#RANBonusBox 2016 Unboxing + Black Friday Promo Codes!

Disclosure:  I received this box complementary from RAN (Rakuten Affiliate Network)  There are affiliate links in this blog post

I am a member of Rakuten Affiliate Network and every quarter, they select 50 people to received their bonus box.  I was very lucky to be chosen to received this quarters box!   It is filled to the brim with lots of items and fun stuff!

L.L. Bean Katahdin Pom Hat   First up, from the classic outdoor apparel shop, L.L. Bean, a unisex pom hat ~ full of bright colors and the L.L. Bean blazing across the trim of the hat.  This beanie, in bright primary colors, is inspired by their “Sunrise over Katahdin” logo, released in 1988.

Katahdin is Maine’s tallest mountain and represents the adventurous spirit of a L.L. Bean customer.  This knitted cap is made from 100% acrylic yarns, handwash and dry flat.  I can see myself needing this when I have to shovel snow this winter!  I am always looking for a cute hat and this one is very colorful  RV $29.95 


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics OCC Stained Gloss in Nomad  This is a beautiful metallic copper-berry gloss and it is  part of The Dune Generation collection. It is metallic but it is so subtle that it just comes off as a high gloss and not too over the top or frosty. I love this shade! I just wish OCC glosses were not so fussy and had a doe foot applicator.  The nice thing about this gloss is that you can layer it for a deeper shade or as a top coat for another product ~ as it can be sheered out.   RV $11.99  Thanksgiving Sales: Use promo code REWARDME at Rakuten.com to get 5% back!  Expires 12/01/2016

Description: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics OCC Stained Gloss, Nomad Stained Gloss combines the pigment potency of a Lip Tar with a casual glossy finish that is ready-to-wear from its first slick application to the high impact stain it leaves behind. It can be worn alone or layered over your favorite existing lip tar shade for added depth, dimension and a long lasting glossy finish. It’s highly pigmented so a little goes a long way.


Memebox was another sponsor for this Bonus Box and they contributed to 3 items this year.  If you know anything about my blog, I am really into Memebox!!  If this is your first time purchasing from Memebox, you can save 20% if you use my referral link (here)  Memebox will HAVE HUGE Thanksgiving sales and I will have a Black Friday Sales blog post with that information on Monday.

Nooni Deep Water Therapy Facial Cream in Balancing ~ this is from their new product line with Nooni.  I received the Balancing cream,  which is more for dry or dehydrated skin  ~ they also make a Fresh, which is more for oily skin.   This has a creamy texture, the scent is fresh and not too overpowering like many of the Nooni products ~  I will use this as part of my night time routine.  This is a sample size, but you can purchase the full size 50 mL and get a free boosting facial mist for $23.00 at Memebox.

Description: Whether your skin is a dry patch or a hodgepodge of oily and dry, the solution is hydration. That’s exactly what Nooni’s Deep Water Therapy line offers. The products star premium mineral-rich Deep Sea Water, brimming with Magnesium that detoxes skin, locks in moisture, speeds up cell turnover rate, and battles acne and other skin problems. Plus, the line features smart and simple multi-functioning products that save time and your skin! Facial Cream #Balancing: This rich, non-sticky cream is a total dream. It replenishes Collagen with Ceramide NP, creating a protective layer on skin and sealing in moisture. Also packed with Aloe Vera, Fig, and Shea Butter extracts, the cream soothes and nourishes on another level. Plus, it absorbs quickly into skin to deliver nutrients deeper and to boost elasticity from within.

Ingredients: Sea Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Dimethicone, Betaine, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Algae Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Hibiscus Esculentus Fruit Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Alcohol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Stearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Fructooligosaccharides, Disodium Edta, Lecithin, Beta-Glucan, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Ceramide NP Fragrance  cosDNA analysis


Bonvivant Botanical Pure Mask in Adenosine + Acai (I’ve tried this before and it is great) Original Review

