We are always on a mission to bring our RAWW babes the best of the best when it comes to natural skincare.And today is no different. In the skincare world, Vitamin A (also known as Retinol) is considered to be one of the best anti-ageing skincare ingredients to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots for firmer, smoother and evenly toned skin.
But Retinol has some downsides, including the fact that it makes your skin more sensitive to light and can be harsh on your skin if used too often. Because we want you to enjoy all of the anti-ageing benefits of Retinol without any of the downsides, we’ve been trying to find you a plant-based alternative to Retinol that is gentler on the skin but still gives you the best results.
Introducing the latest skincare superstar: Bakuchiol. Touted as the ‘natural alternative to retinol’, Bakuchiol (pronounced “buh-koo-chee-all”) is taking the anti-ageing skincare world by storm. Here’s everything you need to know about this new anti-ageing skincare ingredient.
What is Bakuchiol?Hailed as the new best thing in active anti-ageing skincare, Bakuchiol is an ingredient high in antioxidants, derived from the leaves and seeds of the Babchi plant, found growing in India and Sri Lanka. Used for hundreds of years in traditional Ayurvedic, Chinese and Indian medicine, it offers mainstream beauty users a natural alternative to Retinol. It comes in a concentrated oil and is most commonly used in anti-ageing skincare products, working to refine your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Whilst still somewhat a newcomer on the skincare scene, there are so many benefits to be found in this little plant. Studies have shown that Bakuchiol visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, visibly improves the appearance of pigmentation, reduces the occurrence of breakouts and fight damaging free radicals. And unlike Retinol, which increases skin sensitivities, you can use Bakuchiol every day.
What does Bakuchiol do for the skin?So what exactly is the science behind Bakuchiol? When studying the benefits of Bakuchiol in its compounded, concentrated form it has been found to:
- Reduce redness in 1 week: up to 50% reduction in skin redness in 7 days.
- Reduce your breakouts in 2 weeks: up to 30% reduction in breakout severity in 6 weeks.
- Develop better skin texture in 2 weeks: up to 90% better skin texture in 12 weeks.
- Get more youthful and smoother-looking skin in 4 weeks: up to 38% reduction in wrinkles and firmer skin in 12 weeks.
- Get better skin texture in 2 weeks: up to 90% better skin texture in 12 weeks.
Meet our best anti-ageing face oil yetTo help you reap all of the benefits of Bakuchiol, we created the plant-powered anti-ageing Bakuchiol Boost Face Oil that includes 2% of the active ingredient Bakuchiol (clinical testing has been done on 0.5%-1% of our Bakuchiol extract). If your skin is sensitive to standard Retinoids or Retinol, this one is for you! Our super-fresh combo of Grape Seed, Avocado & Pomegranate work together with clinically proven Bakuchiol Extract to significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pigmentation, whilst restoring firmness to the skin, reducing inflammation and re-hydrating the skin. Plus, it’s a super-rich source of Vitamin A. Think of this as a Superfood boost for your skin.
Just like our face oils and skincare serums, our Bakuchiol Boost Face Oil is suitable for all skin types, even oily ones. Using face oils on oily skin can seem a little strange, but even oily skin can get dehydrated and really benefit from some nourishing superfood infused face oil.