Bye-Bye, Botox

November 13, 2022 3 min read

Bye-Bye, Botox

Our founder Felicity dives into what traditional retinol is, why it *may* not be suitable for you, some of the side effects and what to use instead.

The ingredient Retinol can be frightening, there are varied potencies and if it’s going to be included in your daily skincare routine, you best be getting it right otherwise it can lead to drying and redness.

However the benefits of using retinol are super enticing, it stimulates cellular renewal, increases collagen production, brightens and lifts.


Stimulates cellular renewal, increases collagen production, brightens and lifts.

Our founder Felicity finds it very photosensitising for her skin and has found it causes irritation, so has looked to alternatives that offer similar benefits.



 

And we come bearing good news, there is an alternative which is safe to use across all stages of life.


Bakuchiol

It’s a Vitamin A, like retinol and an all natural ingredient (which we are all about here at IMBIBE). It has incredible clinical results showing its lifting and brightening results on the skin, helps to reduce wrinkle depth and length while reducing the appearance of fine lines.

Bakuchiol increases the rate of cellular turnover and cellular renewal so that the fresh collagen and elastin is stimulated.

It’s a refreshingly new, natural alternative to retinol, acting as a plant-based powerhouse that won’t irritate sensitive skin – double love.

 

Collagen Eyes

Bakuchoil increases rate of cellular turnover and renewal so that the fresh collagen and elastin is stimulated.


So, what exactly is Bakuchiol?

Bakuchiol is a naturally active plant extract found in the seeds of the babchi plant or the Psoralea corylifolia plant, found primarily throughout India.

As a rejuvenating, hydrating beauty compound, Bakuchiol is said to have been used in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) for over 2,000 years for its anti-aging, skin lifting, and skin resurfacing properties. It was also widely used to treat and prevent a variety of skin conditions such as: skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, fine lines, wrinkles, and dry skin.



Although traditionally found in Indian Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines, the Babchi made Bakuchiol is also used in Tamil Siddha practices (Yogic) to help heal, calm, and soothe the skin thanks to its transformative anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

Bakuchiol can also be used in teas and creams made to reduce inflammation, prevent cell damage and promote healthy cell growth.

Bakuchiol is a naturally active plant extract found in the seeds of the babchi plant or the Psoralea corylifolia plant, found primarily throughout India.

Speaking of results, Bakuchiol is gentle, hydrating, safe for all skin types and one ingredient that you can expect long-term results from.

In a 2019 study, it was found that the impact on the skin was identical and produced no difference in treating fine lines, hydration and hyperpigmentation.

According to Dr. Rachel Nazarian M.D + Board Certified Dermatologist, bakuchiol works much in the same way, triggering the genetic pathway in cells to stimulate several types of collagen, some that are useful for skin health and anti-ageing.

As shown in a study conducted by the The British Journal of Dermatology, after 12 weeks, individuals treated with bakuchiol saw major improvements in wrinkles, pigmentation, elasticity, and photodamage overall.


In a 2019 study, it was found that the impact on the skin was identical and produced no difference in treating fine lines, hydration and hyperpigmentation.

AND… it gets better.

Here at IMBIBE we proudly use Bakuchiol in our Collagen Eyes.

It is a rich and velvety product, with a pillowy, cushiony feel that is super nourishing for the skin around the eye area.


 

Watch as Felicity shares more about Bakuchiol in our Collagen Eyes Cream.

 



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