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CHECK OUT WHY BEAUTY EXPERTS ARE CONSIDERING BAKUCHIOL AS A NATURAL ALTERNATIVE TO RETINOL

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Aging truly has a direct impact on the appearance of our skin. That is why, as we age, caring for the skin is crucial so as not to show any signs of aging, and sagged skin. In line with this, you probably have met this skincare ingredient known for combatting signs of skin aging – retinol is a vitamin A derivative that is available over the counter. It addresses varieties of skincare issues, ranging from acne, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and signs of aging. Retinols aids in increasing collagen production, which in turn supports cellular turnover, hydration, and skin elasticity. And the results it can give? Something that you’d really love to have. Improvement in skin texture plus reduced fine line appearance. Indeed, the works that this skincare ingredient could do is beyond words. Thus, perhaps is the reason why it sits on the top spot of Google search when skin concerns are being put on the line. Bu the thing is, in as much as others fully reap off the wonders that it could bring, it may be a different dilemma to those who are dealing with extra sensitive skin where approaches with the use of retinol have to be taken cautiously. 

To those who are dealing with extra sensitive skin, we’ve got you, covered Queens! Who says you cannot find the exact same benefits that retinol could bring without having to worry about side effects? Buckle up on your seats as we unfold a beauty secret you all would probably love! 

Meet Bakuchiol, how many times did you just say it to your mind? Pronounced as ba-koo-heel is an extract derived from leaves and pressed seeds of babchi plant or scientifically known as Psoralea corylifolia who have long been used by Indian and Chinese traditional medicines to help heal, soothe, and calm inflamed skin due to the anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties it carries as published in this study in mid-2019. A hydrating skincare ingredient that offers benefits such as wrinkle reduction, increases skin firmness and reduces the appearance of pores. Plus, safe for all skin types! Yay. Defy signs of skin aging with the help of this skincare ingredient that is just waiting to be discovered by you! 

In fact, this study published in the year 2018 explored the relativity of bakuchiol to retinol, whereas it was then found out that bakuchioil is as effective as retinol in getting rid of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone plus, considered as your skin friend as it is less irritating as compared to retinol. 

Defy skin aging without having to worry about irritations with the help of bakuchiol. Check on all the skin benefits you all could get from it! 

Bakuchiol helps slow down the skin’s aging process 

Up until your early 30’s, your cells turn over every 28 days, giving your skin a fresh layer of skin. However, after you hit your mid-30, your cell regeneration slows down, turn over days are then increased to 50 or 60 or 70 days. And the result? The slower cell regeneration causes your face to look dry, dull, and wrinkled. The good thing is, Backuchiol pretty much got you covered as it has long been loved for its antioxidant properties that paved way for the experts to take a closer look into it. This skincare ingredient was proven to be effective in combating signs of skin aging by this study published in the year 2018  whereas, individuals who used bakuchiol for 12 weeks have seen improvements in wrinkles, pigmentations, and skin’s elasticity. 

Bakuchiol soothes skin 

Bakuchiol helps to calm skin making it a good option for those whose skin shows signs of sensitivity. Its antioxidant content also helps to protect the skin from pollution and environmental stressors that can cause damage.  Same with the wonders that the retinol could do, bakuchiol can amplify l the effects of other medicated creams and gels, thus allowing you to get the maximum benefits of whatever treatments you are currently using. It has been shown to activate pathways in skin cells in such a way that could lead to improved collagen production 

Bakuchiol helps even out the complexion 

This study published in the year 2018 has explored this skincare ingredient’s capability to not just refine skin’s texture but also evens out skin tone as it could deeply penetrate into the skin thus helping in lessening the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Truly the efficacy of bakuchiol is as effective as the wonders that retinol could do in defying skin aging and treating hyperpigmentation as explored by this clinical study published in the year 2014.

Bakuchiol is safe for all skin types 

The magic that this skincare ingredient could bring could be tolerated by dry, dehydrated, oily, or sensitive skin. Bakuchiol, being plant-based makes it your go-to ingredient especially when you are dealing with extra sensitive skin. This study  subjected to assess the similarities of bakuchiol and retinol showed that they both portrayed both effects in combating skin aging and hyperpigmentation but as for the case of those who used bakuchiol, users have experienced less skin irritation. Also, safe to be used twice a day as it is as drying as retinol. 

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