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Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel

What it is:A sulfate-free makeup remover and cleanser, derived from amino acids, that deeply cleanses while preserving natural moisture.What it is formulated to do:This purifying lather gently-yet-thoroughly purifies, refines the look of pores, and leaves the skin feeling fresh and comfortable. Botanical amino acids, hydrangea leaf, green tea, and geranium offer natural complexion-protecting and perfecting benefits.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- PhthalatesWhat else you need to know:This product is 100 percent preservative-free. It is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin.Sephora is the exclusive beauty retailer for this product.
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Questions & Answers for Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel

Question
non comedogenic?
on the box this comes in it says that it's non comedogenic but it doesnt say that it is on the sephora website or the boscia webstite. i can't find anywhere on the web saying that it is non comedogenic. is it? has it clogged anyones pores?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(meridian)
on Purifying Cleansing Gel
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I worried about that too, but it doesn't clog my pores. There's an oil-gel Boscia product too.... I worried about using an oil on my oily prone skin, but it's fantastic and the two together make my skin clear, smooth, and bright. Highly recommend!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
angienatural1
(St. Louis)
answer 2
I have acne prone combination skin, that tends to be on the sensitive side. This doesn't irritate or clog my pores in anyway. After using it, my pores appear a little smaller (not a dramatic difference but noticeable) and my skin feels fresh.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
shopgal
(San Diego, CA)
answer 3
I have sensitive acne proned skin, and since using this cleanser my breakouts were less frequent. My skin isn't completely cleared out, but I have lesser flare ups, which is better than breaking out more. But I do feel a slight stinging tingle when using the product, so watch out for that if you have an active blemish
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
skepticalshopper
(Queens, New York)
answer 4
I would go with what the packaging tells you. I have not had any problems with this blocking my pores, as a matter of fact, I think this product has been highly beneficial for my skin. I highly recommend.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
hanabanana
(Utah)
answer 5
My skin has actually improved since using this product. It doesn't cause preservatives which can irritate your skin and cause blemishes. I have the most sensitive skin ever and very dry and this has done wonders for me. My skin is nice and hydrated and not itchy or red at all. No more pimples either. Must be something to the preservatives in other products I used to use.
answered 3 years ago
dryskinfl
(Clearwater, FL)
answer 6
Definitely non comedogenic. I have never ever had a problem with this product, and my skin has lots of issues. It's the best product for sensitive skin!
answered 3 years ago
kierst
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 7
Has not clogged pores. Although aging, still get blemishes but this product has helped eliminate these.
answered 3 years ago
doubter
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 8
The best way to verify ingredients and toxicity is EMG's Cosmetic Database: Cosmeticdatabase.com

This cleanser was very gentle and actually reduced my pore size. Getting the Boscia facial mask with it really helps too!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
aryy
(Boise, ID)
answer 9
i just started using this product over a month ago and it has not clogged my pores, quite the opposite. it is gentle but effective.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
bluelotus
(astoria, ny)
answer 10
hasnt clogged my pores yet this past year that ive used it. And i have ri-donk-u-lously sensitve and easy-to-breakout skin.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
dolphingirl
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 11
The Boscia Purifying Cleansing gel is non comedogenic and is safe for all skin types, including sensitive and acne prone. The cleansing gel purifies, refines the look of pores, and leaves the skin feeling fresh and comfortable.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Is this gel clear?
Products that are milky/creamy break me out. Is this gel clear (can you see completely through it)?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
jaykaymhm
(Syracuse, NY)
on Purifying Cleansing Gel
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, this is a clear gel cleanser, as the name implies. It's very concentrated so just a little on damp fingertips adequately cleanses your whole face. Creamy cleansers were great for my sensitive skin but never seemed to leave my face feeling completely clean- that's definitely not the case with this cleanser.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
carries126
(New York, NY)
answer 2
Yes, it is completely clear. Go try it out!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
skepticalshopper
(Queens, New York)
answer 3
It comes out clear but when added to water it turns creamy.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
repubny
(Mount Sinai, NY)
answer 4
It is clear but lathers to a nice foam on the skin
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
forgetthis
(Illinois)
answer 5
This gel is clear. And it seems to be very gentle in spite of it's excellent cleansing power.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
ponyo
(Louisville, KY)
answer 6
this cleanser is completely clear. no color/milky color to it :) hope this helps you
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
sarahm1022
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 7
Yes, this is a clear gel. One small pea size will foam up really well.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
paperdoll314
(Aliso Viejo)
answer 8
Yes
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
thale
(riverside Ca)
answer 9
Yes, it is completely clear to where you can see it. It is a wonderful product and I am about to buy my third bottle :)
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
hanabanana
(Utah)
answer 10
Yes it is a clear gel and I been using it for a week and no problems. Only use a very little bit from the pump to much and it is to soapy. I would get it. you won't be sorry. good luck
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
denise206
(Kulpmont Pa)
answer 11
Yes, this is totally clear. Combined with my clarisonic brush, my skin, at 58, has never looked better. This product line calms the skin.

