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While retinol has been praised for its anti-aging properties and its ability to fade dark spots, treat acne, and brighten skin, it’s also been known to cause irritation, redness, and drying.

So when bakuchiol, a gentle, plant-based alternative, claimed to offer all the same benefits sans irritation, beauty brands were quick to jump on the ingredient.

From night creams and masks to serums and oils, learn what all the buzz is about with our top picks.

Ole Henriksen Goodnight Glow Retin-ALT Sleeping Crème $55

Formulated with AHAs and bakuchiol, this all-in-one night cream deeply hydrates skin, targets fine lines, improves elasticity, and visibly firms skin all while you’re sleeping.

boscia Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask $38

The mask boasts its star ingredient, bakuchiol, to detoxify, decongest, and de-stress skin, fight free-radical damage, reduce redness, and brighten the complexion.

REN Bio Retinoid™ Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate Oil $69

For anyone who has had a bad reaction to retinol but wants to reap the benefits, this is for you. The innovative anti-aging serum gently combats wrinkles and age spots with white beggar’s tick flower extract, bakuchiol seed extract, and rosehip seed oil.

Biossance Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum $78

Great for sensitive skin, this lightweight yet powerful serum packs all the benefits of retinol without the harsh side effects. An independent clinical study showed that 33 out of 33 women saw visibly improved skin!

Alpyn Beauty PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer $60

Great for dehydrated and mature skin, this lightweight moisturizer combines antioxidants, aloe vera, and bakuchiol to smooth, plump, and revive the appearance of skin over time.

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xx, The FabFitFun Team