What is Bakuchiol?

What is Bakuchiol? Is it worth the hype? The short answer, YES. YES. YES.

Bakuchiol is a plant based natural retinol alternative, with all the benefits of a retinol without the downtime. It works the same as retinol in your skin to boost collagen production with added benefits to stregnthen and protect skin barrier.

Bakuchiol extract comes from the leaves and seeds of the Psoralea corylifolia plant and works to boost cell turnover helping to firm skin, fade fine lines and wrinkles, brighten hyperpigmentation and clarify blemishes due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits, as well as unclog pores all while keeping skin hydrated and supple.

Bakuchiol’s lightening properties are amplified working synergistically together with Kojic acid, Bearberry and camu camu to brighten hyperpigmentation for a glowing and clear complexion. (On that note, a blog for another time.. Bearberry and Kojic acid are great and very safe natural alternatives to hydroquinone) This is what makes our widely loved Bakuchiol Night Cream a staple in everyone’s evening routine. 
Not only to help clarify, brighten and firm, Bakuchiol also helps to soothe, hydrate and repair skin barrier which makes it a perfect power duo when used together with retinol (vitamin a). Bakuchiol helps to counteract the negative side effects of retinol while adding double the benefits, you’ll find this powerfully potent duo in our Beauty Sleep Night Treatment.

Bakuchiol is safe and beneficial for basically all skin types!

Since Bakuchiol is not a vitamin a derivative, it is deemed safe to use while pregnant and breastfeeding. Bakuchiol is non-sensitizing, so it does not make skin reactive or sensitive to UV rays making it safe to use both day and night. It has anti-bacterial properties to help clear acne and anti-aging properties to boost collagen and elastin in skin.

Psoralea corylifolia or babchi plant, is grown in India and has been a staple of traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for many many years due to its plentiful concentration of naturally nourishing properties.

A small study in the British Journal of Dermatology found bakuchiol to be just as effective at erasing fine lines and improving hyperpigmentation as retinol, but with less peeling and burning, making it a must in your regimen. 

The power of plants are incredibly healing and will transform your skin. Healthy, glowing skin starts here!


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