There are some retinol serums that suit certain skin types, while others are left searching for solutions to minimize fine lines and wrinkles that will leave them without irritation or sensitivity. Fortunately, a handful of "botanical retinols” are emerging as gentle and effective retinol alternatives that offer similar benefits to the popular Vitamin A derivative. Two of these popular alt-retinols, bakuchiol and moth bean extract, can be found in The Straight A Serum, an advanced gentle retinol treatment from Maya Chia.
Some of the other superpowered botanical ingredients that are key to the formula are chia seed and buriti oil, brightening Vitamin C and raspberry seed oil. Like most retinol products, the serum is meant to be used only at night to support smooth, plump and radiant skin.
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