This plant derived extract provides a natural alternative to retinol without the negatives associated side effects, such as irritation, sensitivity and hyperpigmentation. It’s clinically shown to mimic the actions of retinol by acting on the same receptors. One study revealed bakuchiol can function as an anti-ageing compound through retinol-like regulation of gene expression. After 12 weeks of treatment with bakuchiol, participants experienced significant improvement in lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, elasticity, firmness and an overall reduction in photo-damage. Another in vivo study showed that treatment of the tissue model with 0.5% bakuchiol provided very similar effects to treatment with 0.05% retinoic acid.
The fatty acid composition and antioxidant capacity of pomegranate seed oil make it an incredibly efficacious botanical skincare ingredient. Pomegranate’s protective and age-defying qualities are due to its rich concentration of polyphenol compounds, including anthocyanins and ellagic acid. These function to strengthen cell membranes and reduce ageing caused by free radical damage, along with preventing moisture loss. Due to the vitamin E and sterols present in the oil, Pomegranate can also provide support for skin regeneration and wound healing, plus barrier repair for dry, sensitive and itching skin.
Extracted from the nuts of a palm native to the Amazon Rainforest, Buriti oil is bursting with a plethora of prized antioxidants for optimal skin health, including having the highest levels of naturally occurring vitamin A and beta carotene, which is a precursor to vitamin A, of any oil. When applied topically, these nutrients function as a “natural retinol” to boost cellular turnover, plus enhance collagen and elastin production. This exotic oil is known for naturally supporting smooth skin texture and firm skin tone.
Avocado oil is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (70-80%), mostly Omega 6 and Omega 9, vitamin E sterols and lecithins which are a good source of repair components for damaged, dry or chapped skin. Topical application of avocado oil has been shown to increase collagen synthesis and reduce inflammation during wound healing, as well as reduce skin itchiness. We use an unrefined virgin Avocado oil to maintain rich quantities of the beneficial components, which can be removed in more processed forms.
JSH AGELESS™ COMPLEX
This formula is infused with the JSH Ageless™ Complex, containing a proprietary combination of botanicals, vitamins and oils, including natural retinol alternative Bakuchiol, along with the signature Super-Oil™ Blend of Buriti, Marula, Sacha Inchi and Macadamia, plus organic Oat Kernel, Avocado, Grape Seed and Sunflower Seed Oils.