Boscia Tsubaki Oil Overload

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Beauty isn’t just about applying makeup and getting all dolled up. It’s about taking care of all that pretty skin you’re putting that makeup on too! Sometimes we forget just how important it is to really take care of the skin we’re in. Thank goodness for Boscia sending us a little reminder in cute pink trimmed packaging!


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The Boscia Tsubaki Oil collection features 3 pieces: a beauty oil, oil gel cleanser and night mask. So far I’ve tested the oil and cleanser and I’m pretty darn impressed! Before I dive right in, let me give you a bit of info about what the heck Tsubaki oil is. Tsubaki (Camellia) oil derives from Japan that has been an essential part of beauty routines for centuries. Loaded with fatty and omega 3 acids, Tsubaki oil hydrates and replenishes as well as prevents premature signs of aging. It has a soft, light floral scent and feels as light as air. I love using it in the morning because the scent is really nice and refreshing. Tsubaki oil is incredibly lightweight too. It’s not nearly as thick or heavy as my beloved Argan oil. I find it to be a little less hydrating than Argan oil but it’s still pretty moisturizing. I think it would be an excellent alternative for those who find Argan oil to be too heavy. I still look pretty young without makeup (a gift and a curse I swear!) so I’m not sure how well it fights signs of aging but Tsubaki oil does leave my skin feeling very soft, supple and radiant.

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The Cleaning Oil Gel is perhaps my favorite piece in this collection! I’ve washed my face using oils for years now so the Tsubaki Cleansing Oil Gel puts me in my comfort zone.  It’s formulated with a blend of Tsubaki Oil, Wakame (Japanese sea kelp) and rice bran oil to hydrate, smooth and protect the appearance of skin. The Cleansing Oil Gel features a soft floral scent (like the beauty oil) and has lightweighttp://fancieland.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpht gel texture when first dispensed. When mixed with water it turns into an oil that removes dirt and makeup pretty darn well. I usually have to remove my eye makeup and then proceed to wash my face but I get to skip that step most times with the Tsubaki Cleansing Oil Gel. It takes a little bit of scrubbing to completely remove the waterproof stuff but it fares much better than any cleanser I’ve ever tried. It gets my skin squeaky clean but leaves it feeling so soft, supple and hydrated. I totally recommend it especially if you have dry skin like me!