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Bakuchiol: The sensitive skin alternative to retinol


Bakuchiol, a meroterpene, is a phenolic compound with a monoterpene side chain. It belongs to a rare group of terpenoids in which the aromatic ring system is derived from a phenylpropane unit.

It has no structural resemblance to retinoids, but has similar functionalities.

Bakuchiol helps control inflammation by inhibiting/down regulating pro-inflammatory genes and enzymes, to prevent collagen and elastin degradation; and the breakdown of skin’s barrier function.

Without this control, inflammation of the skin ultimately leads to a cascade of reactions that may erode the skin’s structure and cause deep wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and non-elastic tissues.



Bakuchiol has also been shown to be effective against multiple pathophysiologic features of acne.

It helps –

  • Correct the altered pattern of follicular keratinization
  • Decrease sebaceous gland activity
  • Decrease the follicular bacterial population, especially P. acnes

We use 99.5% pure Bakuchiol, obtained from the edible seeds of Psoralea Corylifolia to directly act on –

  • The causes of skin irritation and prevent breakouts & blemishes
  • Prevent hyperpigmentation
  • Promote hydration & moisturisation
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
  • Help heal and repair stressed & damaged skin


Find in Formula 8|v.5 Clarifying Balancing Treatment Oil