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Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil

What it is:An antiaging botanical blend that works to provide serious hydration and protection against free radical damage for all skin types. What it does:Tsubaki Beauty Oil hydrates and replenishes, leaving skin smoother, softer, and more supple. An excellent source of fatty and omega 3 acids, this soothing oil prevents premature signs of aging by defending the skin against free radical damage. Wakame (Japanese sea kelp) repairs past damage by replenishing protein and helps support natural collagen production. Rice bran oil restores the look of skin for a glowing, gorgeous complexion with its lightweight, non-greasy texture. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know:Tsubaki (Camellia) oil has been an essential part of Japanese beauty rituals for centuries. Japanese women, well-known for their flawless skin, would traditionally nourish and protect their skin with native Tsubaki oil, which is naturally fast-absorbing, hypoallergenic, and always non-comedogenic. In addition to its potent skincare benefits, Camellia oil is responsible for the iconic smoothness of the geisha and samurai hairstyles of the past. Camellia oil is harvested from the Shizuoka region of Japan - a short distance from Yokahama, the birthplace of boscia, where the coastal fog causes camellias to grow extremely slowly, concentrating the antioxidants and aromas. The flowers and leaves are steam-dried, which produces camellia oil by cold pressing the seeds and preserving the tremendous skin protection and antiaging benefits found in our formula. Research results:After 4 weeks of use: - 83% reported an improvement in skin moisturization - 83% reported their skin looked and felt smoother - 78% reported their skin was more hydrated
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Questions & Answers for Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil

Question
Is it used with another moisturizer or without?
Is this a moisturizer in itself or is it better to use another moisturizer on top of it? I am planning on cleansing my skin, using a toner, serum and then a moisturizer . . . Is this in addition to that kind of routine or does it act as the moisturizer? Thank you
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
Anayli
(New York)
on Tsubaki Beauty Oil
9 answers
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answer 1
Well, it depends. If you have dry skin you should probably use a moisturizer after the oil.

However, if you have oily skin like me, you can get away with just this as a moisturizer.
answered 7 months ago
a5n8g8e2l4
(Mansfield, OH)
answer 2
I think this depends upon the kind of skin you have and each person is different. I'm in my mid-40s, have dry/sensitive skin, and the winters are killer for me. Usually lots of peeling, flaking, itchiness. With this product, after applying on somewhat wet skin, I usually don't need anything else, but if it's particularly dry and cold, I might require something else on top. You'd have to try to know.
answered 9 months ago
SueZ444
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
add the oil to your moisturizer 2 drops at first and mix with your finger in the palm of your hand and slap it on. no need for the serum. if your skin feels too dry then do the serum as usual. plus the 2 drops in your lotion. also stop using sulfates and try something much more gentle as to not confuse the surface of your skin with too much or too little oil production. it will work wonders without sulfate cleansers. talk about using what the geishas used!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Jenikeni
answer 4
I use Tsubaki over my Rx Vitamin A,C,E serum and that's it. No moisturizer needed and I am 65.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
christineo
(central Massachusetts)
answer 5
This can be used as a moisturizer on its own.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
hkgirl1234
answer 6
You really can use a few drops of this alone but I use a serum first after cleansing and toning then I use this as my last step. The Beauty Oils are used as the last step. This is a surprisingly light oil.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
artemesia
(Boston, MA)
answer 7
I use this at night after toner and boscia breakout serums and before my moisturizer. It has worked really well for me using it this way.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
gris18
(Gainesville, FL)
answer 8
I would say this would replace or act as a moisturizer. I use it as a nighttime moisturizer after washing my face. It's really nice and lightweight, yet I have had dry skin this winter and it has worked wonders on it. I think if you added anything on top of it, it would be too much.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
lilred512
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 9
From what I have read and heard you use it underneath your moisturizer. I assume during summer months it might be ok to use alone.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Panda168
(California)
Question
Combonation skin that prone to acne
Does this make your skin oily and does it cause breakouts for the acne prone skins out there? Thx!!
