Get to Know Bakuchiol: The Newer, Better Retinol?
Bakuchiol is the newest star in skincare (and for good reason!), so I decided to dedicate today’s newsletter to this amazing ingredient.
By way of introduction, Bakuchiol has recently been highly praised in the skincare community and has even earned the nickname “herbal botox” or “natural retinol”
Sounds pretty promising, right?
So, here’s everything you need to know.Bakuchiol… where does it even come from?
I know that the name sounds kind of mystical and you’re probably wondering what is its origin.
This ingredient is derived from the seeds of the plant psoralea corylifolia that grows in India.
Bakuchiol has long been used in natural medicine for its healing purposes.
Recently, research has found that it can also be used as an effective anti-ageing ingredient…How does Bakuchiol work?
Like retinol, Bakuchiol works by increasing cellular turnover.
This stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which plumps and smooths the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
Additionally, it also gives the skin a brighter and clearer appearance.
What about retinol?
Retinol is a very famous ingredient that is widely used in anti-ageing skincare but has a long list of potential side effects.
Redness, irritation, flakiness, dryness and even breakouts can occur from trying a retinol product.
This doesn’t just happen to sensitive skin types either.
On top of that, sun exposure after applying retinol can cause blisters and skin lesions…
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that retinol is all bad.
But if there is a gentle and natural alternative that has been proven to give the same results, why risk the side effects of using retinol?
When the Bakuchiol-enriched Rose Youth Elixir was formulated, we had one goal in mind:
to create powerful anti-ageing product that is gentle on the skin, yet gives you rejuvenated and radiant skin that you and others around you can notice.
So, let’s explore all benefits of the Rose Youth Elixir:
Learn More About the Rose Youth ElixirIt fights the effects of oxidative stress
Let’s first define what does that even mean?
Oxidative stress is the imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in your body which leads to visible signs of ageing.
Bakuchiol has antioxidant properties that disrupt melanin synthesis.
Bakuchiol, organic Rosa Damascena oil and the Hyaluronic acid in the elixir protect you from free radical damage, and also increase the production of collagen and skin elasticity.Can be used morning and night
Unlike retinoids, Bakuchiol can be applied at any time of the day.
This ingredient doesn’t cause sun sensitivity, that’s why the Rose Youth Elixir can be used in the morning as well.
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
As a result of various external factors such as UV radiation and ageing, the collagen storage in the body is reduced, leading to wrinkling.
Studies have shown that Bakuchiol can improve the appearance of
fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and overall increase in skin firmness and elasticity.
One of studies about Bakuchiol showed that it was comparable to retinol in reducing wrinkle depth and decreasing pigment intensity,
with significantly less scaling reported by those randomized to the Bakuchiol study group.
The results have shown that it is essentially the concentration of Bakuchiol that matters.
To achieve a visible effect, the proportion should ideally be between 0,5% and 2%.
The Rose Youth Elixir contains 2% Bakuchiol to ensure that you get the best results.
The Rose Youth Elixir is suitable for all skin types
One of the best things about Bakuchiol is that its purely herbal composition makes it suitable for all skin types.
The other two ingredients (Rosa Damascena oil and Hyaluronic acid) are also very gentle on the skin, nourishing it from the inside out.
We wanted to make sure that sensitive beauties also receive effective skin care, so we selected ingredients that are also suitable for sensitive skin types.
But just like with any other ingredient, you should do a patch test before applying it to your face.
Even the gentlest ingredients can cause a reaction if you’re allergic to them.How long does it take for the Rose Youth Elixir to work?
All Gentle&Rose products are tested to give visible results.
As with any skincare routine though, consistency is key.
Remember that natural ingredients take a little longer to show results, but they promote long-term results.
Bakuchiol has been shown to produce visible results after 4 weeks of use.
However, you can expect radiant and glowing skin after the first application.
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