Bakuchiol Extract- retinol alternative
What is Bakuchiol Extract and how can this, “plant-based retinol alternative” help your skin? This trendy skin care ingredient is buzzing in the skin care market. Read on to learn about this trendy and effective vegan ingredient.
What is Bakuchiol?
Bakuchiol Extract is a natural alternative to retinol. It is derived from the seeds and leaves from the Psoralea corylifolia plant. This plant is also called, “babchi.” You can find this herb being used in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to treat diseases.
Bakuchiol extract is not a form of retinol. It is chemically and structurally different when compared to retinol. Bakuchiol, however has similar effects to retinol in cosmetic applications, making it an effective “retinol alternative.”
How it works?
Topical retinol skin care products include facial creams, serums, toners. Topical retinol can stimulate collagen production, even skin tone, strengthen the skin, and smooth fine lines. It can also help improve acne. Some forms of Retinol are derived from animals. Retinol can commonly be harsh and irritating to the skin, especially those with sensitive skin.
Bakuchiol is a vegan and plant-based retinol alternative. Because bakuchiol does not have the harsh effects on the skin, it is an excellent retinol alternative. Bakuchiol can increase cell turnover and collagen production. “In addition to having antioxidant and antibacterial actions, bakuchiol has retinol-like effects on gene expression and properties of the skin.”
“In addition to having antioxidant and antibacterial actions, bakuchiol has retinol-like effects on gene expression and properties of the skin.”
Studies show how beneficial using Bakuchiol is on the skin. After treatment for 12 weeks, the skin was found to have significant improvement in wrinkles and lines, pigmentation, firmness, and elasticity and all without the negative effects of retinol.
Additional Skin Benefits Include:
- Antioxidant properties
- Antibacterial properties
- Acne improvement
Formulate with Bakuchiol Extract
If you are a green cosmetic formulator, this is a top and trendy ingredient to add to your formulations. You can add this to your creams or serums. It is excellent to use as a night cream so it can absorb into the skin. This ingredient is also sensitive skin friendly.
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