What is Bakuchiol?

What is Bakuchiol?

Every so often there is a skincare ingredient that hits the headlines, and it becomes the new one that everyone wants. This has recently happened with Bakuchiol as it has been found to be a natural alternative to retinol. Retinol is a strong anti-ageing ingredient that is highly regulated as it has the power to transform skin considerably and this includes clearing away lines and wrinkles, plus it is able to renew the skin by exfoliating it, boosting cell turnover, and helping with collagen production. Retinol sounds great in principle but in practice it can be too much for skin and cause irritation, so much so that many people cannot actually ever use. At Nakin retinol is on our banned ingredients list as we only use ones that are kind and nourishing to skin. Our natural skincare is made using the power of plants and helps with anti-ageing naturally. We do not actually use Bakuchiol as in our tests it did not work as we expected and did cause some irritation. Instead we use a plant peptide derived from hibiscus to help smooth out lines and wrinkles and is found in our Eye Cream Complex and Performance Face Serum, plus for skin exfoliating and renewal with have our Exfoliating Radiance Tonic. However, Bakuchiol is a popular ingredient, and we explain more about it below.

Bakuchiol is a plant-based alternative to retinol, which is a vitamin A derivative commonly used in skin care products. It is derived from seeds and leaves of which has been used for centuries in ayurvedic medicine. Bakuchiol boasts many of the same positive benefits as retinol without as many harsh side effects that can damage skin. This makes it an excellent choice for those with sensitive or easily irritated skin. Bakuchiol works by encouraging cell regeneration and collagen production, making it effective at reducing wrinkles and blemishes, while also improving overall skin tone and texture. Additionally, bakuchiol helps to protect against environmental damage from UV exposure and pollution, although it is not a sunscreen and sun protection would still be required. It is also an effective antioxidant, which helps to reduce inflammation and counter the effects of free radicals. On top of all this, bakuchiol is gentle enough for daily use and can be found in serums, moisturisers, cleansers and more. With its many benefits and lack of harsh side effects, it's easy to see why bakuchiol has quickly become a popular choice among skin care enthusiasts.

Bakuchiol is just one of the fantastic plant ingredients that can be used in natural anti-ageing face products, and there are so many amazing plant ingredients that can do such beneficial things for the face and neck. At Nakin we use special blends of ingredients in all of our face products to give skin a natural boost to cleanse, tone, hydrate, treat and condition. We use the best plant extracts, actives, herbs and oils and everything can be found on our website www.nakinskincare.com

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