One of the many natural “hero” ingredients you may be seeing a lot of recently is bakuchiol. (pronounced ba-coo-chee-all) “Natural” skincare can be a minefield to navigate - we totally get it! With complex ingredient lists which are virtually impossible to translate, it can be tricky to find the right path for your skin, whether you are trying to do better for the planet, or for your health, or both! For those of you keen to eliminate any and all synthetics from your skincare routine, bakuchiol could be one of your go-to ingredients.
Our Salon Manager, and Skin Expert Riley Wilson tells shares how it works, and why we love it.
Bakuchiol is a natural alternative to retinol and potent antioxidant that stimulates collagen production and visibly reduces skin discolouration from environmental exposure. We love that this plant extract mimics retinol bit is gentler, without the side effects of irritation, redness and dryness. If that wasn’t good enough an added bonus to this hero ingredient is it has an incredible soothing effect on the skin and protects the extra cellular matrix which in turn controls inflammation.
Bakuchiol (pronounced buh-koo-chee-all) seems to be talk of the town in skincare as of late! This highly regarded plant-based ingredient is worth all the hype … it has age old roots in Ayurvedic medicine. Extracted from the babchi plant (specifically from its leaves and seeds), bakuchiol is power-packed, yet calming, making it the perfect retinol alternative for those with sensitive skin. It gently, but effectively works to stimulate collagen production and therefore reduces signs of fine lines and wrinkles, and is enriched with anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Further, its healing, soothing qualities make bakuchiol a safe option for pregnant and nursing women.
These are our top three favourite Backuchiol products...