Sephora’s point perks are my favourites as there tends to be a lot of new products, or products you’ve wanted to purchase in the full-size but haven’t bite yet because it’s a huge commitment. One of my favourite discovery is the Boscia Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel ($35, available here). For 100 points, I stocked up on these so I can taken them when I’m traveling.
The cleanser is more gel than it is oil, so if you had been a little confused or put off by the name, I hope that clears it up. It has a natural floral scent that isn’t too heavy or enough to sting the skin. When I was reading reviews about this product, I was surprised to see how many people disliked it because it didn’t do a good enough cleansing job. I think the confusion really stems from the “oil-gel” format which makes the user immediately think to use it more as a cleansing oil, than a regular cleanser that foams when it works the other way around. If you use it without wetting your face first, it won’t do much cleansing. I use the Boscia Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel the way I would normally use my foam-based cleanser: wet my face and massage the product in. Another important thing to keep in mind is that based on my experience with Boscia products, their range tend to be very gentle – you may need the extra minute or two of massaging the product into your skin to get all the products removed.
I found the cleanser to be effective to remove my makeup, and it works a lot like the Philosophy Purity Cleanser when it comes to breaking down the products. Despite the oil-gel format, I didn’t feel much oiliness in the texture or once I’ve cleansed my skin. I didn’t find my skin to be anymore hydrated than usual so it didn’t do very much when it comes to moisturizing as it cleanses which was another claim they’ve made.
Overall, I think this is quite a good cleanser to keep in your arsenal, though not necessarily something that you need to run out and buy. This may be more suitable for those with very sensitive skin, and who can easily break out when trying new products.
Now it’s your turn! Have you tried the Boscia Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel? What do you think of the duo “oil-gel” format? Would you try it? As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Share with me comment section or through Twitter or Instagram!