Retinol Vs Bakuchiol
For years Retinol has been in the skincare spotlight, proving to successfully fight the signs of ageing, pigmentation and acne. The downside is, if your skin is on the sensitive side, you may experience redness, skin peeling, flaking, dryness, increased photosensitization or general skin irritation. If you have sensitive skin or are moving towards a more natural beauty regime, Bakuchiol is a must try, with research showing this natural ingredient is as effective as Retinol, without the annoying side effects.
A study comparing Retinol and Bakuchiol by the British Association of Dermatologists 2018*, used 44 patients who were asked to apply either Bakuchiol 0.5% cream twice daily or retinol 0.5% cream daily. A facial photograph and analytical system was used to obtain and analyse high-resolution photographs of patients at 0, 4, 8 and 12 weeks. The results showed that Bakuchiol and Retinol both significantly decreased wrinkle surface area and hyperpigmentation, with no statistical difference between the compounds. The Retinol users reported more facial skin scaling and stinging.
*Dhaliwal, Simran & Rybak, I. & Ellis, S & Notay, M. & Trivedi, M. & Burney, W. & Vaughn, A.R. & Nguyen, Mie & Reiter, P. & Bosanac, S. & Yan, H. & Foolad, Negar & Sivamani, Raja. (2018). Prospective, randomized, double-blind assessment of topical bakuchiol and retinol for facial photoaging. British Journal of Dermatology. 180. 10.1111/bjd.16918.
So what is Bakuchiol?
Bakuchiol (pronounced Ba-koo-chi-all) is a plant-based ingredient found in the leaves and seeds of the Psoralea Corylifolia plant in India. This powerful herb has been used in Ayurvedic practices as well as natural Chinese medicine.
Suitable for all skin types, Bakuchiol is a powerful antioxidant that has the ability to reduce pigmentation marks on the skin as well as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Like retinol, Bakuchiol can also help to stimulate collagen production which strengthens the elasticity and improves the texture of the skin. It has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory as well as antibacterial properties. What’s not to love!
If you have sensitive skin, have been unable to tolerate Retinol or are after a more natural approach to skincare, Bakuchiol is an ingredient that should be on your radar.
Looking for a natural Retinol alternative?
Dramatically improve the texture of your skin with super ingredient Bakuchiol, a 100% Natural and Organic, plant-based alternative to Retinol, without the skin-irritating side effects. Formulated with Olive Squalane and Jojoba Oil, this super elixir will help minimise fine lines and wrinkles, improve cellular turnover, skin firmness and elasticity, as well as stimulating collagen production. Enjoy a smooth and even skin tone with this lightweight and easily absorbed natural beauty essential.
How do I use Bakuchiol Skin Booster
Bakuchiol Skin Booster should be used in conjunction with the products in your current skincare regime. Add a few drops of Bakuchiol Skin Booster to your moisturiser or serum, and gently massage into your skin. Alternatively, at night apply directly to your skin, and gently massage in until absorbed. Less is more! You only need a small amount to get the full benefit of Bakuchiol Skin Booster.
Which skin types is Bakuchiol Skin Booster for?
Benefits will be seen in all skin types, but it will dramatically improve the texture and appearance of dry and ageing skin.
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