The hero ingredient in AMERNA® Pro+ Bio Resurfacing Retinol RX is a granactive retinoid that helps renew skin plumpness, elasticity and hydration. If you have super sensitive skin, just starting to use retinols or if you are pregnant, we recommend Pro+ Bio Resurfacing Retinol ALT. This alternative retinol serum contains a plant-based retinol alternative for super sensitive skin called Bakuchiol. Bakuchiol can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, restore firmness, refine skin texture and help even out skin tone.
Bakuchiol helps improve skin brightness, helps achieve an even skin tone and helps to increase skin plumpness, It also helps to minimise enlarged pores, helps boost firmness and helps smooth out fine lines. It is less known to cause irritation versus other retinols.
Bakuchiol is an active ingredient extracted from the seeds of a plant called Psoralea Corylifolia. Bakuchiol serum has been shown to offer benefits similar to retinol, a commonly used ingredient in sensitive skin skincare products. It is derived from plants and known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and photoprotective properties.
Bakuchiol is recommended for use during pregnancy over retinols because of its milder nature and not irritating sensitive skin.
It's important to practice sun sense whilst using active products, however sun sense is more than just wearing SPF. Check out our AMPERNA® Pro+ Bio Soothing Day Mineral CC SPF15 which has been designed to help people with even the most sensitive skin. The unique adaptive moisturising formula is suitable for all skin tones. It includes AMPERNA®’s probiotic complex, is reef-safe and light enough to wear everyday by itself or under makeup.
An ingredient you may not have heard of is the plant-based retinol alternative – Bakuchiol. It is a botanical ingredient distilled from the seeds and leaves of the Indian babchi plant, which has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to help skin conditions. AMPERNA® Pro+ Bio Resurfacing Retinol ALT, contains a gentle leave on bakuchiol serum that is pregnancy safe.