However, most of this product line is made in Japan, and purity may become an issue (radiation!)
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Fairfav, VA)
Question
How does this comapre to Philosophy Purity Made Simple?
Can anyone who has used both provide any info on which you liked better? My skin is combo/dry right now and I am looking for a new cleanser. I sampled Purity once and liked that it seemed to reduce redness but I don't liek that it has parabens. Does the Boscia reduce redness as well and was it drying?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
moonbabysmom
(Scranton, PA)
on Purifying Cleansing Gel
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have combination/dry skin. I used Purity for a long time before switching to Boscia about a year ago when my skin felt too dry and tight after use. I'm very satisfied with the Boscia Cleansing Gel. I think that it's an effective cleanser that foam's nicely but doesn't overstrip the skin.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
heyblondie
(New York, NY)
answer 2
Oh! And as for your redness question: I have a case of mild rosacea, and this does not aggravate it. If I had to say, I think it helps it - I don't turn an angry shade of red after washing my face with this, and I almost think I may have noticed a slight reduction in redness, especially in the morning. To use a "buzz word," I feel like this cleanser gives me "glow." I think that this is because Boscia is more gentle than a lot of cleansers I've tried.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Leesa
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 3
I used Purity before I tried Boscia, and let me tell you: Purity reacted horribly with my skin. I broke out all over, and ended up tossing it. I tried this out at the suggestion of a Sephora saleswoman (and because of my previous good experience with a Boscia product) and have found this to be much less drying that Purity. It also reacts better with me, and I like that it is natural - without being ineffective. Consistency-wise, this cleanser is very similar to Purity (perhaps a tad more watery), and I find that it lathers much better than Purity. Also, I don't get that "soapy" feeling from this like I did from Purity.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Leesa
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 4
I have never used Philosophy but if it contains Paraben I would suggest you not to use it
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
maille
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 5
I had been using Purity for years. It's good, and it's cheap, but it's almost like it's too gentle, especially in the summer when you need oil control. I have combination skin (oily forehead, dry around nose and mouth), and this seems pretty gentle. Skin has a nice squeaky clean feel afterwards, and it seems to even out skin tone pretty well.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
Jessamin
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 6
I tried the Purity Made Simple and had to return it--it made me break out in dry patches and tiny bumps, it was quite irritating for my sensitive/dry/combination skin. I tried Boscia and was quite pleased--it is very gentle yet gets the job done. I use it along with the Make-up Break-up and the facial polish of the same brand and haven't had any problems yet.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
marvelous1
(New York, NY)
answer 7
I didn't find it at all dry or uncomfortable, as I would with other sulphate cleansers. Very effective, yet gentle cleanser.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
Uchilka
(London, ON, Canada)
answer 8
I have used both, and switched to the Boscia cleanser after Purity just didn't seem to be doing so well for my skin anymore. I prefer the Boscia. I can't speak to redness, as I don't have that problem, but it definitely doesn't dry out the skin. It cleans well, rinses easily and completely. It's very gentle in my opinion. I just can't deal with chemicals on my skin anymore. If it's on the skin, it's going into the skin. Maybe your redness is irritation due to preservatives like parabens . . .
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
SoCalGal
(Southern California)
answer 9
I liked this facewash better than philosophy because overall I liked the product from it's contents to how my skin felt after. I have combo/sensitve skin. This product made my skin feel great, I would say best facewash Ive ever used. Now I want to try moisturizer.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
