THE NEW RETINOL: BAKUCHIOL
We have a complicated relationship with the antiaging ingredient retinol. On one hand, we love how it minimizes sunspots and fine lines. On the other, we hate how it can cause blotchiness and peeling. But the good news is that there’s a gentler alternative popping up in formulas lately: bakuchiol. The all-natural plant extract helps boost collagen production, reduce wrinkles and hyperpigmentation and firm slacking skin — all with less irritation. We call that a skin win!
Lancer Advanced Retinol Treatment, $95, lancerskincare.com OleHenriksen Transform Plus Glow Cycle Retin-Alt Power Serum, $58, olehenriksen.com Biossance Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum, $78, sephora.com