Bakuchiol

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Summary

Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
Irritancy risk
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A plant extract that is, though different in chemical structure, acts similar to retinoids. First studies show that it can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone, reduce clogged pores and blemishes, and reduce inflammation. There is no conclusive evidence that bakuchiol is as effective as retinol however. The study that directly compared retinol with bakuchiol used bakuchiol applied twice daily compared to once per day for the retinol. According to this study, bakuchiol is less irritating than retinol. Bakuchiol is extracted from seeds of Babchi plant. Other parts of the plant contain coumarins that could cause allergic and irritant reactions. These compounds should be removed in the extraction process when bakuchiol is produced, but it is a good idea to be cautious and stay away from products that include the Babchi plant extracts other than purified bakuchiol to avoid irritation

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
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KEY INGREDIENTS
  • adenosine
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  • glycerin
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  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • glucose
  • madecassoside
  • niacinamide
  • cetyl palmitate
  • cetyl alcohol
  • bakuchiol
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • sodium hyaluronate
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  • retinal
  • collagen
  • glycerin
  • dextran
  • cetyl alcohol
  • macadamia integrifolia seed oil
  • adenosine
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • fructooligosaccharides
  • tocopherol
  • beta-glucan
  • ficus carica fruit extract
  • niacinamide
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-8
  • hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid
  • trehalose
  • glucose
  • phenyl trimethicone
  • ceramide np
  • glyceryl glucoside
  • laminaria japonica extract
  • bakuchiol
  • betaine
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • gluconolactone
  • triticum vulgare germ extract
  • glucosamine hcl
  • retinal
  • lycium barbarum fruit extract
  • glycolic acid
  • titanium dioxide
  • glycerin
  • paraffinum liquidum
  • silica
  • nicotiana benthamiana hexapeptide-40 sh-oligopeptide-1
  • elaeis guineensis oil
  • tocopherol
  • nicotiana benthamiana sh-polypeptide-15 hexapeptide-40
  • niacin
  • dimethicone
  • retinol
  • polysilicone-11
  • mandelic acid
  • lactic acid
  • glycyrrhetinic acid
  • bakuchiol
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-1
  • chrysin
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • bakuchiol
  • adansonia digitata seed oil
  • dipeptide-2
  • ergothioneine
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • glycerin
  • n-prolyl palmitoyl tripeptide-56 acetate
  • argania spinosa kernel oil
  • squalane
  • ubiquinone
  • gluconolactone
  • rosa canina fruit oil
  • bisabolol
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • superoxide dismutase
  • sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • haematococcus pluvialis extract
  • chrysin
  • bakuchiol
  • tocopherol
  • lactic acid
  • ceramide np
  • glycerin
  • squalane
  • ceramide ap
  • beta-sitosterol
  • lactobacillus
  • ceramide as
  • alpha-glucan oligosaccharide
  • lactococcus ferment lysate
  • squalene
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • ceramide eop
  • cholesterol
  • ceramide ns
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  • lactobacillus ferment
  • inulin
  • myristyl myristate
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tocopherol
  • niacin
  • lycium barbarum fruit extract
  • nicotiana benthamiana sh-polypeptide-15 hexapeptide-40
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • retinyl palmitate
  • nicotiana benthamiana hexapeptide-40 sh-polypeptide-76
  • mandelic acid
  • silica
  • glycerin
  • titanium dioxide
  • retinal
  • lactic acid
  • nicotiana benthamiana hexapeptide-40 sh-oligopeptide-1
  • glucosamine hcl
  • elaeis guineensis oil
  • bakuchiol
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • glycolic acid
  • gluconolactone
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • glycyrrhetinic acid
  • +20 more
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • arginine
  • centella asiatica extract
  • ascorbic acid
  • bakuchiol
  • glycerin
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • betaine
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • glutamic acid
  • histidine
  • glycine
  • bakuchiol
  • panthenol
  • alanine
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  • glycerin
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
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  • ubiquinone
  • proline
  • aspartic acid
  • tyrosine
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  • allantoin
  • arginine
  • threonine
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycerin
  • diglycerin
  • glycine soja seed extract
  • bakuchiol
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • potassium azeloyl diglycinate
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-8
  • niacinamide
  • bakuchiol
  • glycerin
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
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  • cetyl alcohol
  • titanium dioxide
  • bisabolol
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • tocopherol
  • dextran
  • caffeine
  • avena sativa kernel extract
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Clinical trials review

Number of participants Participants Interventions Punchline
111 Subjects had to be 12–25 years of age, present with mildto-moderate acne Treatment: Adapalene 0.1% gel and Sébium Global cream (includes salicylic acid, backuchiol, moistruizing complex). Control: Adapalene 0.1% gel and a vehicle cream (containing mainly glycerin, a gelling agent and isohexadecane. The difference between the treatment and control groups were not statistically significant for non-inflammatory lesions (decreas from 34.4±23.5 to 15.2±13.5 lesions in the treatment group compared to the decrease from 29.3±20.3 to 14.6±8.5 lesions in the vehicle group). The difference between the groups was statistically significant for the inflammatory lesions: decrease: from 18.4±10.9 to 6.9±6.6 and from 17.3±11.5 to 10.1±10.4 lesions in the treatment and vehicle groups, respectively.

A dermocosmetic containing bakuchiol, Ginkgo biloba extract and mannitol improves the efficacy of adapalene in patients with acne vulgaris: result from a controlled randomized trial

Number of participants Participants Interventions Punchline
44 Fifty healthy participants (age 47 +- 7.2 years) were recruited. Participants were excluded if they werepregnant or breastfeeding, had a known sensitivity to retinolor bakuchiol, or had a cutaneous disease that affected the face.Participants were also excluded if they had used isotretinoin inthe previous 6 months, had used a topical antibiotic or topicalretinoid in the 30 days prior to enrolment, or had used prod-ucts containing salicylic acid, b-hydroxy acids or vitamins A,C or E in the last 14 days. Smokers were excluded. Treatment: bakuchiol 0.5% cream twice daily; control: retinol 0.5% cream daily; for 12 weeks. Both creams had the same vehicle. Bakuchiol and retinol both significantly decreased wrinkle surface area and hyperpigmentation, with no statistical difference between the compounds. The retinol users reported more facial skin scaling and stinging.

Prospective, randomized, double-blind assessment of topical bakuchiol and retinol for facial photoageing

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