TereJr
(San Diego, ca)
Question
use with clairsonic?
Can I use this with clairsonic? It doesn't say it'll foam and I'm not sure if you're suppose to use a foam cleanser....
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(San Francisco, CA)
on Purifying Cleansing Gel
8 answers
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answer 1
Yes, but I find that 2-3 pumps work much better for foaming with the Clarisonic. If I use fewer, it seems to soak into my brush and not get to my skin.
answered 8 months ago
LMK000
(Ames, IA)
answer 2
I have the Clarisonic Mia and I use the Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel with it every day. It works great :)
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
hanabanana
(Utah)
answer 3
It doesn't foam
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
ms1985
answer 4
Agreeing with what most have said above me. I use this product with my Clarisonic, and with my hands (when I forget to charge my Clarisonic!) and it works great both ways. It is definitely not a "foaming cleanser," but rather a gel that lathers up a little bit (which makes it feel so much better). The consistency is similar to that of Purity, but as others said, I find Boscia to be much less drying, and it reacts much better with my skin.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Leesa
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 5
Yes, totally safe to use with your clarisonic! :) It will foam a little bit with water, but doesn't get too much of a lather. You'll barely need a whole pump. You'll love it!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
mandilion
(Gainesville, FL)
answer 6
I haven't used the clarisonic (really want one though) but I would imagine this would work great with it. I know that a lot of people use the Philosophy cleanser with their clarisonic, and this cleanser lathers similarly, but I find the Boscia less drying.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
rebeccajb
(Providence, RI)
answer 7
I absolutely use this cleanser with my clarisonic and it is perfect! It foams just enough and 1 pump will do. I have oily/acne prone/sensitive skin and I use the normal brush head for my clarisonic. I use it every day at night. If you have dry skin I think it may feel too stripping. Hope this helps :)
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
lavah
(Oahu, Hawaii)
answer 8
It foams up real well in my hand.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
bettinesarai
(California)
Question
Can this be used as an everyday face wash?
I don't always wear makeup but I do wash my face morning and night. Can this product be used as just an everyday face wash given that sephora has it listed as a make-up remover/cleanser? I am currently using Carol's Daughter Acai foam cleanser for it's more natural properties and I'm thankfully almost out ( did nothing for my skin) so I can buy a new face wash. This is the only face wash i've ever used aside from Clinique's face soap,but i'm trying to change all my products over to more natural based ones.
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
meylei
(Oahu, HI)
on Purifying Cleansing Gel
8 answers
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answer 1
Yes, I find that it is very gentle and not drying or irritating at all. I use it every day and I have very sensitive skin. I love this cleanser and I recommend it.
answered 7 months ago
ogunquitfan
(NJ)
answer 2
A GREAT daily cleanser. I don't wear foundation and use it with perfect results 1-2X daily.
answered 7 months ago
kbhouston
(Houston, TX)
answer 3
I use it as an everyday face wash, not just a makeup remover--it's a gel that thins out easily with water, and it's not at all harsh.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Squeakycats
(NC)
answer 4
I use this cleanser morning and night. It does remove makeup, but it's just as good for washing your face in the morning. It leaves your skin feeling very clean, but not tight or dry.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
HellonHeels75
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 5
I have sensitive acne prone skin and I use this product twice a day sometimes 3 times a day when I want to freshen up. I have absolutely no problems and I love this product.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Katz7
(Van Nuys, California)
answer 6
This product makes a great daily face wash. I use it daily - whether I'm washing off makeup or just washing my makeup-free face.

