The Boscia Cool Blue Calming Mask ($34) is a peel off facial mask is a calming, cooling, moisturizing mask formulated with anti-inflammatory ingridents to help and sooth redness as well as aloe vera for moisture.
I was curious and decided to give this a whirl but I don’t fit into the exact demographic for the mask, here’s a few thought anyway.
The Boscia Cool Blue Calming Mask is marketed towards skin that experiences issues with redness however, if you desire some moisturizing benefits it also delivers that as well as promotes skin firming. I have drier skin with no visible redness or issues with the problem however, I decided to try the mask anyway to see how it moisturized.
It’s a bright shade of blue with a thicker, sticky formula. You’ll apply an opaque layer onto your skin, wait 25-30 minutes, and peel it off. It creates a second-skin like texture which peels away easily without being painful or messy.
The thing that bothered and surprised me about the mask was the fact it contained peppermint. After initial application my face had a strong tingle that almost felt like a burn due to the peppermint in the mix. I was uncomfortable and a bit worried at first but I decided to stick it out and see how things progressed. Things got progressively more uncomfortable for me but I still kept on. After about twenty minutes I started to grow comfortable with the unusual tingle and enjoyed the cool, refreshing feel but for a mask that’s supposed to calm redness I couldn’t help but think it would upset things further with this much of a tingle. After I peeled the mask off I rinses with cool water which is a little shocking as it felt like I splashed ice water in my face. You don’t have to rinse afterwards but I felt a little stick so I decided to rinse away anything that I missed peeling off. My face didn’t look different or more moist after use but I did notice my skin was smoother especially where my drier areas are like my cheeks. After the next twenty minutes my skin looked quite glow-y and healthy. Since I suffer from dullness this was a delightful surprise!
I must say I both loved and hated this mask. I’m unsure if I can sit through the tingle again…! It was odd! But I think it might be worth the effort if it continues to give my skin the beautiful glow it typically lacks. For those with sensitive skin or redness I’d highly suggest a patch test because this seems like a product that would upset skin further. Although I will say reading reviews it apparently does sooth redness…which surprised me to say the least.
If you need to super charge tired skin this mask definitely revitalizes if you can stand the tingle!