Common name: Bakuchiol | Nature’s alternative to retinol
What is it: Bakuchiol is a plant-derived, active ingredient obtained from the babchi seeds of the psoralea corylifolia plant. It is often referred to a phyto-retinol or as an alternative to retinol, providing results very similar to those achieved from using retinoids, but without any of the harsh and irritating side effects often experienced through using synthetic vitamin A. The psoralea corylifolia is a wild species of plant found in certain countries in Asia including China, Pakistan and the India Himalayan regions and has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for centuries.
Bakuchiol skin benefits: Hydrating, rejuvenating, improves skin elasticity, decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps to stimulate collagen production.
Why we love it: We absolutely love this 100% natural, active, skin loving ingredient for so many reasons. It can be used by all skin types and for a plethora of skin concerns from acne to hyper pigmentation to fine lines and wrinkles. It is wonderful at evening out skin tone as it has the ability to penetrate deeply into the pores to help lessen the appearance of hyperpigmentation. It is plumping and regenerating helping to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles through stimulating collagen production and aiding in cell turn over. It also helps soothe and heal the skin promoting cell turn over and healthy cell regelation, all without causing any irritation to the skin.
Which d’still product contains this ingredient: Rejuvenating Botanical Serum
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