Toners are sometimes overlooked and get a bad wrap from years when they were mostly full of alcohol, but not so anymore. This new generation of toners like our Skin Brightening Toner makes sense in your skincare routine. They serve double purpose ensuring that no dirt is left behind on the skin after cleansing, and deliver a number of skin nurturing ingredients to your freshly cleansed face.
From gentle exfoliation to hydration and skin barrier repair, there’s something for every skin type in our toner.
The key to creating this elegant formula is balancing the combination of ingredients at effective levels, yet gentle enough for everyday use, so as to provide skin benefits without irritation.
Key Ingredients in Bolden Skin Brightening Toner
Glycolic Acid, a star alpha hydroxy acid is used for its exfoliating, smoothing, and anti-aging effect on skin. It accelerates cell turnover and helps reduce hyperpigmentation, and at a 1% concentration, it can be used daily.
Witch Hazel in our formula helps to tighten and smooth the skin’s texture, it can reduce swelling, repair broken skin, and make the skin less conducive for bacteria to thrive.
Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid, are well researched humectants that bind water and boost hydration levels in the skin. They help the skin retain moisture by pulling water into the top layer of your skin, helping it appear plumper and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These two ingredients are perfect compliments because of their different molecule sizes. Glycerin as a small molecule is capable of pulling moisture deep from the skin to the skin’s surface while the much larger Hyaluronic Acid molecules sit on top of the skin drawing moisture from the environment and creating somewhat of a moisture cushion on the surface. They work hand in hand to balance out the skin’s hydration.
Niacinamide, a form of Vitamin B3 is a powerhouse ingredient for brightening and hydration. It prevents the transfer of pigment within the skin, which helps prevent dark spots. It also strengthens and repairs the skin barrier, making it great for sensitive skin suffering from a compromised skin barrier. The icing on the cake is that Niacinamide plays well with other skincare ingredients and makes them work better
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-37 is a skin hydrating peptide with remarkable skin-soothing effect. It helps increase the water content on the surface of the skin and strengthens the skins barrier function. It also softens the appear fine lines and wrinkles.
Sodium PCA is an amino acid and another humectant we love for its ability to attract water to the skin’s surface. Similar in function to Hyaluronic acid, not only is it good at hydrating the skin, but it prevents trans epidermal water loss by bolstering the skin’s protective barrier.
Licorice Root Extract contains liquiritin and licochalcone, both of which are tyrosinase inhibitors that prevent dark spots from forming and can also fade exiting ones. Over time with regular use, the skin become more even toned.
These are some of the ingredients that make our Skin Brightening Toner a fan favorite! If there’s a consistent theme, it is gentle exfoliation, skin hydration and barrier repair, and dark spot elimination. We can all benefit from these, so do not skip this step in your routine.