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RETINOL OR BAKUCHIOL?, DISCOVER WHAT IS BEST FOR YOUR SKIN👇

If there is one ingredient that has shined with its own light in skin care, it is retinol. And its effects on the firmness of the skin , the reduction of wrinkles , cell renewal and the reduction of pores and the prevention of premature aging of the skin in general, are beyond all discussion. What is less so is its suitability for use on all skin types.

Retinol is the scientific term for vitamin A and its derivatives, being one of the three active forms of this vitamin in the body, along with retinal and retinoic acid .

The origin of the word comes from “retina” after cases of blindness related to vitamin A deficiency were observed in 1913. In fact, one of the classic symptoms of its deficiency is night blindness .

Surprisingly, in ancient Egypt , macerates of raw ox liver were made to instill the resulting juice into the eyes of people who had poor night vision . And where is the curiosity, you say? Well, it turns out that raw beef, calf or ox liver is the food richest in retinol that we can find. Incredible true?

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HOW DID IT BEGIN TO BECOME THE GOLD STANDARD IN THE FIGHT AGAINST SKIN AGING? 🤔

A short tour of its history…

In 1913 two researchers from the University of Wisconsin-USA, discovered vitamin A while studying the role of fats in the diet.

In 1931, a Swiss chemist isolated the retinol molecule from mackerel oil.

In 1943 , the first clinical study was published in which tetrinoin, or trans retinoic acid, was used in a specific product to treat acne , thus becoming the first retinoid for topical use. Although now, due to its irritating potential, it can only be used under a doctor's prescription for the treatment of severe acne.

In the 1980s, an American dermatologist first demonstrated its effects against the signs of aging .

Since then, it has been the most valuable ingredient in antiaging treatments, although always accompanied by lights and shadows , especially in recent years, due to its side effects and contraindications.

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THE PROBLEM, SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS ⚠️

Its main problem is that it can have a high potential for irritability , especially in the most sensitive or intolerant skin.

In case of sun exposure , it can cause an unwanted reaction in normal skin, causing stinging or itchy lesions to appear, in addition to causing an annoying sensation of tightness . Therefore, you should avoid the sun and always use a very high protection factor during treatment . In addition, it is photosensitive , that is, when it comes into contact with sunlight, it oxidizes and loses its properties.

According to perhaps the most famous doctor in the world of beauty, Dendy Engelmann, its effectiveness decreases by up to 76% with exposure to light and oxygen .

Finally, it is contraindicated in pregnancy , as it produces congenital malformations, as well as during the breastfeeding period as it is eliminated through breast milk.

Now you will understand that in recent times studies and clinical trials have multiplied in order to find forms of retinol that are equally effective, but safe.

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BAKUCHIOL, THE VEGAN AND 100% SAFE RETINOL🌿💚

Properties very similar to retinol, zero side effects and contraindications.

Bakuchiol is a phytoretinol equivalent of vitamin A of 100% natural origin . It is extracted from the Psoralea corylifolia plant, widely used in Chinese and Ayurveda medicine, and is what has given the starting signal to the generation of “retinol-like” products .

The first time that its enormous potential was talked about was more than ten years ago, since then, articles and scientific studies have continued until it has become the new star in the universe of natural cosmetic products.

Comparative studies reveal the great similarity between Bakuchiol and retinoids in terms of their mechanisms of action. The big difference is that it does not have any side effects or contraindications . Its high tolerance means that it does not cause redness, peeling, or tightness, and can be used on any type of skin, even the most sensitive, including groups of pregnant and breastfeeding women.

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THE MOST LIKE MAGIC ON THE SKIN 💫✨

This powerful antiaging active combats the loss of skin elasticity, as well as the loss of firmness . It exerts an effective corrective action , preventing and correcting the appearance of wrinkles , reducing the size of pores , in addition to unifying the tone and providing light to the face.

  • highly moisturizing agent.
  • regulates the synthesis of hyaluronic acid.
  • minimizes pores
  • maintains a stable union of the dermis with the epidermis
  • fights collagen loss by stimulating the production of collagen I, III and IV
  • improves photoaging

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Acne-prone skin also has a great ally in bakuchiol. Like retinol, it has been shown to be an effective antimicrobial , particularly against Propionibacterium acnes , a bacteria involved in the inflammatory process of acne .

Furthermore, by rebalancing sebum production , it significantly improves hydration and the skin barrier in oily skin , because contrary to popular belief, acneic skin, although oily, is also dehydrated skin.

Thus, all skin types, whether oily, dry, thin, reactive or sensitive, will find their best ally in bakuchiol.

You will find it in the OhMyKoko All in one Moisturizing Cream , a hydrating and multifunctional facial cream recommended for all skin types, from combination skin to dry skin. Its association of Bakuchiol and other rich natural active ingredients will help keep your skin young, smooth and unified .

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