Retinol has long been lauded as the crown jewel of the COSMEDIX nighttime skincare routine. After all, this Vitamin A derivative can be used to help brighten, balance and firm the appearance of your complexion thanks to its age-defying properties. Combine these benefits with the ability to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and we’ve got all the makings for a fan-fav high-performer with true staying power.
While Retinol is a great option for many skin types, let’s show some love to Retinol’s gentle skincare sister! Allow us to introduce you to the next big skincare breakthrough, Bakuchiol.
What is Bakuchiol?
Extracted from the leaves and seeds of the Babchi plant (Psoralea Corylifolia), Bakuchiol has been praised as the gentle, plant-based alternative to Retinol. This botanical derivative, first used in Ayurvedic and Chinese traditional medicine, is known to help deeply hydrate the complexion while also aiding in gently addressing skin concerns like wrinkles, fine lines and uneven skin tone. It’s gentle on all skin types and helps brighten the look of skin for a more even skin tone and texture.
Pair with the COSMEDIX Eye Genius Brilliant Eye Complex to help double-down against the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet and dark circles around the delicate eye area.
What are the Benefits?
Bakuchiol, like Retinol, is able to produce both short and long-term results from use. With a burst of hydration upon application, Bakuchiol deeply conditions skin and helps lock in moisture for firmer-looking skin. It also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for an overall smoother-looking complexion.
Is Bakuchiol Right For My Skin Type?
Because it’s so gentle, Bakuchiol is an ideal addition to the skincare routine for most skin types. Bakuchiol can be especially helpful for those who are apprehensive about trying Retinol, or who otherwise have sensitive, acne-prone skin. Those with mature skin may find they benefit from Bakuchiol’s assistance with helping reduce the appearance of signs of aging and deep moisturization.
How and When Should I Use Bakuchiol?
While Retinol is typically the stand-alone active ingredient in a product, Bakuchiol is more of a free spirit. It’s gentle enough to be used daily and can be used day or night. As always, spot test your favorite Bakuchiol product before widespread use, but once you feel comfortable to incorporate it into your skin care routine, start with applying three or four times a week. You can always increase the amount of uses as it fits into your regimen!
Bakuchiol, thus far, has shown to be very compatible with other active ingredients. We recommend combining its use with the COSMEDIX Pure C Vitamin C Mixing Crystals to help maximize that pick-me-up glow look!
Are you ready to start adding a regular Bakuchiol treatment into your weekly routine? Try the COSMEDIX Bakuchiol Complete Plant-Based Retinol Alternative Serum. Infused with Squalene and Jojoba Seed and Moringa Oils, this powerhouse skincare serum helps restore hydration and balance to dry skin. Day or night, apply a dime-sized amount of skin-loving serum onto freshly cleansed and toned skin with the convenient dropper applicator to help clarify and soothe the look of your complexion.