Want the results retinol offers without the side-effects? Retinol’s days may be numbered! It’s time to discover the natural alternative, bakuchiol.
When it comes to skincare there are a few key products we should all be using. These include vitamin C, E and retinol (vitamin A) and are brimming with vital antioxidant value. However, now there is another antioxidant on the table – making its name known across the globe for providing outstanding skin-loving benefits. Discover bakuchiol and why it is way better than retinol.
What is This Mystical Bakuchiol You Talk Of?
Pronounced “buh-coo-chee-all”, this antioxidant is in a beauty league of its own. Revered for having retinol-like anti-aging abilities, with its superpowers being the reduction of inflammation and excelling in the rejuvenation mission – this component packs a powerful punch and is literally transformative.
Bakuchiol is sourced from the bakuchiol seeds of the babchi plant, found mainly in Asia. offering a natural alternative to retinol. This plant-derived ingredient is perfect for those who are looking for all-natural skincare that delivers the same outstanding results we see from retinol. Should you suffer from sensitive skin and do not tolerate retinol products well, listen up; this has shown to cause none of the retinol-induced side effects yet gives the same outstanding results.
Basically, bakuchiol provides the skin with boosted collagen levels, added elasticity and the reduction of lines and wrinkles. All of this can be achieved without even a hint of flaky skin. Sold yet? I know I am.
Some Reasons Bakuchiol Rocks:
Bakuchiol Booster, £12 (15ml), www.bybi.com
Natural / vegan skincare is fast-becoming the most sought-after beauty trend. Loved so much it deserves its own handprint on the wall of fame. Should you be looking for fast no-fuss product and application, check out this awesome gem: Formulated with 1% bakuchiol and 99% olive squalene, this all-natural product can be added to your daily moisturiser. Expect some effortlessly rejuvenated skin.
- Unlike retinol, you are not restricted to using it at night for fear of adverse reactions under direct sunlight.
2. It Comes Without Side Effects
Whereas retinol can cause skin sensitivity and should be used wisely of sensitive skin, bakuchiol has no harmful effect. It can be used regularly without dryness, flaking, redness or irritation. Hooray.
3. Natural Alternative – Better Results
The Inkey List Bakuchiol Moisturiser, £9.99 (30ml),. www.cultbeauty.com
This fabulously cost-effective yet exceptional moisturiser by The Inkey List combines bakuchiol together with omega-3, sacha inchii oil and squalene. These ingredients work in unison to achieve incredible anti-aging and nourishing results.
Retinol increases cell turnover to achieve rejuvenation, whilst bakuchiol aids in the mitochondrial process. This component greatly enhances collagen and elastin production and usage (essential proteins for youthful skin).
Omorovicza Miracle Facial Oil, £82 (30ml), www.lookfantastic.com
I love a good facial oil and this…this is one PRECIOUS facial oil. Formulated with bakuchiol and a host of richly hydrating oils such as sweet almond oil, your skin will feel like an angel has literally blessed your face. Worth the price tag? I think so!
Should you hate wrinkles (like me) you can go ahead and wave bye bye to them. This component has shown to actively reduce the appearance of this troublesome feature. Thank you, God!
Better yet, bakuchiol’s anti-inflammatory properties mean that acne and blemishes go from being a volcanic eruption of despair to being reduced to an insey wincey tiny dot soon to be out of your life forever. (Evoking bizarrely similar traits as to that of my recent break-up.)
Have you tried bakuchiol yet and how impressed were you? Leave a message in the comments below xx