Bakuchiol The Retinol Alternative



Oct 27, 2023

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In the ever-evolving world of skincare, Bakuchiol (Sytenol® A), is a rising star. It is gaining attention for its ability to provide lasting cosmetic benefits. This natural alternative to retinol is gaining popularity for its gentle, yet powerful effects on the skin. Let’s explore Bakuchiol The Retinol Alternative and the cumulative skin effects. Discover why this retinol alternative is capturing the hearts of skincare enthusiasts and professionals alike.

What is Bakuchiol?

Bakuchiol is a plant-derived compound extracted from the seeds of the Indian Babchi plant (Psoralea corylifolia). Bakuchiol has earned the nickname “nature’s retinol alternative” due to its similarity in function to retinol.

It is important to note that the clinical trials that refer to “Bakuchiol” refer to the Trade Name “Sytenol® A” which is 99% pure bakuchiol. Sytenol® is the only REACH-registered and China-allowed bakuchiol with a complete toxicology dossier. Side-by-side with retinol, only Sytenol® A has been scientifically validated. Sytenol® can reduce wrinkles, photoaging and hyperpigmentation as efficiently as retinol, but with a better skin tolerance. This is the High-Performance Active (H.P.A) incorporated into TANU Skin Affinity Coactive Serum, FIFTY7KIND’S Multi-Phyto-Retinol Clarifying Concentrate.

Bakuchiol Seeds "Nature's Retinol Alternative
Bakuchiol Seeds “Nature’s Retinol Alternative”

What is the Cumulative Effect?

The cumulative effect in skincare refers to the benefits that accrue over time. Regular and consistent use of specific skincare ingredients or products. Rather than expecting immediate and dramatic results. This concept recognises that many skincare ingredients require prolonged use to reveal their full potential. The skin results happen gradually, with improvements becoming more apparent as time goes on.

Patience is Key

In our fast-paced world, instant gratification often takes centre stage. However, when it comes to skincare, patience is truly a virtue. It’s easy to be swayed by advertisements promising overnight transformations! The reality is that many ingredients work their magic beneath the surface before delivering noticeable results. Be prepared to commit to your skincare routine for weeks or months before reaping the full rewards.

The Cumulative Effect of Bakuchiol The Retinol Alternative

The cumulative cosmetic effect of Bakuchiol the retinol alternative, promotes healthy, radiant skin with consistent use. Here’s how Bakuchiol achieves this and why it’s generating buzz:

  • Antioxidant. Interferes with different free radical-producing systems, and also increases the function and effectiveness of endogenous antioxidants.
  • Anti-inflammatory – It effectively reduces inflammation components of problematic skin conditions.
  • Collagen And Elastin. It stimulates collagen type I, III (older fibroblasts) and IV proteins. Maintains the desired level of elastin required for maintaining the connective tissue structure due to its up-regulation of elastase inhibitors.
  • Skin Hydration. An increased expression of two genes that are responsible for maintaining the right level of skin hydration. Along with elasticity, barrier recovery and water barrier formation.
  • Acne Reducing. Effectively inhibits the growth of acne-causing bacteria and is more effective when combined with salicylic acid.
  • Skin Lightening and Even Toning. Reduces acne-related post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, also shown to inhibit melanin production.
  • Antimicrobial. An effective antimicrobial ingredient against both Bacteria and Fungi, offering broad-spectrum antimicrobial protection.
  • Photostability. Sunlight can lead to degradation, of molecules, making an ingredient less effective or even harmful to the skin. However, a photostable skincare ingredient maintains its chemical structure even when exposed to light. Because Bakuchiol is photostable, you can apply TANU Skin Affinity Coactive Serum during the day or at night.
  • Suitable for all skin types. Being gentle on the skin, most people can use bakuchiol. (Always do a skin patch test before using any new product.)
  • Doesn’t cause dryness or irritation. Retinol and its derivatives can dry out the skin and irritate it. Bakuchiol is gentle and less likely to irritate.

Studies indicate skin improvements are noted after just 4 weeks, significantly more improvement were noted after 8 weeks, these improvements continued to increase, even faster after 12 weeks of application, indicating a cumulative, beneficial skin effect over time. 

Final thoughts about Bakuchiol The Retinol Alternative

Incorporating Bakuchiol (Sytenol® A) into your skincare routine leads to a noticeable cumulative cosmetic effect unveiling your skin’s radiant potential. Its gentleness, combined with its long-term benefits, makes Bakuchiol a valuable addition to your beauty regimen. So, consider adding this nature-inspired, retinol alternative ingredient to your daily skincare routine for more radiant skin. Your future skin will thank you!

Until next time, be human, be kind, be you.

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TANU Skin Affinity Coactive Serum A Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Serum


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