The essence in this mask smells lightly sweet and is a thin-milky white essence.  This is an anti-wrinkle mask and I was able to leave this mask on for over 40 minutes, as it is very nourishing.   After I removed the mask ~ my face was still moist with essence residue, but not tacky, slick feeling, but once absorbed, I could feel my face feel soft and smooth.  I used this in the morning, but really, this is another mask I would recommend using at night-time, due to the deeply moisturizing properties of the ingredients.    This would also be a perfect winter time mask for oily skinned types.   RV $1.00

  • Adenosine is yeast derived and is an anti-wrinkle and anti-inflammatory ingredient.
  • Acai (Euterpe Oleracea)  is a powerful antioxidant berry, full of flavonoids,  Omega 6, Omega 3 and Oleic acid (essential fatty acids) and phytosterols, which protects your skin against environmental damage (pollution), combat free radicals and is an anti-inflammatory. It also helps retain moisture to your skin,  rejuvenate your skin and it is highly emollient 

Memebox carries a whole line of Bonvivant masks (see here) and I did review them a few months ago (review here). 

The Bonvivant 100% Botanical Mask line boasts au naturale sheets crafted with 100% Eucalyptus-derived elements that gently adhere to the skin without any irritation. They’re enriched with a top-notch blend of oriental fruit extracts like Mulberry, Fig, Pomegranate, and Gingko Nut that naturally protect and revitalize skin. This refreshing line comes in 6 concentrated superfood essences, each with its own unique benefit that caters to specific skin concerns.


The mask sheet material is made with the natural fibers from eucalyptus and according to the very rough translation that I gleaned from Memebox Korea, the production of this mask material is eco-friendly that is biodegradable and is very environmentally friendly.   The sheet mask material will hold the moisturizing essence and will enable you to wear the mask for extended periods of time and will closely adhere to your skin. 

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Each SuperFood mask has specific ingredients to target skin concerns ~  however, all of these SuperFood masks contain the following ingredients to help with restoring vitality to your skin. 

  • Allantoin moisturizes, exfoliates and softens skin, making it look smooth and refined, while reducing and relieving irritation.  
  • Panthenol helps cellular renewal and is an effective moisturizer. It is derived from plants and this ingredient comes from Vitamin B5. Panthenol is a natural humectant, which retains moisture and hydrates the skin. It also is a good lubricant on the skin, making skin look soft and smooth. It is also an anti-inflammatory
  • Punica Granatum  (Pomegranate) contains female hormones ~ estrogen and estradiol and as women age, those hormones are decreased and our collagen production is reduced.  Pomegranate is a fantastic anti-aging ingredient as it helps supply those hormones, therefore stimulating collagen products, making skin firm and vibrant.  Pomegranate also contains Vitamin C, which is a great anti-oxidant ingredient and has a brightening effect
  • Ficus Carica (Fig) have a high mucilage (a polysaccharide found in plants which store moisture)  content, helping  trap water in your skin, keeping it hydrated.  As an emollient, fig extracts also help soften and smooth your skin.  
  • Morus Alba (Mulberry) is a brightening ingredient and will help prevent hyper-pigmentation as it suppresses the melanin producing enzyme tyrosinase
  • Ginkgo Biloba is an anti-inflammatory and will reduce redness, helps control oil, is an antioxidant that will help boost collagen production.
  • Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) is packed with Vitamin C, it helps to cleanse and clear oily skin, while fighting blemishes and toning skin and tissues.

Description: The Adenosine + Acai sheet mask restores damaged, tired skin. Adenosine re-energizes, while Acai Extract delivers rich antioxidants to strengthen skin and protect it from toxins and environmental pollutants.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance  cosDNA analysis

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Pony Effect Stay Fit Matte Lip Color in So Good  I own a couple of the Pony Effect Stay Fit Matte lippies and they are really nice ~ So Good is a beautiful muted orchid shade and it looks lighter and brighter on my lips than on my hand. The creamy formula applies easily and without pulling and it does dry down to a true matte but it isn’t very long lasting like some other matte lippies.  It does leave behind a stain, which is good news  ~ this is a beautiful cheery shade ~ something we all need right now  RV $18.50

Description: “For vivid color payoff, line your lips and fill in. For a more natural look, apply a few dots and quickly blend. “Matte lip trend made easy! This ultra-pigmented lipstick applies creamy and opaque and dries to a long-lasting matte finish that won’t overly dry out of your lips like traditional matte lipstick formula. High pigment liquid with matte finish. Ultra long-lasting,minimal budging or transfer. Formulated with Murumuru Seed Butter and Brazil Nut Seed Oil to protect the lips

Top Shop Smokey Eye Palette in Enigma  I was familiar with Top Shop in the UK, but they have a US store as well.  This is a beautiful palette consisting of 4 neutral satin, matte and shimmery shades, designed to create a beautiful smokey eye this holiday season.  This comes packaged in a sleek slim case with cute light taupe dots all over the black case.

