#LetsGetActive: Even though retinol always aces anti-ageing in our books, it can lead to skin irritation for quite a few users. Enter: Bakuchiol, its gentler but just as potent alternative. This ingredient is all perks and no pitfalls since it's an all-natural derivative from the ‘babchi’ plant. Much like its counterpart, it turns up your skin’s brightness and plumpness, corrects uneven skin tone, smoothens out wrinkles and textures, and minimises enlarged pores. Ready to add this to your beauty shelf? Pro tip: While dermatologists do not advise using retinol during pregnancy, many experts find bakuchiol is safe to do so. However, it is best to check in with your doctor before adding this ingredient into your routine if you’re expecting.