Many skincare products claim that they can help you turn back time and erase wrinkles. But if you’re into skincare, you know that Retinol is the only clinically proven ingredient that has proven to smooth out skin.
Retinol is truly miraculous. Yet, it can irritate skin and isn’t safe for pregnant or breastfeeding moms. They also contain fillers and preservatives so they’re a no go for people who prefer plant based products.
Retinol is known to be the go-to product for anti-aging and everyone raves about it. Can something natural be just as good? Is Bakuchiol worth the hype?
Found in the seeds and leaves of the Psoralea Corylifolia plant found in Eastern Asia, Bakuchiol is 100% plant derived.
"We propose that bakuchiol can function as an anti-aging compound through retinol-like regulation of gene expression." According to a french study conducted in 2014.
And another testimonial comes from cosmetic chemist Al-Nisa Ward, CEO and owner of consulting firm Cosmetic Science Innovations. ““When it comes to a natural, plant-based retinol alternative, there is only one ingredient that has been extensively studied and proven to mimic the activity and benefits of retinol,” adding, “it’s Bakuchoil”
Traditionally used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine to treat skin diseases. It also stimulated Collagen, stimulating cell renewal in the epidermis for a smooth surface. Giving it retinol-like results without the irritation.
Why Bakuchiol is in the spotlight? Let me demystify that…
It has been used in Ayurvedic circles for a while now. It has only hit the mainstream recently, as the interest in natural skincare grows.
As the general awareness of skincare increases with a trend of vegan and natural healthy lifestyle.
Bakuciol is good for anyone who is concerned with aging skin and is either looking for a natural solution or has a sensitive skin.
Going back to retinol and its benefits, it can reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It fades pigmentation and age spots, speeds up collagen production and smooths rough skin patches. Moreover, it can increase skin firmness and elasticity and treat pimples.
Where retinol takes a while for your skin to get used to, bakuciol is much gentle on your skin. And you should still continue to protect your skin from SPF.
Bakuciol is found in all sorts of products nowadays, from face serums and oils to night cream.
After the age of 30, when you start noticing fine lines and wrinkles. It is much safer to use bakuciol as it is anti-inflammatory.
Moreover, it’ll improve the firmness and elasticity of your skin and leaving you looking younger.