Traditionally used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to treat various skin disorders.
Source: Bakuchiol is mainly obtained from the seeds of the plant, Psoralea corylifolia, commonly known as babchi.
Effect: Can mimic and exceed the activity of retinol. Bakuchiol reverses signs of aging - providing significant improvement in lines and wrinkles, and increasing skin elasticity and firmness. Reduces photo-damage, modulates pigmentation, and improves skin conditions such as acne and rosacea.
Bakuchiol has several advantages over retinol: it can be applied during the day without causing photosensitivity reactions, and it has a higher stability and a better safety profile.