asked 8 months ago
strawbryblonde
(Miami, FL)
on Tsubaki Beauty Oil
9 answers
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answer 1
I wouldn't characterize my skin as particularly acne-prone, but this product gave me severe breakouts that cleared up overnight when I stopped using it. By way of comparison, I never had this problem with Josie Maran Argan Oil, so something about the Tsubaki Oil did not agree with my skin.
answered 4 months ago
saritaaa
answer 2
This oil has actually made my very oily skin less oily overall. It absorbs quickly and leaves a dewy glow. It did not cause any breakouts for me, and I think it even slightly decreased the amount of breakouts I experience overall.
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
alyfint
(Michigan)
answer 3
I have really sensitive, acne prone skin, but I get dry spots in the winter. This did not cause breakouts for me. I only use 2-4 drops though. A little goes a long way!
answered 6 months ago
Lynne729
(Lexington, KY)
answer 4
I have combination skin and get hormonal breakouts monthly. In the winter my skin gets dry. This oil has not caused me to breakout. It has really improved the texture of my skin.
answered 8 months ago
NJgymmom
(NJ)
answer 5
I have very dry skin in the winter, and very oily skin in the summer. Recently I've been having random breakouts near my chin, around my mouth. I don't know how, but this has cleared my skin! I put it on in the morning under my makeup, and before bed. No skincare product has done such wonders with my skin.
answered 8 months ago
daniella1183
(Wilmington, De)
answer 6
it doesn't make your skin oily OR make it breakout. I feel like my skin has cleared up more since I started using it. I would use it only at night though--it seems a bit heavy for daytime, especially if you also wear a tinted SPF during the day.
answered 8 months ago
socalgirl4
answer 7
This product has not affecting my skin acne-wise. I do break out every now and then but it has not caused me to at all.
answered 8 months ago
Bumblebee89
answer 8
Not at all, I have combo skin and acne pron and so far nothing has happened, it actually helped reduced the size of my pimples!
answered 8 months ago
loripo
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 9
I don't find this product oily. After I apply it I wait a few minutes to let it set before I apply my makeup and it's great. I also have acne-prone skin and believe that it has actually helped my acne.
answered 8 months ago
Charloe16
(Toronto, Ontario)
Question
Is this good for any age group?
I'm in my mid 20's and I was wondering if this product works best for a specific age group? I do have sensitive, acne prone skin.
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
kokeshi
(Peoria, IL)
on Tsubaki Beauty Oil
7 answers
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answer 1
i just hit 25 I know what you mean, start a beauty anti aging routine now to preserve the skin you have! I add the oil to your moisturizer 2 drops at first and mix with your finger in the palm of your hand and slap it on. if your skin feels too dry then do 3 drops. stop using sulfates in any cleansers on your whole body and hair it ages your skin faster and only confuses it to rev up oil production to compensate for what its lost. try something much more gentle or research the oil cleansing method if you really want geisha skin
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Jenikeni
(honolulu, hi)
answer 2
I'm in my mid-twenties, have oily skin. I have used this product for 2 weeks and have noticed smoother skin and no new blemishes. Must be working!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
hkgirl1234
answer 3
I found that this worked well for my sensitive acne skin. I think at your age it would be a perfect additional to your routine. It was not moisturizing enough for me in my mid 40s.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
tracyd1
(Mesa, AZ)
answer 4
There are great oil free, humectant moisturizers that would be more appropriate.it may be too oily....
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
lesjan
(Wilmington, NC)
answer 5
This is lightest of all the oils. I would try to get to a Sephora store for a sample so you can try it.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
artemesia
(Boston, MA)
answer 6
I am in my mid-twenties with sensitive, acne-prone skin as well, & it has worked great for me. I definitely recommend trying it out.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
marymh
(Charleston, SC)
answer 7
I would say this works for any age group. I also have sensitive, acne prone skin and I use this as a nighttime moisturizer. It has worked wonders making my skin more soft & glowy.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
lilred512
(Scottsdale, AZ)
Question
How quickly does this absorb?
