What is the hottest new skincare ingredient to boost the bounce in your skin?
“Bakuchiol is a naturally derived ingredient that’s effective, yet more gentle approach than retinol in improving the appearances of photoaging”
-Dr. Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP Board Certified Dermatologist Ayurvedic Practitioner
When it comes to caring for our skin, dermatologists’ opinions matter — a lot. Time and time again, Retinol dominates their charts, thanks to its remarkable ties to the appearance of healthy aging. The drawback? It’s known to trigger unwanted sensitivity on the skin. To further complicate matters, Retinol becomes unstable when combined with other key ingredients (case in point: Vitamin C, also highly praised by dermatologists).
Enter Bakuchiol, a groundbreaking plant-based alternative to Retinol that’s just as effective in targeting signs of fine lines and wrinkles, while being much better tolerated on the skin. It also pairs beautifully with Stabilized Vitamin C to achieve collagen-supporting benefits through moisturization and Plant Stem Cell Extract, which helps skin look radiant. Talk about a power trio!
A study published in the British Journal of Dermatology compared Bakuchiol (used twice daily) with retinol (used nightly) in 50 women with photo-ageing in their late 40s. Both retinol and Bakuchiol stimulated key retinoid-binding genes and collagen production so improved wrinkles and hyperpigmentation to a similiar degree….however retinol users experienced more stinging and irritation than those who used Bakuchiol. Another key difference is that Bachi is photostable, while conventional Retinol is not. What this means is that retinol can only be used at night. Plus as stated above, retinol can become unstable when combined with other ingredients.
Bakuchiol is used in anti ageing products to help rejuvenate your skin. It increases skin firmness so is helpful during (Peri) menopause when jowls etc start sagging, it promotes healthy cell regeneration. A true age fighter!
Like retinol, bakuchiol tells your cells to make collagen, “plumping” your skin and reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Bakuchiol also can even skin tone which reduces the appearance of dark spots or areas of hyperpigmentation.
Unlike retinol, Bakuchiol has a hydrating effect on the skin (Retinol causes dry patches, scaly skin and sensitivity.) The Babchi plant is gentle, which makes it suitable for all skin types. It’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial components calm and soothe.
And finally, Bakuchiol is better for vegans because retinols are often produced from animal sources – liver, fish and egg yolks, while plant-based babhci is totally vegan. LOVE!!
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