Bakuchiol Oil: The New and Natural “Holy Grail” of Retinol Alternatives
Bakuchiol oil comes from the seeds of Psoralea Corylifolia plant.
Do you like the benefits of retinol but it irritates your skin sometimes?
Yes, retinol “has been” the ultimate ingredient for combatting acne and premature aging. Retinol is a chemical derivative of a vitamin A – a synthetic that has the ability to stimulate collagen growth and promote cell turnover, making it and anti-ageing powerhouse ingredient.
Retinol comes at a cost though.
It can be harsh on the skin causing unwanted irritation and dry, flaky patches. For clean beauty enthusiast, pregnant or breast-feeding women and those with dry, sensitive skin there is an alternative…and it is 100% natural.
Meet Bakuchiol Oil.
How do you say it? BA – KOO – KEE – OL
A plant extract that has been scientifically studied and proven to function the same way as retinol. Studies have shown that Bakuchiol used at 0.5% twice daily performed similarly to 0.5% retinol once daily for wrinkle reduction and reducing hyperpigmentation.
Bakuchiol oil has been shown to increase skin firmness, reduce wrinkles, pore size and hyper pigmentation. It also speeds up cell regeneration by sending a signal to your cells that it’s time to amp up collagen production and cell turnover.
With these benefits, it’s clear that it’s a great addition to both a pro-ageing and anti-aging skincare regime.
Having powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties make it so soothing also for acne- prone skin and rosacea. And it is non-comedogenic which means it will not clog your pores.
It’s also worth mentioning, Rose Hip oil as a retinol alternative for its high concentration of natural vitamin A. In fact, it has the highest of any pure botanical oils!
Therefore, Rose Hip has a very potent ability to reduce the depth of wrinkles, fade find lines, lighten age spots, and promote overall healing of damaged skin.
It delivers all these amazing benefits by boosting the growth rate of new cells and increasing collagen production deep under the skin surface. It is also lighter in weight than many other botanical oils used for skin care so it is quickly absorbed. It has been around for centuries and is regarded as the queen of oils.
Our GLOW serum features Bakuchiol, Rose Hip, Argan and other natural oils.
Perhaps the new “Holy Grail of Retinol” skincare products would include both of these potent, powerhouse natural alternatives…
Our GLOW Face Oil Serum packs them both. After much research and testing, we have formulated the GLOW to become Nayelle’s powerful natural retinol alternative.
Is bakuchiol oil a dream ingredient?
Well, it may be especially for those seeking to keep the wrinkles away using clean, natural ingredients, as well as those with acne prone skin.
A natural retinol alternative is the only option for those with naturally dry skin or super sensitive skin. The benefits of a synthetic retinol are just not worth the discomfort of dry, flaky, irritated skin.
Also as mentioned, if you are looking to conceive, are pregnant or breast-feeding the retinol is a big no no. Doesn’t that almost make you wonder if you do even want to put it on your skin regardless if any of the above applies to you???
So if you’re looking for all the benefits of retinol, but with a product that is gentler, then check out our GLOW that features Bakuchiol oil, Rose Hip oil, and a few other natural oils that have been scientifically proven to work yet being gentle on your skin.
What are the best oils for sensitive or problematic skin?
If you have sensitive or problematic skin, you can learn more in this blog about which oils are best for you, how they help and how to use them – click for full article.