As much as retinol is favored as a skin-perfecting ingredient, its potent effects on the skin can cause irritation, redness, peeling and dryness—with its new Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum, Biossance includes a plant-derived alternative to retinol.
Bakuchiol, which is extracted from the Babchi plant, is a natural alternative to retinol that has been used in Indian Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for many years. While this ingredient boasts many of the same benefits of retinol, it does away with sensitivity and irritation.
The new retinol-free serum from Biossance is said to be useful for everything from visibly improving firmness to evening the look of the skin tone and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin.
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