Let’s get the basics out of the way before we dive into the “whys” and “hows” of all things bakuchiol, shall we? This miracle ingredient is pronounced ba-koo-heel. It’s derived from the seeds and leaves of the babchi plant, which grows in warm climates like Sri Lanka, China and India.
But why is this the latest skincare ingredient to take the beauty world by storm?
Bakuchiol: The new retinol
Retinol is one of those ingredients that has sky-rocketed in popularity in recent years. And for good reason.
It’s a game-changer when it comes to all things anti-ageing and has been shown to speed up skin cell turnover. That means fine lines and pigmentation are reduced, radiance is boosted and blackheads and whiteheads are minimised.
Bakuchiol has been found to have similarly miraculous effects! Not only does it improve the brightness of the skin (who doesn’t want an enviable glow?!) but it also evens skin tone, adds plumpness to the complexion, reduces the appearance of fine lines and smooths the texture of the skin. All of this is thanks to the chemical pathways that it activates in the skin cells, leading to a boost in collagen production.
However, whilst the results are similar, unlike retinol, bakuchiol is less likely to irritate or dry out the skin.
Your go-to, no matter your skin type
Thanks to this, bakuchiol is absolutely perfect for sensitive complexions. And, well, every other skin type! Whether you’re oily, dry or combination, it could become a new staple in your routine towards truly glowing skin.
Plus, unlike retinol, bakuchiol can be used during pregnancy and it won’t make the complexion any more sensitive to UV rays.
Thanks, Mother Nature!
If you want to test out bakuchiol for yourself, we’ve got just the product for ya.Evolve’s Bio-Retinol + C Booster harnesses its plant-based power in a way that can be easily added to any routine. Blending bakuchiol with Vitamin C, it delivers fast results, leaving you with glowing, smooth skin in a flash.