Does this sit on top of your skin for a while and leave a residue, or does it absorb quickly? I have combination skin, if that helps. Also, does it clog pores? Thanks!!!
asked 9 months ago
andorragirl
(San Francisco, CA)
on Tsubaki Beauty Oil
7 answers
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answer 1
This oil absorbs very quickly. I actually mix it with my moisturizer so that less product absorbs into my hands and more goes onto my face. This product is non-comedogenic so it shouldn't clog pores. In my experience, it has not caused any breakouts and it actually seems to have shrunk the stubborn blackheads on my forehead.
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
alyfint
(Michigan)
answer 2
It absorbs fairly quickly. Though I usually wait 15 minutes before applying makeup as my makeup artist friend told me you should to avoid breakouts. I did not get clogged pores from this, it actually got rid of my acne.
answered 8 months ago
JillN3
(Saskatchewan, SK)
answer 3
Absorbs very quickly, ready for primer and foundation straight away.
answered 8 months ago
ambert525
(Chicago, IL)
answer 4
I have the most troublesome skin ever. Im in my 30's now and throughout my life I've gone from terrible acne to clear but oily to try all year round and so on....
I've used just about every product under the sun. Currently I have very dry skin and found it hard to find a moisturizer that works but doesn't leave me looking like a grease-ball! This has worked. It absorbs within seconds and truly does not leave a shine or oily residue. Try it!
answered 9 months ago
nikkip79
(somerset New Jersey)
answer 5
I was told (and it works for me) - that you need to have a semi-wet face for the product to absorb well. And I have rather dry skin so of course it absorbs very quickly. If you already have surface greasiness I'm thinking it may not absorb as well. You'd best try a sample first to see.
answered 9 months ago
SueZ444
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
It absorbs relatively quickly and does not clog the pores.
answered 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 7
My skin drinks this product like a cold beer at the bar i mean the way it makes my skin feel all day is amazing!
answered 9 months ago
Beautynbullets
(Bensalem PA)
Question
Scented?
What does this product smell like?
asked 8 months ago
missdott
(Greenville, SC)
on Tsubaki Beauty Oil
7 answers
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answer 1
To me, this smells like rose oil. It's not an unpleasant scent at all to me, though it took me a few days to get used to. However, the scent does not last long at all, especially if you mix it with your moisturizer.
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
alyfint
(Michigan)
answer 2
There is barely any smell at all but there is a very light floral scent, kind of like roses but not the gross old lady rose smell, true roses. Again it is very light and not at all noticeable.
answered 8 months ago
Bubbles444
answer 3
It is hard to describe (herby, citrus?), but it is not annoying. It dries me crazy when I like a product but can't stand the scent. This has a very mild scent that I only notice when first apply it.
answered 8 months ago
NJgymmom
(NJ)
answer 4
no scent at all
answered 8 months ago
daniella1183
(Wilmington, De)
answer 5
It has a nice mellow lavender scent, to me it smells like spa...
answered 8 months ago
loripo
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
It almost reminds of a cross between gardenia and cherry blossom. It's very light, though. Definitely not overwhelming, but faint and pleasant enough to enjoy.
answered 8 months ago
rubysinclair
(Sonoma, CA)
answer 7
Its floral, but its SOOOO light. Honestly I will have three drops in my hand, stick my nose right up to it and barely be able to smell it. The scent also immediately vanishes when you put it on.
answered 8 months ago
claireol
(Chicago, IL)
Question
Good for Acne prone/ clear dark spots?
I have combination skin, tend to get small bumps here and there. Will this help with balancing sebum production? Will this help reduce the appearance of post-acne scars/dark spots?
asked 8 months ago
jeerha
(Washington, DC)
on Tsubaki Beauty Oil
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have combination skin, both types to the extreme. This is the first product I can add to all parts of my face that actually moisturizes with no breakouts. I have red areas around my nose and for the first time in my life, the red has gone away. I am a true believer in this
product. I use it twice a day and it only takes a few drops.
