Product Review: Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil

I know what you are thinking, a beauty oil? For combination/oily skin? Riddle me this, batman. I get it, but hear me out for a second.

I’ve had the pleasure of using Boscia products before and in all honesty, they do what they say. They don’t let me down. I’ve tried the Luminizing Black Mask, the Detoxifying Black Cleanser – still a favorite with the warming sensations when water is added, and the Sake Treatment Water. All were great and if you are a creature of habit and have a thing about sticking with one brand (as I do not) – this is a brand you want to get with.

During the one or two winter days in California, my skin can become unbearably dry. Even with all of my many layers, there isn’t enough moister in the world to ease my skin. So, in my search to build out my regime, I stumbled upon this pink cutie on a random trip to Sephora. Just a drop or two is all you need to give your skin the love it deserves.

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What’s it for: There is a laundry list of alleged benefits, and loaded with fatty acids and antioxidants, it’s not hard to see why. A few include dark spots and glowing soft skin, helps minimize UV damage such as wrinkles, fine lines, and lack of firmness. It is also known for maintaining hydration and quick absorption.

Who would benefit most: Anyone with skin!

About the ingredients: There is a pretty lush list of oils here. The main ingredient is Camellia oil (it is the first ingredient listed on the bottle, so this tells me it is the primary item. Why is this important, you may ask? Good question. Camellia oil is also known as tea seed oil which is literally the green tea oil. Typically the leaves are cold pressed to extract this goodness. However Camellia “Japonica” is a flowering plant – no leaves available – derived from red Camellia seeds. The oil extracted from these seeds is called Tsubaki (full circle, amiright?). Fun fact – you can use also camellia oil on your hair.

Ingredients List:

Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran oil, Squalane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Extract, Tocopherol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

What I like about this product is that you don’t need much – a couple drops will do just fine. It comes with a dropper to keep things sterile. I can’t speak to the list of benefits and I haven’t really noticed major improvements but it is wonderfully hydrating. My preference is to mix it with one of my serums or ampoules and pat it into my face – the absorption is spot on. So what am I saying – if you have dry skin or normal, you might get the most out of this product. For my oily or combination gals out there – using as needed is the best way to go. It’s no holy grail but I think everyone should have a good beauty oil in their arsenal for days when your skin needs it most.

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