It comes with a 2 sided brush applicator and the shades are satin beige, satin taupe, shimmery bronze and a matte chocolate brown.   I found that these shadows are highly pigmented, not a lot of fall out at all and they last a long time.  This is a palette that all ages and skin tones could wear and even though it is a “smokey” eye palette, the colors can be blended out to achieve a soft, natural daytime look.  RV $16.00

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Dorco Shai 3+3 Dual 3 Blade System for Women4-pack Refill Cartridges   At first, I am thinking a razor?  From an unknown brand?  I have to say, my initial lack of enthusiasm was wrong!  This is a South Korean brand, which is a leader is the Asian market for disposable shaving products . I received both the razor and a pack of cartridges ~ the razor comes with a holder that you can stick on your shower wall for ease of use.   The handle is curved so that I can grip it properly and the razor itself is pretty huge.  This is supposed to have a moisturizing strip, but unlike a lot of moisturizing strips that are bulky and when damp, become engorged with moisture, making it hard to get a close shave ~ these do not.  It stays nice and slim and doesn’t get in the way ~ it is made from vitamin E, aloe and lavender oil and quite frankly, if it wasn’t mentioned on the package, I would not have noticed it.  Each cartridge contains 6 blades, so it multi-pivots and is easy to rinse.  At the top of the cartridge, there is a rubber “comb” that lifts up hair so it can grab it and remove, for a deep, close shave.

The head not only pivots, but it bends in the middle.   This is an unusual design as it means that as I shave around the curves of my knees or under my arms, the blade will continue to hug my skin, as it will bend and flex with the curves of my body.  This blade gives me a super close shave, without nicks, cuts or razor burn.   I am thrilled to have this and will purchase my blades from Dorco as these are a STEAL.  Seriously, razor blades are so damn expensive and these work and are affordable.  The razor with 2 cartridges is normally $6.50, but you can get it for $1.00 right now at Dorco USA.  The 4 pack refill is $7.45, which is amazing. I have purchased 4 packs for almost $20.00 before and you really need to try out this razor.   Believe it or not, this is one of my favorite things in this box.   Thanksgiving Sales: Save $10 off  any $30 purchase by using code LSNVBR16  expires 12/01/2016

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Ahava Purifying Time To Clear Mud Mask  I love wash off mask packs and Ahava’s purifying mask contains clay, Dead Sea Mud and Dead Sea water to help purify and remove the toxins from your face, while unclogging pores.  This will help absorb excess oil and this also contains horsetail extract, which helps calm your skin and reduce redness and swelling and jojoba oil to moisturize your skin.   This clay mask is not thick or gloppy, but fairly thin ~ it isn’t watery, however and I don’t really detect a noticeable scent.  

I applied to my face and the dry down started pretty quickly ~ in fact, the instructions state to leave this mask on for 2 minutes before rinsing off.  I left it on longer and I didn’t feel that mask tightened uncomfortably at all  

After rinsing off, I didn’t really notice any visible results.  I have oily skin and some larger pores around my T-Zone, so perhaps this mask was too gentle for my skin type.  I will say this is a nice delicate mask and if you have sensitive skin or dry skin, you might want to try this one ~ my face did not feel dry or stripped after using this, so I think it will keep your skin properly hydrated.   Travel Size 25 mL RV $10.00

