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Esse Bakuchiol Facial Serum


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A 1% gentle retinol-alternative serum that improves the appearance of fine lines and brightens skin without irritation. If you’re someone who is looking to treat the signs of ageing with the same powerful results without the annoying and detrimental usual after effects of retinol.

The Esse Bakuchiol Serum Lowdown

This lovely vanilla-infused booster serum features one of the best approaches that we suggest to those wanting to keep an eye on ageing: nature’s retinol.  It works in a similar way to retinol by influencing the cell gene. Bakuchiol both prevents ageing by boosting skin resilience while simultaneously addressing ageing by reducing wrinkle depth, hyperpigmentation and collagen and elastin degradation. It also helps improve coarse skin texture brilliantly and decreases 'inflammaging'. It will also help with mild acne.

Mrs Ritchie's tip

Switch to a retinol alternative without losing the full anti-aging benefits. Strong retinols are soon to be shown the door because  it makes skin sensitive to UV light - a risk pointed out by the FDA due to the impact on the proliferation of cancer cells. In fact bakuchiol does the opposite and suppresses tumour growth.






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What to Expect

Bakuchiol has been shown to provide improvements in key ageing metrics such as:

Wrinkle depth​
Collagen and elastin support​
Oxidative stress​
Anti-inflammatory activity

How To Use


Twice daily. Smooth a thin layer over face and décolleté after cleansing. Follow with preferred moisturiser.

Hero Ingredients

Bakuchiol: Stimulates the production of collagen, reduces inflammation, and hyperpigmentation. It’s a great retinol alternative during pregnancy.

- Myrothamnus – This extract of the Namibian Resurrection plant is very high in antioxidants and has a rapid moisturisation effect that lasts for 24 hours.
- Hyaluronic acid – Rapidly increase hydration, plumps and firms the skin and reduce inflammation.
- Lactobacillus Ferment – Contain Anti-Microbial Peptides (AMPs) to shift the skin microbiome toward a more balanced state.
- Lactobacillus Extracts – 1 Million tyndallised probiotics per ml improve the barrier function and reduce trans-epidermal water loss.
- Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) – Repairs barrier function, relaxes the facial muscles to reduce wrinkles, boost skin firmness and improve rough skin.
- Panthenol – Improves barrier function, decrease trans-epidermal water loss and promote wound healing, reduce inflammation and skin irritation.
- Prebiotic mix – Esse’s proprietary prebiotic mix includes Inulin, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharides and Yacon root extract to favour the growth of beneficial skin microbes.Tocopherol Vitamin E. Enhances solar protection, blocks the formation of free radicals as a results of environmental stress.

Full Ingredients List

Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Bakuchiol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isoamyl Laurate, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Caprylate, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Levulinate, Aqua (Water), Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Phytate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Vanillin

*Ingredients from organic farming
99% of the total ingredients are of natural origin
86% of the total ingredients are from organic farming


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