You may not have heard of it yet, but bakuchiol is the trendiest anti-aging active right now! This functional compound is similar to retinol, but in a more natural version! It comes to stimulate the production of collagen without irritating the skin.
Bakuchiol has long been used in the Ayurvedic medicine Indian and traditional Chinese medicine to heal and balance body and mind. This substance has only been incorporated into the composition of certain cosmetic products for a very short time.
What are the anti-aging benefits of bakuchiol?
In addition to stimulating the production of collagen, bakuchiol preserves the firmness of the skin, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A study also demonstrated that this active significantly reduced UV-induced skin damage such as hyperpigmentation.
Unlike retinol, bakuchiol is not a derivative of vitamin A. However, its effect on the skin is very similar, as this other proves scientific studies. This ingredient stimulates the retinoid receptors responsible for collagen synthesis in the dermis.
Bakuchiol also promotes cell renewal of the epidermis for a smoother surface. In summary: its results are similar to those of retinol, without the risk of irritation. This asset therefore embodies a good natural alternative to retinolespecially for those with skin conditions like eczemapsoriasis or dermatitis.
Bakuchiol: how to integrate it into your beauty routine?
Currently, the only way to use bakuchiol is to apply it topically as a serum or lotion. Similar to retinol, you can apply bakuchiol before your moisturizing creams or usual serums.
Since it is less harsh than retinol, you can use it morning and night for maximum effectiveness. Be careful, even if the product does not make your skin more sensitive to the sun, do not forget to apply sunscreen afterwards in the morning.
Here are 3 bakuchiol products you can incorporate into your daily skincare routine:
Bio Retinoid™ Concentrated Oil from REN CLEAN SKINCARE at 65,00€
Bakuchiol Blemish Serum 1% from Typology. at €29.30
Clinical Treatment 0.3% Retinol + 2% Bakuchiol from Paula’s Choice Skincare at 63,00€