Irritation and redness seem par for the course with retinol. It’s the price we pay for plump, glowing skin that’s free from fine lines and acne. But what if there were another way to get that Instagram-filter skin … without the side effects?
Enter bakuchiol. Nicknamed “nature’s retinol” because of its striking similarities to the multitasking skincare ingredient we all know and love, this botanical wunderkind is stealing the spotlight as skincare’s new superhero.
We spoke with Anna Chacon M.D., a board-certified dermatologist, to learn more about its benefits and how it compares to retinol.