Hi Pretty Imbbians,
Hope all of you are doing fine! My toddler is becoming active day by day, keeping me on toes all the time. I wonder what will I do when she starts walking independently. Anyway, before she crawls upto my laptop and washes away all my data, let me tell you, today, I am here to talk about my new finding which is a hit and miss both 😛 Its Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips. Its a nose strip used for removal of stubborn nasty black heads and white heads. I have a mixed opinion about this product. Please read on further to know about Boscia Pore Purifying Black strips.
$ 18 for 6 strips and $ 34 for 12 strips, I got 6 strips for $ 15.
Charcoal Powder: Draws out impurities and detoxifies the skin.
- Silica: Controls excess oil.
- Witch Hazel Extract: Provides natural astringent properties, tightens pores.
- Botanical and Antioxidant Ingredients: Provide a soothing and cooling sensation.
Polyacrylic Acid, Water, Sodium Polyacrylate, Silica, PEG-10 Laurate, Charcoal Powder, Butylene Glycol, Menthol, Alcohol, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana Bark/Leaf Extract.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Synthetic Fragrances.
- Synthetic Dyes.
What it is:
A pack of peel-off strips that absorb dirt and oil to reduce the appearance of pores and blackheads.
What it is formulated to do:
Each adhesive strip attracts pore-clogging dirt and oil. Its full-contact delivery system instantly applies charcoal powder, an ingredient that draws out impurities and detoxifies the skin. Silica, a natural mineral, controls excess oil while witch hazel extract, a natural astringent, tightens pores. Effective yet gentle, additional botanical ingredients provide a soothing and cooling sensation upon adhesion. Skin is left exceptionally clarified.
My Experience with Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips:
As you all know, I have super oily, acne-prone skin which becomes disco ball in summers. Moreover, emergence of blackheads and whiteheads comes with such skin type. I have tried so many home remedies from toothpaste to baking soda, but my lazy yet busy schedule always fails my efforts and I wonder how these stubborn zits reappear even after several facial sittings 😀 I feel these zits will never leave my nose alone irrespective of my efforts, but I will never stop using all tricks to get rid of them, bravo 😛 I was browsing a site when suddenly Boscia Pore Strips popped in front of me. I was quite impressed by its long-lasting claims and ingredients, hence I decided to get it.
The strip is black in color with cooling agents and astringent at adhesive end. I just need to wet my nose and then keep this adhesive end on the nose for 15-20 minutes, and voila, I am done. Its important to note that the area where we use these strips should be thoroughly wet, else the strip will not adhere to the surface. However, actual scene is not so easy as it seems. Using this strip successfully is either a hit or miss. Sometimes, it adheres properly and cleans the nose area, but sometimes, it will just peel off the skin on my nose leaving it red and I just have that itchy feeling on my nose for a few minutes.
The end results are always a draw match. It does removes dirt traces and white heads from my nose, but its not effective on nasty black heads. I feel I can still notice them on my red bumped nose. However, its really a handy and safe trick for cleaning pores for messy mums like me. It is mentioned that Boscia strips should not be used more than once a week, but I do use it twice or thrice a week as it is not much effective in just first use. I also feel its a little pricey as I may get other successful options of blackhead removal at the cost of 6 strips.
Let’s sum up the pros and cons:
Pros of Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips:
- A handy and safe pack of peel-off strips to remove dirt and blackheads from pores, keeping them clean.
- Its free from parabens, sulphates, phthalates, synthetic dyes, fragrances and triclosan.
- It does removes whiteheads and traces of dirt effectively from nose.
- Mild enough to be used twice a week.
- Suitable for all skin types.
- The strip is black, so you can actually see whiteheads and dirt present on strips after one use.
Cons of Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips:
- Its not much effective on stubborn blackheads.
- It is a hit and trial method to use it on nose.
- Little pricey for 6 strips.
I may conclude by saying that its good for one-time trial, maybe it will hit your issues unlike my blackheads. Though I am not much happy with end results, still I am already on my way to finish the second pack, but soon, I am going to look for other economic nose strips!!
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