Retinol has proven to be the best skin care ingredient so far, and no other ingredient has been able to challenge it. This vitamin A derivative is a great anti-aging ingredient with the ability to stimulate the production of collagen, reduce sun damage, erase fine lines and give it a smoother appearance. The problem is that retinol can be very painful and irritating to most people and can cause their skin sensitivity to have a flaky and red appearance. The Environmental Working Group marked retinol is hazardous for a lot of reasons, it can even be toxic to the reproductive system and associated with cardiovascular disease and cancer.
The good thing is that retinol exists naturally and plant-based alternatives can behave just like retinol to produce similar skin benefits without causing the drying, irritation, and sun sensitivity that can come with synthetic forms.
1. Rosehip Seed Oil
This oil is extracted from the seeds of the wild rose plant (Rosa rubiginosa). One of the most important components of rosehip seed oil is trans-retinoic acid, a natural foundation to Vitamin A. This bioactive component of retinol has the regenerative properties to help reduce acne scars, boost the elasticity of the skin and keep the skin firm. Rosehip seed oil is also loaded with essential fatty acids (omega-3 & 6) which act as moisturizing agents for the skin, also for those with dry or rosacea-prone skin types.
Bakuchiol is a chemical (called meroterpene phenol) present in the leaves and seeds of the herbaceous plant Psoralea corylifolia, also known as babchi, it has used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medication to help with skin conditions. A study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science found those who applied bakuchiol to their skin twice a day for three months showed a improvement in their skin conditions, such as reduction in wrinkles, dark spots, UV ray damage and increase in the skin's firmness, elasticity.
3. Carrot Oil
Carrot oil has been shown to be a powerful natural alternative to retinol as it is rich in beta-carotene (provitamin A). This gives carrot oil the ability to act as an anti-aging ingredient for skin, which helps reduce the effects of photodamage, pollution and stress. Carrot oil is also a good source of vitamins K, E and C, which work together to rejuvenate skin cells.
4. Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil
Sea buckthorn is extracted from the fleshy fruit or seeds of sea buckthorn berries, that originates from the mountainous and coastal areas of Asia and Europe. This oil is very nutrient-rich packed, is known to be one of the most valuable natural products in the world. Sea buckthorn seed oil contains approx. 14 vitamins: A, C, D, E, F, K, P, and B-complex, Provitamin A and other carotenoids, strong antioxidants. This oil fights free radicals, rebuilds cells and supports wound healing, has a regenerative and anti-aging effect.
So are you ready for your skin to be fixed by natural retinol now? La Coéss REVITALISÉ Nutrient Organic Face Oil is formulated to delivery multi-correction power to skin, contains gental plant-based "retinol" alternatives, such as organic rosehip oil, organic carrot oil, and organic sea buckthorn seed oil, along with other 12 organic plant extracts, to revitalize, restore, protect and balance skin for a youthful complexion.