Everything You Need To Know About Bakuchiol Skincare
What is Bakuchiol?
She goes onto explain that it is “a plant-derived retinol-like skincare ingredient; that it is also a great antioxidant. Its mechanism of action and efficacy are very similar to those of the powerful skin exfoliator and collagen stimulator retinol, though bakuchiol tends to have less skin irritation associated with its use.”
What does it do to skin?
Is it suitable for all skin types?
Though Dr. Bard does add that “those with sensitive skin should still spot test any new products prior to incorporating them into their regimens.”
Best practices for use
“Because it doesn’t cause as much irritation as a traditional topical retinol, bakuchiol may be used twice a day. Some evidence shows it to be able to soothe irritated skin, and bakuchiol tends to play well with other skincare ingredients,” explains Dr Fishman. Adding, “I love having bakuchiol incorporated into a serum, and using it nightly on clean, dry skin.”
Many experts also state that unlike retinoids, plant-derived bakuchiol is also safe to use by those or are pregnant or breastfeeding.