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Bakuchiol?! The retinol alternative you need to know about

July 06, 2021 | BY Lara Kemp

Pronouncing it may be a chore, but Bakuchiol is the new buzz word in the skincare community and has been hailed as the natural replacement for retinol. 

What is Bakuchiol? 

Bakuchiol (pronounced "buh-koo-chee-all") is a gentler, alternative form of retinol that stems from the seeds and leaves of the babchi plant (officially called the psoralea corylifolia plant). 

What does Bakuchiol do for your skin? 

Bakuchiol’s effect on the skin is similar to retinol - it helps to diminish signs of aging such as the look of fine lines, wrinkles, as well as helping to reduce the appearance of acne.

But the important part is - bakuchiol has less of the side effects seen from the use of retinol, such as redness, irritation, and flaky skin.

How to use Bakuchiol in your skin care routine

goPure offers one product, which contains bakuchiol, and that is our Firm & Lift Serum. Use this serum nightly after cleansing and toning your skin. Put 4-6 drops in your hand and then gently massage into your face, neck and décolleté. 

Which skin types is Bakuchiol best for? 

Bakuchiol is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, since it is gentler than retinol.

Fun Fact: While retinol can also contain animal byproducts, plant-based bakuchiol is totally vegan!

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