Known for its effectiveness in treating skin discoloration, and hyperpigmentation, bakuchiol oil has become increasingly popular as a natural alternative to retinol. Bakuchiol is clinically proven to have anti-aging effects  and has been shown to be a functional analog of retinol – without irritation, dryness, or sun sensitivity.
Bakuchiol is a meroterpene phenol extracted from the seeds and leaves of the Psoralea corylifolia plant, which grows mostly throughout India and is more commonly known as babchi.
INCI: Psoralea corylifolia
- In a 2014 study, Bakuchiol and retinol both decreased wrinkle surface area and hyperpigmentation; however, the retinol users reported more scaling and irritation. 
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by improving skin firmness and elasticity.
- Clinically proven to have anti-aging effects. 
- Stimulates cell turnover rate, promotes blood circulation. 
- Stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis. 
- Bakuchiol and retinol operate on different molecular pathways. 
- Prospective, randomized, double‐blind assessment of topical bakuchiol and retinol for facial photoageing
- Bakuchiol: a retinol-like functional compound revealed by gene expression profiling and clinically proven to have anti-aging effects