Retinol Alternative Peptide-infused Serum
A moisturizing retinol-alternative serum to visibly brighten the complexion and soften the signs of skin aging. Suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.
- KEY BENEFITS
- The lightweight daily serum harnesses the gentle power of 1.25% pure bakuchiol to help promote a visibly illuminated, smooth complexion.
- The complexion is left soft, moisturized, and visibly radiant. Fine lines and wrinkles are visibly smoothed, and the appearance of texture is refined.
- KEY INGREDIENTS
- Bakuchiol, Brightening Peptide Precursors, Centella Asiatica and Inka Omega Oil
Refunds & Returns
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If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, we simply ask that you return any product to us at least half-full within 30 days after purchase. We ask that you follow the instructions on the product returns page, which may change from time-to-time but will always involve a reasonable requirement to obtain authorization from us for making a return. Please check the returns page before placing an order with us to ensure that you are satisfied with our return policy. Please remember, when returning any kit item (including any custom CSA kits), you must return the entire set. You will then receive a full product refund (to the same payment method used for purchase) or product exchange depending on your preference. After we, or our service provider, receive back your return, we will promptly issue you with a refund in accordance with the details on the returns page at the time you place your order (“Promotional Return Policy”).
We reserve the right to amend or cancel this Promotional Return Policy at any time at our sole discretion.
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A trial published in the British Journal of Dermatology has clinically proven that plant-based molecule bakuchiol can show results comparable to retinol.
Formulated using 1.25% pure bakuchiol with brightening peptide precursors and cica extract, Bakuchiol Peptides has the gentle power to soften visible skin aging concerns and brighten the appearance of the skin.
Use Day & Night
The silky, nourishing oil texture can be used both day and night, leaving skin soft, moisturized, and visibly radiant.
Vitamin A Alternative
Bakuchiol is an ideal alternative to retinol, perfect for those who can't use vitamin A - eg when pregnant or nursing* as vitamin A it is not recommended during this time. The oil-based serum can be used to complete an efficacious skincare routine at any stage of life.
* Of course, due to ethical considerations the Bakuchiol Peptides formula has not been tested on pregnant women, but there are no ingredients in the formula which are known to be an issue (eg vitamin A or high levels of exfoliating acids). If you are at all concerned, always consult your doctor.
How It Works
Bakuchiol is a clinically proven alternative to retinol; while molecularly it has no structural resemblance to retinoids, a recent study by the British Journal of Dermatology has found that bakuchiol offers comparable results to ordinary retinol, while being more tolerable on skin. It works to visibly smooth texture, even tone and promote an illuminated complexion.
Brightening peptide precursors work to visibly brighten the skin and deliver a more even-looking complexion.
There are some types of customers who are unable to use vitamin A; such as pregnant and nursing mothers*, those with sensitivities to vitamin A and those with extremely sensitive skin. Bakuchiol is an alternative to vitamin A to complete a customer’s CSA routine if they cannot use vitamin A.
*see note in Key Benefits.
How To Use
After cleansing in the morning and evening, massage 6 drops of Bakuchiol Peptides across the face, neck and décolletage.
Patch testing prior to use is advised. Refer to medik8.co/patch for an in-depth guide to patch testing.
A clinically proven alternative to retinol, bakuchiol helps to visibly smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Incredibly gentle, it is suitable for everyone, especially those who cannot tolerate vitamin A.
Brightening Peptide Precursors
An amino acid which helps to visibly brighten the complexion for a more even-looking complexion.
A natural extract which is able to soothe the skin's surface.
Inka Omega Oil
One of the highest organic sources of omegas among natural seeds. The natural oil can support the skin’s natural barrier.Full Ingredients
- NO ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCE
- PARABEN FREE
- VEGAN FRIENDLY
- ZIPPER DONATION
- NO SYNTHETIC COLOURS
- NO PHTHALATES
The Science Behind
“Bakuchiol has short-term photostability, therefore it can be used in the morning throughout the day. However, through laboratory testing we have discovered that bakuchiol loses its power when exposed to sunlight over a period of a few months. Therefore, we have taken a dual-actioned preventative approach to keeping our formula stable in the long-term. Bakuchiol Peptides is housed in a UV-protected glass bottle, to protect the formula from photooxidation which can eventually cause a significant loss in performance. The UV-light stabilizing coating on the bottle targets the UV rays before they can cause any damage, absorbing the highly energetic UV light and then dissipating the energy. Photo-stabilizer krameria triandra root extract on the other hand, works to absorb any UV which penetrates through the packaging, protecting the bakuchiol molecule within the formula.”
Daniel Isaacs, Medik8 Director of Research
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bakuchiol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Krameria Triandra Root Extract, Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Curcuma Longa (Tumeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract.*Although we try our best to ensure this list of ingredients is accurate there may be product upgrades from time to time, or slight variants between different regions based on local laws, meaning the only definitive ingredient list is that which is printed on the product packaging.