April 22, 2013

Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil

I’m currently obsessed with the new Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil. Facial oils seem to be on super trend alert the past three years or so with no end in sight. They’re a skincare god sent for those of us with drier skin and those just interested in keeping their skin as hydrated as possible.

Personally, I believe the key to prevent skin from aging is as much moisture as you could possibly get especially if you have dry skin. So treating my own skin with beauty oils is a no nonsense way to hydrate them especially during PM use when my skin has time to rejuvenate as I sleep.

Let’s take a look at Boscia’s Tsubaki Beauty Oil.

Tsubaki Beauty Oil is an anti-aging botanical blend that provides intense moisture as it protects against free radicals. As with most beauty oils this relies on a formula that provides moisture which in turn gives skin a smoother, softer, and more supple appearance. It contains fatty and omega 3’s which prevent the sighs of aging as it protects skin. Wakame, a type of Japanese sea kelp, supposedly repairs past damage by replenishing moisture in skin while rice bran oil restores skin and gives it back a glow.

Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil 2

I actually like this oil blend a lot more compared to other popular ones I’ve used such as Josie Maran Argan Oil. It absorbs easily so I can actually get away with using it as both a day and a night treatment. It’s considerably lighter in texture and doesn’t make my skin greasy or oily. Not that my other beauty oils do but this just feels a little lighter in texture which makes it easier to use under my other skincare and makeup in the day.

It has a very light lavender scent which disappears once applied. You can use two to three drops in the evening prior to other serums and moisturizer. Or if your skin is dry enough you can use a drop or two in the AM for extra moisture. I wouldn’t recommend it for AM use now that the weather is warming up but in the Winter during the cooler weather I’m sure your skin wouldn’t be averse to the extra hydration.

It has the potential to restore glow to lackluster or duller skin that may have such an issue due to dryness. The extra moisture is all you need to ease the effects of that lack of glowing you might be experiencing.

Within days of using this my skin’s moisture was restored and my skin just looked and felt its very best. It’s one reason I love beauty oils so much due to their quick turn around time and instant gratification.

Overall, Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil finds a special place amongst my skincare favorites and earns a spot my Muse Approval list.

Really loves this.

It’s available now at Sephora, Sephora.com, or www.bosciaskincare.com

Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil 4

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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  • Fuu

    I almost bought it. But I still have a bottle of of Oshima Tsubaki Oil to use. Love! This looks good, will pick it up when I finish it.

  • Jessica

    Thanks Muse I’ve been wondering about this. I haven’t had much luck with oils (Josie’s felt weird on my crocodile skin)
    Everyone raves about Rodin but despite my La Mer addicted self for some reason I can’t talk myself in to shelling out over $100 for a tiny thing of oil.

    • the Muse

      I hear good things about to rodin too Jessica! Curious minds 🙂

  • Sarah

    So happy to see this review Muse! I grabbed this a couple months ago when I was suffering from an exceptionally bad bout of dry winter skin accompanied by some eczema – I noticed a different after one application. I was really debating between this and a couple other oils out there including Tarte’s. I’m really happy I ended up with this one, it’s wonderful!

    • the Muse

      it really is sarah! I think you may a great choice as this is a nice light texture that’s perfect for wearing daily as well as nightly 😀

  • blueraccoon

    I’ve been using pure jojoba oil for my nighttime moisturizer these days, and it’s been working amazingly well. My skin actually feels less oily overall after using it (the next day; the night I use it i’m a little shiny) and I’m flake-free. Plus it was $7 for 4oz. I was thinking about this oil, or Tarte’s oil, or others, but I’m really pleased with the pure jojoba plus it’s a hell of a lot cheaper, so there you go *g*

  • Katie

    Definitely want to try this, though I’m a little wary of the lavender oil since I heard it can aggravate skin. Still, all the other ingredients sound wonderful.

    • the Muse

      true katie, if you’re sensitive to essential oils you def have to be careful!

    • christmas

      I’m super sensitive to lavender and it’s in EVERYTHING “essential oil”…. I basically stay away from anything that says “essential oil” now unless it’s 100% one type of oil. If you have sensitive skin, I would stay away from lavender. I don’t know why it’s in every “calming” and “soothing” formula.

  • Maggie

    Thank you so much for this post Muse! Can you think of any other Japanese tsubaki oils you’d recommend? I was sooo excited when I saw this post bc I’ve ALWAYS wanted to try Japanese tsubaki oil until I noticed the lavender. There is research going on that shows oil extracted from camellia japonica is very good for anti-aging–and oil from camellia japonica is basically tsubaki oil.

    • the Muse

      hi maggie I don’t have any other recs at the moment hun 🙂 you’re most welcome glad you liked it.

  • Tammy

    Just wanted to say that I decided to buy this after reading your review.. and I love it! So happy I decided to try it out. I just saw your review on the L’Oreal one and I have to say.. I think this is a new addiction! I just want to try them all!

  • melinda

    Hello Muse! have been wondering about the best serum . Which one do you think is the best serum? boscia tsubaki oil or tarte maracuja oil? thanks!