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What Is plant Based Retinol?

Bakuchiol Serum is a naturally derived retinol-alternative serum to help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while sealing in hydration. Bakuchiol, the key ingredient, is sourced sustainably from the Ayurvedic Babchi plant.

Bakuchiol, the new natural retinol star, is derived from the seeds of the Psoralea corylifolia plant.

The structure of the compound is in the class terpenophenol and is a large molecule. In other words, on a molecular level, bakuchiol does not resemble a traditional vitamin A derivative.” Although there is no structural resemblance to retinol, bakuchiol does manage to have retinol functionality via “retinol-like regulation of gene expression. That means it still prompts cell turnover and stimulates the production of collagen.

In a Blind Use Test on 100 women, ages 28-40 years old, consumers reported the following results after 4 weeks of twice-daily use with Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative moisturizer: 

  • 91% agreed doesn’t cause visible signs of irritation
  • 85% agreed that their skin looks smoother
  • 85% agreed that dull skin appearance is reduced
  • 81% agreed that overall skin appearance is improved
  • 78% agreed that skin is retexturized

Retinol has proven to be one of the best skin care ingredients so far, and no other ingredient has been able to challenge it. This vitamin A derivative is a great anti-aging ingredient with the ability to stimulate the production of collagen, reduce sun damage, erase fine lines and give it a smoother appearance. The problem is that retinol can be very painful and irritating to most people and can cause their skin sensitivity to have a flaky and red appearance. The Environmental Working Group marked retinol is hazardous for a lot of reasons, it can even be toxic to the reproductive system and associated with cardiovascular disease and cancer.

What Vitamin has retinol?

Vitamin A (retinol, retinoic acid) is a nutrient important to vision, growth, cell division, reproduction and immunity. Vitamin A also has antioxidant properties.

Is retinol or Bakuchiol better?

In fact, a 2018 study published in The British Journal of Dermatology concluded that bakuchiol is comparable with retinol in its ability to improve photo-ageing and is better tolerated than retinol. As of today, no known side effects have been confirmed from using Bakuchiol.

Can I use bakuchiol everyday?

Packed with antioxidant properties Bakuchiol can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation to the skin which is a result of sun damage as well as other environmental exposure. Adding Bakuchiol into your everyday skincare routine is easy and can be applied once or twice a day after cleansing.

I use my plant-based retinol moisturizer every night before bed!

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