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Bakuchiol – a natural and milder alternative to retinol

Retinol is a popular ingredient in skin care products, but can cause irritation and sensitivity. More and more people are now looking at natural alternatives that have fewer side effects than retinol.

What is retinol?

Retinol is a synthetic derivative of vitamin A which has been widely used in anti-aging skin products with an effect against fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and acne. However, retinol can cause side effects such as redness, dandruff, irritation and sensitivity, and is not for everyone. Some may have too sensitive skin. This usually applies when you have extra dry skin, rosacea or eczema. You should also avoid using retinol during pregnancy and breastfeeding. In addition, retinol can have a photosensitizing effect on the skin and should only be used in the evening.

Bakuchiol is often called nature's retinol

What is Bakuchiol?

Bakuchiol is a completely natural plant-based alternative to retinol that is much gentler on the skin than retinol. Bakuchiol is an active component in Babchi oil which is extracted from Psoralea Corylifolia, a plant that grows in Sri Lanka and India. Babchi has long traditions of use in herbal, Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, known for its magical properties against various skin diseases, e.g. psoriasis and vitiligo (reduced or missing pigment).

Bakuchiol has similar positive effects on the skin as retinol - but is without the side effects of retinol

Bachuciol has been shown to have similar positive effects on the skin as retinol, such as reducing pores, giving an even skin tone, smoothing out lines. However, Bakuchiol is much gentler on the skin and does not cause irritation and photosensitivity. Skin care products with Bakuchiol can therefore be used on sensitive and dry skin, as well as both morning and evening. Bakuchiol is also known to reduce the overproduction of bacteria on the skin's surface (inhibits lipid peroxidation in the skin) and can also be suitable for treating acne skin.

Bakuchiol reduces and prevents aging
  • Reduces fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and other signs of ageing

  • Stimulates collagen production

  • Increases elasticity and resilience

  • Gives a more even skin tone. Reduces pores

  • Stimulates cell renewal

  • Powerful antioxidant

  • Can be used on sensitive skin

  • Can be used both day and night

10.10.2023 BeeKi launches 2 new anti-aging oils containing Babchi oil.

Forever 22 and Forever Pure contain organic cold-pressed Babchi oil that is ethically harvested.

If you want to read more about our products, you can do so here;

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