What better time to embrace a new product than the start of a new year and Kri Skincare’s Bakuchiol Antioxidant Oil is the perfect way to upgrade your skincare routine for the better.
You may be aware of the benefits that Vitamin A/Retinol has on the skin as it begins to show signs of aging. Vitamin A/Retinol is an antioxidant that slows the signs of aging by improving elasticity and firmness, reducing pigmentation and aiding problematic skin by balancing oil production. However, with the benefits of Vitamin A/Retinol comes some negative side effects such as redness, peeling and sensitivity which can only be avoided by introducing gradually into your routine – and even then sensitive skin types might still be incredibly reactive.
Luckily, Bakuchiol is natural plant-derived alternative to retinol yet is clinically proven to boast the same skin loving benefits – all without the irritating side effects. Bakuchiol (pronounced buh-koo-chee-all if you’re wondering), is also vegan friendly and suitable for all skin types including sensitive.
The best news is that Kri Skincare have created a Bakuchiol Antioxidant Oil that integrates seamlessly into your existing skincare routine thanks to the addition of lightweight Watermelon seed oil which offers a highly absorbent base that is fragrance free and non-greasy. Their Bakuchiol Antioxidant Oil can either be applied directly to the skin after water-based serums have been applied or simply added into your existing moisturiser before applying.
On first application, the oil certainly helped to soften the skin and made a noticeable difference immediately after use. After using it in my routine for several weeks, I certainly experienced smoother, softer skin which is a huge improvement during the Winter months as my skin is usually incredibly dry and flaky at this time of year. I have been using this for a few months now and feel the fine lines on my forehead are certainly less noticeable than they were at the start of the Autumn, and this is a problem area for me that I will be monitoring over a longer period of time.
So far, my first impressions have been great, as just like each Kri Skincare product I try, I have never been disappointed with the results. For me, Bakuchiol Antioxidant Oil offers an additional nourishing element that has worked incredibly well on my dry skin type which is beginning to show a few fine lines on my forehead. I love the fact that it deeply nourishes my skin yet is going to help combat signs of aging when used long term. The biggest bonus for me is that I get through a lot of moisturiser on a daily basis so adding it directly to my usual face cream has actually made my moisturiser go much further than it did before; all without compromising on the moisturising benefits!
My Mum, who is in her 50s, has also started using Kri Skincare’s Bakuchiol Antioxidant Oil over the past 6 weeks and has commented on how she’s experienced increased elasticity, a softer complexion and states that the fine lines around her eyes and mouth are less noticeable. She has also said how much she’s enjoying the extra nourishing element within her routine during the Winter months as her skin doesn’t dry out as much during the day.
It is safe to say Kri Skincare’s Bakuchiol Antioxidant Oil is a big hit at Beauty Folio HQ and works equally well on all ages. It is lovely to use a product that is proven to help combat signs of aging yet is suitable for sensitive skin. It’s a great all-rounder and a skincare ritual that I will certainly be incorporating into my skincare routine throughout 2020 – and I will be updating you on my findings in a few months.
Have you tried Bakuchiol Oil yet? Don’t forget that you can get 20% off your first order by following the link here. The discount will automatically be applied at the checkout.
Emma @ Beauty Folio x
*Disclaimer: This product was sent to me free of charge by Kri Skincare. This has not influenced my thoughts and opinions in this review as everything on Beauty Folio remains #triedandtested with honest feedback on each product. I will never give a positive review on a product I don’t believe in just because it has been #gifted, and each product i’ve received free of charge will be labelled as such.