If you’re a skincare junkie (like us) you’ve probably heard all about retinol, a vitamin A-derived staple featured in #shelfies everywhere. For some people, retinol is not compatiblewith their skin. It can bring side effects such as dryness, redness or flaking, as well as making your skin more vulnerable to the sun or sensitive to treatments.

Enter bakuchiol (pronounced “buh-koo-chee-all”), a plant-based retinol alternative, derived from the Ayurvedic babchi plant, that helps even skin tone, smooth texture and target fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also suitable for daytime use!

Inspired to fight major signs of aging? Meet our bakuchiol-boosted faves:


Glow Cycle™ Retin-ALT Power Serum, an age-defying bakuchiol serum, powered by AHAs and bakuchiol, fights all major signs of aging. It targets fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots and reduces the look of pores. Enriched with Edelweiss stem cell, a delicately beautiful and resilient flower that thrives in harsh conditions, this potent day bakuchiol serum also helps firm and improve elasticity. And, with hibiscus flower extract, it dramatically evens skin tone and texture. Plus, its lavender tint instantly brightens to awaken a fresher, more youthful-looking complexion.

At night, your skin goes into repair mode. Enter Goodnight Glow™ Retin-ALT Sleeping Crème. This deeply hydrating facial moisturizer makes the most of that time, exfoliating the skin’s surface to allow fresher skin to glow through. Formulated with a powerful concentration of AHAs and bakuchiol, it fights all major signs of aging for an overnight skin transformation. And, with Edelweiss stem cell, a delicately beautiful and resilient flower that thrives in harsh conditions, this potent sleeping crème also helps firm and improve elasticity.

Everyone ages differently. That’s why we created Wrinkle Blur™ Bakuchiol Eye Gel Crème, a powerhouse, dual-action eye cream for anyone wanting to instantly blur the look of fine lines and wrinkles, firm their eye area and improve elasticity. Powered by bakuchiol ribbons, peptides and orchid stem cells, this potent eye cream also helps reduce the look of dark circles and even out the appearance of eyelid skin tone.

One of the best parts of this lineup is that you can use any of them with other actives such asAHAs or PHAs. Our Balance Balancing Force Oil Control Toner, which contains AHA’s, reduces oil, exfoliates, and preps skin for the steps that follow. Our PHA powerhouse PHAT Glow Facial provides that extra boost while remaining a gentle but incredibly effective chemical exfoliant, even with the use of those other active ingredients.

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