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Bakuchiol Peptides, the alternative to retinol

Bakuchiol: The Plant-Based Alternative to Retinol

A gentle, plant-derived retinol alternative infused with brightening peptide precursors, ideal for those looking for a vitamin A substitute to complete their CSA routines.

Medik8’s Bakuchiol Peptides contains 1.25% bakuchiol, enhanced with brightening peptide precursors and calming cica extract. With continued use, not only will you experience retinol-like results in terms of skin rejuvenation and a reduction in fine lines, you can also expect to improve the tone and clarity of your complexion, resulting in beautiful, glowing skin.

Bakuchiol Peptides can be used by all skin types, including sensitive. Ideal for those who cannot tolerate vitamin A and for pregnant and nursing mothers* who want an alternative to vitamin A.

*Of course, due to ethical considerations the Bakuchiol Peptides formula has not been tested on pregnant women, but there is nothing in the formula which is known to be an issue (eg vitamin A or high levels of exfoliating acids). If you are at all concerned, always consult your doctor.


Bakuchiol Peptides feels incredibly soothing and calming on the skin. The skin barrier is restored over time, leaving the complexion protected and supple whilst visibly reducing inflammation and redness. Infused with brightening peptide precursors Bakuchiol Peptides promote a more even, illuminated complexion. Over time, the formula helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Key Actives:

1.25% Bakuchiol

A clinically proven alternative to retinol, bakuchiol helps to plump skin, smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Incredibly gentle, it is suitable for those that cannot usually tolerate vitamin A.


Brightening peptide blend which helps to support an even, glowing complexion. Formulated with Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine, which helps prevent pigmentation to promote a smooth, even skin tone.


Also known as Centella Asiatica, Cica is well known for its incredible wound-healing and anti-inflammatory action on the skin making it perfect for soothing and calming inflamed, sensitive skin.

Inkka Omega Oil

One of the highest sources of omegas among natural seeds. Omega’s slip into the gaps between skin cells in the stratum corneum to  restore the skin’s natural barrier and block moisture loss.

How It Works:

Bakuchiol is a clinically proven alternative to retinol; while molecularly it has no structural resemblance to retinoids, a recent study by the British Journal of Dermatology has found that bakuchiol is able to regulate similar genes to retinol. Comparable in anti-ageing effects on the skin and better tolerated than retinol, it is the perfect alternative for those who cannot use vitamin A. It is able to help prevent and restore premature ageing, by helping to plump the complexion. Bakuchiol’s ability to minimise melanin results in a visibly calmed and even skin tone.

Lipid-soluble brightening peptide precursors penetrate the skin with ease, helping prevent production of pigment in the skin, resulting in a visibly brighter, more even complexion with less hyperpigmentation.

Centella asiatica is perfect for visibly soothing and calming inflamed, sensitive skin.

Inka omega oil is rich in omegas 3, 6 and 9, and is able to slip into the gaps in the stratum corneum to help restore the skin’s natural barrier and block moisture loss.

While bakuchiol naturally has short-term photostability, meaning it can be used day and night, the formula has also been optimised for true long-term photostability – contained in a UV-protected glass bottle and infused with photo-stabiliser krameria triandra root extract within the formula.

Keen to know more about Bakuchiol Peptides…. Speak to NEST Skin, Body & Wellbeing. CALL 07 38710477 today.