If you’re looking for a natural and vegan retinol alternative, then you’ll definitely love Bakuchiol.
We’ll give you 5 reasons why your skin will absolutely love it... But first things first:
What is Bakuchiol?
1. Reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
Bakuchiol works in the same way as retinol, 'telling' your cells to make collagen and reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. In a 2019 study, no difference was found between retinol and bakuchiol in treating wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
Other studies have also reported improvement in lines/wrinkles, pigmentation, elasticity and firmness with bakuchiol.
2. Even skin tone
Acne scars, sunspots, and uneven skin tone can be a real problem. Bakuchiol deeply penetrates the skin to help lessen the appearance of dark spots or areas of hyperpigmentation.
3. Speeds up skin cell regeneration
Like retinol, Bakuchiol works by increasing cell-turnover - this stimulates collagen and elastin production and gives skin a brighter, clearer appearance.
Bakuchiol sends signals to your cells that it's time to ramp up collagen production and cell turnover. By doing this, it helps soothe and heal your skin from the inside out.
4. Doesn't cause dryness or irritation
While retinol and other harsh ingredients that are still used in many beauty products dry out the skin or cause irritation, Bakuchiol is more gentle and isn't known to cause any irritation.
5. Suitable for all skin types
Bakuchiol is much more gentle than retinol, meaning that it can be used even by people who have sensitive skin.
Why should I use it?