Did you know that peeling, itchy, dry, red skin is just one of the negative side effects of using topical retinol? That's right- the skincare active that is so often touted as being able to turn back the hands of time can also leave you looking like you baked in the sun for hours without a drop of SPF. This is where the traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine ingredient bakuchiol enters the modern skincare game. It's a powerhouse ingredient that can produce that healthy, youthful glow without the devastating side effects.
Nature's Youth-Boosting Retinol Alternative
Derived from the Psoralea corylifolia plant (bakuchi in Sanskrit), bakuchiol is a natural meroterpene that can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, boost skin firmness and elasticity, and improve hyperpigmentation.
Scientifically Proven Results
You may be wondering, how does it stack up to retinol? The results of a randomized 12 week double blind study comparing retinol and bakuchiol concluded: "Bakuchiol and retinol both significantly decreased wrinkle surface area and hyperpigmentation, with no statistical difference between the compounds. The retinol users reported more facial skin scaling and stinging."
Skincare For Sensitive Skin Types
This is why bakuchiol is a key ingredient in Alder New York's Nourishing Cream. "We wanted to create a cream with all those same amazing results of retinol, without the side effects, and bakuchiol is pretty magical in that regard," explains Alder New York's founder and CEO, Nina Zilka.
Along with skin nourishing jojoba oil and squalane, the latest addition to the brands' skincare line has sensitive skin types in mind. "Skincare shouldn't be complicated. Our Nourishing Cream is designed for anyone looking to improve skin texture and boost skin elasticity without side effects and worrisome health concerns," says Nina.