What is Bakuchiol & Why Do I Need It?

What is Bakuchiol & Why Do I Need It?

Bakuchiol (pronounced ba-koo-heel) may be one of the hardest words to pronounce but it may be one of the best skincare ingredients to add to your skincare routine in 2023.  In this blog we will help unveil the mystery of this powerful skincare ingredient and breakdown:

  • What is bakuchiol?
  • What does bakuchiol do for skin?
  • Is bakuchiol proven to work on skin?
  • Should I add bakuchiol to my skincare routine?

What is bakuchiol? What does bakuchiol do for skin? Is bakuchiol proven to work on skin?Discovered in 1966 from the seeds of the Babchi plant, bakuchiol is not a new compound.  Bakuchiol has been used in eastern cultures for years.  it was first used on topically in 2007. In 2018-2019, the University of California at Davis, facilitated a double-blind study to test the effectiveness between bakuchiol and retinol for facial photoaging.  The results were incredible.  The study determined that both bakuchiol and retinol both significantly decreased wrinkle surface area and hyperpigmentation. Furthermore, research showed no statistical difference in results between the two compounds at a dosage of .5%, over a period of 12 weeks.  Additionally, this study also yielded that those users who used bakuchiol has less irritation, stinging, and redness compared to the group who used retinol.

This study spurred the innovation of using Bakuchiol as a retinol alternative in skincare products to provide the benefits of retinols without the irritation and sensitivity.  Making products with bakuchiol a generally safe retinol alternative for people, even those with sensitive skin.  Because bakuchiol is plant-based it can be a great option for those seeking effective vegan skincare options.

How to find a good retinol alternative? What is a good product to use that has bakuchiol?  It’s easy to see why bakuchiol is a buzzy beauty ingredient in 2023.  Bakuchiol can help promote natural collagen production, increase cellular turnover, and improve tone and texture.  When shopping for a skincare product, look for a product that has at least a .5-1% concentration of bakuchiol for maximum effectiveness.  To boost skin brightening, diminish surface stress, and combat the appearance of discoloration opt for serum.  Serums are designed to deliver actives deeper into the skin for maximum effect.  Additionally, look for a serum that contains blended actives that elevate the results of bakuchiol such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and hydrating actives rich in fatty acids like avocado oil.

CILLA Signature Serum was curated to offer the best of the best, when it comes to the perfect serum.  It is formulated with 1% bakuchiol, stabilized vitamin C, vitamin E, avocado oil, and jojoba oil.  In an initial perception study, 91.2% of participants stated that their skin looked more radiant after using Signature Serum for 30 days. 

Should I add Bakuchiol to my skincare?                                                                                          If you are aiming to elevate your skincare results, using a product with bakuchiol can certainly be the active ingredient to do the trick.  Bakuchiol is generally proven safe for all skin types, tones, and ages making it a universal ingredient for most people.  Additionally, because of its gentle nature, there are very few adverse interactions from using bakuchiol, making it ideal for most skincare routines.  Like any product, give your skin time to adapt.  Start slowly, using bakuchiol once per day and if well tolerated, bakuchiol is safe to use twice per day.   Lastly, give bakuchiol time to work.  Ideally, at least 90 days of consistent use for the best results.

While bakuchiol is proving to be a powerhouse in a daily skincare routine, time and consistency of use will help you get the best results. 

Priscilla Presley skincare, Priscilla Presley age



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