Heard of Bolt Beauty and wondering what all the hype is about? This newly-launched range of skincare capsules has got the attention of many a beauty lover, thanks to its sustainable and travel-friendly format. (When we can all travel again, that is.)
The main perk of these little skincare drops is that you get exactly the right amount of product for your face in each capsule. But they're also making a big effort to be as sustainable as possible; once you've applied your skincare the biodegradable capsules can be dissolved in boiling water or thrown into your food waste bin. We love to see it.
Bolt Beauty's skincare drops are available in jars or refill bags (which are compostable), the latter of which cost $7 less, and you can get 15% off your first order by signing up to the brand’s newsletter.
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The Bolt Beauty capsules even have the approval of skincare influencer extraordinaire, Hyram Yarbro, who recently posted a TikTok praising the "cool" capsules as their biodegradable packaging protects them from air and light.
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What are the different Bolt Beauty capsules?
Currently the brand has four different types of skincare capsules on offer.
- Filthy Clean - cleanser
- Mad About Moisture - moisturizer
- Vitamin A Game - retinol
- Glow Don't Shine - mattifying serum
Bolt Beauty Filthy Clean drops
Filthy Clean 100-Drop Home Jar, $48/£30, bolt-beauty.com (opens in new tab)
An every day, non-foaming cleanser, Mad About Moisture is a thick, clear gel cleanser that goes milky upon contact with water before easily rinsing. It melts away make-up, including eye make-up, as well as other main offenders like pollution and dirt.
Bolt Beauty Mad About Moisture drops
Mad About Moisture 100-Drop Jar, $48/£30, bolt-beauty.com (opens in new tab)
A fragrance-free moisturizer that's been designed with bouncy and plump skin in mind. This contains two molecular weights of hydrating hyaluronic acid (opens in new tab), which can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, as well as antioxidants and calming chamomile.
Bolt Beauty Vitamin A Game drops
Vitamin A Game 100-Drop Jar, $68/£42, bolt-beauty.com (opens in new tab)
The form of Vitamin A in question here is retinol, the clinically proven skin-firmer and smoother. At 0.15% concentration this is a great entry level if you're a newbie – just be sure to introduce to your skin gradually. You may experience some irritation initially and it's generally not suitable for very sensitive skins.
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Bolt Beauty Glow Don't Shine drops
Glow Don't Shine 100-Drop Jar, $68/£42, bolt-beauty.com (opens in new tab)
A mattifying serum that works to reduce shine and excess oil and tackle blemishes, this one smells minty fresh. Although they're at low concentrations, this formula does contain a few different essential oils and so may be one to avoid if you know these sensitize your skin.
Although the brand is based in the UK, Bolt Beauty ships globally, so you'll be able to give these single-dose skincare drops a go wherever you are in the world.
Here's to sustainable skincare for everyone!
Lucy is a beauty journalist who has written for titles including Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, OK!, woman&home and Women's Health, as well as regularly contributing to My Imperfect Life. Her work covers everything from skin and haircare tips to trying and testing the latest beauty launches, and interviewing celebrities and experts. A certified dog person, her other interests include mental wellbeing, books, piña coladas and not getting caught in the rain.
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