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Ingredients: Kaolin, Silt (Dead Sea Mud), Aqua (Mineral Spring Water), Cocamide MEA & DMDM Hydantoin & Sodium Lauroamphoacetate & Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Propanediol (Corn derived Glycol), Glyceryl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract & Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ceteareth-30 & Cetearyl Alcohol, Maris Sal (Dead Sea Water), Sodium Lactate, Zinc Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol & Chlorphenesin & Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5) , Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-40 Stearate, Allantoin, Lactic Acid, Dimethicone, Sorbitan Tristearate, Xanthan Gum, PEG-5 Cocoate & PEG-8 Dicocoate & PEG-9 & Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Triclosan, Methylisothiazolinone, BHA, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) cosDNA analysis


The Limited Simply Modern eau de parfum Rollerball Set: Luna, Fleur & Belle  These 3 mini roller balls are really a lot of fun!  The Limited sells not only clothing, but accessories and cosmetics.  Look how pretty these are ~ you could purchase them and split them for gift bags.  These rollerball perfumes are from The Limited’s  Simply Modern fragrance collection, which are exclusive to The Limited and was created in collaboration with 3 female perfumers.  3 x 8 mL RV $25.00

Belle: Effortless yet chic, Belle blends notes of glittering grapefruit, dewy water hyacinth flowers and warm cedarwood to create a bright fragrance that enhances your natural aura.  “Belle is the perfect complement to your everyday wardrobe. Wear it to the office, brunch with friends or even a casual night out.” – Perfumer, Gil Clavien

Luna:  Luna layers bold notes of fresh blood orange with alluring wild orchid and warm vanilla, an enchanting fragrance that gives you a confident edge….. “Enchanting wild orchid and raspberry flower reveal her elegance and femininity. A trail of mahogany and vanilla leaves her in everyone-s memory”- – Perfumer, Caroline Ivanica

Fleur: Fleur combines zest of juicy bergamot with the nostalgic romance of magnolia and pure blonde woods. An intriguing fragrance with a lasting impression. “Fleur is a fragrance that enhances femininity while being approachable and chic. It’s her secret weapon when she wants to make a memorable impression.” – Perfumer, Annie Buzantian

They all smell beautiful, but I have to say that Luna is my favorite right now!  I like the little rollerball applicator and how these are so portable and easy to tuck away in a small purse.

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And finally, JC Penney $50.00 gift card!  This is great, as I can use on anything I want at their store or online site.  JC Penney is a mainstay in the USA, selling clothing and lifestyle products for decades.    JC Penney did a great thing several years ago ~ they partnered with Sephora and they have an in-house Sephora now in their stores and online!  I purchased the boscia Mask It All set ~ I have a couple of mini reviews here and I plan to have a longer review on these products in a month or so.

Description: One kit is all you need to purify pores, increase hydration, and fade hyperpigmentation and signs of aging. The innovative peel-off Luminizing Black Mask helps boost skin clarity and minimize the appearance of pores, while the tsubaki (camellia) oil-enriched, customizable Tsubaki Splash Mask is a Japanese rice water mask that delivers a high concentration of nourishing ingredients for instantly softer, smoother, and more supple skin. The deeply hydrating, overnight Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask intensely moisturizes and protects to deliver smoother, baby-soft skin, and the two-part Charcoal Pore Pudding—powered by black and white charcoal—works together to minimize the appearance of pores while balancing skin for ideal results. Each face mask possesses a unique formula and benefit: a black charcoal peel-off mask to refine pores, a splash mask to instantly moisturize and brighten, a sleeping mask to deeply hydrate, and a charcoal wash-off mask to remove oil and impurities. 

This set contains

It retails for $49.00 and I think this is a great way to try out both the Luminizing line and Tsubaki line as well!  Some key ingredients in these products

  • Activated Bamboo Charcoal: Absorbs pore-clogging impurities without irritation, leaving the skin clearer, healthier, and more refined
  • Binchotan White Charcoal Powder: Helps minimize pores while balancing skin’s moisture content
  • Tsubaki (Camellia) Oil: Acts as an anti-aging moisturizer – hydrates, firms, and protects against free radical damage with comparable antioxidant properties to Vitamin C
  • Rice Bran Oil: An antioxidant-rich oil that reduces dark spots, improves moisture rentention, and provides essential nutrients to skin

