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What is a Good Alternative to Retinol?

What is a Good Alternative to Retinol?

At Nakin we are dedicated to producing amazing anti-ageing skincare using the power of plants. This is why we never use any form of retinol in our face care products. Instead, we use plant alternatives to keep skin looking fresh and youthful. Our favourite botanical active to smooth out lines and wrinkles is hibiscus extract. It is a botanical peptide that combats wrinkles and is often known as nature’s botox in the way that it smooths expression lines on the face. As well as such fantastic credentials the reason we love it is because it is natural and kind to skin, unlike retinol that can be sensitising. At Nakin we use hibiscus extract in our Eye Cream Complex and Performance Face Serum as a natural alternative to retinol, as one of the most loved properties of retinol is its line reducing ability.

We use an array of plant extracts in our formulas to improve skin in all sorts of ways. Our anti-ageing products work to improve hydration and skin tone, as well as improving collagen, elastin and skin barrier function. As our actives are all plant based the products are kind to even sensitive skin.

For some retinol is the holy grail ingredient of skincare. Many swear by it even though it can cause irritation and can take up to a year for your skin to acclimatise to. The reason that retinoids are so popular is because they are able to improve lines and wrinkles by increasing collagen production. They can also help to improve the overall tone of skin as it is stimulating to blood vessels in skin, and retinoids can even help to improve age spots. So, retinol can tackle some pretty tough skin concerns, but unfortunately many people cannot use it because their skin is never able to tolerate it. Lots of us also do not want to use retinol because it is synthetic, and we have a preference for natural products. If this is you then the great news is that there are modern plant active alternatives to retinol. The science of green skincare has advanced so much in the last decade and this means that botanical ingredients are being utilised as retinol alternatives, and this is what we prefer to use in our natural skincare.

To find out more about our natural anti-ageing skincare then take a look at our website online at www.nakinskincare.com for full details of our brand and product. At Nakin we offer an award-winning natural anti-ageing range of cleansers, moisturisers, creams and treatments. We are proud to be an ethical innovative British brand and we produce all of our stunning high performance cruelty free products in the UK. Our ethos is natural beauty, so we utilise inspirational and exceptional plants to promote and heal skin. The range is formulated with powerful natural anti-ageing plant extracts, healing butters and rejuvenating oils. 

Our collection contains everything needed for a natural face care routine and the natural formulas include botanical plant actives like plumping hyaluronic acid, smoothing hibiscus and antioxidant pomegranate. All of our products are made with sensitive skin in mind and are free from ingredients like parabens, PEGs, retinoids, synthetic vitamin C, mineral oil, artificial fragrance and colour.

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