Retinol or Vitamin A has long been recognised as the gold standard of anti-ageing ingredients. The down side of this is it needs to be introduced to the skin gently and can cause some irritation to particular skin types. So for sensitive, sensitised, pregnant and nursing mothers who cannot use Retinol or Vitamin A there where not many options to include a power house anti-ageing ingredient to their skin routine....until now.
Introducing Medik8 Bakuchiol Peptides
Bakuchiol is derived from the Indian Babchi plant and has been used for many years in Ayurvedic treatments. Although completely different in chemical structure to retinol it has been found to be comparable in its anti-ageing effects. Studies published by the British Journal of Dermatology suggest Bakuchiol can activate the skin cells in a similar way to retinol. This means that those who are sensitive or cannot tolerate retinol can safely use Bakuchiol Peptides without any irritation or redness.
Research has shown that Bakuchiol can have other positive skin benefits such as:
- reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- improve skin texture and tone
- it is soothing and calming
- restores skin balance and
- reduces redness and inflammation
Medk8 Bakuchiol Peptides uses 1.25% pure bakuchiol in their formula. This gives intense and accelerated anti-ageing results.
How do I use Bakuchiol Peptides?
Bakuchiol Peptides can be used morning and night. It can be applied after any other water based serums and before moisturiser. Bakuchiol Peptides can be layered with other peptide serums, hydrators, Vitamin B, Vitamin C and for those who want an extra boost and can tolerate it, layer this with your Retinol at night.
Are there any skins not suitable to use Bakuchiol Peptides?
No, the great thing about Bakuchiol Peptides is that every skin can use it. Sensitive, dry, oily, ageing, acne, pigmented, everyone!
Can pregnant women and nursing mothers use Bakuchiol Peptides?
Medik8 has indicated that yes it is very safe for both pregnant women and nursing mothers to use Bakuchiol Peptides. We always though recommend that each pregnant or nursing mother seek their doctors or specialists advice before adding in any new products.