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Ingredient Spotlight: Bakuchiol.

Thanks to its waterless formula, this first-of-its-kind clear vitamin C serum is light stable, allowing it to stay effective longer. The plant-derived retinol alternative is having a major moment.

The Ingredient 101

  • It's pronounced "ba-koo-chee-all."
  • It's an antioxidant extracted from the seeds of the babchi plant (Psoralea corylifolia), native to India.
  • According to the American Academy of Dermatology, bakuchiol works to stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis in a manner similar to retinol.
  • Unlike retinol, which often contains animal by-products including liver, fish or egg yolk, bakuchiol is 100 percent vegan.
  • Whie it works just like retinol this plant-derived version is so gentle, it's safe for sensitive skin types and can even be worn while in the sun.

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Actress Katie Holmes on the September 9th, 2019 cover of OK! USA