Nature's Answer to Gentler Retinol
If you re like me and have tried retinol and peel products repeatedly only to be left with dry and scaly patches and general skin irritation, you may want to check out the new more natural approach to Retin -A that appears to have the same benefits. I have tried a product with bakuchiol in it and while I have not used it long-term so can verify all of its benefits, my skin is definitely MUCH improved.
One customer said it helped clear up scarring from cystic acne she had as a teenager without making her skin red and itchy like the prescription retinol her doctor recommended, while another said it helped minimize her smile lines.
Research seems to back up bakuchiol's benefits, too. In one 12-week, double-blind study published in the British Journal of Dermatology, half of the participants were assigned to use a topical treatment containing 0.5 percent retinol, and the other half were assigned to use one containing 0.5 percent bakuchiol. Researchers found that both groups experienced significant but equal improvements in lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, elasticity, and skin firmness with an overall reduction in photo-aging. The bakuchiol group, however, experienced less dryness, scaling, and irritation.
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