Two years in the making, Cult of Reason Shield oil is a perfectly potent protector of skin, full of amazing ingredients like squalane, oil-stable vitamin C, and bakuchiol. And since the latter ingredient is newer on the skincare scene, this article is here to breakdown the use and benefits of bakuchiol for all the skincare nerds out there.
Bakuchiol, or Psoralea corylifolia, is the only all-natural, plant-based alternative to retinol, the gold standard ingredient known for its anti-aging, collagen building benefits. Its inclusion in the formula makes Shield the perfect choice for anyone who wants to achieve the same positive effect without the irritating side effects of conventional retinoids.
Bakuchiol offers a powerful combination of age-fighting antioxidants, along with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits, that help to keep skin looking youthful. This natural ingredient works quickly to reduce wrinkles, improve skin tone, and protect it from environmental damage. And when combined with other nourishing ingredients like omegas and beta-carotene as done in Shield, we have a potent healing mixture capable of tending to problems like psoriasis and eczema.
Through multiple clinical studies, bakuchiol has been proven to work as well, or better than conventional retinoid prescriptions. It's been observed to reduce wrinkles, improve skin elasticity, and deliver impressive results in terms of skin tone, texture, and hydration. Also found in clinical studies is bakuchiol's ability to inhibit melanogenesis in skin pigmentation disorders as well as normalizing keratinocyte activity in psoriasis plaques. According to Rachel Nazarian, MD, "Much like a retinol, bakuchiol triggers the genetic pathway in skin cells to create several types of collagen that are useful in skin health and anti-aging."
Plus, it's vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and 100% natural, which makes it the perfect choice for people looking for a clean, ethical beauty solution.
With its natural and ethical profile, powerful anti-aging benefits, and proven results, the bakuchiol in Shield is the ideal solution for anyone looking to ditch conventional retinoids and give their skin a boost. Add Shield to your cart here.