When it comes to your complexion, how bright, smooth, radiant, and plumped your skin looks can come down to a few factors. Sure, it can sometimes be the result of the environment you live in, what you eat or simply just your genes…but mostly the difference between good skin and really great skin is what ingredients you use on your face. While it can be hard to keep up with current skincare trends, one powerhouse ingredient you should add to your skincare regime immediately is the new hero of the clean beauty world – Bakuchiol.
For years skin experts have praised the benefits of retinols and vitamin A – touting them as the holy grail of skincare. But recently, a natural alternative to the skincare must-have has made its way from obscurity and into the limelight, and it has the beauty industry buzzing. Enter bakuchiol, a plant-based alternative to retinol.
What is Bakuchiol?
Bakuchiol, pronounced buh-koo-chee-all, is derived from the seeds of the Psoralea corylifolia (a.k.a. babchi) plant and has been used in traditional Chinese health care for centuries.
How does it work?
Its natural antioxidant, skin conditioning and emollient properties can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, meaning skin looks smoother and feels bouncier. It can also minimise pigmentation and its antibacterial properties mean it’s a smart choice for those with acne or oily skin.
Bakuchiol vs Retinol?
What skin type is bakuchiol suitable for?
Bakuchiol is suitable for all skin types. The real benefit of this potent ingredient is that it’s not only hardworking and results driven but it’s gentle on the skin. While traditional retinols and vitamin A products can have potential side effects such as increasing photosensitivity, peeling, flaking or dying out the skin, bakuchiol is gentler making it perfect for all skin types, but particularly those with sensitive skin.
And if you need another reason to praise this hero ingredient, it’s an excellent alternative for pregnant and breastfeeding women who are unable to use retinols because of the unknown potential side effects. That gets a big tick from us and as far as natural ingredients go, this is a force to be reckoned with so make sure you find a permanent place in your beauty cupboard for it!
Why choose Trilogy Bakuchiol+ Booster Treatment?
If you’re new to this super-star natural ingredient, Trilogy Bakuchiol+ Booster Treatment is a choice!
This two-week clean beauty treatment supports ageing skin with a luxurious blend of powerful anti-ageing oils which includes hero ingredient bakuchiol. This super ingredient powerfully stimulates collagen production, while the inclusion of hydrating plant squalane, omega rich hemp and rosehip oils and softening meadowfoam oil work together to encourage firm, smooth, plump and rejuvenated skin.
Unlike products containing retinol, Trilogy Bakuchiol+ Booster Treatment:
- Can be used during pregnancy
- Can be used during breastfeeding
- Are not photosensitizing
- Can be used during the day
- Can be used in conjunction with vitamin C products
Trilogy Bakuchiol+ Booster Treatment results:
- 90% noticed an improvement to skin softness*
- 89% noticed an improvement in skin texture*
- 85% noticed an improvement to skin smoothness*
Trilogy Bakuchiol+ Booster Treatment is suitable for all skin types and is certified natural by world leading natural cosmetic certifier NATRUE.
Why choose NATRUE certified?
Customers are becoming savvier about skincare ingredients and marketing claims around natural credentials but there is still a lot of confusion about what ‘natural’ really means. The ‘natural’ skincare category continues to grow rapidly, and it can be challenging for consumers looking to make a clear choice about what they put on their skin.
Independent accreditations such as internationally recognised NATRUE Natural Cosmetics Certification help to differentiate authentically natural products and empower consumers to make informed purchasing decisions.
When consumers and manufactures see the NATRUE logo, they know what they’re buying is authentically natural and cruelty-free that has been produced using:
- A soft manufacturing process (i.e., one that avoids unnecessary synthetic processing)
- Environmentally friendly practices
- No synthetic fragrances and colours
- No petroleum derived products (paraffin, PEG, -proplyl, -alkyl, -etc)
- No silicone oils and derivatives
- No genetically modified ingredients (complying with EU organic regulation)
- No irradiation of end products and botanical ingredients
How to use: Apply 2-3 drops of Trilogy Bakuchiol+ Booster Treatment to clean face morning and night for two weeks or until finished.
*Averaged self-assessment results from 20 women using Trilogy Bakuchiol+ Booster Treatment product over 2 weeks.