Surprise! A deep hydration moisturizer that actually absorbs into your skin without leaving a greasy residue.
Up until this point, we’ve only covered ‘masking’ and the positive benefits of a little R&R. But, that doesn’t even cover half of our own skincare routines. So, let’s change that.
We’re kickstarting an ongoing conversation on Yummertime about skincare and beauty (YES, bruh, even beauty for men), sharing at least one new product (+ product review) every week. And we’re starting with Boscia’s Tsubaki Swirl — a two-part gel & cream moisturizer.
The 411: the swirled ‘formula’ combines a gel and cream (including anti-oxidant rich tsubaki) to make for a super lightweight moisturizer that penetrates deeply, i.e. the best of both worlds. The cream packs deep hydration and firming (via tsubaki, a.k.a. camellia oil), while the gel packs lighter weight ingredients like sodium hyaluronate, a sodium salt that instantly gives skin volume and elasticity by holding onto water.
Here’s why we chose it: The last thing we want during summer is a moisturizer that leaves a greasy residue. That’s why we tend to stay away from cream-only moisturizers, even if the label reads, “non-greasy.” If it’s a cream, it’s going to leave a layer (even if slight) above the skin. Good for dry, cold weather; not good for when you’re about to sweat in 80-degree+ temperatures.
Enter: Boscia’s Tsubaki Swirl. We needed a moisturizer that packs a punch instantly, and lasts awhile — for us, the hydration keeps for a solid 8 hours/ a whole day.
Perfect for: normal, combination skin.
Pro tip: skip the provided spatula and scoop a small amount into your palm. Apply after you’ve cleansed and toned, and then go on with your day.