It never strips and never produces extra oil. My face is left soft, not oily and not dry. Also, I use a tiny amount and find that it goes a long way, so I save money!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
moniehen
(Houston, TX)
answer 7
Yes! I use it twice daily in my day and night routine!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
serioustree
(Saint Paul, MN)
answer 8
i use mine twice daily, and i love what its doing for my skin! i normally have acne prone skin, but with this stuff, my skin is perfectly clear now, even with full face make up
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
m4lly
(san antonio , tx)
Question
Bottle?
What kind of bottle is it? Pump, ect...
asked 4 years ago
Winry
on Purifying Cleansing Gel
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Pump.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
hanabanana
(Utah)
answer 2
It is a pump bottle. I found one pump was the right amount.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
medzi
(Calgary, Alberta)
answer 3
it is a pump
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
vampme
(prarieville ,la)
answer 4
A pump!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
piolina
(Toronto, ON)
answer 5
It has a pump, as shown.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
SoCalGal
(Southern California)
answer 6
It's a pump bottle.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
krim
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 7
Plastic bottle with pump.
answered 4 years ago
Pinaylove99
Question
Harsh?
I have combination skin, so i get dry patches but also an oily T-zone. With this effectively clean the T-zone but at the same tome not irritate dry-sensitive skin?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
Marvelous11
(New York)
on Purifying Cleansing Gel
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Not harsh at all. It's very gentle yet effective.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
hanabanana
(Utah)
answer 2
This is a perfect cleanser for combination skin.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
Rebecca987
answer 3
that was my problem, the Tzone... but this product did work for me, I actually just had to use one bottle and I never had any more problems in the T-Zone!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
CityGirl20
(New Jersey)
answer 4
Yes, I have the same problem and this is the only cleanser I've found that doesn't irritate my sensitive skin but still gets the job done.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
melomania
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 5
This is a wonderful product to use for all skin types. My mom has dry skin and even she uses it. I would sugest looking at all of boscia's face cleansers and choosing the one that best fits your skin type and problems.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
NoChance
(North Richland Hills, Tx.)
answer 6
I have combination skin as well, and I thought this product worked well without drying out the skin. When you see what this formula does not have, you will be pleased. It's good stuff for your skin.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
wjb221
(Winter Springs, FL.)
answer 7
For me, this product did not work to control oil and I don't even consider myself to have oily skin normally. My skin actually produced more oil after using this, I think maybe it's too gentle for people with acne prone/oily skin.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
hazleyes
(Annapolis, MD)
Question
Skin irritation?
Is this safe to use on eczema? I noticed it contains sodium hydroxide which is said to irritate eczema.
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
marvelous1
(New York, NY)
on Purifying Cleansing Gel
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I personally do not have eczema so I am not sure, however it does say that it's ideal for all skin types, and if it doesn't work for you then you can return it.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
hanabanana
(Utah)
answer 2
I have eczema around my nose. and I use this product all the time. I consider this product safe to use if you have eczema. It definitely does not irritate my skin and I have sensitive skin. Give it a try because if you hate it, you can always return it to sephora for a refund.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
beautronic
(Macon, GA)
answer 3
I can say that it irritated my eczema but not as bad as most products do. it's just too bad that combined with the irritation it caused me to get zits!!

