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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, 8 months ago
Anayli
(New York)
on Tsubaki Beauty Oil
9 answers
Answers
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 8 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, 5 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, 7 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, 7 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, 8 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
Answers
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, 3 weeks 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 6 months 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 7 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
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 9 months ago
jeerha
(Washington, DC)
on Tsubaki Beauty Oil
7 answers
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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, 3 weeks 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 9 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 9 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 9 months ago
JillN3
(Saskatchewan, SK)
answer 7
It doesn't irritate acne but it doesn't help remove spots either
answered 9 months ago
lolalolita
(NYC)
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, 7 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, 5 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, 6 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, 6 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, 7 months ago
lilred512
(Scottsdale, AZ)
Question
Scented?
What does this product smell like?
asked 9 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 6 months 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 9 months ago
claireol
(Chicago, IL)
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 10 months ago
andorragirl
(San Francisco, CA)
on Tsubaki Beauty Oil
7 answers
Answers
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 6 months 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 9 months ago
JillN3
(Saskatchewan, SK)
answer 3
Absorbs very quickly, ready for primer and foundation straight away.
answered 9 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 10 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 10 months ago
Beautynbullets
(Bensalem PA)
Question
How does this fair on Combination,Sensitive,and Acne prone skin?
asked 1 year, 8 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 6 months 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, 4 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, 8 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, 8 months ago
Roaner
(Sacramento, CA)
Question
Tsubaki Oil vs. Maracuja Oil
I have read the reviews that have been posted and I have tried and really like Tarte's Maracuja Oil. I am a bit of a product junkie though, and love trying new beauty products. Has anyone used both? Which one would you consider better? I have oily/combination skin with hormonal breakouts. Would the Tsubaki Oil be better durung the day and Maracuja at night, or is one just superior?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
ashe
(Syracuse,NY)
on Tsubaki Beauty Oil
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
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. don't eat processed food, soy, plastic packaged products and drink lemon water to help with those hormones stop using sulfates on the skin in your cleansers and try something much more gentle as to not confuse the surface of your skin with too much or too little oil production. everything may just go away. lmk we can get your body working for you with the right combos
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Jenikeni
(honolulu, hi)
answer 2
Better isn't a good term. Both products are excellent in their own ways. I, personally, use several oils. It's not about one superior product, it's about the unique characteristics of each. I witnessed a Sephora beauty specialist use this particular product on my friend who has crazy combination skin and breakouts. Immediately- I mean IMMEDIATELY- her skintone evened out, and the redness went away completely. She said the itchy, burning feeling subsided within minutes, and she bought this product on the spot after trying so many before it. I have normal skin, and I use this product.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Venenati
(Colorado Springs, CO)
answer 3
It would be well worth your time/money to try the Boscia Oil...you will not be disappointed.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
sweetsaz
(AZ)
answer 4
Marula Pure Marula Facial Oil is far superior, I noticed immediate and lasting , improving results (and I only had a sample!) I should have spent the extra money on the Marula.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
lesjan
(Wilmington, NC)
answer 5
That is exactly what I do! I use this lighter oil during the day (the bottle is generous) and I use the Tarte Maracuja oil at night. This oil is great for the body too because it absorbs well.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
artemesia
(Boston, MA)
answer 6
Believe it or not, i actually use it the way you do!! I use Maracuja at night because i would rather have it do the firming and smoothing action over night and i think that Tsubaki is a little lighter than the maracuja so I use that during the day!! I have the same skin type as you and my skin hasnt been as oily as it used to be.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
NARSsissist182
Question
What step of my routine should this oil be?
I usually use an anti-aging serum, eye cream and moisturizer. I've had some dry spots pop up that just won't go away so I wanted to add this oil, but I don't know if I should apply it before the above items or right before my moisturizer. Or could this even take the place of my serum? I would love not to have so many steps, but the serum seems to give me some firmness that had been lacking before.
