The Boscia Bright White Mask is a tempting little mask morsel as it promises brighter, whiter skin. I’m looking for ways to brighten up my duller skin and masks, facial sheet ones particularly, are an easy way to get temporary whitening results.
This particular mask says it contains advanced whitening ingredients to visibly even skintone, reduce dark spots, and brighten the complexion. Pro-vitamin C suppresses skin damage caused by UV radiation while delivering intense hydration and increasing natural moisture factors in the skin. It targets fine lines and wrinkles, and boosts collagen production to reduce excess sagging. The peel-off technology instantly smoothes the complexion for a healthy, youthful, fresh glow.
Does it work?
For temporary results, sure, hells yes it works. But sadly there aren’t any long term benefits that I’ve experienced. This is a thick ooey gooey paste that you might be familiar with if you’ve used Kose’s own Seikisho White Mask.
I do have to warn you that the glow it promises, in my experience, is from peeling the mask off. It hurts peeling it off and this pain is basically what will add redness or a blushing glow to your cheeks. If you have sensitive skin I’d avoid it.
To use it, simply apply a thin layer to your face and wait for it to harden. As it dries it produces a film-like effect on your face which allows you to peel the mask away. I find it peels off rather difficulty compared to other masks I’ve tried in this category. Actually I had so much difficulty I had a panic attack trying to find a way to peel it off. It just seems to adhere to skin a little too snugly and I don’t have nails so I had a hard time grasping an area to yank the mask off. I was very close to rinsing it off a time or two while struggling to peel it off but knew that would make a mess and prove an even bigger challenge. So I calmed down and finally snagged a piece and started peeling…! I was unable to peel the mask off in large chunks so it was slow going but finally I got it all removed.
This actually doesn’t contain any form of whitening ingredients that will actually aid in long term benefits. It does however, use a trick that some Asian masks use to brighten skin temporarily and that’s a high amount of titanium dioxide. This gives skin a pasty white effect after removal so your face appears temporarily brighter and whiter but doesn’t actually have long term lightening benefits. There’s a mask I loved (forgot the name) that I got from Japan which used a similiar effect…..it was nice to use prior to heading out for an evening as it eased dullness, brightened, and whitened. However, the effect is merely temporary.
It does not deliver intense hydration…in my opinion it actually makes my drier skin tighter after use so moisturizer after is absolutely necessary.
Overall, I think Boscia’s Bright White Mask isn’t particularly a great product. I’ve experienced better results with a variety of other Asian masks of a similiar kind. This was difficult to remove and the fleeting results weren’t worth the $38 price tag, you can get similiar products for as little as $10-$12 on Sasa.com or other Asian stores and shops.