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Bio Retinol - The New, Natural Alternative to Retinol

You’re probably wondering; What is Bio Retinol, and why and how is it an alternative to Retinol?

You probably already know what Retinol is but if you don’t; Retinol is a form of/derived from Vitamin A (1). It can be found in a lot of skin care products from face washes to moisturisers, serums, creams and face masks.

If you’re looking for a plant-based alternative to Retinol; that is, a vegan retinol with all the same effects as Retinol. Then try out Bio retinols.

Bio Retinol (Bidens Pilosa), a plant based retinol, which is a form of/derived from Vitamin A is a safe alternative to retinol with the same effects. To put it simply; a bio retinol works the same way retinols do and is a natural alternative to retinol. Bakuchiol for instance.

Bakuchiol, a bio retinol, is a plant-based alternative to Retinol. Bakuchiol was found equal to the effectiveness of Retinol (2).

Now that you’ve gotten a crash course on what a bio retinol, like Bakuchiol is, we’re going to be taking a look at the benefits of Retinol which happens to also be the benefits of Bio Retinol.

Key Benefits of Bio Retinol


As you age, collagen production and skin cell turnover decreases and bio retinol helps boost collagen production, skin elasticity and increase the frequency of cell turn over. This helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the long run (3).

Brightens your skin:

Naturally, skin cells turn over to reveal fresh cells for a brighter and smoother skin. But as you age, cell turn over happens less frequently resulting in dull skin. Bio retinol helps speed the turnover process.

Reduces Acne:

Due to dirt and oil build up on your skin and in your pores, you tend to break out more. Bio retinol cleans the skin of any impurities and regulates your natural moisture which reduces breakouts.

Fades Dark Spot:

The antioxidants present in Bio retinol which increases the frequency of skin cell turn over helps fade dark spots, hyper pigmentation, and sun spots. It brightens the skin and gives you a youthful glow.

Evens out Skin tone:

As mentioned earlier, Bio Retinol helps to brighten the skin as well as fade dark spots, with these two benefits working hand in hand, it helps your skin tone even out giving it an exfoliated skin effect.

For a more youthful glow, try the Lotus Botanicals Bio Retinol Youth Radiance Face Wash which contains natural Vitamin A obtained from Bakuchiol extracts.

How to use Bio Retinol on Skin

  • Wash your face and let it dry.
  • Apply a pea-sized amount of Bio Retinol.
  • Gently massage into your face clockwise and anticlockwise for 5 minutes.
  • Rinse out thoroughly with water.

You can use Bio Retinol day or night or both times, depending on you. Apply it everyday or as often as your skin can handle and gradually increase to daily use. Even if your skin can handle just a few times a week, it is worth doing so don’t put it off.

Be consistent with it because you can’t get your desired results overnight. Too much of anything isn’t good, so apply a pea sized amount on dry skin.

You should start seeing results in 3 to 6 months. (4)

You can add the Lotus Botanicals Bio Retinol Youth Radiance Ultra Creme to your daytime skin care routine. It contains natural Vitamin A obtained from Bakuchiol extracts.

There are other Natural Alternatives to Retinol for Glowy Skin asides Bakuchiol, like Rose Oil and Carrot Seed Oil. These Bio Retinols, as stated earlier, have the same effects as Retinols.

For a glowy skin effect, add the Lotus Botanicals Bio Retinol Youth Radiance Sleeping Mask to your night time routine.

Ingredients Used

The Lotus Botanicals Bio Retinol mentioned all contain natural Vitamin A obtained from Bakuchiol extracts. Some of the other common ingredients which work hand in hand with the Bakuchiol are:


This moisturises the skin preventing drying and flaking. It also helps treat and prevent any skin irritation. (5)


This has a lot of added benefits for the skin as well like retaining your natural moisture as well as regulating it. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. (6)

Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate & Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract:

Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate also prevents your skin from drying, retaining your natural moisture while Pisum Sativum Extract has anti-ageing properties that promotes collagen production and reduces wrinkles and fine lines. (7)

There are other ingredients that give you that youthful glow and promote your skin’s health like Propanediol, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract to list a few.


Bio Retinol are the new and safer alternatives compared to Retinols. So go on and add it to your skin care routine and get the same effect as Retinol but with all plant based ingredients rather than animal based ones.

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