A gentle, plant derived retinol alternative infused with brightening peptide precursors. Ideal for those looking for a vitamin A substitute to complete their CSA routines.
Medik8 uses pure bakuchiol (1.25% activity).
Bakuchiol is an alternative to vitamin A to complete a customer’s CSA routine if they cannot use vitamin A.
BAKUCHIOL VS RETINOL:
Natural, plant-based alternative
Ideal for sensitive skins who can’t tolerate vitamin A
Can be used day and night
Bakuchiol Peptides is a great alternative to vitamin A for pregnant or nursing women.*
*Of course, due to ethical considerations the Bakuchiol Peptides formula has not been tested on pregnant women, but there is nothing in the formula which is known to be an issue (eg vitamin A or high levels of exfoliating acids). If you are at all concerned, always consult your doctor.
Bakuchiol is an ingredient derived from the plant Psoralea Corylifolia, also known as the lilac-coloured Indian Babchi plant. It is an anti-ageing alternative to retinol, ideal for sensitive skins who cannot tolerate vitamin A. It is proven to provide similar results in collagen stimulation and skin rejuvenation on the skin to retinol.
Bakuchiol is a monoterpene phenol with a retinol-like functionality. Even though bakuchiol has no structural resemblance to retinoids, it can act as a functional analogue of retinol.
Bakuchiol is also known to be soothing on the skin. It exerts its anti-inflammatory process by interfering with the arachidonic acid pathway.
It is known to down-regulate pro-inflammatory genes to a similar extent as retinol.
It has also been proven to help minimise the formation of blemishes, by inhibiting 5-alpha reductase sebum production and acting as both an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.
Finally bakuchiol is known to brighten the skin by blocking the pathway to melanin synthesis
SEPIWHITE - Brightening Peptide Precursor
A lipo-amino acid which easily penetrates the skin to help block the melanin stimulating hormone (MSH) by blocking this hormone it helps to control tyrosinase activity.
This ultimately prevents the production of melanin resulting in a visibly brighter, more even complexion with less hyperpigmentation
A patented peptide precursor, Sepiwhite’s INCI name is undecylenoyl phenylalanine.
CENTELLA ASIATICA - CICA
A growing trend from the Korean beauty market, centella asiatica is more well-known by the common name Cica. It is promoted as a cure-all solution for sensitive or compromised skin. In Bakuchiol Peptides, cica lends its anti-inflammatory properties to help calm sensitised or sensitive skin types, and minimise any redness.
Cica provides the perfect support in addition to bakuchiol, helping to calm sensitivity and heal a compromised skin.
Cica extract also stimulates collagen synthesis; stimulating type I collagen to reduce and improve the appearance of scar tissue
Centella asiatica is also able to minimise inflammation of the skin, preventing the inflammatory cascade to minimise irritation and redness in the skin.
INKA OMEGA OIL
Bakuchiol Peptides contains Inka Omega Oil, one of the world’s highest sources of omegas, to replenish and restore the skin’s natural barrier.
Inka omega oil is derived from a plant native to the humid forests of the South American Andean region. It is organic and extracted using only cold processing techniques.
The omegas slip into the gaps between skin cells in the stratum corneum to restore the skin’s natural barrier and block moisture loss. The richly nourishing Inka Omega Oil moisturises and hydrates the skin.
After cleansing in the morning and evening, massage 6 drops of Backuchiol Peptides across the face, neck and décolletage. Leave to absorb before applying moisturiser.
Proven to have similar benefits to retinol
Stimulates the production of collagen
Minimises blemish formation
Helps to brighten the skin tone, minimises melanin synthesis
Calms the skin, blocks inflammatory pathways
One of the major components of our natural extracellular matrix, helping to maintaining a firm and supple complexion, while providing intense hydration to the skin.
Hesperidin helps to stimulate blood circulation encouraging detoxification around the eye area to eliminate the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. Hesperidin is also used as a brightening agent as it helps to suppress the transport of melanosomes to stop aggregations of melanin in the skin, leading to a reduction in pigmentation and dark circles.
Ideal for reducing the appearance of puffiness and darkness under the eyes. Able to shrink the blood vessels underneath the eye, it diminishes dark circles while firming and lifting the entire eye area.
Helps to shield against damaging environmental pollutants, able to form a film over the skin, Moringa acts as an ‘urban shield’ to bat away pollution particles before they can create free radicals leading to premature ageing and photo damage.
Blocks the glycation process and prevent A.G.E.s from being formed, inhibiting the process which causes fine lines and wrinkles. Carnosine also helps protects the skin from infrared rays which leaves collagen untouched for firm, smooth skin.
CHEMICAL ORGANIC FILTERS:
Tinosorb S, Uvinul T150, Uvinul A Plus, Eusolex 232
Mode of action:
Absorbs UV rays, converting them into heat energy.