Bakuchiol! It kind of sounds like an aggressive sneeze. But actually, bakuchiol (pronounced buh-KOO-chee-all) is nature’s newest substitute for retinol, the former favorite anti-aging ingredient in skincare products. This newcomer to the beauty game is derived from plants and gentle on sensitive skin. Here is the must- know information:
It Has History
Bakuchiol has been an ingredient in skin care products since the 1970s. Why the recent hype? Research is just starting to support its effectiveness, and nothing sells more than science. (Except for candy that’s at a toddler’s eye level.)
Some forms of retinol are made from animal byproducts, but Bakuchiol is derived from the “babchi” plant. Three cheers for environmentally conscious beauty buys!
Since it’s combusting in popularity, products with bakuchiol are popping up everywhere. Our top three faves are miracle facial oil, Ole Henriksen Retin-ALT Sleeping Crème, and REN Clean Skincare Anti-Aging Cream
Is Bakuchiol Right for You?
The studies on bakuchiol show some pretty positive results. It’s packed with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it a great choice for dry, oily, and combination skin.