Skincare Active Ingredients

Bakuchiol – the alternative to retinol

This chemical is found in the ‘babchi’ plant (Psoralea corylifolia). Bakuchiol has the same properties as retinoids with none of the side effects.

Benefits of using Bakuchiol:

  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-acne
  • Anti-pigment
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-wrinkle properties.
  • It does not increase sun sensitivity like retinol.

Who all can use Bakuchiol?

Bakuchiol is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and skin of colour.

How to use Bakuchiol topically?

  • You can apply bakuchiol in the morning and night.
  • You can use it twice a day of 5%.
  • You can also use it with vitamin C, glycolic acid, lactic acid, and other low pH products without compromising your skin’s threshold.

What skincare ingredients can I mix with Bakuchiol?

  • Niacinamide
  • Vitamin C
  • Peptides
  • Ceramides
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Ferulic acid
  • Vitamin E
  • Azelaic acid
  • Tranexamic acid
  • Arbutin
  • licorice root

Frequently asked questions:

Is bakuchiol safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Yes, bakuchiol is said to be safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding, but it is better to consult a doctor.

Is bakuchiol non-comedogenic?

Yes, bakuchiol is non-comedogenic and it can help to reduce acne.

Can bakuchiol cause irritation?

No, bakuchiol cannot cause irritation and is better than retinol but without any side effects.