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Bakuchiol: The Secret to Smooth, Supple Skin

Bakuchiol: The Secret to Smooth, Supple Skin

Posted by Pure Cosmetica on 27th Feb 2023

Discover the numerous benefits of using Bakuchiol and what makes it a superior alternative to Retinol.


Bakuchiol has gained popularity in recent years as a natural alternative to Retinol, a form of Vitamin A commonly used in anti-ageing skincare products. Bakuchiol and Retinol offer the same anti-ageing benefits for the skin such as reducing the appearance of wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.1 However, Bakuchiol showed to be gentler and less likely to cause irritation or sensitivity than Retinol, making it a better choice for those with sensitive skin.

1. Bakuchiol is plant-based

Bakuchiol is a natural ingredient derived from the Babchi plant that has been used for centuries in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.

Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that is derived from animal sources, such as fish liver oil or synthetically produced in a laboratory.

2. Same anti-ageing benefits, minus the irritation

Bakuchiol has been shown to have powerful anti-ageing benefits including reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improving skin texture and tone. It's a gentle alternative to Retinol that has been shown to have similar anti-ageing benefits without the associated side effects of redness, irritation and skin dryness. 1

But what sets Bakuchiol apart from other anti-ageing ingredients is its gentle, non-irritating formula. Unlike Retinol, which can cause redness, irritation and dryness for those with sensitive skin2, Bakuchiol is gentle enough for all skin types.

One of the main reasons Bakuchiol is less irritating on the skin is due to its molecular structure. Unlike retinol, which has a large molecular size and can be harsh on the skin, Bakuchiol has a smaller molecular structure, making it easier for the skin to absorb and reducing the likelihood of irritation.3

Additionally, Bakuchiol has anti-inflammatory properties that help to soothe and calm the skin, reducing the likelihood of redness, itching and other signs of irritation.

3. High in Antioxidants

In addition to its anti-ageing benefits, Bakuchiol is also a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. This is especially important given that free radicals are one of the main causes of premature ageing and skin damage.

4. Stability

Another advantage of Bakuchiol is that it is stable and less likely to break down when exposed to light and air. This means that it can be formulated into skincare products with a longer shelf life and maintain its potency for a longer period of time.



Retinol: What you need to know

Retinol is a bioactive form of Vitamin A in skincare products due to its ability to improve skin texture and tone, promote cell turnover, improve collagen production and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Why we use it in our skincare products

By including Bakuchiol in our MULTI-B Face Oil Serum, we're creating the best of both worlds: a powerful anti-ageing ingredient that delivers results without the harsh side effects. Plus, Bakuchiol is a natural, plant-based ingredient, so you can feel good about what you're putting on your skin.

The combination of Bakuchiol and 21 other botanical oils makes MULTI-B Face Oil Serum is a unique plant-based face oil for anti-ageing. It’s also high in antioxidants, nourishing and gentle to the skin – the perfect product if you are new to face oils.

So, what does this mean for you?

If you're looking for a safe, plant-based and effective anti-ageing ingredient, Bakuchiol is a great option. It's gentle, non-irritating and has been shown to deliver similar results to Retinol without the adverse effects. Whether you have sensitive skin, are new to anti-ageing skincare or are simply looking for a natural alternative, MULTI-B Face Oil Serum is worth considering. So why not give it a try and see the difference for yourself?

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  2. Draelos ZD, Gunt H, Zeichner J, Levy S. Clinical Evaluation of a Nature-Based Bakuchiol Anti-Ageing Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin. J Drugs Dermatol. 2020 Dec 1;19(12):1181-1183. doi: 10.36849/JDD.2020.5522. PMID: 33346506.

  3. Jafernik K, Halina E, Ercisli S, Szopa A. Characteristics of bakuchiol - the compound with high biological activity and the main source of its acquisition - Cullen corylifolium (L.) Medik. Nat Prod Res. 2021 Dec;35(24):5828-5842.