Bakuchiol (pronounced as ba-koo-chee-all), is THE plant-based alternative for retinol aka vitamin A. It’s extracted from the seeds of the Babchi plant (psoralea corylifolia) which is native to the Himalayan region and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries.
The benefits of Bakuchiol? Besides it’s natural, it has powerful anti-ageing properties. Bakuchiol stimulates the collagen production, meaning that it helps your skin to increase cell turnover, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This increase in collagen pushes new skin cells to the top and improves your skin condition by smoothing and improving the texture and diminishing signs of photo-ageing, promoting a more youthful complexion.
Besides all of this, Bakuchiol has antioxidant properties to fight free radical damage, is anti-inflammatory and therefore also can be helpful against acne.
Bakuchiol has been compared to (synthetic) retinol, a well-known skincare ingredient. While both ingredients may provide similar benefits, Bakuchiol is considered more gentler and better tolerable for your skin.
By the way, one of the significant advantages of Bakuchiol is its lower likelihood of causing skin irritation, redness or peeling compared to retinol making it suitable for various skin types.
The scent of this natural wonder ingredient, could be best described as fresh and “green”.
When you use Bakuchiol in the morning, follow your routine with a broad-spectrum SPF.
Still doubting if it works or you just simply would like to read more about this hero ingredient? Science backs the effectiveness of bakuchiol so check out the links below with the scientific studies.
This ingredient is formulated in our iconic facial oil The Bakuchiol.