Bakuchiol is a powerful anti-aging active ingredient that produces retinol like effects. In scientific study it has been shown that bakuchiol is able to stimulate the same gene expression as retinol, leading to improvements in wrinkles, skin tone, skin texture, and radiance. In addition, bakuchiol does not cause sun sensitivity.
Bakuchiol is an excellent anti-aging active ingredient for those who have sensitive skin or rosacea.
Bakuchiol is an active ingredient derived from plants with retinol (vitamin A) like effects.
Bakuchiol shows similar gene expression in the skin and can improve the appearance of skin aging caused by the environment (photodamage).¹²
Notably, bakuchiol can stimulate collagen production and the repair of the extracellular matrix in the dermis. This is an essential task to prevent premature aging, but also improve signs of photoaging as a loss of collagen in the skin is associated with the formation of wrinkles and skin sagging.
Bakuchiol can also brighten skin tone and improve the appearance of dark spot. This is because it can interfere with the production of skin pigment (melanin). It can block the alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormones and an enzyme called tyrosinase.¹² Bakuchiol has proven to improve skin tone in a 12-week clinical study.²
In a prospective, randomised, double-blind scientific study comparing the effects of bakuchiol with retinol, it was concluded that bakuchiol is comparable to retinol in its ability to improve signs of aging such as wrinkles, hyperpigmentation (sunspots and melasma) and firmness, but it wasbetter tolerated than retinol.¹²
Bakuchiol is a fantastic active ingredient for those with sensitive skin or rosacea. It can also be used during the day as it does not cause sun sensitivity, unlike retinol.¹
1. Chaudhuri R, Bojanowski K. Bakuchiol: A Retinol-Like Functional Compound Revealed By Gene Expression Profiling and Clinically Proven to Have Anti-Aging Effects. International Journal of Cosmetic Science. 2014;36(3):221-230.
2. Dhaliwal S, Rybak I, Ellis S, Notay M, Trivedi M, Burney W et al. Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind Assessment of Topical Bakuchiol and Retinol for Facial Photoageing. British Journal of Dermatology. 2018;180(2):289-296.
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