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What is Bakuchiol & Why Should You Make The Switch?

by Madeleine Borgersen

More stable, less irritating and just as effective at improving the signs of ageing Bakuchiol is the skincare world’s new knight in shining armour, so why haven’t you jumped on the bandwagon?

Bakuchiol, a plant extract derived from the leaves and seeds of the Bachi plant in India is a natural occurring alternative to Retinol or Vitamin A. Offering anti-ageing benefits like the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and improvements in hyperpigmentation it’s also got a whole lot more benefits.

More stable than it’s Vitamin A competition, Bakuchiol is also more suitable for sensitive skin types, causing far less irritation and also having the added benefits of anti-inflammatory properties.

Bakuchiol (bae-koo-chee-all, or some even pronounce it back-uh-heel) is also a perfect alternative for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers where Vitamin A is thought to be a no-go.

So what products contain this new wonder anti-ager? We’ve shared our favourites below!

Avéne DermAbsolu Defining Day Cream

A velvet hydrating cream with the added benefit of anti-aging ingredients including Bakuchiol, the new Avéne DermAbsolu Defining Day Cream replumps and diminishes fine lines whilst also maintaining comfort for every skin type including super sensitive with it’s added signature Thermal Spring Water.

Ole Henriksen Glow Cycle Retin-ALT Power Serum – $78

Focused on combating fine lines, dark spots and pores the Ole Henriksen Glow Cycle Retin-ALT Power Serum is used every morning to help brighten and repair your skin. It’s beautiful purple hue is a sign of it’s star ingredient, Bakuchiol.

Omorovicza Miracle Facial Oil – $158

Not a fan of a cream? Try a facial oil instead! Suitable even for oily skin types the Omorovicza Miracle Facial Oil, used morning and evening, gives all the benefits of a rich cream but with the weight of a serum. Perfect for targeting fine lines and wrinkles with it’s inclusion of Bakuchiol.

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