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Is Bakuchiol better than Retinol?

Is Bakuchiol better than Retinol?

Bakuchiol is a potent botanical alternative to Retinol. While we have covered the amazing properties and benefits of Bakuchiol in an earlier post, we will take a closer look at the Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Serum by Herbivore today. 

A uniquely bouncy, jelly-textured water-based serum, it spreads smoothly over skin, instantly providing hydration and leaving skin silky soft. It comes in a 1 oz/30 ml glass bottle with a dropper. It works wonderfully to smooth fine lines and wrinkles while sealing in hydration. Suitable for all skin, including sensitive types, the serum works both below the skin with its retinoic effect and above the skin with ultra-gentle exfoliating action to refine the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with the power of natural botanicals.

The key ingredient in this little powerhouse of a serum is of course Bakuchiol, a botanical ingredient derived from the Ayurvedic Babchi plant that functions similarly to retinol without redness and irritation, smoothing signs of fine lines and wrinkles to refine skin’s overall appearance. It is 100% natural and non-irritating. The Babchi flower flaunts a magical purple hue which gives this serum its unique colour. 

The serum is packed with PHAs, Polyhydroxy Acids. These are gentle exfoliators that resurface skin to enhance absorption while strengthening skin by providing hydration and antioxidant benefits. It contains the superfood Tremella Mushroom which helps to hydrate skin and ensures moisture retention with its ability to hold up to 500 times its own weight in water.

It harnesses the power of blueberry Stem Cells to provide vital antioxidants that help strengthen skin against environmental damage from free radicals, a leading cause of visible signs of premature ageing. This glorious formulation is infused with amethyst extract. Metaphysically, Amethyst emits peaceful vibrations and balances its surrounding energies and Amethyst Extract brings harmonizing benefits to increase your inner and outer beauty.  

With inclusions of botanicals like Turmeric, Holy Basil, Basil, and Eggplant Extracts, this is the perfect little serum to addresses skin concerns like dullness, uneven skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles, and dryness. It works wonderfully when it is paired with any of Herbivore facial oils to achieve the perfect skin alchemy.


HERBIVORE BAKUCHIOL RETINOL ALTERNATIVE SERUM

Derived from the Ayurvedic Babchi plant, Bakuchiol is a 100% natural, non-irritating retinol alternative. The Babchi flower flaunts a magical purple hue that occurs rarely in the botanical world. Bakuchiol harnesses this purple power to smooth fine lines and wrinkles while sealing in hydration. The Herbivore Bakuchiol is suitable for all skin, including sensitive types. Gentle enough for the most sensitive skin types, and even pregnant women, Bakuchiol works both below the skin with its retinoic effect and above the skin with ultra-gentle, exfoliating Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs) to refine the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with the power of natural botanicals.