with a toner?
I have oily, acne prone skin, and just started using this detoxifying cleanser, but my question is, should I follow it up with a toner? I've been using Estee Lauder perfectly clean toner, but is it really necessary after using this cleanser? Thank you in advance
asked 8 months ago
dreamerb
(Fargo, ND)
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
6 answers
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answer 1
It depends if you personally want to I have very oily skin ang have acne prone skin and I don't use a toner just oil free moisturizer and something with SPF
answered 6 months ago
TinyLioness
(Hemet, CA)
answer 2
I do not use the toner every day, only when I feel I might need it , maybe 3 times a week or so, it depends on your skin and how it feels to you, the air quality makes a big difference too.
answered 8 months ago
nayh
(Englewood, FL)
answer 3
I'm personally not using a toner but am using a lotion with retinol and SPF after cleansing. Having excellent results. Reduction in blemishes and smoothing of skin.
answered 8 months ago
ToGavin
(Tampa, FL)
answer 4
yes! toners are very important for oily - acene prone skin. i always use a toner after the cleanser, just make sure you moisturize it after. i use josie maran 100% argon oil light. its great for oily skin! (using oil on oily skin tricks your skin into thinking its already oily and i doesn't produce more oil)
answered 8 months ago
lidiaelizabethh
(spring valley, ny)
answer 5
No, there is no need for a toner.using a toner will only make the face dry. hope this helps!
answered 8 months ago
jeanetteyvonee
(dallas, tx)
answer 6
You could use a mild toner like Witch Hazel. This cleanser clears oil without drying. I use to breakout once a month but since I used this I have not had a pimple. Hope this helps.
answered 8 months ago
katj
(Murrieta, CA)
Question
can I use this cleanser with my clarisonic?
asked 8 months ago
ReneeDEL
(East Lansing, MI)
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
6 answers
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answer 1
im not sure but i always use it after the clarisonic, and it works really well. Ihave combination skin, oily to normal so if you have my skin type i don't think it will be a problem. i hope this helps.
answered 7 months ago
RachelG28
(brooklyn, ny)
answer 2
Yes, you can definitely use this with your Clarisonic.
answered 8 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
why not, I do some times no problem.
answered 8 months ago
nayh
(Englewood, FL)
answer 4
I use it with my clarisonic.
answered 8 months ago
1mineraldiva
(mililani, hi)
answer 5
It works really well with the clarisonic. It works better with the clarisonic then with your hands. Although it doesn't really warm up a lot it does really smooth your skin.
answered 8 months ago
luluntannu
(New York, NY)
answer 6
yes! i use it with mine. first i lightly apply in to my face with my fingers so that the cleanser warms up and activates them i go in with my clarisonic.
answered 8 months ago
lidiaelizabethh
(spring valley, ny)
Question
Can you use this with the Clarisonic?
asked 3 months ago
ajcp13
(Livermore, CA)
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
6 answers
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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 2 months, 2 weeks ago
jacklynlm
(New York, ny)
answer 2
Absolutely. I too use it with a clarisonic. It gives even better results!
answered 2 months, 3 weeks 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 2 months, 3 weeks ago
micbradxo
(Houston, TX)
answer 4
Yes, i use a pump and a half on my clarisonic and it works great.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
gingerbreadlady
(Lewistown, PA)
answer 5
Yes I do with mine all the time!
answered 3 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 3 months ago
tayzipf
Question
Is this product good for acne?
Can you use this product on acne prone skin? Does it help to reduce acne in any way?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
fslove
(Aspen, CO)
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
6 answers
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answer 1
I have acne prone skin and it has helped it tremendously, I also use Clinique Even Better Clinical dark spot corrector and the combination has kept my face clear.
answered 9 months ago
vjm24
(Tennessee)
answer 2
I have acne prone skin and i've been getting some bumps near my chin recently. I've started using the Boscia line with my Clarisonic and i've yet to have a bump. It works for me, give it a try!
answered 9 months ago
RaiRaie
(NY)
answer 3
yes, this is great for acne because it helps clear it up and gets all the gunk out of your pores.
answered 11 months ago
Natural32
(san diego,CA)
answer 4
I suffered from mild acne as a teen and occassionally as an adult (blackheads, uneven texture and darker pigmented scars). This cleanser has cleared my skin in less than a week. I use this cleanser with my Clarisonic, and I alternate between a vitamin c serum and a salicylic acid toner nightly. This cleanser is powerful because it warms and opens your pores to release toxins, but it is sensitive in that it does not irritate skin either. Hope this helps.
answered 1 year ago
Loloui
(Washington, DC)
answer 5
This cleanser has effectively cleared my skin. I am prone to small breakouts on my forehead, and since I've been using this face wash (along with the black moisturizer and the willowbark treatment), my acne has virtually disappeared. It works gently on your skin, and it never feels tight or dry after use. Love it!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
ReginaLampert
(New York, NY)
answer 6
Yes. Although I don't have acne, I do have have extremely sebaceous skin. I believe it will help those with acne because it cuts through oil so well.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
samui1004
(New York, NY)
Question
the blackmasklftablackresidueon my skin willthis wash do the same?
Im on a constant search for great products for my oily acne prone skin that is sensitive to most creamy type products. The Black Peel I liked ok but it left black residue in my pores. Do all the Black line products do the same?
asked 6 months ago
KittyShaw
(Melbourne, FL)
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
6 answers
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answer 1
This product leaves no residue it goes on black but turns to a white lather you will love it
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
southiegirl
(Boston Ma)
answer 2
This product does not leave any black residue on my skin and I use it twice a day.
answered 6 months ago
Jackie802
(Northfield, Vermont)
answer 3
Everyone is different, but this cleared up my acne more than any acne-specific product ever did. I have never noticed any black residue on my pores.
answered 6 months ago
Elapid
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
I have the same problems as you and this cleanser is gentle enough for me and it doesn't leave a residue it cleans out pores quite nicely.
answered 6 months ago
TinyLioness
(Hemet, CA)
answer 5
AH HA! Great advise! I will try the mask again! Thank you!
answered 6 months ago
KittyShaw
(Melbourne, FL)
answer 6
No I have used the black cleanser and gel moisturizer and they do not leave a residue. You have have gotten a residue if you left the mask on to long and it dried out on your face. I always like to do masks in the shower with the steam while I condition hair and shave, and it never dries out in the shower.
answered 6 months ago
JennyCruzlita
(Perth Amboy, NJ)
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 3 months, 4 weeks 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 2 months, 3 weeks 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 3 months, 1 week 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 3 months, 1 week 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 3 months, 3 weeks 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 3 months, 3 weeks ago
marfaith
(Barrington, IL)
answer 6
I only the warming sensation between my fingers not on my face.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
hilevine
(Bay Area, California)
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 1 year, 5 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 2 months, 1 week 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 1 year, 3 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 1 year, 3 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 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 5 months ago
reviewinsephora
(Houston, Texas)
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