sorry I wouldn't recommend it for serious eczema or psoriasis cases but do what I do..grab a sample to test before committing!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
cookiemunster
(vancouver, british columbia)
answer 4
I have slight eczema, mostly around my chin and neck area. This product does not irritate my skin, like others have before. There's no stinging while I'm using it, even if I have a bit of an eczema break out.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
meghan2315
(Calgary AB)
answer 5
I myself have sensitive skin with slight flare ups of exema. I am very selective with my skin care products. A little goes a long way. This product cleans without drying out my skin.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
beautybossqueen
(Montreal. PQ)
answer 6
This did not work out for me. I have sensitive combination skin with occasional eczema and it really irritated!!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
savym
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 7
Based on my experience with the product, I would be willing to at least try it on even the most sensitive skin (eczema). My son used to see a dermatologist for eczema. From the Dr., we had a prescription cream that he had to use. After a year, the Rx was requiring more and more product and workng less and less. I resisted going to a stronger Rx and experimented on prevention vs treatment.

Results came in changing to a baby wash that i had him use on his face--which specifies as being for eczema. With that, for years he no longer needed the Rx or the dermatologist...(by result of using only that baby wash and the corresponding lotion on his face.)
That lasted until age 12, where I felt he needed something more cleansing. For one year, results with other products were so/so. Now, my son @ 13 uses Boscia with no problems. He has no break outs, and no reactions of any kind...otherwise, with the wrong products, will come the result of the flaky whitish patches that were once treated with an Rx from a dermatologist.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
annesview
Question
Is Bosica Purifying Cleansing Gel safe to use during pregnancy?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
on Purifying Cleansing Gel
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I don't see any reason why not. It is formulated without harsh chemicals and is 100% preservative free.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
hanabanana
(Utah)
answer 2
I used it all through pregnancy and breastfeading.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
thebeckyl
(Fresno, ca)
answer 3
Yes! they are preservative free and even vegan friendly. Boscia products are gentle and ultra sterile as well.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
callierenee
(las cruces, new mexico)
answer 4
yes
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
beautronic
(Macon, GA)
answer 5
I have been using this product during my pregnancy and I did not have any side-effects or breakouts.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
kenza
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 6
When in doubt always be cautious. Ask your doctor or your pharmacist.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
beautybossqueen
(Montreal. PQ)
answer 7
yes, boscia products are known not to have any harsh products/chemicals. Its a great cleanser too!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
nightrn
(New york, NY)
Question
Makeup remover?
Okay, the direction says that I should damp my face first and then
use this cleanser. But If I have makeup on, how do I use it?
Does this work well as a make up remover?
I want to get this for my mom and she has normal/oily skin
and she wears stick foundation from shiseido, eye shadows, liner,
mascara, and lipstick. Does this remove all those?
asked 4 years ago
devilwearsprada
(Fort Lee, NJ)
on Purifying Cleansing Gel
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use it as a make up remover and cleanser in one. I do use a separate eye make up remover though.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
hanabanana
(Utah)
answer 2
I use this cleansing gel after I have removed my makeup.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
wjb221
(Winter Springs, FL.)
answer 3
it works wonders for getting off makeup, i just wet my face and then apply the cleanser and massage it into my skin and voila its clean.

p.s. i have the same skin as your mom so i hope she likes it.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
vampme
(prarieville ,la)
answer 4
The bottle is a pump. I usually remove my eye makeup first with an eye makeup remover. After few minutes, I damp my face first and then I apply a little bit of this cleanser on a face brush. It really removes the makeup from the rest of my face.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
piolina
(Toronto, ON)
answer 5
I splash my face with tepid water several times, then spread this cleanser all over my skin, and go over it with my clarisonic. It cleans very well. I don't have oily skin, except my nose gets stubborn blackheads, and this clears them up. This doesn't dry my skin, but doesn't 'moisturize' either. It just seems to leave it clean and balanced. I wear tinted moisturizer over my sunscreen, eye makeup and lipstick and this does the job quite easily.
My skin and eyes can be a little sensitive, but this cleanser doesn't irritate at all. I hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
SoCalGal
(Southern California)
answer 6
I use dermablend which is a special makeup to cover scars and this cleanser works well to remove it. I think the makeup comes off quicker if you dampen your face before putting the cleanser on.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
krim
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 7
Though this item is described as a cleanser and makeup remover, it is designed to remove foundation but not lipstick and eye color.

A better choice to remove the makeup and cleanse in one step (and good for all skin types) would be:

MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil
Item # 1227891
answered 4 years ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
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