How Bakuchiol Can Transform Your Skin: Benefits and Uses Explained
Bakuchiol, heard of it before? If not, you’re about to! We’ve all heard of retinol and its unparalleled benefits and effect on the skin, but as it turns out, a new substitute has been trending, and we’re here to give you all the ins and outs to Bakuchiol, the ultimate retinol substitute.
What is Bakuchiol?
Bakuchiol is a natural, plant-derived ingredient that perfectly alternates retinol. It is extracted from the seeds and leaves from the Psoralea corylifolia plant, also known as babchi.
What are the benefits of Bakuchiol for the skin?
Like Retinol, Bakuchiol has shown many benefits for the skin, including effectiveness in:
-Improving skin texture
-Bettering skin firmness
-Giving a radiant glow to the skin
- Reducing inflammation and redness
What’s the best form of Bakuchiol?
How to use Bakuchiol for skin?
Bakuchiol can be used as a part of one's daily skincare routine, however it's best to start with a small amount of product and gradually increase usage over time to prevent possible irritation. We recommend you use a small amount of product to your face and neck after cleansing and toning, and follow up with your usual moisturizer.
Is Bakuchiol suitable for all skin types?
It is however always recommended to patch test any new product before using it on your face just in case.
What does Bakuchiol do to the skin?
Along Bakuchiol’s list of skin benefits, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles always stands out, as it literally fights aging to a fault. Next comes its ability to immensely improve skin texture and firmness, along with reducing hyperpigmentation, all of which are a result of a boost in collagen production.
When should you use Bakuchiol & and how often to apply?
Bakuchiol can be used at any time of day, but it is recommended to add it to your night time routine as it may increase sun sensitivity to some. It's best to start with using Bakuchiol once a week and gradually increase usage to avoid skin irritation. Some people may be able to tolerate using Bakuchiol more frequently, up to twice a day.
How often will you start seeing results?
Results can vary depending on the individual and the specific skincare product used. Some people may start seeing results within a few weeks of using Bakuchiol, while others may take several months to see a difference.
Are there any side effects to Bakuchiol?
Bakuchiol is generally well-tolerated by most people, but some individuals may experience mild side effects such as redness, irritation, or dryness.
What can Bakuciol be used alongside?
Bakuchiol can be combined with other skincare ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and niacinamide for added benefits. It can also be used with other oils like jojoba oil or argan oil for added hydration. However, it's important to be cautious when combining different ingredients and to consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional if you have any concerns.
Bakuchiol is not yet prominent in the Egyptian skincare market, but Meraki, an organic and natural local skincare brand offers an array of Bakuchiol products suitable for every usage. Here are our top picks: