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BAKUCHIOL 4% Natural Retinol Alternative


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Formulated with 4% Bakuchiol—this natural retinol alternative fights wrinkles, dullness and acne. It combines the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with Australian native bio-actives for impressive results. Formulated to supercharge your routine by improving skin structure and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it contains adaptogenic herbs—Ashwagandha, Ginseng and Holy Basil—as well as powerful antioxidants from Pomegranate and Green Tea. Without the irritating effects of vitamin A, Bakuchiol is suitable for all skin types—including sensitive or ageing complexions.

  • Fights wrinkles, acne and dullness
  • Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Refines skin texture for smoother more even skin
  • Improves the look of facial contour and elasticity

For optimum results use 3-4 times a week after cleansing and toning. Press a small amount onto face, neck and décolletage. Wait for 1-2 minutes. Follow with LAMAV Serum and Moisturiser.

  • 4% Bakuchiol is a 100% plant derived vegan retinol alternative to improve collagen production and cellular turnover while helping to fight acne, wrinkles and skin dullness. Derived from the leaves and seeds of the Babchi plant, bakuchiol is a powerful bioactive used traditionally in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to support skin health. Touted as a natural alternative to retinol—bakuchiol’s rich antioxidant profile helps to brighten and rejuvenate skin, stimulating collagen production and strengthening the skin’s extracellular matrix, fighting fine lines and wrinkles and counteracting the effects of oxidative stress.Exhibiting anti-inflammatory properties, it also assists in the treatment and reduction of pigmentation without any of the harsh side effects of retinol.
  • Powerful apoptogenic blend of Ashwagandha, Ginseng and Holy Basil to fight stressors and firm the skin.
    Ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogenic herb traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Particularly useful in helping the body adapt and respond to stress—ashwagandha also contains phytochemicals that support immune health, heart health and help to fight inflammation.Its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties also make it beneficial in the treatment of acne—supporting skin healing—while its powerful antioxidant profile supports collagen production, making it useful in the fight against ageing.
    Ginseng has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, it is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Improves skin tone and texture, supporting collagen synthesis and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, while also brightening the skin and protecting against UV-induced skin damage.
    Tulsi or Holy Basil, an adaptogenic herb is rich in antioxidants and is commonly used to combat the effects of stress—both internally and externally. It is both antimicrobial and antibacterial—supporting skin healing—as well as anti-inflammatory, promoting more even skin tone and texture by fighting the ageing effects of pigmentation and reducing free radical damage caused by environmental stressors.
  • Rich source of antioxidants from Pomegranate, Green Tea and Flame Tree to fight harmful free radicals and protect the skin from blue light damage.
    Green Tea is rich in polyphenols—specifically catechins—green tea helps to protect and repair the skin from the damaging and ageing effects of free radicals.
    Contains Methylxanthines—compounds which are anti-inflammatory and help to reduce redness and irritation in the skin—and also inhibits collagenase, the enzyme that breaks down collagen. Improves skin elasticity, moisturisation and may also assist in repairing the effects of skin damage and ageing caused by sun exposure and other environmental factors.
    Pomegranate Concentrate has a rich antioxidant profile and contains high levels of ellagic acid and anthocyanins, pomegranate fruit extract promotes deep skin healing. With anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, it regenerates the skin and stimulates blood flow, helping to promote anti-ageing activity and even protecting skin cells from oxidative stress caused by UVB.
    Flame Tree Extract is identifiable by its bright red bell-shaped flowers, the Flame Tree is also known as the ‘Kurrajong’ and is packed with powerful, bioavailable actives. Its potent antioxidant profile helps to support collagen production and fight the visible signs of ageing—brightening the skin and assisting with hydration.

*Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, *Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha) Root Extract, *Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, *Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract, Bakuchiol, *Glycerin, Isoamyl Laurate, *Acanthopanax Senticosus (Eleuthero) Root Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract, Brachychiton Acerifolius (Flame Tree) Flower Extract, Aqua, Lysolecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Pullulan, Sodium Levulinate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Anisate, *Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Essential Oil, Cedrus Deodara (Cedarwood) Himalayan Essential Oil, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil.

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Customer Ratings & Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
Greogia Rubin
Healed my acne

I was wrong to think that you shouldn't use oil products on acne-prone skin like mine. I am so glad I sent an enquiry to lamav to seek help and Lucy was so kind to explain in detail. So glad I found lamav, I can truly say it has healed my acne in 6 months. I use 5 products - Double Cleanse with Marula Oil and Sweet Orange Balancing Cleanser, then use Probiotic Toner. After cleansing I use Daily Vitamin C Serum during the day and alternate Bakuchiol 4% Booster and Omega Oil at night. I have a long way to go, but my chin is looking so much better. I will continue to use these products as they have been life changing for me.

Aislinn Brown
Love this product!!

I've been using it every night for the past four weeks, and I have started to notice a significant improvement in the overall texture of my skin with brighter looking skin and less discolouration. Fine lines on my forehead have become less obvious and I can’t wait to see further results. It really boosts my daily skincare routine.



A pleasant serum

This serum is lovely to use. Light weight, light smell, absorbs well and I have included it often over the last 2 years in my routine. I don't use Vitamin A products but wanted to start and preferred that this is natural with no side effects at all. No stinging or peeling skin ever. Very happy with this and whilst I did not do a before and after I believe my skin has benefited from this as a booster.

absolutely love

I was recommended trying bakuchiol by a family member after I started looking into Retinol products for my acne prone skin. After I have had great success with other La Mav products I gave this one a go and absolutely love it. It feels so great on the skin, and it definitely packs a punch. My skin dried out quite a lot after I started using it, so I would recommend starting with a few times per week and building up to every other night if it works well with your skin. It's still absolutely effective this way. It's a great price point for this product and I will be purchasing another bottle.


Great product, gentle but effective


The Bakuchiol 4% Natural Retinol Alternative is suitable for all skin types. Without the irritating effects of vitamin A, it is also suitable for sensitive and ageing complexions.

For optimum results, use the Bakuchiol 4% Natural Retinol Alternative 3–4 times a week after cleansing and toning. It can be used as part of your morning and evening skincare ritual and should be followed by your favourite LA MAV Serum and Moisturiser.

We recommend using this product 3–4 times a week for best results.

Our formulas are Certified Organic and use only the purest, most natural ingredients which makes them safe to use when pregnant or breastfeeding. However, we always recommend patch testing and consulting with your healthcare practitioner if you are unsure about certain ingredients.

As everyone’s skin type and individual concerns vary, results can differ from person to person. However, when used daily according to directions, many of our customers report seeing and feeling benefits in as little as a month.

Absolutely! All of the LA MAV products are designed to work synergistically and amplify the effects of one another—and so can be used in combination to great effect. For optimum results, select the Booster best suited to your primary skincare concerns.