Burt's Bees Natural Retinol Alternative Works Well in Sensitive Skin

June 15, 2020
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The company also reported data on their new facial oil and lip balm.

Three new studies from Burt’s Bees highlight the safety and efficacy of Bakuchiol, a natural retinol alternative, as well as a new facial oil and lip balm. 

The findings were presented online at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Virtual Meeting Experience (VMX) 2020.

In one study, treatment with a retinol alternative, bakuchiol, for four weeks showed:

  • Statistically significant improvements in investigator-graded efficacy parameters
  • Statistically significant improvements in subject-graded efficacy parameters
  • Statistically significant increase in skin hydration
  • No significant changes in skin barrier function, indicating mildness of the product
  • No significant tolerability issues

Overall, the treatment with nature-based retinol alternative, bakuchiol, was effective and well-tolerated in improving overall skin condition of photo-damaged skin without any signs of irritation, the study authors reported.

In another study, treatment with a nature-based lip treatment containing botanicals for two weeks demonstrated:

  • Statistically significant reduction in the appearance of fine lines, texture, scaling and dryness on lips
  • Statistically significant increase in lip hydration
  • No significant tolerability issues
  • The majority of subjects responded favorably to product aesthetics and product benefits

Overall, a nature-based lip treatment was effective and well-tolerated in improving the overall lip condition of subjects with moderately to severely dry lips, the study authors concluded.

In a third study from Burt’s Bees, a nature-based facial oil demonstrated antioxidant and photoprotective effects, as it showed significant reduction in oxidative stress following UVA radiation exposure and erythema following UVB radiation exposure. Specifically, the Nature-based facial oil protects skin from UV-induced damage and can be useful if used as adjuvant to conventional photoprotection methods.  There were no clinically significant tolerability issues were reported with the nature-based facial oil. Overall, a nature-based facial oil was effective in reducing oxidative stress and erythema in photodamaged skin, researchers conclude.

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