How Sea Fennel Is Actually A Great Retinol Alternative
As you’re probably already aware, retinol and retinoids are popular skincare ingredients, but many kinds can also be harsh on some skin types. Here at Rejuvaskin, we’re always on the hunt for gentle, all-natural skincare ingredients, including gentle alternatives to retinoids.
Which is why we’ve come to love sea fennel!
Sea fennel serum is a gentler alternative to retinol that offers many of the same benefits. In this blog post, we'll discuss sea fennel skin benefits and how to incorporate it into your skincare routine. Let’s dive right in.
What Is Sea Fennel Serum & Where Does It Come From?
Sea fennel, also known as rock samphire or its scientific name Crithmum maritimum, is a plant that is native to the coastal regions of Europe, Asia, and North Africa. It is a member of the carrot family and has a distinctive appearance, with fleshy leaves that are arranged in a rosette and feathery foliage.
Sea fennel has a long history of use in traditional medicine, and it has been used to treat a variety of ailments, including skin conditions, digestive problems, and respiratory infections.
When we concentrate the beneficial oils and compounds from sea fennel into a skincare solution, this is called a “serum.” Here at Rejuvaskin, we use sea fennel serum as a retinol alternative in our two retinoid products: our Face Serum and our Eye Cream.
To learn more about how to add retinoids and retinol products (like our Dermacosmetics products), check out How To Add Retinoids To Your Routine.
What Are The Benefits Of Sea Fennel For The Skin?
As we mentioned, traditional medicine regularly makes use of sea fennel for many ailments, but most of us nowadays are looking for physical, scientific proof that a skincare ingredient actually works.
And so far, the science checks out. Scientific research has shown that sea fennel can be effective in treating a variety of skin conditions, including fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone and texture, and protect the skin from sun damage.
Since sea fennel contains keratin regeneration controlling compounds and critical vitamins like A, E, and C, it has also been used for conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Based on what we know about the compounds in sea fennel serum and lots of narrative evidence, sea fennel can help skin in the following ways:
|Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles|
|Improves skin tone and texture|
|Brightens the complexion|
|Hydrates the skin|
|Protects the skin from free radical damage|
|Promotes collagen production|
Our proprietary Tri-RetinX blend includes three different retinoid alternatives. This is because we found that when mixed together, they had a more reliable, effective result on the skin! And, all three of these ingredients are slightly different – but still gentle and effective. Alone, these ingredients are useful, but together, they’re a powerful, efficient retinoid alternative that actually rivals man-made ingredients.
So, if you’re looking for some serious retinoid power without all of the irritation and redness, check out our Dermacosmetics Bundle today!