You know by this point that we’re all about the power of natural ingredients.
And we know you are too.
But even if I told you that a certain ingredient is just as good as a chemically produced one,
you probably wouldn't blindly trust me unless you had concrete proof, would you?
That's perfectly understandable.
Bakuchiol is getting more and more recognition in the skincare community.
That's why I decided to dedicate this week's email to its amazing properties and how it compares to the already established star - retinol.
Let's start with the basics: Where do they come from?
Retinol is a vitamin A- derived antioxidant, that comes from beef and fish, for example, but often produced synthetically in the lab.
Bakuchiol, on the other hand, is an ingredient derived from the seeds of the Psoralea Corylifolia plant, also known as the Babchi plant.How do they help improve skin?
Both retinol and bakuchiol help visibly reduce the signs of aging.
Both promote collagen production and stimulate cell turnover in the skin.
As a result, they improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, repair sun-damaged skin, and lighten dark spots.
Although Bakuchiol has a completely different chemical composition than Retinol, it acts on the
same signaling pathways in the skin, so you can achieve the same benefits as Retinol.Are there any side effects?
Here comes one of the main differences between the two.
Retinol is known to attack the skin and can cause dryness, peeling and irritation.
Retinol also makes the skin more sensitive to the sun, which can lead to other side effects, so it's advisable to avoid the sun.
Bakuchiol, on the other hand, has no known side effects (excluding allergic reactions).Is Bakuchiol suitable for all skin types?
Yes! Bakuchiol is suitable for all skin types, as it's particularly gentle to the skin.
Even sensitive beauties can benefit from using Bakuchiol.The science behind Bakuchiol
In one study, 44 subjects applied either 0.5% Bakuchiol or 0.5% Retinol creams twice daily for 12 weeks.
Bakuchiol was found to have the same effect in reducing wrinkle surface area and hyperpigmentation.
Another finding of the study was that those who applied retinol reported more burning and flaking on their skin.
The results showed improvement in lines, wrinkles, firmness and sun-related damage.How long until you see results from Bakuchiol?
Bakuchiol is a natural ingredient, which means it takes more time to see actual results
compared to some synthetically derived ingredients that offer quick fixes.
Bakuchiol might not deliver overnight results, but the effects get better with time.
So, a little bit of patience and consistency will be enough for you to take advantage of the numerous benefits that this ingredient offers.5 Reasons we have chosen to include Bakuchiol as hero ingredient in the Rose Youth Elixir:
1. Bakuchiol has shown to visibly reduce wrinkle depth and skin roughness
2. Acts as a broad-spectrum antioxidant, fighting visible signs of ageing caused by environmental stressors
3. Bakuchiol supports collagen production, promoting a younger and refreshed complexion
4. It has antibacterial properties that help to reduce the appearance of acne and prevent breakouts
5. Bakuchiol improves the overall look of the skin without negative side-effects