We all want to stop the march of time and prevent the signs of aging. But we’re also fed up with skincare products that are irritating or ineffective.
(Retinol? Hard pass.)
Preventative skincare doesn’t have to be harsh or disappointing. Take control of your complexion with bakuchiol! Its name is odd, but its benefits are legit. This rejuvenating super-ingredient can safely glow-up even the most sensitive skin types, from inflamed acne to eczema and rosacea.
Find out why bakuchiol is a must-have game-changer for your preventative skincare routine.
Hailing from the distant, snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, bakuchiol is a botanical extract derived from the babchi plant. This wild species has been featured in traditional medicine for hundreds of years. Prized for its healing properties, it’s been used to treat issues like rashes, inflammation, and cuts.
Now, bakuchiol is making a name for itself in the world of skincare.
The hook? It’s a plant-based, skin-friendly alternative to retinol.
Retinol has been at the top of the skincare food chain for years, but not everybody has come away with a positive impression. Though topical retinol is rich in vitamin A, it can cause severe dryness and skin irritation — especially for those of us with sensitive complexions.
Retinol can also be a no-no for people living a vegan lifestyle, as it is often animal-derived. But vegans need skincare, too!
Enter bakuchiol, swooping in to save the day and provide a botanical option. Plus, bakuchiol is non-irritating and safe for all skin types. It has all the effectiveness of retinol, with none of the nasty side effects.
...But what exactly can this botanical option do for your skin?
Collagen is a protein that helps keep our skin looking plump and unlined. It naturally begins to degrade as we get older, but bakuchiol stimulates collagen production to help keep your skin looking vibrant and youthful.
Our skin cell turnover also slows as we age, often resulting in a dull, lackluster complexion. Bakuchiol helps promote better turnover so that you can dodge dullness and maintain a bright, fresh glow.
Bakuchiol’s promotion of collagen not only reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, it also reduces the appearance of your pores. By helping firm up your skin, bakuchiol can lead to a smoother, more even finish.
Bakuchiol is full of protective antioxidants that help defend your skin against environmental damage and villainous free radicals. Studies even suggest that bakuchiol can discourage the development of skin cancer.
Fed up with redness, puffiness, or swollen blemishes? Bakuchiol soothes inflammation so that you can de-puff and put your best face forward.
Bakuchiol’s antibacterial properties make it an ideal choice to combat blemishes and skin infections.
Hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and freckles are all tied to melanin, a chemical that absorbs UV rays and determines the color of your skin. Bakuchiol fights back by inhibiting melanin production, helping to fade and prevent discoloration on your skin.
Since bakuchiol is so skin-friendly, adding bakuchiol products to your routine is easy as 1-2-3. There’s no need for a gradual (and often, painful) acclimation period as with retinol. Simply get your hands on that bakuchiol goodness and go to town!
We recommend starting with a bakuchiol-powered eye cream duo like our Perfectly Fresh Eyes Kit. The delicate skin around your eyes is often the first to show signs of aging and environmental damage, so it needs supportive botanicals ASAP.
The day cream glides on to lightly hydrate and refresh your skin, relieving that post-sleep puffiness so that you can greet the morning with a smooth, healthy radiance.
Then, the night mask deeply nourishes and helps repair your skin after a long day. Its rich formula deposits intense moisture and healing botanicals like bakuchiol to glow up your complexion while you sleep.
This duo is a perfect team! But don’t take our word for it. Try the Perfectly Fresh Eyes Kit today, and see for yourself how bakuchiol can transform your skin!