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Plant Powered Anti-Aging Ingredients You Need to Know

by Hannah Smith

Anti-aging is undoubtedly one of the most popular skin concerns, but retinol will no longer be the most popular anti-aging ingredient. Though retinol was one of the first anti-aging treatments to hit the market and has been widely accepted since, its sun sensitivity levels and inability to use while pregnant or nursing prove to be roadblocks for women wanting to try their hand at the renowned ingredient. With this in mind, Erno Laszlo formulated their brand new Firming Cream, a clean plant-powered formula designed to give powerful anti-aging effects without any of the common retinol side effects such as redness, peeling, or itchiness. Instead, this blend of nutrients gives way to incredibly hydrated and plump skin.

Bakuchiol is one of the main stars of the Erno Laszlo firming cream, and if you haven’t yet heard of it, you’ll be blown away by the benefits. Bakuchiol is described as a plant-derived alternative to retinol, derived from the seeds of the Eastern Asian Babchi plant. As such, Bakuchiol has been used for thousands of years both in Traditional Chinese Medicine and in Ayurvedic Medicine to reduce inflammation and toxins. Unlike retinol, Bakuchiol is not derived from Vitamin A, which means it can be worn at any time of day, even in the sun, without fear of increased burn or hyperpigmentation. Instead, it’s jam packed with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties which have a much more gentle approach to protecting the skin and encouraging cellular turnover without the traditional side effects of retinol. 

The power of Bakuchiol is amplified in the Erno Laszlo Firming Cream with Spirulina Maxima, a blue-green algae that has been dubbed by some as one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Spirulina is over 3.6 billion years old and has been hailed for its survival and healing properties, which can be attributed to the over 70 amino acids, essential minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that it contains. While Bakuchiol is preventive in nature, Spirulina has many more healing properties and works to repair damage on the skin on a micro level. The antioxidants help to undo free radical damage and in turn stimulate collagen production and elasticity, leaving skin with a youthful bounce. Spirulina is also rich in vitamin A, similarly to retinol, and has proven to physically calm the skin down, lending to less redness and irritation overall.

Bakuchiol and Spirulina are truly the anti-aging superstars of this plant-powered cream, but the cream is also packed with the best anti-aging oils you could pick. Chia seed oil rich in omega-3 fatty acids, olive oil rich in antioxidants and its own gentle vitamin A derivative, and shea butter packed with fatty acids such as linoleic acid round out the product to create a hydrating emulsion that will keep your skin plump and bouncy for 24 hours.

Moreover, the product is formulated without 51 chemicals, only 11 of which are actually banned in the United States, to ensure you’re putting the best products on your body and your best face forward. Shop the product on now and receive a complimentary single-use Multi-Task Eye Serum Mask when you use the code CHILLHOUSE on any Firming Cream purchase. 

This post was sponsored by Erno Laszlo. However, we believe in providing authentic opinions and thoughts about all products or services.  

All photography via Erno Laszlo.

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