Bolden - Bolden Brightening Glycolic Acid Toner

Bolden Bolden Brightening Glycolic Acid Toner

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • glycolic acid
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-37
  • panthenol
  • algae extract
  • copper gluconate
  • glycerin
  • magnesium aspartate
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • vitis vinifera seed extract
  • zinc gluconate
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
93 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Our products are always Paraben and Sulfate Free!Used to treat oily skin Used to treat blemish prone skin Used to treat hyperpigmentation"
WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid

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What does the product description say?
"With regular use, discoloration from acne, sun damage and aging is dramatically reduced."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid, niacinamide.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: palmitoyl tripeptide-37, vitis vinifera seed extract.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

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What does the product description say?
"Our products are always Paraben and Sulfate Free!Used to treat oily skin Used to treat blemish prone skin Used to treat hyperpigmentation"
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid, niacinamide

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: glycyrrhiza glabra root extract.

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

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What does the product description say?
"Oil-free moisture and calming botanicals reduce inflammation, soothe and hydrate problem skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: algae extract, glycerin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: algae extract.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: niacinamide, palmitoyl tripeptide-37, panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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This product contains antioxidants (vitis vinifera seed extract) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
7.3% - 9%
4.8% - 5.9%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
3.2% - 3.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.4% - 3%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
1.9% - 2.4%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.7% - 2.1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.5% - 1.9%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
1.1% - 1.4%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.95% - 1.15%
0.7% - 1.1%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.7% - 1%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.65% - 0.95%
A plant extract that might have some antioxidant properties, but mostly used in cosmetics for its color
0.6% - 0.9%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps improve the product texture
0.55% - 0.85%
0.55% - 0.8%
Used as a fragrance. It can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.5% - 0.75%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.45% - 0.65%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.35% - 0.65%
A plant extract that contains resveratrol and other anti-oxidant compounds that can help neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation in skin and even out its tone. Can be also used to stabilize the product formulation
0.45% - 0.65%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that might have some anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It can be irritating
0.35% - 0.6%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and calm down inflammation in skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.35%
A very irritating fragrant ingredient
0.15% - 0.25%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.15% - 0.3%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%

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