We believe in the intersection between science + Nature. We utilize all the magnificence that science gives us while embracing ancient traditions within the plant medicine of our ancestors.
We want to dive into some of the less talked about ingredients. Important ones. That you often see in their synthetic state and yet can be derived from natural sources with more effective and gentle power. Today we will do an overview of Retinol VS Vigna Aconififolia seeds.
Retinol, or retinoids, is one of the technical names for vitamin A. Some of its other derivatives and common names include Retin-A, retinyl palmitate, retinoic acid, retinyl acetate, retinyl linoleate, retinaldehyde, tretinoin, isotretinoin and alitretinoin. Retinol is used for its ability to diminish the look of fine lines, wrinkles and roughness.Side effects of retinol are so pronounced, that they are considered commonplace. There’s even a term for conditions associated with using retinol: retinoid dermatitis. Symptoms include excessive inflammation, redness, flaking skin, burning, itching and increased sensitivity to the sun. Ouch right? This is way we instead utilize Vigna Aconififolia Seed Extract.
Vigna Aconififolia Seed Extract is a botanical alternative to retinol with a comparable mechanism of action and equivalent performance that additionally ensures high tolerance for the skin and optimal stability. Several in vitro and in vivo tests have highlighted its conjugated activity on both epidermis renewal and dermis strengthening via stimulation of collagen synthesis by fibroblasts. Furthermore, its anti-wrinkle efficacy demonstrated in a clinical study on the crows feet area is comparable to that of market benchmarks. It is, therefore, a comprehensive anti-aging solution suitable for sensitive skin and can be incorporated in both face and body applications.
So we get the effects of Retinol WITHOUT the damaging side effects. Winning? We think so!