The buzzword du jour in beauty? Bakuchiol. The plant-derived retinol alternative is the latest way to smooth fine lines, increase collagen production and banish blemishes—sans irritation or sun sensitivity. We dug up the new crop that’s sure to leave you fresh-faced.
This bouncy bakuchiol formula glides over skin to smooth fine lines thanks to the plant’s exfoliating properties. Bakuchiol retinol alternative serum, $54, by Herbivore at Sephora, Georgetown; herbivorebotanicals.com
The bakuchiol oil hydrates like a cream, but goes on like a serum. Miracle face oil, $120, by Omorovicza at Sephora, Georgetown; omorovicza.com
Paired with oud, this bakuchiol-powered facial oil will reduce oiliness and boost hydration. Elixir Oud Labyrinthe Vert, $45, mileonewyork.com
This bakuchiol beauty, which melts into skin and leaves a velvety finish, is fabulous premakeup. PlantGenius Melt moisturizer, $60, alpynbeauty.com
A combo of bakuchiol and Swiss Alpine rose makes this your new skincare staple. Countertime antioxidant soft cream, $79, beautycounter.com
Bakuchiol, vitamin C and melatonin combine to combat free radicals caused by UV radiation, oxidative stress and pollution. Melatonik 3-in-1 night serum, $160, isdin.com/us