Anyone who wanted to use retinol but couldn’t due to sensitive skin can now get their hands on a better substitute.
There are a few ingredients in skincare that are considered gold by beauty bloggers. We estimate that there’s a 90% chance that every skincare article you’ve read or every video you’ve watched recommends retinol as the best anti-aging miracle. However, the truth most don’t tell is that retinol isn’t for everyone. For some, it can cause irritation, inflammation, and other skin issues.
Now you might be wondering what is the alternative to retinol? Well, for that, you’ve come to the right place!
Come in, Bakuchiol. The ingredient that will solve your problems with fine lines, wrinkles, dryness and much more. This extremely fancy name (pronounced bah-koo-chee-all) might make you think this ingredient is expensive and inaccessible, but that’s far from true! Backuhiol was first discovered in 1966 and our team at 100% PURE has worked hard to make this herbal ingredient the ultimate addition to your beauty regimen.
100% pure Bakuchiol products
100% Pure is committed to its customers to provide the best skin care products with clean, vegan formulas. Our new Bakuchiol skincare range offers a gentle, plant-based alternative to retinol, especially perfect for sensitive skin.
Bakuchiol Cleanser: Made with Bakuchiol and Kojic Acid, this may be the mildest cleanser you’ll ever use. It is ideal for those who have skin problems like active acne, rosacea, dryness, etc. It deeply cleanses the skin without causing inflammation.
Bakuchiol Moisturizer: Made with Bakuchiol and Hyaluronic Acid, our Bakuchiol Moisturizer is rated 5 stars by our customers and has quickly become a favorite. This moisturizer stimulates collagen production, lightens dark spots and minimizes wrinkles.
Bakuchiol Oil Serum: Made with the clinically recommended maximum concentration of Bakuchiol, this serum is a must-have for those looking for long-lasting hydration. It penetrates deep into the skin for a soft and supple feel.
Where is Bakuchiol from?
Let’s talk about the marvel that is Bakuchiol. This powerful antioxidant not only improves skin conditions such as dryness and acne, but also soothes while doing so. This is why it is highly recommended by researchers for people with sensitive skin!
Bakuchiol is a gift from nature. It is taken directly from bakuchi seed oil. This oil is ideal for herbal remedies due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The best qualities of these plants are found in India and China. Bakuchiol can be easily derived from the leaves and seeds of bakuchi or babchi plants.
Bakuchiol has recently gained popularity as a natural, vegan alternative to retinol. In the past, people with serious skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis couldn’t use retinol because it severely irritated and stinged their skin. Well, now they can use an alternative that will calm the skin while hydrating and brightening it.
What are the benefits of Bakuchiol?
The great thing about Bakuchiol is that it works well for many skin issues. This is why it is becoming immensely popular with people of all age groups. Let’s take a look at some of the most amazing Bakuchiol benefits.
1. Evens out discolored skin tone
Discolored skin tone is such a common skincare problem and most beauty products only use SPF to counter it. Well not anymore, a good concentration of Bakuchiol ensures that your skin evenly regains its natural tone.
2. Moisturizing agent for dryness
Every major skin condition starts with excessive dryness. But then, many people make the mistake of applying creams and lotions that contain tons of chemicals that only further damage the skin. To moisturize dry skin, take no risk and opt for Bakuchiol, nature’s moisturizing ingredient.
3. Stimulate cell regeneration
The ability to speed up the process of collagen production and increase cell turnover has made retinol such a widely acclaimed ingredient. Well, now you have Bakuchiol which does the exact same job while keeping your skin healthy.
4. Diminish fine lines and wrinkles
Due to its ability to trigger a healthy cell regeneration process, bakuchiol is slowly becoming the “it” ingredient in all anti-aging products. It helps to fade away fine lines and wrinkles restoring your skin to its youthful glow.
What is the difference between Retinol and Bakuchiol?
Bakuchiol has always been considered the substitute for retinol. This tells us that Bakuchiol can do everything retinol does. Where the end result of these two ingredients is incredibly similar, everything else about them is quite different.
Source: While retinol is a derivative of vitamin A that comes mostly from plants or is created in a lab, bakuchiol is only extracted from the Babchi or Bakuchi plant.
skin type: Retinoids are powerful and potent. We are able to find even stronger options with a prescription, for a topical or oral approach. Due to their strength, they may be incompatible with sensitive skin. Bakuchiol, however, is truly the go-to ingredient, especially recommended for sensitive and acne-prone skin.
Is Bakuchiol really effective?
In 2018, research in the British Journal of Dermatology showed an impressive result for the bakuchiol. 44 patients applied 0.5% bakuchiol during the day and 0.5% retinol at night. The researchers concluded that although both showed similar improvement in erasing pigmentation and wrinkles, retinol caused the skin to itch, sting or burn.
Are there any side effects of Bakuchiol?
Bakuchiol is a relatively new ingredient, which means only limited research is available on it. However, in all the experiments that were conducted, no major side effects were reported. On the other hand, the side effect of retinol is widely known, which is why it is better to choose an ingredient of natural origin.
What does Bakuchiol do for the face?
Bakuchiol is an excellent moisturizing and soothing agent. The best way to apply skincare products containing bakuchiol is to apply it directly to the face and spread it over the neck.
As it is a herbal ingredient, most Bakuchiol creams or serums have a lightweight formula. They can be easily layered with other products without weighing down the skin. If you want to see the true power of Bakuchiol, use our cleanser, serum and moisturizer to get its ultimate effect.
Since it’s well known that products that contain clean ingredients are truly the ones that benefit your skin in the long run, bakuchiol is an ingredient you should incorporate into your skincare routine.
For better skin, replace retinol with a much milder, natural Bakuchiol now!