The downside to retinol is that it can cause irritation of the skin, limiting its use.
Enter, Bakuchiol, a plant extract that offers the same skin benefits of a retinol, without the irksome side effects. “Bakuchiol is an ingredient derived from the psoralea corylifolia plant, aka the "babchi" plant” Perry Romanowski, famed cosmetic chemist.
The plant has a long and impressive skin-care resume, starting with its use in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Modern science has taken an interest, too. "Bakuchiol has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties, as well as antibacterial properties“ Sajel Shah a board-certified dermatologist in New York City.
“That's exciting news for your skin-care routine”, says Shah. "Bakuchiol functions similar to a retinol, increasing cell turnover thereby stimulating collagen production and diminishing signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, and overall photodamage," she says.
NON-IRRITATING ALTERNATIVE - JUST AS POWERFUL?
A recent study published in the British Journal of Dermatology found that not only did Bakuchiol work as well as a retinol when it came to addressing signs of aging, but that it was also was less irritating. A natural, non-irritating alternative to retinol that's just as powerful? …Yes, please. (As a bonus, Bakuchiol is also a vegan alternative to retinols, as some forms of retinol are derived from animal products.)
Bakuchiol can be an effective alternative to retinol, or can be added to many of our base products, i.e. wash, scrub, serum or cream. Contact a Private Label Skincare Florida representative for details.