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Bakuciol – a natural alternative to retinol?

If you regularly monitor the Costhetics space (and hopefully so!), You already know a lot about retinol, a form of vitamin A.

Retinol always a hot topic in the latest skincare news and information. Ongoing research shows how effective it is as an anti-aging remedy. At the same time, a new skin care ingredient has appeared in the city. Bakuciol is advertised as an alternative to retinol, but is it?

Here’s what you need to know now…

What is Bakuciol? 5 ways to maintain youthful skin

Bacchiol is not a form of retinol. It is a plant extract with a unique chemical structure. This may be new to you, but its use in traditional Ayurvedic medicine goes back centuries. Ancient (and modern) practitioners value Bakuciol for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. 21st century dermatologists tell Allure Magazine that Bakuchiol can help:

  • Increase cell turnover
  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Fight skin laxity
  • Correct and protect the photo from damage
  • Reduce signs of aging including wrinkles and fine lines

Skin improvement in each category

A 2014 study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Sciences found that Bakuciol works in a similar way with retinol in the lab. When the study expanded to human trials, participants saw excellent results. After applying 0.5% of the product twice a week for 3 months they experienced improvement in:

  • Roughness
  • Dryness
  • Elasticity
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

With Bakuchiol less means more

Minimalism is a trendy theme in skin care and aesthetics, and Bakuchiol fits perfectly.

Studies strongly suggest that using Bakuchiol twice a day is as effective as using retinol once a day, reports Self Magazine. And published study conducted by the British Journal of Dermatology discovered Bakuchiol:

  • Works just as well as retinol when it comes to eliminating the signs of aging
  • Improves pigmentation
  • Is less irritating than retinol
  • This is a vegan alternative without cruelty

Bakuchiol offers it all, and less peeling, peeling and itching than with retinol ?! What not to love?

How to incorporate Bakuchiol into your regular skin care

Cosmetics is confident that Bakuchiol will continue to grow as a popular ingredient in skin care, finding its way into all kinds of products. But for now your choice:

  • Bakuciol mask – Bacchiol-based masks are a great choice for people whose skin is too sensitive to masks with vitamin A. Apply the mask for 10-15 minutes after cleansing the skin to moisturize and strengthen, and then finish with a moisturizer.
  • Bakuciol oil – Oil (which is different from serum) is an effective way to give your skin more radiance than just a moisturizer. Apply oil after your moisturizer for extra radiance.
  • Bakuciol serum – Serums are an effective way to deal with dark spots and wrinkles. Apply 1-3 drops of serum on the washed face before applying moisturizer.

The result on Bakuciole

Is Bakuchiol right for you? Maybe so, but the only way you will find out is to try. Instead of trying to separate the winners from the losers in over-the-counter skin care products, Costhetics recommends consulting a specialist. A skin care professional can analyze your complexion and give treatment recommendations your unique problems. This can save you a lot of trial and error (and money). Cosmetics can help find a dermatologist or skin care professional in your area tabout guiding you.


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