Review: Face Cleanser Comparison (Boscia VS Neutrogena)

12.31.2010


This is actually a two part review because I figured the cleanser comparison should just be one video & post ^_^ Just to keep things tidier and shorter~



I'm on a serious Boscia fix right now - I was so impressed with the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask (review coming up in Part 2 aka the next post) that I binged on a bunch of Boscia products with the Boscia $10 off $30 off sale.   So there will a lot of Bosica reviews coming up ^_^ Anyway, this cleanser was my first try at a "higher end" aka non-drugstore, non-bar-of-soap for removing makeup attempt.  I was looking for makeup cleanser that cleans AND removes makeup in one step (I'm too lazy to do an oil-cleansing step and a cleansing step every day :P).


Bosica is all about no preservative, very gentle and as natural as possible - and while people can be just as a allergic to something "natural" as to something artificial - I had no breakouts and I felt this was a very gentle yet effective product.  I won't rehash everything I said in the video, but overall I think the Bosica Purifying Gel is a good cleanser for people with sensitive skin not on a tight budget.  This does remove all my face makeup in one step (BBcream, concealer, and setting powder), but this will NOT remove eyeliner (I tried MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack and Urban Decay pencil in Zero), so you will need to use eye makeup remover.  However, it does remove Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Liner and most eye shadows.  Otherwise, this helps you get as much makeup off your face as possible at once without irritation.

This bottle is rather small and one is tempted to use more than 1 pump at a time since it seems so mild, so this runs out in 2-3 months.  Speaking of, don't be tempted to use a lot of pumps...this cleanser is a clear gel and you need to lather it up first to get enough to cover your face.  Foam up your cleanser before you decided to use more. 


The Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser claims to:
Fresh Foaming Cleanser is a cleanser and makeup remover in one.
Removing makeup before you go to bed has never been easier. This dermatologist-tested formula effectively removes dirt, oil and makeup. It even removes eye makeup, without soaps or oils that can sting or irritate the sensitive eye area. No more raccoon eyes! It rinses completely and won't leave any pore-clogging residue. Forget the excuses and get refreshingly clean skin and complete makeup removal in one step. 
- Soap-free 
- Oil-free 
- Non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) 
- Hypoallergenic
I need to wash my face 2x at least to remove just BBcream, concealer, and setting powder.  It definitely does not remove eye makeup in general, though it does remove lighter eyeshadows.  It  does not irritate my face or cause breakouts, but I feel that it "strips" my face and is a little drying.  It doesn't leave a residue though.  What really turns me off this product is the scent (and appearance); it looks and smells like a cheap handwash soap you use in public restrooms :\  It doesn't seem to harm my face but the experience isn't that great.  Also, this doesn't lather any better than the Boscia Cleansing Gel.  This is a problem since Neutrogena's cleanser specifically advertises itself as a foaming cleanser whereas the Boscia cleanser is just a gel.  It's not a huge deal, but it irks me a little.

Anyway, let's just cut the chase and keep this post as short as possible ^_^


Overall, both are quite "usable" though I much prefer the Boscia - which I should considering the price!  However, even though the Boscia is effective, I still will be keeping an eye out for a cheaper cleanser that is comparable to the Boscia.  After I'm done with this bottle, I'll be back on the hunt for the perfect makeup remover + cleansing in one!  I have my reservations about finding my dream cleanser though :P there's a reason the "Asian skincare regime" involves double cleansing :(....

4 comments :

  1. makes me want to try these products out! i love how you made this post look like a homework assignment... like... Compare the Boscia and Neutrogena face washes using a Good/Bad chart. too cute! :P

    BTW! speaking about boscia.. i got this for my brother in law cus he has awful pores and it kinda reminded me of teh boscia black mask u use! http://www.imomoko.com/product_detail.php?ID=2040

    XOXO

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  2. Why O why does it have to be $26?!

    When you find the cheaper alternative, please let me know ASAP.

    BTW Happy New Year, Elle. :)

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  3. the boscia cleansing gel sounds good =D
    but doesn't sound like something i can splurge on ...
    $26USD it's probably $36 CND at sephora *sniffles*

    i've been using the st. ives olive cleanser for most of the past year && it seems to work fairly similarly to the boscia one(according to your good list), but i use the facial exfoliator brush with it so that might "change" the results a bit
    && i usually use make up remover on my eye make up

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  4. the boscia cleansing gel sounds good =D
    but doesn't sound like something i can splurge on ...
    $26USD it's probably $36 CND at sephora *sniffles*

    i've been using the st. ives olive cleanser for most of the past year && it seems to work fairly similarly to the boscia one(according to your good list), but i use the facial exfoliator brush with it so that might "change" the results a bit
    && i usually use make up remover on my eye make up

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