Bakuchiol vs Retinol
We’ve all heard of these ingredients, but what are they, how do they compare to each other and which one is right for you? Both used to reduce wrinkles and keep the skin firm and nourished, each have their own qualities, but firstly let’s take a look at their ingredients.
Bakuchiol oil comes from the Babchi plant and has been traditionally used in medicines across the world for hundreds of years. Now gaining popularity in the West, this plant-based antibacterial oil is found in many serums and moisturisers and is known for being kind and gentle on the skin.
As for Retinol, this is derived from Vitamin A and is great for those who want to try and fight the signs of ageing. Rather than removing dead skin cells, the small molecules that make up retinol go deep into the skin to boost the production of elastin and collagen.
So, how do they compare to each other?
With Bakuchiol being a natural oil that is extracted from a plant, retinol is a synthetic derivative of vitamin A. Although Retinol is a more established ingredient in the skincare market, Bakuchiol has been found to be equally as effective as Retinol when combatting facial wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
Whilst they each have their own qualities, it’s believed that Bakuchiol is a great alternative to those who struggle with sensitive skin and may struggle using Retinol. Whilst Retinol was the best-known ingredient for a long time, Bakuchiol has since gained popularity as it offers similar results whilst being much kinder on the skin.
Which one is right for you?
As we can see, both have their qualities and it really does depend on your skin type. Whichever one you choose; they work incredibly well alone or when paired with each other. For those who want to try Retinol, we recommend the SOME BY MI Retinol Intense Advanced Triple Action Eye Cream which is great for those who struggle with saggy eyes or wrinkles around the eye area.
If you’d like to see if Bakuchiol is better suited to your skin, you could try the 23 YEARS OLD Bakuchiol A Cream. Helping to stimulate collagen production and restore the skins elasticity, this cream is a great way to start using Retinol.