Bakuchiol is known as the "natural" alternative to Retinol. Retinol is synthetically produced, while bakuchiol is plant-based and 100% natural.
The main difference between these two is that Bakuchiol doesn't make the skin more sensitive to sunlight and is less likely to irritate the skin. So, while Bakuchiol shares similar properties with Retinol, it has a gentler formula that works well for more sensitive skin.
Bakuchiol (also known as bio-retinol) originates from East Asia and is extracted from the Psoralea corylifolia bush. This ingredient works to even out skin tone, reduce pigmentation and fine lines, and has anti-inflammatory properties that enhance skin elasticity.
For those with acne-prone skin, incorporating Bakuchiol into your skincare routine can have a positive effect due to its anti-inflammatory properties. As an antioxidant, Bakuchiol reduces the impact of free radicals on the skin, while its anti-inflammatory characteristics alleviate issues with acne-prone skin.
Bakuchiol also stimulates cell renewal and collagen production, restoring skin elasticity and smoothness. The ingredient is found in various products, but it is recommended to use it in a leave-on product to allow the ingredient to work effectively on the skin—avoid using it in a cleanser that is rinsed off shortly after application.
Unlike Retinol, Bakuchiol can be used on sensitive, dry skin and can be applied multiple times daily.
Among our skincare products, the Niacinamide Glow Essence contains Bakuchiol, offering the benefits of this remarkable ingredient.