Sunday, October 4, 2015

Skin Care: Boscia Sake Brightening Hydrogel Mask


I have been on a sheet mask kick like no one's bid-ness. Most were from my trip to Japan but last week I had to buy a new bottle of my NARS Tinted Moisturizer, and at $43, I just needed that something extra to bump my Sephora cart to $50 for that free shipping. #MakeUpAddictLogic So naturally I search $7 in the Sephora engine and this Boscia mask appears. For $7. Into the cart it goes with my Burberry Fresh Glow foundation deluxe sample, two Atelier perfume samples and a Hermes perfume sample. Back to the mask. 

The mask comes in two parts, and upper face and lower face that can overlap and make fitting more flexible. This was my first two-piece mask experience. Plus the texture was not fabric-like but a rubbery gel. Very interesting.


The opening for the eyes and mouth were generous. Usually I need to nip and tuck the Asian masks to get them to fit. The gel plus the serum made for a cooling effect. After about 20 minutes I removed the mask and rubbed the excess serum into my face, neck and chest, then went to bed. 

In the morning my face was smoother and brighter if a tad puffy. Some issues: the serum started rolling up like lil pill bugs when I rubbed it into my skin and the cost is way too steep for a one-time use mask. 

Overall I enjoyed being able to try this Boscia Sake Brightening Hyrdogel Mask, but I probably will not purchase it again. I can get a great 10-pack of face masks for only $3 more.

Have you joined the sheet mask revolution? My friend Nancy mentioned Nerd Skincare masks, so those are next on my list! Which ones do you love or want to try?


12 comments:

  1. I love your facial expression in that photo! :) Yes, $7 is too much for a mask you don't like. Did you get the code for the Nerd Mask for $7 or less? If not, let me know and I will find it again. I sent it to another friend but I can't remember if I sent it to you.

    Sheet masks are fun! I first tried them at the Korean spa I go to -- they are $3 there and they have so many kinds. My fave korean one is supposedly made with pearls. Not sure if there's a lot of pearls in there, but i love it nevertheless! :D

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    1. Lol! Gotta ham it up in life sometimes. I believe I took a screenshot of the code. I am going to order it soon! I love love love masks. I have a pearl one I enjoy too. $3 is s great price! Off to see about the Nerd mask.

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  2. I love this!! even though the mask texture is creeping me out... like a bad idea for a doctor who episode.. lol. (moisturize me!! :-P )
    I agree $7 is steep, and your face was puffy? is that a normal face mask issue? I'm such a newb in this area of beauty...

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    1. Totally a bad Dr. Who episode but I liked the gel. Just not the pilling of the serum. This was the first one to make me a tad puffy. Not allergic reaction puffy, just... a little puffy, mainly around my eyes. Normally my skin feels smoother and hydrated with fewer lines.

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  3. I love this post! I love that this mask is made with rubbery gel, quite interesting. I also love #MakeUpAddictLogic, lol, I do the same with Bath & Body Works! *but shipping is free after $50 with my coupon so I will add 5 little other items and use my $20 off coupon but still need one more thinnnnnng* $7 *is* steep for one mask, but in the spirit of trying, why one once?! :)

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    1. Lol!!! I KNEW you'd understand!! $7 is a lot for me to spend on a single use mask. But don't laugh. Adam took me to Sephora on a date and... I picked out an $8 mask >_< I am such a nut.

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  4. Loved seeing the mask on you, Julie! Sephora's all about K Beauty right now, but simplified; Korean beauty routines regularly consist of about 20 steps, but the average North American uses a cleanser and a moisturizer - if that! The masks are a great introduction, and Boscia is excellent. Definitely try their cleansers, you can literally see dead skin coming off when you wash it - gross! Another mask I'm curious to try from the current selection is the egg one, and the Lancome one (which I've managed to snag - thoughts to follow!). Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Oh yes I know. I have been using Innisfree, a Korean skincare line for several months now with great results. That is why I sent you those lovely Korean face masks from my Japan trip to try. But they got put on your arms and all the high quality serums were too wet for you and your friend. I just love them. I use the extra serum on my neck, chest and hands. I agree, Boscia is a great brand. I use their Makeup Break Up cleansing oil. I am excited to use the mask you gave me. Probably this weekend! You have a wonderful week too Gil and can't wait to see what you think of the Lancôme mask. Enjoy!

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    2. So sorry to waste the masks, Julie! I simply couldn't imagine editing a video looking at us like that... hope you like the Canadian one and sorry again!

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    3. Please don't apologize! I know it was all just in good fun :-) If you come across any more My Beauty Diary masks though, do try one on your face. Such a refreshing and relaxing experience <3 no hard feelings at all! It would have looked like a scene from House on Haunted Hill or something lol! Well... Kinda like I look above! Creepy!

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  5. Ok, remember you called yourself a creeper on my blog? Then I see this picture and can't help a big L-O-L!

    Seriously though, I keep pausing to look at masks but never buy. Years ago I used to do the occasional gel peel off type. I think I might try one of the paper type ones. I'll have to take a look next time I'm shopping.

    ~Deb

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    1. I totally am channeling my inner creeper in this mask. I like the gel peel away masks too. I will send you a sheet mask!! I have some left from Japan.

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