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Bakuchiol is an interesting plant-based ingredient that is extracted from the seeds of the babchi plant.

The Babchi plant has a long history of traditional use.

The same plant obtains the Bakuchiol and also the Babchi oil which is a carrier oil that contains approximately 3% bakuchiol.

The bakuchiol was first isolated from seeds of the Psoralea corylifolia plant in 1966 and researched more deeply for its various beneficial properties.
Bakuchiol is native to Asia and has a long tradition and history of use in Indian and Chinese medicine.
Around 2007 it was blended in topical cosmetics. It is an ingredient which is equipped with some promising scientific studies showing that it can have similar skin benefits to other high-performance ingredients such as retinol.
The comparison between bakuchiol and retinol in regard to their efficacy and side effects was found in 2018’s research. Bakuchiol is known to stimulate collagen production, therefore reducing wrinkles and hyperpigmentation while increasing the skin’s elasticity and resilience. . Bakuchiol has become an ingredient of significant interest in natural beauty.


Bakuchiol, which is a plant-based ingredient (retinol is synthetically produced) is extracted from the seeds of the babchi plant. Now it is often described as the natural alternative to retinol. There are two ingredients that are derived from the babchi plant.
Bakuchiol carrier oil which is cold pressed from the seeds
Bakuchiol extract

BAKUCHIOL vs RETINOL - why is it good for skin?

The benefits of bakuchiol are very similar to those of retinoids but without the redness, skin irritation and photochemical instability that retinol is associated with.

In the video, adding Bakuchiol into a calendula cream

Bakuchiol can stimulate collagen production and therefore reduce wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. At the same time it increases the skin’s elasticity and resilience. It is useful in products formulated for acne prone skin since it can prevent the lipid peroxidation in the skin’s lipids and reduce the overproduction of bacteria.
Bakuchiol is compared with retinol in its ability to improve photoageing. It is better tolerated than retinol. Bakuchiol does not have a photo-sensitising effect on the skin as retinol, so it can be applied in the morning (and it is still important to apply a sun protection cream above it).
Bakuchiol can be a useful ingredient for:
* Blemish prone skin.
* Acne prone skin
* Improving skin texture and tone.
* Its antioxidant properties.

We blend the bakuchiol in our facial serum here.


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