"Discover the Benefits of Bakuchiol Oil: Nature's Alternative to Retinol"

"Discover the Benefits of Bakuchiol Oil: Nature's Alternative to Retinol"

Michelle Miller

"Discover the Benefits of Bakuchiol Oil: Nature's Alternative to Retinol"

Bakuchiol oil is quickly becoming a popular natural alternative to retinol. Extracted from the seeds of the Psoralea corylifolia plant, this powerful oil is rich in antioxidants and vitamins such as Vitamins A, C, and E that can help nourish and protect your skin.


It has been shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve skin texture and smoothness, even out skin tone, reduce redness and inflammation, and protect from environmental damage. It may even help soothe irritated skin caused by other common ingredients like retinol.


Introduction to Bakuchiol Oil and Its Benefits:

Bakuchiol oil is a natural alternative to retinol that has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. It is derived from the seeds of the black caraway plant, known scientifically as Psoralea corylifolia. It is rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that help protect the skin from damage and promote healthy cell growth.


How Bakuchiol Oil Compares to Retinol:

Bakuchiol oil has many of the same benefits as retinol, making it an effective alternative for those who are sensitive to retinol or simply looking for a derived from nature alternative. It has been found to be equally as effective in reducing wrinkles, brightening skin tone and evening out discoloration. However, it is much gentler on the skin and doesn’t cause redness or irritation like retinol can.

Studies show Bakuchiol and retinol, both significantly decrease wrinkle surface area and hyperpigmentation, with no statistical difference between the compounds.However the retinol users reported more facial skin scaling and stinging. (1)(2)

The Benefits of Bakuchiol Oil:

Bakuchiol oil is a natural and gentle alternative to retinol, making it perfect for those looking for an all-natural choice. It is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds which help protect the skin from damage, reduce wrinkles and even out discoloration. Additionally, it helps promote healthy cell turnover, which can result in brighter and more even skin tone. It also helps soothe irritated or dry skin, making it great for those with sensitive or easily irritated skin types.

How to incorporate Bakuchiol into your skincare routine

 With its naturally gentle properties, you can easily incorporate this oil into your daily skincare routine for softer and more youthful-looking skin. It is often used in active oils that can be used alone, in combination layered with other products.   Whether used on its own or as part of a multi-step regimen, bakuchiol oil is an excellent choice for those seeking natural age defying solutions.

Unlike retinol it can be used both morning and night as in the pure form it is not phytotoxic.

Different Types of Bakuchiol

When you read the ingredient list on products it is important that the product you choose contains the name Bakuchiol in the ingredient list, not Babchi Oil.

Bakuchiol is a purified form whereas Babchi oil is less purified and can contain components that cause phytotoxicity and the amounts are unknown. So with Bakuchiol reading the ingredient list is important.

Bakuchiol Oil Use in Pregnancy . Is it ok?

Retinoids are one skincare ingredient that we avoid in pregnancy and Bakuchiol is often touted as a great alternative to use. The problem is there is not enough studies to confirm that it is ok, best to leave it out until we know more.

Bakuchiol is a Vegan Ingredient

Bakuchiol oil is a vegan-friendly ingredient with no known side effects, making it ideal for all skin types.

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Author: Michelle Miller, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Advanced Diploma in Cosmetic Science.

CEO and Founder theskinbiotic. Skincare dedicated to bringing the science of the microbiome to everyday skincare through education and products.


(1)Dhaliwal S, Rybak I, Ellis SR, Notay M, Trivedi M, Burney W, Vaughn AR, Nguyen M, Reiter P, Bosanac S, Yan H, Foolad N, Sivamani RK. Prospective, randomized, double-blind assessment of topical bakuchiol and retinol for facial photoageing. Br J Dermatol. 2019 Feb;180(2):289-296. doi: 10.1111/bjd.16918. Epub 2018 Sep 21. PMID: 29947134.

(2)Chaudhuri RK, Bojanowski K. Bakuchiol: a retinol-like functional compound revealed by gene expression profiling and clinically proven to have anti-aging effects. Int J Cosmet Sci. 2014 Jun;36(3):221-30. doi: 10.1111/ics.12117. Epub 2014 Mar 6. PMID: 24471735.Discover