Rated 4.11 out of 5 stars
I have noticeable acne scarring (dark spots and a few pitted scars). I have tried an INSANE number of products, I mean literally I have spent tens of thousands of dollars on products targeted for dark spots, resurfacing, and acne treatment & prevention. This product is one i picked up on a whim, and actually kept under my bathroom sink for a month or two before I even tried it (since I had so many other products to try first that to me seemed more promising). Eventually I made my way to this toner, and honestly the first time I used it, it burned like crazy. To be fair, I had been using a ton of other exfoliating-type products prior to this so my skin was already hypersensitive. I put the toner away for another week or two and focused on restoring my skin's biome, and when it didn't feel super red and hypersensitive anymore, I came back to this toner. This time, it still burned a bit in certain spots (namely where I had active blemishes), but I persisted. I used this twice a day for the past 2-3 weeks and OMG, my face looks insanely GOOD!!! I have absolutely NO visible pores, my dark spots have lightened up SIGNIFICANTLY, and for the first time in forever, I actually have a smooth glow to my skin and feel confident enough to be seen without full coverage foundation. I think generally people try to avoid talking about the serious toll dark spots can take on a person's self-esteem, and the lengths we will go to in order to avoid anyone else ever seeing them. But it can be pretty damaging mentally and emotionally! This is the very first product of several hundred targeted products I've tried (literally!) that has actually made such an improvement that I can honestly say it has been life-changing. I cannot say enough good things about this toner. If the stinging is unbearable, work on rebuilding your skin's biome and then try the toner again. It might still sting a little bit, but I swear it's so worth it because it is ACTUALLY working and the results will speak for themselves!
I took a star off because the serum is very watery and I simply feel like it hasn't done anything.
Another star because the packaging is super cheap. I feel like they tried to use the cheapest plastic they could fine.
Lastly, I took another one off because of the quality for the price.
I have oily/combination skin and in my late 20s. I've been using anti-aging products since I was like 19. Don't get me wrong if you stare close enough I definitely have a few things I would like to work on. Any way, this product just feels like a drug store moisturizer. It dries quickly but that's the only major benefit to it. It's also unscented so that's a plus as well.
Other than that I just don't think this is worth the money. It doesn't do much of anything. I also woke up feeling super oily from it.
Not a product I would recommend.
Txlisa from Austin,TX
I love Boscia so had 0 reservations buying this. I have somewhat sensitive skin but nothing crazy. I use natural/"clean" products but even did a chemical peel without craz my reactions. However this was bad. It left me with cystic type pimples. I thought it was a "clearing out" process but it wasn't. My skin HATED it. I actually stupidly saw it again in the store and had forgotten my experience and went through it again which immediately reminded me. So that's why I'm doing this to hopefully help others. Everything else of theirs I've loved!
Faith from New York, NY
This burns your skin (even if you don't have sensitive skin). I don't have a sensitive skin, but every time I would apply this toner, it would burn my skin. I thought maybe because I was just using it or that it was the other products i was using. I continued this for three weeks, even stopped using my other skincare products, and every time, it burned. It brightens your face though, but I don't think the burning sensation is worth it.
fff from DC
I have sensitive combo skin and when I first tried it I definitely experienced a tingling/itchy reaction that last several minutes. however, I eased into this toner by doing it initially once a week and then increased frequency as time went on until my skin got used to it. I'm glad I didn't give up on this toner because my skin has a glow to it and my skin looks more refined. i see a difference!
Sam from Chesterton, IN
I've been using this product for years after trying to create an actual skincare routine for myself. I feel like this has helped reduce acne and helps reduce oil production on my t-zone. The tingly feeling after application is actually quite soothing, and it has never irritated my sensitive skin. The perfect toner!
Jennifer from Cincinnati, ohio
This product is a game changer!! It brightens, tones and is magic to your face. Definitely a must in your routine!!!
Michelle from OKC
I do NOT have sensitive skin, but OH. MY. GOSH!!! This HURTS! I feel like I have hot needles being poked into my skin wherever it touches! I've used it two times and I don't know if I can keep trying it. Boo!
maria from Gurnee, IL
I have oily/combo skin. it says it's for all skin types but maybe not. I guess I have sensitive skin, idk. but this isn't something I'd recommend. I ended up with dry patches on my skin the next morning.
