Fact: retinol is the jam when it comes to reduce the signs of anti-ageing. Also, fact: it can really seriously turn on you if you're not careful.
Y'see, there’s a really fine line between getting it right and getting it incredibly wrong. And boy, does it suck when you end up with the latter (spoiler: it does). Because if you use retinol incorrectly or impatiently, it can irritate the hell out of your skin, causing sensitivity, redness, flaking and lots of other fun stuff.
No good. Especially if you're already a beauty with sensitive skin.
The good news is that there is a whole new wave of next-level ingredients that will help you reap the benefits of retinol, naturally.
Enter: Bakuchiol – the powerhouse plant-based ingredient that’s perfect for sensitive skin.
Much like a retinol, bakuchiol works by increasing cell turnover, stimulating collagen production and decreasing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage. Some users even experience fewer side effects (read on to find out more!). Sounds perfect, right?
Some bakuchiol serums, like Sukin Purely Ageless Pro Intensive Rejuvenating Serum, go a step further and add hyaluronic acid into the equation to defend against moisture loss – because as we all know, with ageing our cell cycle slows down and our natural hyaluronic acid depletes.
The result? Visibly smoother and younger-looking skin in 14 days.
Keen to get started? Course you are. We all are. That's why we asked our Mamamia You Beauty Panel to road test Sukin Purely Ageless Pro Intensive Rejuvenating Serum and report back to us.
Here's what they said.