Bakuchiol Booster by BYBI BEAUTY, $23 at Sephora.
0.3% Retinol + 2% Bakuchiol Treatment by Paula's Choice, $70.01 at Paula's Choice.
But, Does It Deliver Results?
Well, yes and no, say the experts. “Currently, the natural options do not have the potency of Retinol, Retinoids and their derivatives are incredibly powerful ingredients, when respected and used correctly they can do remarkable things for the skin," says Manning.
"There are certainly natural ingredients that can complement and enhance the effects but retinoids are in a league of their own for now.”
What you can do is use a combination of ingredients to boost its results. “Combining it with a few other natural ingredients can give your skin an extra anti-ageing boost,” Danielle says.
She believes ingredients such as polyhydroxy acid (PHA), Vitamin C, rosehip oil and cacay oil can all work synergistically with Bakuchiol to help stimulate collagen at a deeper level and brighten—and firm—on a superficial level. And all without the synthetic chemicals.
Other Natural 'Retinol' Alternatives
They might not have the strength of the real deal, but these natural alternatives are still good options for glowing skin and when teamed with Bakuchiol products will have optimum results.
A mainstay in most beauty routines, rosehip contains Vitamin A, as well as lycopene and Beta carotene. It’s great for hydration and sensitive skin.
Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil by Pai Skincare, $49 at Sephora.
Caycay contains three times more vitamin A than rosehip oil, as well as concentrated levels of Vitamin E (up to 50 per cent more than argan oil) and Vitamin F. Good for skin smoothing.
Pure Caycay Oil by Life Basics, $17.97 at Nourished Life.
Carrot Seed Oil
An essential oil, it contains Vitamin A and Beta Carotene. Good for skin detoxifying, but will need to be added to a carrier oil—like almond oil—before use.
Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil by Sunday Riley, $103 at MECCA.
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