Product Review- Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil

The thought of putting oil on my already oily skin used to make me cringe. I know, I know…I’ve heard all of the “if your skin is oily, applying oils will actually make it produce less oil” claims. But still, smearing oil on my face just sounded like it was a one way ticket to breakouts.

I tried the ever popular Josie Maran Argon Oil when it first came out, and I am pretty sure it broke me out. So, I have been cowering in fear of beauty oils ever since.

This Winter has been an exceptionally dry one, and my skin is craving moisture. I would say that my usually oily skin is now combination, with dry areas. When I ventured to Sephora to find some new products to combat this, all I kept hearing was beauty oil, beauty oil, beauty oil.

It seems every brand has introduced a beauty oil of some kind. So, there must be something to this, right?

I read that Boscia’s Tsubaki Oil is a good choice for oily gals, so I decided to give it a try. It is an anti-aging botanical blend that works to provide hydration and protection against free radical damage for all skin types.


Here is what Boscia has to say about the oil:

Tsubaki Beauty Oil hydrates and replenishes, leaving skin smoother, softer, and more supple. An excellent source of fatty and omega 3 acids, this soothing oil prevents premature signs of aging by defending the skin against free radical damage. Wakame (Japanese sea kelp) repairs past damage by replenishing protein and helps support natural collagen production. Rice bran oil restores the look of skin for a glowing, gorgeous complexion with its lightweight, non-greasy texture.

Boscia has two more products containing tsubaki as part of their line; a cleansing oil gel and sleep mask. So, what is so great about this tsubaki stuff?

Tsubaki oil (also known as Japanese Camellia oil) is derived from the seeds of the camellia japonica flower. The oil contains extremely high levels of oleic acid which is natural agent for the retention and enhancement of skin moisture and  a transdermal carrier of cell rebuilding nutrients and bioactive compounds (collagen and elastin) into the skin to repair the damage caused by dryness, sun exposure and other factors.

Japanese geishas used this oil on their hair, faces and bodies giving them the shiny hair and flawless complexion that they are known for.

If it’s good enough for the geishas, it’s good enough for moi. 🙂

After cleansing my skin nightly, I press 3-4 drops of the Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil in to my skin with my fingertips. Sephora staff suggested I warm the oil by rubbing it between the insides of my wrists for thirty seconds and then press in to my face. Ain’t nobody got time fo dat. Plus, I find that method wastes a lot of product as you end up rubbing it into your wrists. The oil has no scent. It is light and absorbs quickly into my skin.

I noticed results from the first morning that I woke up, and they have only gotten better as I continue to use this product.

Most notably, my skin has a radiant glow to it in the morning. I find that it is smoother and less oily though the day too. When I apply foundation, I now only need a tiny bit to even out my complexion.

The once ginormous pores on my nose have shrunken significantly, and I have not had any breakouts since introducing the beauty oil into my routine.

I am incredibly impressed with the result. I am not sure if they can be attributed to this product in particular, or just introducing my skin to oil. I plan to experiment with some other beauty oils in the near future but so far, the Boscia Tsubaki Oil gets an A+++.  When I have makeup on, I now find myself eager to remove it so that I can put my oil on. Apparently this oil also works well on hair and nails.

I am now officially on the beauty oil train…let the journey begin!

Have you tried a beauty oil? I’m a newbie, so I’d love to know about your favourites below.

6 thoughts on “Product Review- Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil

  1. eeeepp!! I’m so scared to put oil on my oily skin – I feel like that’s just making a bad situation worse haha!! But I am willing to try anything and you never know how it’ll turn out 😛

    1. I promise you it won’t! And, thats coming from someone who used to be able to cook fries on their face. Just sayin.

  2. Wow, it sounds like you really like this product, so you know what that means…I’m going to go and get me some to try! It does sounds counterintuitive to put oil on oily skin, but maybe it’s like drinking hot fluids in hot weather to cool down – it works, even though it doesn’t sounds like it should. Thank you for a great review on a product I would have never considered had you not brought it to my attention. I learn so much from you TNL gals 🙂

    1. Hi Seph! I really have noticed a dramatic difference in my skin since introducing this product in to my skincare routine. From what I have been hearing, beauty oils are all about trial and error, so I really lucked out finding one my skin likes so quickly!

  3. My daughter gave me this oil 2 yrs+ ago at 58 and I love it. Had skin cancer so for I mix with my face cream, day and night. My skin is no longer patchy. Wonderful stuff.

    1. Hi Marilynn. Thanks for reading and sharing. It is great stuff , isn’t it? I have never thought to mix it with my moisturizer but I think I will give it a try for these dry Winter months.

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