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Retinol Alternative Treatment Oil

Botanic-A is a 100% natural, plant-based retinol alternative – without the irritation and photosensitivity associated with synthetic retinol. Powered by Bakuchiol, a botanical extract clinically shown to deliver retinol-like results, this pure and potent treatment offers prevention and correction the natural way. Our biocompatible, oil-based delivery system enables maximum absorption of active ingredients. Penetrating the deeper layers of the skin, this multi-tasking treatment reduces multiple signs of aging while delivering antioxidant-rich moisture.

1 fl oz / 30 ml / 3 Month Supply (Approx.)

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What Is It

Botanic-A is a natural retinol alternative in the form of a lush antioxidant-rich facial oil. This gentle yet performance-driven formula features clinically proven Bakuchiol, a next-generation plant-based retinol alternative derived from the Babchi plant. Bakuchiol delivers retinol-like results, without the negative side effects common with synthetic retinol, visibly minimizing signs of aging. Botanic-A’s formula is supercharged with a potent blend of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, including pure Icelandic Astaxanthin and Arctic Oat Extract, protecting your complexion from environmental aggressors as it drapes skin in pure plant-based nutrients.

Why It’s Different

A concentrated, oil-based formula made with organic, cold-pressed oils and clinically proven plant extracts. Free from synthetic ingredients, fragrance, preservatives and essential oils.


Lightweight dry oil.


8 Active Organic and Natural Ingredients

Skin Concerns

Signs of Aging, Fine Lines, Deep Wrinkles, Uneven Skin Tone, Acne

Skin Types

Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive.

When To Use

Daily AM & PM.

Root Science Botanic-A Drops

The Experience

Delicate notes of fresh red raspberry unite skin with nature’s purest actives. Serum warms in the palm of your hand and nutrients are gently massaged into skin. Lavish botanicals drench complexion in glow activating vitamins, as moisture rich oils quickly absorb, revealing perfectly primed skin and a new state of health.

How It Works


Bakuchiol Sourced from United States

Clinically proven to reduce multiple signs of aging. Significantly reduces roughness & dryness; fine lines and wrinkles and improves in skin tone, elasticity & firmness, radiance and brightness.


Astaxanthin Sourced From Iceland

A superior antioxidant derived from premium quality algae grown in Iceland using 100% renewable energy. Protects skin from UV and environmental damage while improving the appearance of wrinkles and age spots.


Bisabolol sourced from Brazil

A powerful antioxidant and calming agent with skin brightening benefits due to its ability to inhibit melanin synthesis. Contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties along with skin restorative panthenol (provitamin B5).


Biodynamic Jojoba Sourced from Peru

Biocompatible and noncomedogenic. Its structure is similar to the oil skin naturally produces, making it the purest and most effective moisturizer for human skin. Jojoba is naturally antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and contains vitamin E and B complex, fatty acids, antioxidants and is readily absorbed by the skin.


Arctic Oat CO2 Extract Sourced from Finland

Biocompatible and noncomedogenic. A time-honored, clinically proven, natural active with potent soothing and skin firming properties. A natural source of skin strengthening ceramides and a rich source of vitamin E and omega-6 linoleic acid.


Red Raspberry Seed Oil Sourced from France

A rich source of vitamin E and omega-6 lineolic acid, this antioxidant rich oil protects skin from UV induced damage, while keeping skin smooth and supple.

The Process

Premium quality oils are sourced raw, organic, unrefined and non-deodorized for maximum nutrient content. Eight active + skin loving ingredients are hand blended in synergistic quantities proprietary to Root Science. Tried and tested by real people to ensure optimal skin benefits.

The Standard

Housed in dark violet glass for the highest standard in freshness and potency. Concentrated, water-free formula eliminates fillers and preservatives. Pumps instead of droppers reduce oxygen induced rancidity. Dark glass instead of clear prevents light degradation. Purest form of organic + wild crafted ingredients are protected for skin safety and efficacy.


Featured Ingredient: Bakuchiol

Bakuchiol is a 100% natural plant extract derived from the seeds of the babchi plant, also know as psoralea corylifolia. The babchi plant has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine for its numerous health benefits. Bakuchiol is a clinically evaluated plant extract that is considered a true retinol alternative due to its similar effect on cellular activity. However, the benefit of using Bakuchiol is that it does not have the negative side of effects associated with synthetic retinol i.e photosensitivity and irritation. Clinical studies using .5% Bakuchiol demonstrate a similar effect on cellular turnover as retinol, leading to an increase in collagen production and a significant reduction in fine line and wrinkles with improvements in skin tone, elasticity and firmness. Bakuchiol also acts as a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. With its numerous skin beneficial properties, Bakuchiol is a multi-correctional botanical active that not only addresses signs of aging, but also blemishes and clogged pores. Just like synthetic retinol, Bakuchiol has impressive acne-fighting benefits. Bakuchiol is a safe and natural alternative to retinol, with no adverse side effects to skin or health, making it Root Science approved.

Natural · Organic · Cruelty Free · Vegan · Made in Portland

Ingredients + Routine


Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Squalane (plant-derived), Rubus Idaeus (Raspbery) Seed Oil*, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil*, Bakuchiol**, Bisabolol**, Astaxanthin**, Tocopherol (VitaminE)**.

*Certified Organic
**Naturaly Sourced
Cruelty Free and Vegan
From the Earth, Not a Test Tube.

*Our certified organic, skin compatible plant oils provide the purest, most effective, and healthy form of moisture, eliminating the need for synthetic facial creams. Botanic-A is free from essential oils and the faint fresh raspberry scent is a gentle reminder that Mother Nature is present and working in full force to care for your skin. Our oils are not manipulated to remove scent or color – instead we use oils that are in their purest form, to fully preserve their nutrient and antioxidant content – for the benefit of your skin.


Can be used daily AM + PM. We recommend using Botanic-A as an evening treatment to begin with, applying immediately after cleansing and toning. Apply 1-2 pumps of serum to damp face and décolleté. Allow several minutes for serum to fully absorb. Additional moisturizer can be used after application of Botanic-A if desired. For hyper-sensitive skin, we recommend applying every second or third day (one or two days rest between application). Your skin is unique, so please experiment to find an application frequency that works best for your individual needs.

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1 review for Botanic-A

  1. Melissa S.

    Finally, a clean retinol alternative that delivers results! Its been a total game-changer for my skin and simplified my routine! Its never looked this good, its clear, smooth and more even-toned than ever before. Plus it feels and smells heavenly, love!