Revolution 1% Bakuchiol Serum Review

Bakuchiol. The latest buzzword in skincare right now with effective anti-ageing properties. It’s a 100% natural plant-derived alternative to retinol – a proven wrinkle-reducer derived from Vitamin A – but without the not-so-desirable side-effects.

If you want to know more about the plant-derived retinol alternative, read my article here, which shares the promising results of bakuchiol in a clinical trial.

There are a few products on the market right now but the one I have been using is the Revolution 1% Bakuchiol serum.

The light-weight formula sinks into the skin, leaving a fine film on the surface which reduces the amount of water evaporation, keeping skin feeling hydrated.

The lilac shade (enhanced, using red and blue pigments in this formula) is a nod to the colour of the babchi plant, known for its delicate purple flowers.
The scent is delicate, which I prefer, and skin feels noticeably smoother and appears radiant.

I’ve been using long enough to know my skin isn’t irritated or congested by the product, however, I need to give it some more time to see a reduction in pigmentation and fine lines.

It’s certainly a product I will continue with daily, and for the price, I reckon it’s a good one to try!

Ingredient breakdown

Aqua – water
Propanediol – Acts as humectant, emollient, skin penetration enhancer and solvent. Boosts efficacy of preservatives and as an occlusive, it improves skin moisturisation.
Isopropyl Myristate – Binding agent, emollient, moisturiser, solvent
Caprylic capric triglyceride – derived from coconut oil and glycerine, considered an excellent emollient and used as a moisturiser and solvent.
Vitis vinifera – Grape seed extract, skin conditioning agent and antioxidant
Bakuchiol – Plant-derived Retinol alternative.
Phenoxyethanol – A preservative used globally. It is limited to 1 per cent of the finished product if used as a preservative but may be added in larger quantities for other stated purposes.
Polyacrylamide – Used in the formulation of many beauty products as a film former.
Xanthan Gum. – thickening agent stabilizer
C13-14 Isoparaffin – texture enhancer
Titanium dioxide – opacifier / absorbant / white colourant.
Laureth-7 – emulsifiers / emollients / moisturisers / surfactants. It’s part of the Laureth family, higher numbers mean bigger molecules, usually resulting in greater solubility in water.
Ethylhexylglycerin – a natural preservative used as an alternative to parabens, also used as a skin conditioner.
CI 17200 (RED 33) – colouring agent
CI 42090 (BLUE 1). – colouring agent

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