Bakuchiol- the new IT skincare ingredient, and why it should be!

FABrx Retinol + Bakuchiol Serum
We all know about Retinol, Retinoid, and Retinoic acid: a popular skincare ingredient that is derived from vitamin A and has amazing benefits for our skin. However, they’re also known to cause irritation, dryness, and flaking, making it hard to use for some of us. An amazing skincare ingredient that has been on the radar of many skincare lovers (Dr. Hayag included) is Bakuchiol. Bakuchiol is a plant-based alternative to retinol. It is found in the seeds and leaves of the Psoralea corylifolia plant and has been used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries.

Research has shown that Bakuchiol has similar effects to retinol in improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and it even has anti-acne properties. It works similarly to retinol once absorbed into your skin. By telling our cells to produce more collagen, bakuchiol and retinol speeds up the skin cell regeneration process which heals your skin from within. Unlike retinol, Bakuchiol is non-irritating, so it is soothing and suitable for all skin types.

With bakuchiol being such a gentle and non-irritating ingredient, it is safe enough to use twice a day, morning and nighttime. While retinol is a photosensitive ingredient and can break down in the presence of UV rays, bakuchiol is not. In fact, when bakuchiol and retinol are mixed together, the bakuchiol stabilizes the retinol molecules and provides additional benefits. Dr. Hayag’s specially formulated FABrx Retinol + Bakuchiol Serum contains medical grade clinically proven ingredients, which when combined work synergistically to give you a youthful glow without all the tricky side effects. A few drops morning and evening is the key to correct fine lines, even out skin tone and texture, and help improve acne and acne marks.