Luminizing Black Mask The Luminizing Black Mask visibly minimizes the appearance of pores, absorbs excess oil, and gently exfoliates for a bright, fresh-faced appearance. Rich in antiaging vitamin C and antioxidants, this formula visibly reduces hyperpigmentation, minimizes large pores, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and combats excess oil while lifting away clogging impurities for radiant skin.  Full size retails for $34.00

Ingredients: Water, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Glycereth-26, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Acrylates/Palmeth-25 Acrylate Copolymer, Iron Oxides (CI77499), Pentylene Glycol, Montmorillonite, Polysorbate 20, Charcoal Powder, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Leaf Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Diglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates Copolymer, Ceteth-25, Oleth-10, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Sodium Hydroxide. 

Tsubaki Splash Mask A customizable Japanese rice water mask designed to deliver maximum hydration in seconds for smoother, more supple skin that glows. This mask contains highly-concentrated natural ingredients, including antioxidant-rich tsubaki (camellia) oil, designed to nourish the skin throughout and give it the hydration it craves. The unique “splash” formula creates customizable, lightweight hydration for every day and season.  Full size retails for $38.00

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#novembermaskchallenge hosted by @woodnote_song & @nourishtheskin ~ Day 12 on the same day!! Treat Yo'Self… Boscia Tsubaki Splash Mask I purchased this in a Boscia Holiday Kit from Sephora and this was one of the products I was most eager to try out. I am not a fan of the Blithe slash masks for some reason ~ I found them to be very sticky on my skin. This is a Japanese rice water mask, made with Tsubaki (Camellia) oil, which helps firm, hydrates and has antioxidant properties that help increase collagen product and helps prevent collagen breakdown. It also has Omaga 6 and 9, which help moisturize your skin deep within. Rice bran oil helps lighten hyper-pigmentation and strengthens your moisture barrier, leaving glowing skin. This is a thick liquid and you take a couple of drops, mix with warm water and then splash on your face, patting it in until absorbed. I forgot the water step as I added the mask undiluted to my face and then realized I missed the water step. I just then splashed warm water over it and patted the product into my skin. I guess it is the same difference! This actually smells like a spicy lavender scent, which I was surprised to discover ~ but am happy! This has a lot of really nourishing oils in it ~ soybean, sunflower, safflower, plus some wonderful herbs such as clove, rosemary and ginseng. This mask is not to be rinsed off, so I just apply some nightcare products over it tonight. My skin feels great, btw ~ soft, smooth and very moisturized without being greasy or oily. I think I am in love!! I am planning to do a blog review on my Boscia products from the holiday kit, plus a discontinued item (which I DO hope they will bring back) ~ Boscia Tsubaki Oil-Infused Exfoliating Powder ~ I don't know why they discontinued it, as it seemed to get a lot of nice reviews and I did like the sample. I purchased mine off eBay but I guess it will have to only come back via customer demand. this product was, in a roundabout way, provided via @rakutenaffiliatenetwork and @jcpenney #masks #sheetfaced #boscia #sephora #bblogger #bbloggers #minireview #jpbeauty #japaneseskincare #beautyblogger #beautybloggers #femalebblogger

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Ingredients: PEG/PPG-8/3 Diisostearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Peel Oil, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil cosDNA analysis

Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask A deeply-hydrating overnight sleeping mask that intensely moisturizes and protects to deliver long-term antiaging benefits and smoother, baby-soft skin. This signature, lightweight botanical blend of tsubaki oil (camellia oil), wakame (Japanese sea kelp), and rice bran oil hydrates, smooths, and protects for the appearance of firm, youthful skin. Serine, an amino acid, locks in moisture, ensuring maximum hydration as you sleep. It acts as an antiaging moisturizer and preps skin for better absorption of products.  Full size retails for $34.00

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Dimethicone, Sucrose, Lactobacillus Ferment, Pentylene Glycol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polysorbate 60, Squalane, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Algae Extract, Althaea Officinalis Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Carbomer, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol  cosDNA analysis


Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment   I have used this before and here is my original review: I love the  Luminizing Black product line from boscia ~ their Detoxifying Black Cleanser is a wonderful luxury item for me and I love their blotting papers! I received this deluxe size sample when I did a mini-haul with Sephora. This is a charcoal detox mask and it has two swirls of product ~ one with activated bamboo charcoal, and that is in the “black” side of the mask ~ that will remove dirt, excess oil and other debris in your skin. The “white” side has Binchotan white charcoal powder ~ a Japanese charcoal that comes from Ubame Oak trees and it helps purify and will help balance your moisture/oil ratio in your skin. Kaolin clay is in both sides and we know that helps absorb oil and dirt, sloughs off dead skin cells from your skin. This also has jojoba and rose geranium oil, which helps keep your face moisturized and reduces inflammation. This mask is supposed to help minimize the appearance of pores while moisturizing, hydrating, balancing and refining your skin. I hated to dig into the little tub and mess up the swirls! The scent is like their other products from the “Black” series, which is a bit funky smelling ~ Boscia does not not add artificial fragrances so don’t expect this to smell like a rose garden (thank goodness!) It is not that unpleasant and I quickly get over the scent. It is very easy to apply this mask ~ I just use my mask spatula and dip it in, picking up both black & white product and then applying it to my face, mixing the two products together (the beauty of grey.…)

This clay mask doesn’t dry down (hence the name pudding!) so you don’t get the cracking or excess dryness as you might with other traditional clay masks. After 30 minutes, I rinsed off with warm water ~ my pores around my nose do look more smaller which is very nice! But my pores around my forehead in the T-Zone were not minimized, so boo-hiss. I have bangs, so no will notice except me ~ heck, most of our “imperfections” are only noticed by ourselves! I feel I have horrible hyper-pigmentation, but no one in RL thinks I do!! My face feels refreshed and not oily, not dry or stripped and it looks clearer. I like that this can be used as a spot treatment as well, as I don’t normally need to do a full face with clay masks and this one is pricey!! I am not sure why they did the swirly thing if we are supposed to mix them together. It isn’t like they have the sides separated. I think they did this to make it look zen, but really, they could have mixed it all together, but then you would have a grey mask without the really cool photo ops ~ their ad shows a beautiful woman with the mask on, but not mixed ~ the mask is separated on her face in targeted areas ~ which you cannot do the way this product is designed in the tub and also, boscia states to mix it together.   Full Size retails  for $38.00

Description: This decadent treatment is formulated with the power of black and white charcoal and the added benefits from Kaolin Clay to detoxify and cleanse the skin and pores deeply without irritation. The formula also moisturizes, balances, and hydrates for a clearer, more refined, stronger, and healthier looking complexion. This product is also free of preservatives, phthalates, sulfates, parabens, artificial fragrances and colors, gluten, and ethanol alcohol. It is dermatologist tested and can be used as a full facial or a spot treatment.

Black Charcoal Pore Pudding Ingredients: Water, Diglycerin, Glycerin, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Talc, Kaolin, Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Titanium Dioxide, CI77499, Ethylhexylglycerin, Charcoal Powder, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens(rose geraniuml), Flower Oil, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Ceteth-25, Oleth-10, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, PVP, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyacetophenone  cosDNA analysis

White Charcoal Pore Pudding Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Diglycerin, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Kaolin, Bentonite, Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Charcoal Powder, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Kappaphycus Alvarezii extract, Sea Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens (rose geranium) Flower Oil, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polysorbate 20, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, PVP, Hydroxyacetophenone  cosDNA analysis


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This is a very interesting and fun box from RAN ~ a cool hat, great makeup, skincare and a set of fun perfumes.  Not to mention the gift card, which enabled me to pick out something that I had been looking at for a while ~ some new Camellia products from Boscia.  And of course, the unexpected surprise of really loving that razor ~sometimes, the best things in life don’t cost that much, amirite?  I received a value of over $200.00 in this box.  I am so grateful that Jamie at RAN chose me  this time ~ RAN only does this quarterly, so I am very happy to have this opportunity to receive and review some really nice products for my readers!

Have you tried any of these items in the RAN Bonus Box?  Are you interested in purchasing them on Black Friday?


Disclosure:  I received this box complementary from RAN (Rakuten Affiliate Network)  There are affiliate links in this blog post

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