What is bakuchiol? Is it better than retinol? Topical retinol is one of the most-studied ingredients available to help stimulate collagen and minimize the appearance of sun damage and lines and wrinkles. Unfortunately it has many side effects including dryness and irritation plus sensitivity to sun and should never be used during the day.
Bakuchiol, a plant extract (from the psoralea corylifolia plant ) is clinically proven to safely reduce multiple signs of aging without the side effects of retinol. Bakuchiol functions similarly to a retinol, increasing cell turnover thereby boosting collagen and elastin production and diminishing signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, and photo-aging.
Can I go out in the sun after using this? Yes. Unlike Retinol, Bakuchiol will not increase photosensitivity and is safe to use during the day. We always recommend using a sunscreen when outdoors.
Can I put a moisturizer or sunscreen on top of this? Yes. The phyto-retinol serum can be used in conjunction with other products. We recommend applying this serum first then top with a moisturizer if needed.
When is the best time to use the Phyto-Retinol serum? In the morning? At night? Can be combined into both your AM & PM routine. It can be used alone or mixed with your existing day/night cream.
What percent of bakuchiol is in this product? Percentages of ingredients are considered proprietary information and not generally released. However, we reached out to L'Abeille to confirm its effectiveness. See the official answer from L'Abeille: Yes, it is definitely at the effective & tested %. We pride ourselves in offering all our actives at their tested & proven percentages.
Can this be used on under eye area? Yes it can be used around your eye area taking care not to get any in your eyes.
Can I use the Phyto-Retinol serum with Glow Intense Serum? It can be, but if you want to use both - we recommend the Glow for day and Phyto-Retinol at night. Glow is a lighter oil feeling and Phyto-Retinol a more nourishing feel.