Plant-based retinol: the most effective anti-aging ingredient


As we age, the skin experiences significant transformations and its function as a protective barrier tends to weaken gradually. In addition, the synthesis of essential proteins such as collagen and elastin is affected, leading to the progressive loss of firmness, elasticity and the appearance of the first wrinkles. Ready to find what retinol can do for your skin?

It is key to recognize that cutaneous aging is not only linked to the course of time; several external agents such as sun exposure, environmental pollution and our life habits exert a direct influence on the appearance of our skin.

When we talk about skincare ingredients, there are few who can compete with the transforming capacity of retinol. However, what happens if this is not compatible with your skin type?

Concerns about synthetic retinol?

Surely you have heard of retinol super powers (derived from vitamin A) since it is one of the most demanded active ingredients and used to fight the effects of the sun and the natural aging process on the skin.

In addition, it is highly valued for those who seek to relieve imperfections, since retinol can contribute to reduce acne.

However, synthetic retinol has a negative side that not all skins can tolerate: we talk about the retinal process, which can involve some side effects. While the skin acclimates to the presence of retinol, it can suffer from redness, sensitivity and irritation to excessive dryness, itching and peeling.

Considering the sensitivity of retinol to sunlight, which can compromise its effectiveness, there is a need to explore alternatives that deliver similar results but are suitable for all skin types.

Is there a potential risk associated with this ingredient? A few months ago, a news report raised significant concerns. The European Comission limits the concentration of substances derived from vitamin A, like retinol, to 0.3% in facial cosmetics (including cleansers, serums, or creams, whether requiring rinsing or not) and 0.05% in body formulas. This proposal aims to standardize an industry where certain cosmetics, without being toxic or dangerous, can lead to adverse effects when used in high concentrations without specialized supervision or with excessive frequency.

What can I use instead of retinol?

The key lies in understanding all the properties linked to retinol, highlighting those that benefit us most, and not looking for an identical product, but a similar one.

For instance, to obtain the luminosity achieved by retinization of vitamin A, you can opt for vitamin C. Similarly, if the main objective is to achieve similar exfoliation in the outermost layers of the skin, azelaic acid is an excellent option.

Bakuchiol: The most recommended alternative

Bakuchiol is a natural compound derived from the seeds and leaves of the Psoralea Corylifolia plant, commonly known as Babchi. Although it is not a retinoid, it exhibits molecular and skin-related similarities to retinol. This makes it the go-to vegan alternative, widely accepted by all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Among its numerous benefits, it stands out for its remarkable antioxidant power and its capacity to stimulate collagen synthesis, thereby enhancing skin firmness and elasticity. Moreover, it effectively addresses wrinkles, evens out skin tone, and provides a radiant glow to the face. A study has demonstrated that Bakuchiol can reduce wrinkles by 21% after 12 weeks of consistent application.

Nuestra alternativa vegana al retinol

En DHYVANA siempre apostamos por traerte lo mejor de la naturaleza. Encontrarás esta alternativa al retinol sintético en nuestras ampollas faciales veganas Pro Retinol, con un 99% de ingredientes naturales y certificadas por Ecocert.  

Junto al Ácido Hialurónico Vegano y los extractos de Açai, Ginkgo Biloba y Vid Roja, el resultado de este booster es proporcionarte una experiencia anti-aging total, eliminando arrugas, imperfecciones y mejorando la apariencia de tu piel sin los efectos adversos del retinol sintético.

Te animamos a que las pruebes, si no lo has hecho todavía y nos cuentes cómo se siente tu piel después de usarlas. Te recomendamos que comiences con un tratamiento intensivo de 7 ampollas durante 7 días. De esta forma conseguirás unos resultados visibles en poco tiempo. Tras esta primera semana, la mejor forma de mantener, ampliar y prolongar sus resultados es continuar tu tratamiento utilizando cada día el contenido de <1ml de tus ampollas durante tanto tiempo como desees.

¡Pon tu piel en buenas manos!

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