• CAS number: 10309-37-2
  • Origin(s): Synthetic, Plant


  • Found in the seeds of the Psoralea corylifolia plant and has been used in Chinese medicine for hundreds of years
  • Grown in popularity amongst skincare fans due to it being the safer alternative to retinol
  • Bakuchiol can help diminish the signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles
  • Is a multi-tasking skin saviour carrying with it many anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant propertiesĀ 


Bakuchiol is a natural plant extract and known for being the gentle alternative to retinol meaning it can be beneficial for all skin types to use. However, those with sensitive skin who are prone to certain skin condition should always consult a doctor before applying the ingredient to your skin.


Extracted from the Psoralea corylifolia plant, bakuchiol has been a part of ancient Chinese medicine for hundreds of years. With a multitude of skin benefits, youā€™d be hard pressed to find someone who wouldnā€™t see impressive results when using this powerhouse ingredient in their daily skincare routine. Known as a natural and gentle alternative to retinol, bakuchiol delivers the same anti-ageing and anti-blemish results of retinol without any severe irritation. Unlike retinol which requires you to introduce into your routine slowly, you can use bakuchiol with the peace of mind there will not be any reactions. Instead, you can reap the rewards of an even tone, clear, glowing and healthy complexion. For bakuchiol to come in its most natural form you must use a ā€œcarrierā€ oil, such as coconut oil to make the ingredient more pliable and penetrate into the skin.


Though it is still considered a relatively new ingredient used in the industry, bakuchiol has a large number of devoted fans. This is due to it being natural, vegan and highly effective with no known irritations caused. Much like all skincare ingredients, if it is new to you, you must perform a patch test for 24 hours to ensure your skin is happy for you to apply it all over.


  • Chaudhuri, R. K., and K. Bojanowski. ā€œBakuchiol: a retinolā€like functional compound revealed by gene expression profiling and clinically proven to have antiā€aging effects.ā€ International journal of cosmetic science 36.3 (2014): 221-230.
  • Chaudhuri, Ratan K. ā€œBakuchiol: A Retinol-Like Functional Compound, Modulating Multiple Retinol and Non-Retinol Targets.ā€ Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics, 3rd edn, Francis & Taylor, Boca Raton (2015): 1-18.
  • Chaudhuri, Ratan K., and Francois Marchio. ā€œBakuchiol in the management of acne-affected skin.ā€ Cosmetics and Toiletries 126.7 (2011): 502.
  • Ratan K. Chaudhuri, PhD, Sytheon Ltd., ā€œBakuchiol to Stabilize Retinol and Polyunsaturated Lipidsā€, Cosmetics and Toiletries (2015)
  • Dhaliwal, S., et al. ā€œProspective, randomized, doubleā€blind assessment of topical bakuchiol and retinol for facial photoaging.ā€ British Journal of Dermatology (2018).



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