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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

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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 2 years, 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 1 year, 9 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 1 year, 9 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 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 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, 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 2 years, 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 2 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Leola, PA)
Question
Would this be okay for sensitive skin?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
AMPLove3
(Chambersburg, PA)
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
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 ago
Lyliam
answer 2
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 ago
melissabt
answer 3
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 1 year, 9 months ago
summarizeproust
(Franklin, TN)
answer 4
Absolutely. It's amazing for sensitive skin.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
GoddessCindy
(New York)
answer 5
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, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Leola, PA)
answer 6
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, 2 months ago
danielp9595
(Raleigh, NC)
Question
Oil Free?
Is this product oil free.
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
LeLily
(Bluefield, WV)
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
6 answers
Answers
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 2 months ago
thelizbiz
(Omaha, NE)
answer 2
Yes definitely
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
ElenaRus
answer 3
This product is not listed as oil free!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
melissabt
answer 4
Yes, this product is in fact oil free.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
jeanetteyvonee
(dallas, tx)
answer 5
yes
answered 2 years, 8 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 2 years, 9 months ago
sflyte
(PA)
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old skin
is this good for older acne prone skin?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
uamato
(dana point, ca)
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
6 answers
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answer 1
I am 34 with acne prone skin and it is perfect!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
ElenaRus
answer 2
Not sure what you mean by "older" but i'm 40 and also still acne prone and I use this product with a lot of success. I absolutely love it. I have combination skin, if that helps you (oily T and chin, typially; dry, dry cheek area).
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Kuhutie
(Ohio)
answer 3
I am 64 and love this product it has stopped the over abundance of oil that my skin was producing
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
southiegirl
(Boston Ma)
answer 4
I think it helps my blemishes heal faster, and reduces their severity. I break out in response to certain oils in foods or cosmetics
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
September2013
(Austin, TX)
answer 5
I'm 46 and it has helped my acne prone skin and pores seem smaller, the only thing it hasn't done is really help the oiliness.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
ckeenan
(Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
answer 6
Yes! I have acne prone skin and I have used this product for about 4 months now, and I do not really break out because of it. I have combination skin, so I also use a toner and lotion/gel after this product, but with the combination of the three, I do not break out too often. If you have blackheads, this does not lift them out of your skin though.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
swalter7
(Albuquerque, NM)
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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 1 year, 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 1 year, 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 1 year, 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 1 year, 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 1 year, 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 1 year, 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 1 year, 8 months ago
katj
(Murrieta, CA)
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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 2 years, 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 1 year, 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 1 year, 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years, 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 2 years, 5 months ago
samui1004
(New York, NY)
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, 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 2 years 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 2 years, 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 2 years, 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 2 years, 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 2 years, 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 2 years, 5 months ago
Jessnic
(Palm Springs, Ca)
Question
Can this be used with a Clarisonic?
I have a Clarisonic Aria, is this a good cleanser to use with it?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
shida206
(Houston, TX)
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've used it with my clarisonic and have had no issues.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
kndeter
answer 2
Yes! I've been using the product with my aria as well and results have been great.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
MLMian
(Jersey City, NJ)
answer 3
yes, i have used this with the original clarisonic (sometimes with the deep cleansing brush) since 2012. it does not irritate your skin. also, i've noticed that i use much less product when using the clarisonic.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
peepthischica
(Fort Lauderdale, FL)
answer 4
Yes, I use it with the Clarisonic, and it works best that way!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
Loves3
(New York)
answer 5
I did originally use it with my Clarisonic. It will turn the brush slightly grey, though.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
sdlilbug
(San Diego, CA)
answer 6
Hi Shida206-

Yes you can definitely use this cleanser with the Clarisonic Aria!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Can I use the Black Cleanser with my Clarisonic?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Austin, TX)
on Detoxifying Black Cleanser
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. I got a sample with my Mia 2 purchase.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Southrn
answer 2
I do not like this cleanser with the Clarisonic. It doesn't lather well and fails to provide any lubrication for the brush. I have to re-apply the cleanser to my brush several times because it feel as though I'm just using my Clarisonic with water and no cleanser. However, the Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel works wonderful with Clarisonic
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
ASH1113
(Ohio)
answer 3
I do and it works great. I think all cleansers are good with the Clarisonic as long as they don't have any harsh exfoliating elements in them (like microbeads or something).
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
em1987
(Vancouver BC)
answer 4
Yes I use it with mine and use warm water and it helps the product stay warmer longer
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
TinyLioness
(Hemet, CA)
answer 5
Hi there,

Yes! This would be a great cleanser to use with the Clarisonic.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
I have used it with my Clarisonic with the acne brush head and I haven't had any problems.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
scharrison
(Homosassa, FL)
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, 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 1 year, 2 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, 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 2 years, 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 2 years, 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 2 years, 5 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, 5 months ago
reviewinsephora
(Houston, Texas)
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