Can be used w or w/o additional moisturizer, under makeup or mixed with your foundation.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
Sedonna
(Texas and Utah)
answer 2
Yes it is perfect for that. I have dry patchy areas on my forehead and on the lower parts of my cheeks but my chin and nose area pour out oil. It takes a couple of weeks before your skin fully responds and starts to be healthy but it gives you a great glow and helps balance out your skin which mine is now very soft and supple. I would fully recommend this.
answered 8 months ago
Bubbles444
answer 3
This product broke me out, I have acne prone skin that was under control until I added this product which kind of sucked because I really enjoyed using it. My skin just disagreed with me.
answered 8 months ago
jenjimar
(San Diego, CA)
answer 4
I can't speak for everyone, but it certainly helped me. I have similar skin issues and it has really balanced everything out.
answered 8 months ago
GwendolenH
(Chicago, IL)
answer 5
Using products to dry out oily skin cause your body (and face) to over produce oil. Use moisture to combat the oil production. this product has great ingredients and really keeps the face balanced.
answered 8 months ago
djprincessj
(Houston, TX)
answer 6
Yes, I have combination acne prone skin. This product got rid of my acne. My face is less oily too, and my dry patches are gone. I would say my skin now looks normal instead of combo. I'm not sure though about acne scarring.
answered 8 months ago
JillN3
(Saskatchewan, SK)
answer 7
It doesn't irritate acne but it doesn't help remove spots either
answered 8 months ago
lolalolita
(NYC)
Question
Is this ok to use at night if you have combination skin?
I have combination skin that tends to need more moisture in the winter time ( the occasional breakout during that time of the month). I've tried 2 different facial oils before and wasn't SUPER impressed with them (i thought they were too expensive and i didnt notice a huge difference).
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
lizzyead
(Denver, Co)
on Tsubaki Beauty Oil
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have combination skin and use in the morning before primer and foundation. I think it reduces afternoon oiliness. I still use a korres night cream because my skin needs the extra moisture in the winter as well.
answered 8 months ago
ambert525
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
I wouldn't recommend it. It's a bit too unbalanced for combination skin. It doesn't moisturize my dry spots enough and is a bit too heavy for the oily spots.
answered 9 months ago
evla
answer 3
yes!! you can use this beauty oil at night. It will hydrate your skin and give your skin a glow when you wake up in the morning.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
mizzmandee
(Anchorage, AK)
answer 4
yes use it 2 times a day unless it feels like too much or if you don't it feels like your skin is tight and needs more moisture, but mix it with an oil free moisturizer so you can get exactly what your skin needs. do u use sulfate in you face wash? if so that is actually whats causing your skin to be confused and over produce oils.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Jenikeni
(honolulu, hi)
answer 5
yes it is definitely ok! I have combination skin as well and I use at night and in the am. Its light weight so it works great.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
gabygiron4
(San Francisco)
answer 6
Yes you are welcome to use this as an evening cream for added moisture.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
if i still want to use the cream, should i apply oil first or cream first?
asked 8 months ago
tungcyncyn
(rowland hts)
on Tsubaki Beauty Oil
6 answers
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answer 1
When you put an oil on your face it basically creates a barrier between your skin and the environment. Putting a cream on top of an oil is like putting hair products over a shower cap...it's not really going to do much. Cream first then oil, or mix a bit of the oil into the cream.
answered 7 months ago
teaoh
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 2
Personally I would do oil first, I use the oil followed by a tinted moisturizer. Although after a while your skin will become so healthy you likely won't need anything additional. I have continued to use the tinted moisturizer because I like a little bit of light coverage.
answered 8 months ago
Bubbles444
answer 3
I would put cream first then the oil
answered 8 months ago
Arshi95
answer 4
Apply your products from lightest to heaviest, so you would want to do your oil first, then your cream!
