What is Bakuchiol?
Bakuchiol is derived from the leaves and seeds of the Psoralea corylifolia plant. It is a gentle, plant-based ingredient that has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties.
A popular go-to ingredient known for its anti-aging benefits. Not only does it help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it also benefits people with acne because of its soothing abilities to calm inflamed skin.
Bakuchiol vs. Retinol
Bakuchiol is often compared to retinol because studies showed they were both able to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen and elastin production. However, they are not exactly the same.
Bakuchiol is gentle on the skin, making it suitable for people with the most sensitive of skins, including those who are pregnant. Retinol (aka Vitamin A) can be quite irritating, especially for people who are just starting out.
Can Bakuchiol and Retinol be used together?
Yes, they can be used simultaneously.
In fact, because of its skin-soothing abilities, Bakuchiol can help calm the skin while using Vitamin A-derived products.
Product Recommendations with Bakuchiol
Try this: SIGI SKIN's Dream Capsule, S$82. An overnight sleeping mask that does all the heavy lifting for you while you sleep! It is formulated with bakuchiol, a plant-derived antioxidant that has proven to have retinol-like effects, to boost collagen production, reduce fine lines, and hydrate all at the same time.
Try this: KUMUYA's Rejuvenate Nutri-Serum Concentrate, S$119. A regenerative plant-derived serum made with powerful actives like bakuchiol and micronutrients to stimulate and repair skin structure, restoring a healthier suppleness. This serum will help stimulate collagen production by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while hydrating and plumping the skin.