You may have heard of retinol if you follow a skincare routine or consume beauty content. The active is famous for its well-aging properties and for controlling oily and acne-prone skin. Unfortunately, although it works for many treatments, retinol has a high irritant potential, which can end up causing redness, sensitivity, and peeling in many people. That's where bakuchiol comes in; if you're looking for a safe and natural alternative to conventional retinol, Bakuchiol might be the answer.
Bakuchiol is a natural, plant-based ingredient derived from the babchi plant. It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The active has been gaining popularity in skin care for mature, oily, and acne-prone skin.
BENEFITS OF BAKUCHIOL FOR THE SKIN
Like synthetic Retinol, Bakuchiol offers benefits for mature, oily, and acne-prone skin, with the advantage of being a 100% natural ingredient that doesn't cause irritation or harm the environment.
Scientific studies have shown that bakuchiol can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, improve skin firmness, standardize skin tone, and reduce hyperpigmentation.
Another benefit of bakuchiol is that it is stable and does not break down like retinol, which can lose its effectiveness over time. As a result, products containing bakuchiol will remain effective for longer, making it a more cost-effective option in the long run.
- ANTIOXIDANT Bakuchiol has antioxidant properties that help fight free radicals, protecting the skin against damage caused by premature aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines.
- STIMULATES COLLAGEN SYNTHESIS Bakuchiol stimulates collagen production in the skin, which helps ensure firmness and elasticity.
- REDUCTION OF DARK SPOTS AND HYPERPIGMENTATION The active evens skin tone, helping reduce and prevent hyperpigmentation spots.
- ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES It helps soothe irritated and inflamed skin, making it great for treating oily and acne-prone skin.
- STABILITY A more stable option than retinol, its effectiveness is maintained longer as an active in skin care products.
BAKUCHIOL X RETINOL
THE ADVANTAGES OF BAKUCHIOL: While Retinol is photosensitive and used in the PM, bakuchiol can be used during the day without the risk of sensitivity to sunlight. Bakuchiol is an excellent option for use during summer when skin tends to be more oily and exposed to UV rays.
Another advantage of bakuchiol is that it's ideal for different skin types. For being less irritating, it is a safer option for anyone with sensitive skin that wants the benefits of retinol without the sensitivity.
Scientifically proven through a study published by the British Journal of Dermatology, Bakuchiol showed the same results as traditional retinol without peeling, sensitizing, having a "stinging sensation," or showing redness during use.
Over 12 weeks, 44 participants used a 0.5% Bakuchiol cream twice daily or a 0.5% retinol cream every night.
The Study evaluated the effectiveness of bakuchiol on the expression of 5-⍺-reductase, collagenase, elastase, and antibacterial and inflammation activity. Check the results:
Bakuchiol is as effective as retinol, at the same concentration, in inhibiting 5-⍺-reductase activity;
The combination of bakuchiol and salicylic acid showed a synergistic effect in inhibiting Propionibacterium acnes;
Inhibitory activity for elastase was evident at all Bakuchiol concentrations evaluated; Bakuchiol showed moderate COX-2 inhibitory activity and strong COX-1 inhibitory activity (pro-inflammatory enzymes);
While both ingredients effectively improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, bakuchiol may be a better choice for those with sensitive skin or those who have had adverse reactions to retinol.
In conclusion, while retinol has long been the gold standard in anti-aging skincare, bakuchiol is a promising alternative that may be better suited for those with sensitive skin. It's always important to research and talk with your dermatologist before incorporating new ingredients into your skincare routine.
BAKUCHIOL AND SIMPLE ORGANIC
We were the first Brazilian brand to develop a natural and safe formula with bakuchiol.
The Retinol-Like Serum is our natural, vegan, cruelty-free, and gender-free product that provides a high-performance treatment for all skin types. In addition, it features all the benefits of vegetable bakuchiol, leaving your skin soft and hydrated while leaving a positive impact on the planet.
When to use it? Daily, after cleansing the skin. Apply three drops to the face and massage until completely absorbed.
Who can use it? All skin types. It has no contraindications, but we always recommend consulting a dermatologist before inserting any product into your self-care routine.