Bakuchiol - The Retinol Alternative and How it Works

Bakuchiol, what a fancy name for a skin ingredient! Let's get started on how to even pronounce that:
It is pronounced Buh-Koo-chee-all!

Bakuchiol has become a savvy ingredient in the skincare industry. I feel Bakuchiol has become widely known for being an all-natural anti-ageing ingredient and as people look further and further for plant-based ingredients, it is becoming more popular.

So what is Bakuchiol?

Bakuchiol is a natural, plant-based, vegan ingredient, found in the leaves and seeds of the Psoralea corylifolia plant. Bakuchiol is used as an alternative to retinol.


What are the benefits of Bakuchiol?


  • Safe for all skin types, even the most sensitive
  • Safe for pregnant and breastfeeding ladies
  • It is photostable, which means it does not make our skin photosensitive to UV rays
  • Bakuchiol can be applied both morning and night (whereas Retinol can only be applied at night)
  • Great alternative for those people who react to retinol
  • Delivers the benefits of reducing and preventing ageing, but in a natural ingredient
  • Bakuchiol is vegan

Why would I use Bakuchiol over Retinol?


Retinol is a cosmeceutical ingredient, meaning it will make more change within your skin than Bakuchiol.

However, if you are vegan, only want to use all-natural ingredients or have a sensitivity to retinol, then I would recommend you use bakuchiol.


When should I start using Bakuchiol?


There is no specific rule for when exactly someone should start using Bakuchiol, but my recommendation would be your early to mid 20s. That's the age elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid start declining in our skin by 2% each year.

Our Bakuchiol recommendations

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The ultimate plant-based, anti-ageing alternative for vitamin A.

Bakuchiol Peptides helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve overall skin texture and tone. The conditioning serum is incredibly soothing and calming on the skin, helping to visibly reduce any inflammation and redness. Visibly plumped and supple, the skin is left feeling soft and smooth.

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  • A vegan botanical alternative to traditional retinol that helps brighten the look of skin and visibly improves the appearance of an uneven skin tone.
  • Deeply hydrates the skin
  • Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Brightens the look of skin for a more even skin tone and texture
  • Bakuchiol Complete is light and conditioning serum
  • Helps your inflammatory response within the skin

About The Author

My name is Sari Pols,
I have been in the skincare industry for over 15 years. My passion lies in ‘Health’. Health for the skin and body. My philosophy is if we have good well-being on the inside, then it shows our vitality on the outside.
I have furthered my knowledge of Skin Anatomy, Skin Concerns, and Fitness. I am a true believer in how to make my clients feel their best both inside and out. My emphasis is on guiding my clients through their journey of skin concerns and conditions. I do not like to band-aid a concern or condition but want to get down to the root of the cause. I aim to give personalised consultations with treatment and correct prescribed skin products.

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