Trying Out Face Masks - Boscia & Origins

February 2, 2017

Now if you're like me, you're on a never ending quest to find the key to perfect skin. After searching high and low I've narrowed it down to these two super popular products: the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask and the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask.

The first up is the Boscia mask. It was a bit pricier than other masks I've tried out before, retailing for for $39 bucks CDN at Sephora. The consistency of the mask when putting it on was slightly goopy in addition to making my eyes water for some reason. The mask dries quite quickly, drying to a shiny black latex look. I left it on for about 30 minutes so it could could fully dry. When completely dry the mask felt tight, leaving me a little afraid to laugh too hard (haha). This mask is a peel-off, which I found a little intimidating due to the many videos I had seen online of people screaming and writhing in pain when removing it. When it came time to take it off it was indeed somewhat of a daunting task. For me the hardest part was trying grab a piece at the bottom to peel off. Once I did that peeling off the mask wasn't too difficult, albeit slightly uncomfortable. Even though my skin type is oily, I still found this mask to be particularly drying. It removes moisture from your face in addition to removing impurities from your pores. I guess this is why the instructions say to apply a moisturizer right after. My skin felt clinically clean the first time I used this which I liked, but also a little itchy and irritated. I would urge you use this mask with caution, especially if you have sensitive skin like myself. One cool aspect of this product was the fact that you could actually see the impurities being removed since they are pulled out as you peel the mask. 

Next up is the Origins mask. This mask was pretty straight-forward in its application and it's a trusted favourite of mine. With this mask you simply put it on, let it dry for about 30 minutes and then wash it off afterward. I really like the way my face feels afterward. It feels soft and supple and does seem to clear my pores up a bit. I would definitely recommend this mask to people who are looking for a weekly mask that isn't too harsh on the skin.

So that was my quick little review on both the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask and Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. For a more in depth review on the two products check out my YouTube video after the jump.

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