What is Bio Retinol Sytenol ® A Bakuchiol

In short, it's a plant-based, completely natural retinol 'alternative' or sometimes called bio retinol, and Sytenol ® A Bakuchiol is the purest form available. An amazing, award-winning anti-ageing ingredient with proven clinical results.

You may have heard of Babchi Oil, however this isn't Bakuchiol, even though they're often coined as the same thing. The ingredient 'Bakuchiol' cannot be legally listed on the INCI of your product unless it's 99%+ pure, and this is where Sytenol®A enters the equation.

Babchi oil comes from the seeds of the Psoralen Corylifolia plant which is native to Asia. The oil extracted from these seeds constitutes as a raw, crude oil and is not safe in skincare. Bakuchiol on the other hand, specifically Sytenol ® A Bakuchiol, is a single molecule found 'within' Babchi oil.

On its own, it's been clinically proven to behave in a very similar way to retinol; in that it reduces lines and wrinkles, smoothes out uneven skin tones, and firms the skin.

However, unlike retinol, it does so without irritating the skin, it can be used both day and night, and is also suitable for sensitive skin.

'Pure' Sytenol ® A Bakuchiol, is nature's alternative to Retinol.

Sytenol ® A is superior, because it's an extremely well defined compound with over 99% purity. Being obtained via monomolecular extraction, means that only the Bakuchiol molecule is extracted, and any harmful by-products are left behind during the separation process.

Sytenol ® A is also the only version of Bakuchiol registered by REACH, the regulation of the European Union, which aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment, notably in cosmetics.

So, Why Will My Skin Love it?

Sytenol ® A is an option for both protective and restorative anti-ageing, therefore it can be used to fight the first signs of ageing, but also to improve the quality of the skin that has already been photo-damaged.


In a clinical study, volunteers tested a lotion containing 1% Sytenol ® A.

After 12 weeks, there was a significant improvement in lines and wrinkles (-20% wrinkle depth), pigmentation, elasticity, firmness and overall photo-damage, with no irritating effect on the skin.

Sytenol ® A also increases:


  • type 1 collagen by 43% (25% more than retinol)
  • type III collagen by 45% (25% more than retinol)
  • type IV collagen by 19% (19% more than retinol)

Experts recorded 'significant visual improvement' of the following at 12 weeks:


  • skin roughness and dryness (90% improvement)
  • skin tone/pigmentation (40% improvement)
  • elasticity, firmness and overall photo-damage (40% improvement)
  • brightening and radiance (45% and 52% improvement)

The Answer For Problematic Skin

Bakuchiol has been proven to be more effective than salicylic acid and to reduce acne by 58% after just 6 weeks. It's an ally for adults with oily, problematic skin, as well as for teenagers with sensitive skin.

Award Winning Ingredient


Sytenol ® A Bakuchiol was been selected as the 2020 Effective Ingredients Winner by Ringier Trade Media, as part of their Technology Innovation Awards for the Personal Care Industry.

The Ringier Technology Innovation Awards are one of the most prestigious and influential industry awards and are only given to a select few companies in recognition of their significant contributions to innovation.

While many ingredients in the market claim to be an alternative to Retinol, only Sytenol ® A Bakuchiol has the scientific data (genomic, proteomic, in-vitro and cell-based assays) and clinical studies to demonstrate its ability to match, and in certain respects outperform the performance of retinol.

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