This summer ditch your heavy moisturizer or opt for a tinted sunscreen instead of foundation and keep a refreshing facial spray with you at all times! Finding the right moisturizer and moisturizing routine for our west coast weather can be challenging—almost as tricky as settling on a cleanser. But that does not mean it is an impossible task and one we recommend you take the time to sort out because a greasy face on a muggy Vancouver day just feels yucky.
The Japanese-rooted skincare brand, Boscia, is committed to making beauty and sunscreen products that are free-from chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances and colours, and are cruelty-free. Japan is known for their long history of excellent beauty and skincare products made using readily available potent ingredients and resources. Boscia also clinically tests their plant-to-bottle formulas to ensure the well-being of the planet and the best results for your skin. Whether you are going from home to work or from beach to patio, there is a product suited for you.
Rosewater Mist with Witch Hazel
This alcohol-free hydrating and soothing toning mist is infused with rosewater and witch hazel for a dewy and glowy finish. You can use the mist for a variety of purposes, whether that be after cleanser, before or after makeup, or throughout the day for a refresh. It works to absorb excess oil, tighten pores and soothe the skin, making it ideal for combination skin types. The rosewater acts as a hydrator and skin softener, in addition to helping the skin maintain its natural pH balance and tighten pores. Witch hazel cleanses and tones the skin, combats excess oils, reduces inflammation, and supports the healing of scars and breakouts. The powerful pairing is complemented by added aloe vera which is a potent hydrator and soothes redness, inflammation, irritation, and burns.
Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer
An antioxidant-rich Japanese green tea soothing and nourishing lightweight moisturizer is exactly what you need for sensitive, irritated, or acne-prone skin. Green tea has been proven to significantly reduce sebum production though assisting in balancing the skin. It is also an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredient that performs similarly to benzoyl peroxide. In addition, the burdock root helps absorb excess oil and shine, and makes for a smooth, even surface for makeup application. Another key ingredient, marine complex, helps prevent [remayure aging and repair the skin from damage caused by environmental stressors and sun damage. Use 1-2 pumps of this moisturizer in the morning, night, or both on cleansed and toned skin.
Cherry Blossom Blotting Linens
These easy-to-carry blotting linens come in super handy for a quick mid-day or afternoon skin reset. Easily blot away and remove accumulated oil from your skin without ruining your makeup. The infused cherry blossom, which populates beautiful streets and gardens in Japan, also provides a range of benefits for the skin. It has antioxidant qualities, protects the skin’s surface, and of course, has an elegant botanical fragrance. Press one blotting sheet on any shiny areas of the face, repeating if necessary.
Find these products on the Boscia website, or locally at Shoppers Drugmart and Hudson’s Bay Company.
- Vancouver-based writer, Gio finds her passion in the areas of fashion, content creation and marketing. She strives to promote a clean, conscious, and active lifestyle through her work. As she gains experience in the areas of fashion and marketing, Gio seeks to foster relationships with brands that have strong values and offer high-quality products.