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The Benefits of the Natural Alternative to Retinol: Bakuchiol

As the popularity for clean beauty continues to rise, bakuchiol has become one of the “it” ingredients in this category because of its ability to promote healthy skin aging. Makers of bakuchiol say it’s a natural, plant-derived alternative to a retinoid or retinol, which is a vitamin A–based chemical that helps improve the turnover of skin cells and stimulates collagen synthesis for smoother and more radiant skin.right up arrow Bakuchiol has similar properties but is gentler on skin, so the idea is you get the perks (smoother, brighter skin) without the possible negative side-effects (redness, irritation).

Looking back, bakuchiol is a plant-based skincare ingredient that has been in use for many years. Studies suggest that bakuchiol helps prevent wrinkles and fine lines and also restores skin elasticity. But, as mentioned, what gives it an edge over retinol is the fact that bakuchiol does not cause a burning sensation like retinol-based products.

Bakuchiol stimulates collagen production and this helps in reducing the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. In addition, it also aids in quicker cell regeneration and heals the skin from inside out. Further, bakuchiol prevents premature aging of the skin by penetrating deep into the skin and amping up collagen production. Most importantly, bakuchiol takes care of your skin without drying it out.


How to incorporate Bakuchiol into your skincare? 

Firstly, wash your face using a gentle cleanser. Next, choose a bakuchiol serum if you prefer a lightweight formula or a bakuchiol moisturizer after applying the serum for a heavier finish. You can also benefit from bakuchiol oil that has a higher concentration of bakuchiol in it. However, the oil must be applied as the last step of your skincare routine.

Bakuchiol can be used in combination with other products! Retinol can pose some problems when it comes to mixing it with other skincare ingredients like alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or vitamin C. However, being a vegan alternative, researchers suggest that bakuchiol will easily complement your existing skincare products. Further, studies conducted on individuals with acne showed that bakuchiol worked excellently alongside benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, without causing any side effects. 

All in all,  we recommend adding bakuchiol to your skincare routine. We suggest trying the Neptune Blur & Hydrate Hyaluronic Acid Serum from Luna Nectar! 


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