It’s no secret that skin aging is a natural process influenced by various factors such as genetics, environmental exposures, lifestyle habits, and hormonal changes. As we age, the skin undergoes several structural and functional changes, leading to visible signs of aging. These changes typically begin in our mid-20s or 30s and become more noticeable over time.  How to combat those changes naturally?

Look no further than the plant-based Bakuchoil, nature’s anti aging alternative super ingredient. 

What is Bakuchoil?

Bakuchiol is a naturally derived, plant-based ingredient, in stark contrast to the synthetic production of retinol. It originates from the seeds of the babchi plant. This ingredient is available in two primary forms: as babchi or bakuchiol carrier oil, obtained through cold pressing of the seeds, or as a high-performance bakuchiol extract like we use in our new serum.

Benefits of Bakuchoil:

  • Gentle on Sensitive SkinUnlike retinol, which can cause irritation, redness, and peeling, bakuchiol is much gentler. It’s an excellent option for those with sensitive skin or conditions like rosacea and eczema, as it provides the same benefits without the harsh side effects.
  • Anti-Aging PowerhouseBakuchiol has been shown to stimulate collagen production, which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Regular use can lead to firmer, more youthful-looking skin, making it an effective anti-aging ingredient.
  • Improves Skin Tone and Texture - By promoting cell turnover, bakuchiol helps to even out skin tone and improve texture. It can diminish dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars, leading to a smoother, more radiant complexion.
  • Antioxidant Properties - Rich in antioxidants, bakuchiol protects the skin from environmental stressors and free radicals, which can cause premature aging. This protective effect helps maintain the skin’s overall health and vitality.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Effects - Bakuchiol has anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe and calm the skin. This makes it particularly beneficial for individuals with acne-prone skin, as it can reduce inflammation and redness associated with breakouts.
  • Compatible with All Skin TypesWhether you have dry, oily, combination, or sensitive skin, bakuchiol is suitable for all skin types. Its non-irritating nature makes it a versatile ingredient that can be incorporated into various skincare routines.
  • Stability and Versatility - Unlike retinol, which can be unstable and lose its efficacy when exposed to sunlight, bakuchiol is stable and can be used both day and night. This versatility allows for more flexible application in skincare routines.
  • Natural and Vegan-Friendly - Bakuchiol is derived from plants, making it a natural and vegan-friendly alternative to synthetic retinol. This aligns with the growing demand for clean, sustainable, and ethical skincare products. 

Is Bakuchiol superior to retinol?

The comparison between bakuchiol and retinol is a common question. Often heralded as the natural counterpart to retinol in skincare, bakuchiol boasts similar benefits to retinol minus its drawbacks.

Bakuchiol serves as a collagen stimulator, targeting visible signs of aging such as lines and hyperpigmentation. Unlike retinol, which may cause redness and skin irritation, bakuchiol's gentle properties make it more suitable for sensitive skin. Moreover, bakuchiol exhibits photochemical stability, permitting its usage in both morning and evening routines, whereas retinol typically requires an overnight application only due to its photosensitizing effects on the skin.

What is the Science Behind Bakuchiol ?

Numerous research studies substantiate the claims surrounding Bakuchiol's benefits. A variety of studies, including one featured in the British Journal of Dermatology, have demonstrated that Bakuchiol, much like retinol, significantly reduces wrinkle surface area and hyperpigmentation.

However, participants in the Bakuchiol group reported experiencing fewer instances of skin shedding and stinging. Additionally, Bakuchiol boasts stability in both UV light and oxygen, rendering it a resilient ingredient in skincare formulations. Furthermore, it exhibits anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can aid in skin soothing and protection against environmental damage.

How long does it take to see results ?

Visible results from Bakuchiol can vary based on individual skin types, the concentration of Bakuchiol in the product and the specific concerns being treated. However, in general, many users start to see initial improvements in skin texture, radiance and a reduction in fine lines within 4 to 6 weeks of regular use.

More pronounced results, such as significant improvement in wrinkles, firmness and pigmentation may take longer. This is often around 8 to 12 weeks at the earliest. However, maintaining regular application and pairing Bakuchiol with a complete skincare routine is recommended for optimal results. As with many skincare products, patience is the key to getting good results.

Explore the benefits of Bakuchoil in our newest Moon Magic Serum. This Overnight renewal serum gives skin a boost and treats the signs of aging. This gentle yet effective serum deeply regenerates and enhances firmness with clinically-proven 1% Bakuchiol paired with Astaxanthin, an antioxidant derived from algea, to stimulate collagen production and reduce fine lines and wrinkles in just a few drops. You’re one sleep away from luminous skin. 

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