This natural alternative to retinol is set to change your skin for the better

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this non-irritating, anti-ageing serum

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / June 13 2022

The product

Ever tried (and subsequently failed) to introduce retinol into your skin care routine, while watching others around you reap the benefits? Frustrating, isn’t it?

That’s why bakuchiol (the natural alternative to retinol) needs to be on your radar. It boasts all the same anti-ageing and skin-revitalising properties minus the skin-irritating factor.

Swisse Bio-Retinol 0.5% Vitamin B3 10% Renewing Booster Serum combines bakuchiol with niacinamide to help target premature ageing, fine lines and wrinkles and dark spots.

But, what’s in it for you?

Well, besides the fact that this serum is a completely stress-free alternative to retinol, this stuff also plumps fine lines and wrinkles, smooths and softens skin, and evens out skin tone for a brighter, more youthful-looking complexion. Where do we sign up?

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this bio-retinol serum.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Swisse Bio-Retinol 0.5% Vitamin B3 10% Renewing Booster Serum to a panel of women aged 18 to 40 with dull, lacklustre, and dry skin, who want to improve  plumpness and minimise fine lines and wrinkles.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the Swisse Bio-Retinol 0.5% Vitamin B3 10% Renewing Booster Serum.

It plumped fine lines and wrinkles: The minimisation of fine line and wrinkles were a priority for a number of our Review Crew® members, and they were able to see a significant reduction in their depth with regular use of the serum.

It smoothed skin texture: Those of our members with skin texture issues said they noticed their skin was smoother and softer after using the serum.

It evened out and brightened skin tone: Some of our reviewers experienced dark spots and dark under eye circles, but the serum helped to even out their skin tone and brighten their complexion too.

The verdict

“I love this serum, the fact that it's made in Australia is a big plus for me. I found it gentle enough as I only needed to use a minimal amount every night. Having a high dose of Niacinamide B3 as the second ingredient was very appealing to me. I have found B3 to work wonders on my aging skin. Bakuchiol and Hyaluronic Acid are also the key ingredients in this serum and I noticed a real improvement in the depth of my crows feet and under eye area. I also noticed a reduction in my dark spots on the side of my face. I would highly recommend this serum for anyone wanting to prevent the side effects of aging.”
Jane D
REVIEWcrew® Member
“This is such a good serum! I rarely notice obvious effects in my skin tone after using skin care products, particularly those in the lower price range, but with this serum I noticed softer, smoother, more even and brighter skin almost right away when used along with the Night Cream. I think this product is great value for money, and a great way to get the positive effects of retinol without the harsh side effects. I would recommend this product to anyone who is too afraid to try retinol products!”
Rosie M
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I was very impressed with the Swisse Bio-Retinol 0.5% Vitamin B3 10% Renewing Booster Serum and I highly recommend it! After using this product every night for a few weeks, I noticed my skin feeling and looking more refreshed and had a glow. My skin definitely felt more smooth, clear and hydrated. I have noticed my skin texture has improved. This serum is light with a great consistency, it is easy to apply which I love and it has a nice smell. This serum absorbs into my skin nicely. My dark circles under my eyes have improved as well as acne scars.”
Nat T
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this line-plumping serum? Read more Swisse Bio-Retinol 0.5% Vitamin B3 10% Renewing Booster Serum reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Swisse Bio-Retinol 0.5% Vitamin B3 10% Renewing Booster Serum to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Swisse Bio-Retinol 0.5% Vitamin B3 10% Renewing Booster Serum is based on a combined total of 45 reviews submitted and is correct as of 14/06/2022.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).