Natural Food Sources Of Retinol
Retinol considered the queen in skin care as it increases collagen production, which is a very important aspect in delaying skin aging.
Collagen is responsible for, smoothing, firming, and strengthening of your skin, so that it becomes more resistant to new and existing wrinkles.
Bakuchiol a naturally-occurring antioxidant found in the leaves and seeds of the babchi herb (Psoralea corylifolia), native to India. It is extracted from plant and has been scientifically studied and proven to function the same way as retinol. In a paper published in International Journal of Cosmetic Science, the authors said that although bakuchiol bears no structural resemblance to retinoids, it can function in the same way. It stimulates the production of collagen in your skin to smooth the wrinkles you have and protect you from the ones you don’t. Bakuchiol does it all without causing dryness, irritation, or flakes.
Rosehip seed oil comes from the seeds of rose hips. Rose hips are the fruit left behind after a rose has flowered and dropped its petals. The oil is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are known to correct dark spots and hydrate dry, itchy skin, all while reducing scars and fine lines. It is claimed to rival retinol.
Squalane is produced by the liver as a precursor to cholesterol. The body’s squalane levels starts to decline when we’re in our 20s. The liver organs of deep-sea sharks like chimeras, gulper sharks, kitefin sharks and Portuguese
Beta Carotene: The beta-carotene content within fresh produce varies greatly and depends on soil composition, time of year, ripeness and exposure to light and oxygen. When you eat foods rich in beta-carotene, like carrots, watercress, pumpkins, winter squash, sweet potatoes, yams, apricots, papayas and mangoes. your body converts it into vitamin A. Dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and broccoli are also very good sources.
Research shows when you apply a product that contains beta-carotene — such as carrot seed oil— to your skin, your body converts it into retinol molecules.
Note: Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid using retinol in high doses as it can harm your baby’s development.