Brown Beauty Chat: Plant based​ retinols do they really work?

Retinol is the ingredient that everyone wants because it said to help with everything skincare related. If you’re not familiar with retinol its also known as vitamin A and assists with skin cell renewal. So in other words that means the improvement of skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, dark spots, and even acne. Even though all of that sounds great most times when using retinol especially if its prescribed it can make the skin very sensitive. The skin can become very dry, flaky and irritated especially when exposed to sunlight. So with all of the greatness that comes with using retinol, it definitely has some cons.

Bakuchiol a natural, gentle, vegan retinol alternative has been making waves in the beauty industry. The ingredient has been scientifically proven to have the same effects of retinol without all of the downsides. One of the significant benefits of using bakuchiol is that it can be used daily morning and night without sensitivity or irritation.

I decided to give the Biossance Squalane Phyo- Retinol Serum a try. The serum is said to improve the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles, texture and the unevenness of the skin tone.
Since I use vitamin C in the day, I incorporated it in my nightly routine for the past 3 weeks. I noticed an immediate improvement in the texture and clarity of my skin. The serum feels good on the skin like a lightweight cream and doesn’t have an obnoxious smell. It has squalane, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide so if you have oily skin you don’t necessarily have to put night cream on top of it.

If you’re on the market for retinol and want to try a natural alternative that has clean ingredients I definitely recommend trying the Biossance Phyto Retinol Serum. All of Biossance products are non-toxic, dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic. You can find Phyto Retinol Serum at Sephora in-store or online, and it retails for $78. It’s definitely an investment, so I say sample before you commit but its a winner.


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