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
Darmic
(Jefferson City, MO)
on Tsubaki Beauty Oil
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Boscia's website and Sephora recommend applying this oil before makeup or at night, or they say you can blend it with your moisturizer or foundation. I just blend 2 drops with my moisturizer in the morning before I apply my makeup, and at night I get super lazy and blend 2 drops with my moisturizer and my serum (I use Lancome Visionnaire). I haven't noticed a decrease in the effectiveness of my serum by mixing them all together. I actually feel like it makes it easier for all of the products to absorb really well. That is what I do, and I find it to work really well and also to be much simpler and more efficient than separating each of the steps.
answered 6 months ago
alyfint
(Michigan)
answer 2
I just do it after my night cream and before my daily spf in the morning.
answered 10 months ago
Florecitadaisy
(Madera, CA)
answer 3
if your eye cream targets something specific you need fixed keep it, if not just use moisturizer close to the eye area, 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 more serum. if your skin feels too dry then do the serum as usual. stop using sulfates in cleanser on your body hair and hands, and try something much more gentle as to not confuse the surface of your skin with too much or too little oil production
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Jenikeni
(honolulu, hi)
answer 4
I would use it after your anti-aging serum. No need for additional moisturizers after the Tsubaki. I no longer use any except this including the eye area.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
christineo
(central Massachusetts)
answer 5
I would start using this at night and in the morning before your serum....you will be pleased.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
sweetsaz
(AZ)
answer 6
We suggest applying the Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil after your serums, but prior to your moisturizer.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Is this product good for oily skin?
I am reaching to my 30s soon and I am still suffering from really bad oily skin. I would like to hear from the ladies who has oily skin and share me their experience if it had made a dramatic change in making your face less oily?
asked 9 months ago
aallii
(Las Vegas, NV)
on Tsubaki Beauty Oil
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes! Using oil will actually decrease the amount of oil your skin naturally produces. Boscia's Beauty Oil is fantastic. The easiest way to use it is to mix a couple drops with your moisturizer in the morning and at night.
answered 6 months ago
alyfint
answer 2
I have oily skin and it totally works for me. Just wait a few minutes before applying your make up
answered 8 months ago
MyBeautyGeek
(Venice, CA)
answer 3
I am nearing 30 myself I have very oily skin (although a dry forehead, very irritating) it takes a couple of weeks for the oil to start working but my forehead is moisturized and the rest of my face returning more to normal. It has really helped with breakouts too. I am a huge fan, just make sure you give it a little time and you can always put it on at night for the first little while until your skin is used to it, also make sure to put it on just washed damp skin for best results.
answered 8 months ago
Bubbles444
answer 4
GREAT for oily skin!! You can actual fight oil with oil. The last thing you want to do is try and dry your skin out when you have oily skin. That only causes you to have more oil. If you give your skin oil, it calms down and realizes it doesn't need to produce so much of it. Thats why I think this oil would be perfect for you. It's not heavy at all, you won't feel like an oil slick. It's such a luxurious feeling and just the right amount. It will make a difference for you!
answered 8 months ago
Breana394
(Wichita, KS)
answer 5
I have combination skin and the oil has definitely helped in reducing my oiliness. I use a few drops with my moisturizer and end up with a semi-matte radiant glow. Plus, the oil has helped reduce the small breakouts I'd normally experience.
answered 9 months ago
MissTachi
(CA)
answer 6
I just turned thirty and am really paying attention to my skin. I've been tool by so many people that oily skin is a result of your body trying to overcompensate for being dry- seems counterintuitive but I have that sort of skin! After I wash it it is tight and dry and I hate the idea of applying oil control products on my face as that makes it feel even worse. So I decided I had nothing to loose by trying an oil moisturizer... Using oil should stop my skin from trying to over produce and maybe get back to a normal balance... I'm happy to say that it did just that. I'll still get a midday shine but it is nowhere as bad as it was prior to using this product. I love it.
answered 9 months ago
Ktabbs
(Orange County, CA)
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