Kimberly from Frankfort Kentucky
Game changer !! My skin is brighter more even and radiant. I use this at night, then my Retinol and Avene ciccalfate moisturizer!! In the morning my skin is glowing!! I also use on my neck and chest. I definitely recommend ❤️
Mandie from WV
I use almost all Boscia products in my skincare routine. This toner is the best! Yes, it does tangle, so if you're super sensitive I wouldn't recommend it. If you're not, just get it already!;)
UkrainianTina from NJ
My skin is oily, sensitive, and acne-prone. I have many closed comedones and do get cysts from time to time especially along my jawline. The jawline area tends to get super dry easily (peeling, flaking) if I overdo a product or use a product that's too strong. I use this toner after the Boscia purifying cleanser (green bottle). I just tap some onto a cotton pad and wipe it over my face in circular motions. It does a great job of immediately tightening pore and just making your skin feel fully cleansed, balanced and refreshed. It does tingle for sure, so I immediately follow up with a moisturizer (I like Boscia's green tea oil free moisturizer) and that helps the tingling subside immediately. After first using it, the next day I saw a major improvement in my skin. Less oily, the blackheads were disappearing, and overall balanced skin. After using it for approx 2-3 weeks now, I have noticed my closed comedones have lessened, I can't remember the last time I had a cyst, and I have very few (if any) blackheads. So far no more whiteheads, either. Definitely will be a must-have for me. TIP: I saved the plastic "stopper" that it came packaged with for travel - it's easy to put on and take off, and prevents any product from spilling in your bag. Just rip off the tabs connected to the stopper for ergonomic purposes.
DiddyLibby from Orange County, CA
I wipe this toner on my face, neck, decolletage, and the backs of my hands every time I wash my face. I think my skin is smoother and clearer since I've been using this toner and have repurchased it several times.
Crystal from San Diego
This toner left my skin feeling super smooth and clean looking. I used it for a week and loved it! I wish i could continue using it, but it did irritate my mild rosacea, so I had to switch to youth to the people toner. I wish I could of continued this toner because I liked it better.
Juliana from Miami,FL
Amazing 😍 I love this toner my skin hasn't been so clear thank boscia..
Monika from Las Vegas
Crystal from Arizona
As soon as I added this toner into my routine tonight it was an instant NO! I have the kit and it didn't have a toner so I figured I'd try it, and I immediately got a burning rash that even after I rewashed my face it's hot and feels like pins and needles. No I won't ever buy this!
Sandy from Los Angeles, California
Literally did wonders to my skin, my face has never been so clear and smooth!!
anonymous from Undisclosed
I had a lot of pore issues and I find that this product has really help reduce my acne and oilyness to my face. It was noticeable about 1 week afterwards.
KL from Los Angeles, CA
This is probably an unusual use case, but I've suffered from darkish armpits most of my life due to overshaving. I've tried a bunch of products that haven't really worked for lightening my skin, but by miracle I came upon this and decided to give it a try since it claims to get rid of dead skin and wow, it did. My armpits became lighter within a week of using this and this toner got rid of dead skin in a super painless way. I think I'm going to keep stocking up on this moving forward!
Eduardo from Arizona
I use this toner every night after double cleansing and it's made my skin the best it's been ever!! It's so smooth looking and feeling, glowy and the BHA helps to keep my skin clear of any breakouts/blemishes!!!!!
I don't notice any benefit from the toner. It makes my skin feel a little tighter after use but that all I notice.
Kelly from Colorado
I question anyone saying this is a terrible product. How long did you try it? It's supposed to draw out impurities. I am 42. This, in addition to The Ordinary's Niacinamide and Zinc, has done wonders for my hormonal acne as well as my maskne.
I love how this works I think it works so well you can see the impurities it draws out on the cotton swab.
This doesn't irritate or dry out my skin like most toners but is still very effective. It helps unclog my pores, brightens, and smooths. I have stubborn acne, so this is not enough on its own and I have to use a different treatment at night. But this is a great addition to my skincare routine.
This has been amazing for my acne and texture issues. I'm 41 and I've always had acne. This product, along with double cleansing and good moisturizers, has transformed my skin. Highly recommended. I can even use it daily without irritation and I'm usually too sensitive for daily acids.
jupiter from TX
i would not recommend this for daily use; i have oily skin and this dried my skin out big time. not to mentioned it made my skin burn and i was starting to see more blemishes. the only boscia product that didn't work for me.