Sun Protection

5 Reasons Your Dark Skin Still Needs Sunscreen

Sunscreen is probably the best anti-aging defense available for your skin. This is because it protects the skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (invisible) rays that cause oxidative and DNA damage. In addition to the visible light we get from the sun, we also get invisible rays UVA and UVB. UVA (think A for Aging) can penetrate deep into the skin and cause premature aging, sun spots, and hyperpigmentation. UVB (think B for Burn) is the invisible ray that causes sunburn and tends to damage the skin's more superficial layers, it also plays a key role in the formation of skin cancer cells.
Dark spots

Why Vitamin C Should Get The Skin Hero Award

If there ever is a skincare hero award, Vitamin C should probably get it. This well researched ingredient offers amazing skin benefits that are well documented. In terms of its importance, it ranks right after sunscreen in preventing premature aging. 
Dark spots

The 411: Brightening vs. Whitening vs. Lightening

The terms lightening, whitening and bleaching are often used interchangeably. Skin bleaching is a term that was more popular in the 80's than it is today, and is essentially the same as skin whitening. The difference between skin lightening and whitening is largely based on the degree/severity with which melanin production is reduced. 

pH Basics and how it affects your skin

pH which stands for Potential of Hydrogen (yeah, some of us daydreamed during chem class!) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14 with 0 being the most acidic and 14, most alkaline. 7 is considered neutral.

Double Cleansing Is Everything!

  You know you are really adulting when you can commit to a consistent skincare routine. It can be as easy as taking time every morning and evenin...

How To Build A Blossoming Skincare Routine

As we look toward the beginning of a new season, we want to provide a “refresher” of tips that highlight ways to create a thriving skincare routine that works for you.
Face Masks

Face Masks: An Intro

This weekend’s beauty indulgence, face masks, have been around for a long time and the benefits of using them are almost immeasurable. Masks mimic the experience at a spa, and a good face mask can improve the overall appearance of your skin.


Black skin is rich in color, texture and quality. Still, like all other skin types, it is often prone to a myriad of unwelcome conditions. While it would be easy enough to simply brush over our blemishes, here at Bolden we prefer to get to the root of issues, and deal with them head-on.