Retinol or bakuchiol?

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Retinol or bakuchiol?

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Does anyone have any preference or insights?

I found a REN bio-retinoid cream sample on my stash after I finished the Algenist retinol and it’s seemed to make an almost instant difference to my skin, to the extent that I might buy a full size tube while I have a discount code at my disposal. It seems to be bakuchiol rather than retinol (which I guess is why it’s retinoid).

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I think the Ren Bioretinoid range is brilliant, instant visible results.

I think other retinols take longer to work(post the peel stage) but make more of a difference long term.

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Re: Retinol or bakuchiol?

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The only bakuchiol I’ve tried is in the Omorovicza Miracle Facial Oil that I got in my advent calendar last year. It’s nice, but I wouldn’t expect it to do much in the way of anti-ageing. (Well, my impression is that bakuchiol is very gentle, anyway.) However, if the Ren one works for you, why not stick with it?

:blah: That said, products that show an immediate effect tend to have diminishing returns afterwards, I think.

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Re: Retinol or bakuchiol?

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I am alternating Dr Sam’s nightly which is bakuchiol with DE retinol. It’s a bit early to see any changes but neither have irritated so far :rhinoskin:

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You’re bang on about diminishing returns, Ella. Oh well, I got the two together for under £60 from Allbeauty so we’ll see. I like the fact that sun exposure is less of a concern with the Ren stuff and Squeak remarked how good my skin is looking, so hopefully it’ll keep working!

The Inkey List Bakuchiol looks interesting for £10 too.

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Just reporting in to say that I think my skin may look the best it ever has. :look:

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Ooh!

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Did you get the cream or the oil or both Pip?

I really love Ren at the moment. I bought their Atlantic kelp range mainly because it matches my bathroom and I can get it delivered to my local M&S food but it is gorgeous. Their facial sun cream is nice too.

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