Bakuchiol Is the Retinol Alternative You’ve Been Searching For
If you have sensitive skin, the transformative effects of retinol may come with a side of inflammation and irritation. Since nobody wants to deal with redness or peeling, there’s been a big push for gentler options that deliver similar anti-aging results without the discomfort. Bakuchiol (pronounced bay-coo-key-ul) is a plant-based retinol alternative that has been making waves in the world of skincare. “Bakuchiol is a naturally occurring antioxidant derived from the plant psoralea corylifolia, also known as the babchi plant, traditionally used in ancient Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine,” NYC-based board-certified dermatologist Marisa Garshick says.
Similar to retinol, bakuchiol has the power to stimulate cell turnover revealing an even-toned, younger-looking complexion with continued use. And sensitive complexions aren’t the only ones that benefit from the product; since it’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, oily, acne-prone skin types do too. To test out the trendy ingredient for yourself, check out the bakuchiol beauty buys below.
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