answered 8 months ago
Breana394
(Wichita, KS)
answer 5
I apply the oil first, then a moisturizer after (if I still feel too dry). But with the moisturizer, I don't apply all over the face... just in the dry patches. Hope that helps!
answered 8 months ago
knitegamer
(Tarrytown, NY)
answer 6
Generally you add oil on top to soak in best but yes you can use it first since it absorbs rapidly and use just a little
answered 8 months ago
lolalolita
(NYC)
Question
Can this be used around the eyes?
asked 8 months ago
faloolafelangie
(NY, NY)
on Tsubaki Beauty Oil
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
i use it underneath my eyes every night
answered 7 months ago
nicholeb0326
(cranston, ri)
answer 2
I use it around my eyes without any problem. My under eyes are very very dark due to genetics - I think it helps brighten them!
answered 7 months ago
pceloveshelby
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 3
I use it on my eye area, and I have glaucoma, so I am very cautious about what I put near my eyes.
answered 7 months ago
a5n8g8e2l4
(Mansfield, OH)
answer 4
I use it around my sensitive eyes and haven't had a problem. I haven't used eye-cream since purchasing.
answered 7 months ago
jdarceyw
(Kingston, Ontario)
answer 5
Yes, I use it under my eyes on even rub a little on my brow bone.
answered 7 months ago
mrsmach
(Palm Springs, CA)
answer 6
Usage around the eyes depends on how sensitive your skin is. The skin around the eyes is thinner and thus more sensitive than rest of the face. My only concern in using this around the eyes is that it contains Lavender Oil which can be irritating to some. This ingredient, however, is in the formula in very small quantities, and thus mat not cause any irritation at all. Again, it depends on how sensitive your skin is. I would do a small patch test around the eyes and see how you react. Hopefully, it will be ok and you will take advantage of all of the hydration and anti-aging benefits that the oil has to offer.
answered 7 months ago
InaBeatriz
(Chicago, IL)
Question
How does this fair on Combination,Sensitive,and Acne prone skin?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
miriamdelirium
on Tsubaki Beauty Oil
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
First, I have acne-prone skin and I would say this oil has helped to decrease the overall amount of breakouts I have, though I also use other acne-fighting products. I used to have very oily skin before I started using this, and it has decreased the amount of oil my skin produces. Now my skin is just dewy and fresh, so I would say that for combination skin it will help your oily parts and if you mix it with your moisturizer it will help your more dry parts. My skin is a little bit sensitive in that it easily turns red, and this oil does not cause any redness at all. Boscia uses a lot of natural botanical ingredients that are supposed to be very good for skin and this oil is hypoallergenic, so I think if you have very sensitive skin it shouldn't cause any problems.
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
alyfint
(Michigan)
answer 2
Acne prone I say try a sample first, it broke me out. But I really liked it and wished that it didn't!
answered 8 months ago
jenjimar
(San Diego, CA)
answer 3
very good actually im cured! it will erase your scars too! add the oil to your oil free moisturizer 2 drops at first and mix with your finger in the palm of your hand and slap it on. stop using sulfates in your cleansers or anything harsh and try something much more gentle as to not confuse the surface of your skin with too much or too little oil production. change your diet processed foods make everything worse or drink lemon water to help your body help you by being ph balanced from the inside out. I use the oil cleansing method now oil to fight oil I kno its crazy but the Josie maron from Sephora can get you started. gotta go back to natural girl! its soo worth it
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Jenikeni
(honolulu, hi)
answer 4
I have very sensitive, reactive skin and I don't find this irritating at all. If anything, it seems to have soothed some redness in my cheeks that had returned after my old facial oil/serum was discontinued and I had to go without it.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
fairofface
(Arizona)
answer 5
Works really well -- I am prone to breakouts and this has made my skin feel moisturized, but not so much that I break out. Really love it!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
ReginaLampert
(New York, NY)
answer 6
Wonderful, sinks in quickly and doesn't leave a trace of oil, just glowing skin.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Roaner
(Sacramento, CA)
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