What is Bakuchiol and How Does it Benefit Skin?
Bakuchiol is one of the most raved about natural skincare ingredients in recent years. Collagen stimulating, skin brightening, plumping, pore minimising, regenerating and firming, this natural active has a host of benefits and is often called “Natural Retinol”.
Bakuchiol vs Retinol for Skin
Most of us have heard about retinol, whether skincare fanatics or not. Naturally present in deep layers of skin, retinol reportedly reduces wrinkles and signs of ageing, plumps, smoothes, and evens out skin tone. Unfortunately retinoids are known to be unstable, cause irritation and sensitivity.
Why Bakuchiol is Australia’s Anti-Ageing Dream Ingredient
In comes the plant-derived Bakuchiol to save the day – with all the same claims as retinol and more, with none of the downsides. Plus, it’s all natural!
An exciting plant-derived active, Bakuchiol offers all the benefits of synthetic retinol, with less risk of irritation and photosensitivity, and it has antioxidant and anti-microbial properties too!
What Skin Type is Bakuchiol Good For?
Bakuchiol is excellent for all skin types, especially mature, dry and sun damaged skin as it promotes collagen and elastin.
It’s the perfect ingredient for those with sensitive skin wanting restorative and anti-ageing benefits who would find retinol too irritating, and are keen to keep their skincare natural.
What is Bakuchiol Made From?
It occurs naturally in the Babchi (Psoralea Corylifolia) or Otholobium plants which are flowering plants in the legume family (Fabaceae).
A popular ayurvedic skincare ingredient, babchi seeds are known for their countless benefits.
It’s a rich, thick dark gloopy oil and smells aromatic and herbacious.
My Own Experience of Blue Tansy’s Benefits For My Skin
I discovered bakuchiol a few years ago while researching the best natural active skincare ingredients.
I was especially interested in plant-based actives that combat sun damage and the signs of ageing, and bakuchiol tops that list and is highly effective.
After years of sun exposure my pale English skin started showing signs of ageing after moving to Australia in 2014. As a natural health and wellness enthusiast who avoids chemicals, I love the power of plants in skincare and bauchiol is one of the best natural actives available.
Azur Products Containing Bakuchiol
These two naturally-blue coloured face products are two of the most popular Azur products, as well as my favourites.
Founder, Azur Pure Skincare