If you’ve been following along with our blog this year, you know we LOVE retinol. It’s an absolutely incredible ingredient that works in miraculous ways, treating fine lines, texture, acne and hyperpigmentation. Despite its amazing benefits, it’s not for everyone. Retinol users know that the baby soft skin comes at a price, which usually includes dry, flakey skin. Each time we recommend retinol, it’s immediately followed by a warning to ease into use slowly. This is our attempt to help clients avoid the unfortunate side effects but sometimes that’s still not enough. So, what are you supposed to do when you want to achieve the retinol glow, without irritation? Try bakuchiol.