Skin Concerns


Loss of Firmness

Uneven Skin Tone

Wrinkles & Fine Lines

Skin Types

Combination Skin

Dry/Very Dry Skin

Normal Skin

Oily Skin

Research shows that bakuchiol and retinol work even better together. Plant-derived bakuchiol is one of a few ingredients that can stabilize retinol, allowing it to work more effectively and for longer, even at a lower concentration. The addition of peptides helps to stimulate and strengthen skin to visibly combat sagging.

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Moderate-strength retinol and a 2% strength of plant-derived bakuchiol work with firming peptides to deliver multi-level repair and rejuvenation. It quickly targets fine lines, deep wrinkles, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores and rough texture for youthful-looking skin.

Limit initial use to three times per week; gradually increase frequency to every evening as tolerated. Apply 1-2 pumps over face and neck, avoiding contact with eyes, eyelids and lips. Follow with moisturizer. During the day, finish with a sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

Advances in Dermatology and Allergology, August 2019, pages 392-397

International Journal of Molecular Sciences, June 2019, ePublication

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2019, ePublication

British Journal of Dermatology, February 2018, pages 289-296

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, February 2017, pages 56-65; and June 2014, pages 221-230

Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, August 2016, pages 1,171-1,176

Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, July 2010, pages 1,504-1,506

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, October 2009, pages 932-936

Key Ingredients
Bakuchiol, Retinol, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (vitamin C), ceramide NG, Sodium hyaluronate

Product Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Dimethicone (hydration/skin-softening), Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate (texture enhancer/stabilizer), Isononyl Isononanoate (emollient), Butylene Glycol (slip agent/hydration), Bakuchiol (skin-restoring/antioxidant), Arachidyl Alcohol (texture enhancer/stabilizer), Glyceryl Polymethacrylate (film-forming agent), Dimethicone Crosspolymer (texture enhancer), Behenyl Alcohol (texture enhancer), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), PEG-75 Shea Butter Glycerides (emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (texture enhancer), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Retinol (vitamin A/skin-restoring), Ceramide NG (skin-replenishing), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (skin-restoring), Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 (skin-restoring), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-replenishing), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols (skin-replenishing), Lecithin (skin-restoring), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein (skin-softening), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (skin-restoring), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Tribehenin (emollient), Caprylyl Glycol (skin-softening), Dipeptide-2 (skin-restoring), Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract (antioxidant), PEG-10 Phytosterol (fatty acid-based emollient), PEG-8 (texture enhancer), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (texture enhancer), Arachidyl Glucoside (texture enhancer), Chrysin (skin-softening), Pentylene Glycol (slip agent), Sodium Acrylates Copolymer (film-forming agent), Steareth-20 (emulsifier), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (texture enhancer), Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient), Coco-Glucoside (surfactant), Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone (antioxidant), N-Hydroxysuccinimide (skin-softening), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Benzoic Acid (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative).


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Cecelia K.
Malaysia Malaysia

First bottle

Have been using for almost 2 months and it didn’t break my skin at all. I don’t have major skin problem but sometimes one or two acne. Pairing retinol and VC does help in lightening the acne scar faster.

Lin A.
Malaysia Malaysia

First Trial

Have used it for about 3 times in anweek for 2 weeks and my skin doesn't hate it Nothing really visible but I can feel the texture of my skin improved, gonna continue till I finish this tube to decide if I should repeat.

Lai Y.
Malaysia Malaysia

Wonderful product

This is my third bottle, very gentle, never break me out or sensitise my skin. I started incorporating retinol into my routine after I turn 30, while there are many retinol products out there I always seem to gravitate to this one. As usual PC products are packed with good stuff. There is vitamin C peptides and Bakuchiol in this formula. It has a lovely texture as well. I do not have pressing skin issues at the moment, so I can’t see weather it improves fine lines and wrinkles because I don’t have them, but I do notice that Skin is very smooth and glowing and my white heads and black heads have reduce

Nabila N.
Malaysia Malaysia

Worth every penny!!

Shrink my pores.

Malaysia Malaysia


3 bottles have been used.