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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Review: boscia Cool Blue Hydration Essence #boscia #skincare

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boscia cool blue hydration essence
One of my favorite skincare lines is the Japanese based boscia. This line is based on ancient wisdom, well known ingredients and science. I love their cleansers, especially the purifying Detoxifying Black Cleanser, which leaves skin feeling clean, purified and soft as a baby’s bottom.
I was so excited to try out their new Cool Blue Hydration Essence. This is an innovative hydrating gel that is great for those with sensitive, dry or irritated skins. It is formulated for all skin types but it works even better for those skin types mentioned above. What makes it so special? It has a high concentration of nourishing ingredients and instead of being made up of 60-80% water like most skincare products, it is only made of less than 1% water! The essence absorbs instantly, leaving no residue or greasy feeling and leaving skin feeling incredibly soft, smooth and silky. It delivers concentrated, long-lasting hydration to the skin and calms and firms the skin. The cooling feeling is interesting and refreshing. 
This product contains a fermented yeast filtrate that is derived from sake, which provides unparalleled, intense long-lasting hydration. It also is vitamin and mineral-rich, immediately increasing skin’s brightness and moisture. A complex called DayMoist CLR, derived from plants, promotes strengthening of the skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF). It also improves skin’s own moisturizing power, improving skin’s hydration for at least 8 hours. Sea Whip, an extract that is marine harvested from sea algae, is known as the world’s most powerful natural anti-inflammatory ingredient. This marine extract helps to soothe and calm the skin by blocking inflammation caused by irritants and allergens that can cause damage to the skin’s stratum corneum barrier. This ingredient is an even better anti-inflammatory agent than OTC hydrocortisone! Caffeine is another powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant that helps to soothe and detoxify the skin. It also enhances the skin’s renewal process, promoting firm skin, brightness and better skin texture. Peppermint derived Frescolat is an ingredient that gives a long-lasting cooling and refreshing sensation on the skin to make tired and dehydrated skin feel revitalized. Cool Blue Hydration Essence also contains boscia’s Proprietary Botanical Blend of Jojoba Leaf and Willowherb. Jojoba Leaf helps to prevent free radical damage while nourishing the skin. Willlowherb helps to calm skin inflammation and reduce visible redness and irritation. To use, apply 2-3 drops in the AM or PM prior to a moisturizer. It can also be used as a hydrator prior to makeup.
I think this product does exactly what it says it is going to do. It hydrates skin and calms inflammation, redness and irritation. It has a refreshing feeling, from the Frescolat (peppermint derived ingredient). Immediately upon application skin feels cool and refreshed and the gel sinks right into skin. I like to use it after I have given myself a peel, to calm skin and any irritation. Redness is reduced significantly. Skin is immediately moisturized and hydrated. This gel is great as it does not contain hardly any water, so the ingredients are there to do their work. The ingredient list contains many natural extracts. I am very happy with this product and will definitely continue to use it throughout the winter months as my skin dries out from the heat, cold and wind. I think that any skin type would benefit from this product. Those with very dry skin, sensitive skin or mature skins would especially benefit from this product. I would even recommend this for those with suffering from acne inflammation, as it would help to ease the redness and irritation. 
See my other reviews of boscia products, such as the Tsubaki Oil-Infused Exfoliating Powder (http://bit.ly/105MXAX), the Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel (http://bit.ly/10Bp5WX), the Daily Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA +++   (http://bit.ly/1tkESnS), the Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask (http://bit.ly/1wNO1aU), the Luminizing Black Mask (http://bit.ly/1sKqjVF), A Comparison of boscia cleansers (http://bit.ly/1yJueYj), the Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal (http://bit.ly/1rCVx0F) (http://bit.ly/103FD9b), the Konjac Cleansing Sponge (http://bit.ly/1hyaZtt), the Green Tea Oil-Control Mask (http://bit.ly/1tTxf9c), the Cool Blue Calming Mask (http://bit.ly/1xFiftq), the Tsubaki Beauty Oil (http://bit.ly/1u9C52T) and my favorite Detoxifying Black Cleanser (http://bit.ly/1ltfEQC). 
Cool Blue Hydration Essence comes in a 1.7 fl.oz./50mL bottle and is $48.00. It is available from www.boscia.com, www.sephora.com and SEPHORA stores. Like boscia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bosciaskincare; Follow boscia on Twitter: @bosciaskincare; Follow boscia on Instagram: http://instagram.com/boscia#; Follow boscia on Google+: https://plus.google.com/103671792779374949102 and Follow boscia on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/bosciaskincare/.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

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