Bakuchiol: A Natural Retinoid for Scalp Health and Hair Growth
The Bakuchiol Effect
Retinoids (Retinol, RetinA) have been one of the most prescribed products by dermatologists for decades for reversal of sun damage, improvement of pigmentation, and more. It’s hard to argue with some of their positive effects. Yet, they come with a cost, and not a trivial one. With retinoids, your skin can become quite sun sensitive, red, and peeling.
Over the long term, retinoids can also cause small blood vessels to appear in the skin, making the appearance of redness worse. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could find something as powerful as a retinoid but without such side effects? Wouldn’t it be nice if it was also natural?
In a recent head to head study, 0.5% bakuchiol against 0.5% retinoid, 44 patients in both groups at 12 weeks showed similar anti-aging results. But… the bakuchiol group had far fewer reports of skin irritation (such as sun sensitivity, redness, peeling) than the retinoid group. That’s big!
Naturally we wanted to incorporate bakuchiol into the Alón formulas. And we are very excited to inform you that with the addition of bakuchiol, along with several other powerful anti-aging molecules not previously found in our scalp lines, we are launching the Alón Ultra Line!
These are premium formulas with up to 0.75% bakuchiol and the absolute best combination of ingredients to control your itch, nourish your scalp back to a healthy balance, and support hair growth.
We hope you’ll enjoy them!