Bakuchiol Oil

Psoralea corylifolia

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 [1] 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. [1]
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by improving skin firmness and elasticity.
  • Clinically proven to have anti-aging effects. [2]
  • Stimulates cell turnover rate, promotes blood circulation. [2]
  • Stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis. [2]
  • Bakuchiol and retinol operate on different molecular pathways. [2]
  1. Prospective, randomized, double‐blind assessment of topical bakuchiol and retinol for facial photoageing
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/bjd.16918
  2. Bakuchiol: a retinol-like functional compound revealed by gene expression profiling and clinically proven to have anti-aging effects
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24471735/
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