Be Bolden!

Me being the skincare junkie that I am I came across Bolden a few weeks ago online and now I am obsessed. Bolden Skincare a skincare line, built by founders Chinelo Chidozie and her sister in law Ndidi Obidoa, both Nigerian, for black women to embrace their natural beauty. While embracing our natural beauty, it is essential to the founders that they make skincare products that actually work for women of color. I got to meet the founders at the Essence Beauty Carnival where we got to chat and talk about some of the key products of the line.

The SPF 30 Brightening Moisturizer

Is a real gem for the brand. Created out of the frustration of literally becoming the “color purple” while putting on SPF this product is the total opposite of that. Lightweight but still offering SPF 30 protection this moisturizer contains vitamin c to brighten and protect the skin from free radicals. The product retails for $28.

The Brightening Glycolic Acid Toner

This toner is really amazing and one of my favorites from the line. It brightens dark spots, diminishes fine lines and improves skin texture and tone. Where most toners that contain glycolic acid and can be drying this one is refreshing and hydrating while still being effective. While this toner is ideal for oily and blemish prone skin (ME), I think dryer skin types can use this toner sparingly in their skincare routine. The toner contains licorice root, algae extract, and vitamin b5. It retails for $19.50.

Glow Hydrating Mask

I’m an oily girl, and this hydrating mask is excellent for all skin types. It contains hyaluronic acid, aloe, and anti-oxidants. This mask also helps to boost collagen, so that means added plumping and anti-aging benefits. It has a light jelly texture and doesn’t feel heavy on the skin at all. The Glow Hydrating mask is perfect if you want some added glow to your skin or if your dry/ dehydrated. The Glow Mask retails for $19.50.

The Skin Clarifying Cleanser

Is a Ph balanced cleanser made for combo/ oily skin that targets congestion and break-outs. I currently don’t break out all the time but love to use this cleanser when I feel like I need an extra boost in my cleanser at nighttime. It contains Boarhavia Diffusa Root Extract which helps with inflammation and protects the skin from free radicals and pollution. The cleanser retails for $16.50.

I totally recommend trying out Bolden Skincare as the products are amazing and targeted explicitly for specific skincare concerns. The prices are affordable, and now you can purchase Bolden Skincare at select Target stores. My top recommendations are the Brightening Glycolic Toner and the Glow Hydrating Mask!

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