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RETINOL VS RETINOID: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

Latest News – May 22, 2023

RETINOL VS RETINOID: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

Retinol and retinoids are both derivatives of vitamin A – the clinically proven star ingredient revered for the way it accelerate cellular turnover and tackles ageing signs, acne and discolouration.  Retinoid is a term used to describe any product that derives from vitamin A, while retinol is one, of many, types of retinoid. Other types of retinoid are retinoic acid or retinol palmitate so if you see these labelled on an ingredients label, they all work towards the same goal: brighter, smoother skin. Retinoids is a term to describe all Vitamin A derivatives. Retinol is available as an over the counter preparation and retinoids are prescription items only. 

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Retinoids vs Bakuchiol. Is bakuchiol, a potential alternative to retinoids?

Latest News – January 14, 2021

Retinoids vs Bakuchiol. Is bakuchiol, a potential alternative to retinoids?

  Bakuchiol vs Retinoids -  Is bakuchiol,a potential alternative to retinoids? Bakuchiol is a natural antioxidant and anti-ageing ingredient found in the seeds and leaves of the plant Psoralea Corylifolia. This plant, also known as babchi, is native to and grows wild throughout India, where it plays a role in Ayurvedic medicine. Bakuchiol is a new molecule that has a similar effect on retinoid receptors, but having no structural resemblance to retinoids family, but is considered a functional analogue of retinol. 

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