Boscia Hydrogel Masks

by Sarah

Skincare is really important whether you use makeup or not. And taking care of our skin has never been easier as we have so many treatment and product options which cater for a variety of skin concerns and needs.

Sheet masks have been quite popular for a few years now. Although I too have used them, for me personally, none of them work quite as well as “Gel Masks” – in particular my personal favorite Boscia Hydrogel Masks!

Here’s why I prefer gel masks over sheet masks…

Boscia Hydrogel Masks

Depending on your skin’s needs, there are countless variety of masks out there infused with serums to brighten, moisturize, mattify, firm, detoxify and so on. Within the 15-30 minute time frame most masks are required to be on the skin, the mask is supposed to help lock the serum in and activate the ingredients for an intense boost of hydration – and whatever else the mask is designed to do.

I’ve used many different sheet masks from different brands, but somehow none of them wowed me. The sheets which are typically made from durable paper-like material always felt flimsy, varied in how well they fit and never felt like they really locked the serum into my skin.

That all changed when Gel Masks started to hit the shelves…

Gel masks are made from a thin, silicone-like sheet which is NOT breathable or porous like traditional sheet masks. And this is where they differ immensely in delivering better results because the skin is completely sealed so the serum has nowhere to go but into the skin. This also helps lock the moisture in so you end up with glowing, plump skin as soon as you take the mask off.

Another major advantage of gel masks is how well they fit the face. The gel texture literally grabs onto the skin so it hugs all the contours of the face and doesn’t slip or move around like sheet masks can.

Boscia Hydrogel Mask

Boscia Hydrogel Masks are my personal favorites. In terms of fit and the serums that the masks are infused with, I find they do exactly what they claim and deliver instant results.

I discovered these masks on a trip where I just got off a 10-hour flight and my skin was looking and feeling super dull and dehydrated. I went to Sephora in search of a boosting mask and picked up the Boscia Sake Brightening Hydrogel Mask. I applied it later that evening and kept it on for about 20 minutes.

To be honest, given my previous experiences with the sheet masks, I wasn’t expecting miracles but my skin literally transformed within that 20 minutes. As soon as I took the mask off, I could see my skin was more plump and hydrated. That alone made a huge difference to the overall look of my skin. Given I picked the Sake formula, I could definitely see a general brightening effect also.
                                                 Boscia Hydrogel Masks in Wake Firming, Charcoal Pore Minimizing and Sake Brightening

Boscia Hydrogel Masks are split into 2 sections covering top and bottom half of the face separately. I find this further helps conform the mask to each individual’s face shape to ensure better fit and coverage.

As well as the quality of the mask itself, they’re infused with serums which contain natural ingredients such as vitamins, cold pressed oils and botanicals to deliver on the claims made on the packets.

Boscia Hydrogel Mask

Needless to say, I ran back to Sephora the next day and picked up all 6 different variety of these masks; and I’ve been using them depending on my skin’s needs since. These masks are great to use along with your regular skincare products but they’re also amazing before a special occasion where your skin could do with an instant boost.

Another must have item within this line is the Hydrogel Eye Masks. Infused with the same Sake brightening formula as the face mask, these babies are designed to de-puff and brighten the delicate eye area. Leave them in the fridge to cool and apply under the eyes when you have any puffiness or darkness; and your eyes will look like you had your 8-hour beauty sleep in an instant.

I’m due for another major restock of these masks however the Wakame Firming, Charcoal Pore Minimizing and Sake Brightening are what I reach for the most so I always have one at hand, at all times. But there’s a mask to suit every skin need and at $8 per pack, they’re well worth adding to your skincare routine.

SHOP Boscia Hydrogel Masks HERE

Boscia Sake Eye Masks / Sake Brightening / Charcoal Pore Minimizing / Wakame Firming / Tsubaki Oil Deep Hydration / Green Tea Mattifying

So beauties, let me know in the comments if you’ve tried the Boscia (or any other brand) gel masks and what you think of them compared to sheet masks. Share your personal favorites in the comments.

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Jackie June 16, 2017 - 9:31 am

Hi Sarah I was using sephora’s own sheet masks but they were nothing special. I’m placing my order to try some of these. Thanks for the suggestions.

Sarah June 17, 2017 - 2:44 am

Enjoy your new masks Jackie! :)

Sandra June 16, 2017 - 6:19 am

Great info as always. I’ve also seen the dry mask from Charlotte Tilbury. Have you tried it? I really value your opinion. Thanks in advance.

Sarah June 17, 2017 - 2:48 am

Hi Sandra, I haven’t tried the CT dry mask yet but I did see a lot of reviews and the mask in action on others. From what I know, the dry mask has a veil of skincare products and you massage your face as you wear it. The warmth from the friction warms up the products and melts them into the skin. I know the mask provides quite a bit of hydration but again, I haven’t personally used it to report on any other benefits – or otherwise.

Bronwyn June 15, 2017 - 10:39 pm

So glad you did this review. I have tried so many of the other paper types and they are a terrible fit and as you said never did anything amazing. I will definitely being going out to get these. I think the two part for top and bottom is the best idea, now I won’t look like an incredibly badly wrapped mummy. Thank you

Bronwyn June 15, 2017 - 11:24 pm

Unfortunately, after some research I won’t be able to try these after all. Sephora in Australia don’t stock them and Boscis themselves want over $65 Australian just for shipping alone. So sad.

Sarah June 16, 2017 - 4:30 am

Hi Bronwyn, I’m so sorry you’re not able to get these in Australia :(

I’m not exactly sure of shipping fees but JCPenny via the link below sells the Boscia masks and they definitely deliver to Australia.
Furthermore, gel masks actually originated from Korea and the site (again link below) has really affordable gel masks and they offer shipping to Australia at really good rates. The brand Beauty Clinic in particular offers similar 2-piece gel masks for the face, as well as under eye masks. For the sake of trialling gel masks, you might want to give them a try. Hope that helps :)


Bianca June 15, 2017 - 4:45 pm

I was buying the Tony Moly sheet masks and never felt an obvious difference before and after. I’ve never seen these gel masks. I like hydrating masks cos my skin gets really dry. I might get the Tsubaki Oil and the eye masks. Thank you for letting us know about these.

Sarah June 16, 2017 - 4:32 am

Hi Bianca. I used a few of the Tony Moly masks myself. There was a red wine one and it literally smelt like I spilt a glass of wine all over my face :) Your skin would love the Tsubaki Oil mask. It’s definitely the most hydrating out of the range. Enjoy!! :)

Karen June 15, 2017 - 3:44 pm

Ooooh these look interesting. I never tried gel masks before. I think I’ll have to get me some now. Love this review, Thanks Sarah.

Sarah June 16, 2017 - 4:33 am

Thank you Karen! Keep me posted if you try them :)


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