In fact, while bakuchiol is frequently mentioned in the same breath as retinol, it’s effective enough to deserve the spotlight on its own. “Bakuchiol promotes cellular turnover and skin repair,” says Peterson Pierre, MD, a cosmetic and medical dermatologist in Thousand Oaks, California. “It stimulates collagen production, thereby improving tone, texture, fine lines, and wrinkles. It fights free radical damage, decreases inflammation, and has antimicrobial properties.” Here’s everything you need to know about bakuchiol, how it compares to retinol, and some product recommendations to try.
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