Ageing is a life process we all go through. However, there are ways to keep our skin looking young and healthy as we advance in years.

Many of us are also becoming more mindful about what we use on our skin. Traditional skincare products promise excellent results, but sometimes they don’t consistently deliver – and even worse, they have unwanted side effects on the skin.

This is where Bakuchiol can help. Considered nature’s answer to ageing skin, it offers powerful anti-ageing benefits without any nasty side effects or chemicals associated with many traditional skincare items.

Read on to learn more about this powerful natural ingredient…


What is Bakuchiol?

Also known as Psoralea Corylifolia, Bakuchiol is a plant-based ingredient from the Babchi plant. It provides potent antioxidant properties and originates in Ayurvedic medicine, which has a long history of traditional application, showcasing its efficacy in treating conditions such as eczema and minor skin ailments.



What are the Benefits of Bakuchiol?

The main benefits of Bakuchiol are that it’s comparable to Retinol in its ability to improve photoaging – when the sun prematurely ages the skin.

One study by Dhaliwal et al. (2018) demonstrated its anti-ageing abilities. The research highlighted how in a randomised, double-blind, 12-week study, 44 patients were asked to apply either Bakuchiol 0.5% cream twice daily or retinol 0.5% cream daily.

The results showed that Bakuchiol is comparable with Retinol in its ability to improve photo ageing. [1]

However, Bakuchiol was exceptionally well-tolerated and suitable for all complexions, unlike Retinol, making it great for sensitive skin types. It can even be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.


Bakuchiol’s Skin Benefits


Promotes Collagen Production:

Bakuchiol has been shown to promote collagen production, a vital component of the skin that keeps it looking young, firm, and plump. With more collagen synthesis, you can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve the skin’s overall texture.


Repairs Damaged Skin:

Bakuchiol has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help to repair damaged skin from environmental stressors (pollution, UV light) and help prevent photoaging.


Reduces Dark Spots and Hyperpigmentation:

Bakuchiol can work wonders in reducing dark spots and hyperpigmentation from ageing, sun damage, or acne scars. Its anti-inflammatory properties work in tandem to help reduce redness and even out skin tone.


Safe for All Skin Types:

Bakuchiol is gentle enough for all skin types, even sensitive skin. Unlike Retinol, Bakuchiol does not cause photosensitivity, so you don’t have to worry too much about using it in the daytime.


Other Natural Skincare Ingredients…

Consider CoQ10

Alongside natural ingredients such as Bakuchiol, another naturally occurring enzyme to consider is Co-enzyme Q10. As one of the essential building blocks for healthy, glowing skin, this antioxidant powerhouse uses the same pathway as Vitamin C to neutralise free radicals.

A favourite within popular skincare formulations for many years, this tried-and-true ingredient takes on a new dimension thanks to its pairing with Bakuchiol.


Retinyl Palmitate

This gentle retinoid stimulates collagen production by binding to specific receptors within the skin’s cells. It works in synergy with antioxidant ingredients to accelerate turnover, lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and minimise pores for smooth, radiant skin.

Its exfoliating aspect can also help to achieve a more even skin tone and brighter appearance, whilst its reinforcing effect on the dermis can help prevent the formation of new wrinkles over time.

This mild retinoid found in nature is the most abundant form of animal Vitamin A storage (O’Byrne & Blaner, 2013). [2]


Introducing…Revitalising Moisturiser with CoQ10 and Bakuchiol

You can find all these natural ingredients in Good Health Naturally’s new Revitalising Moisturiser.

Combining CoQ10 and Bakuchiol Oil, a plant-based retinol alternative, this moisturiser has sweet almond, oat, and avocado oils and micronutrients. The moisturiser also contains Retinyl Palmitate, a gentle retinoid that harmonises with the antioxidant ingredients to stimulate collagen production and cell turnover for radiant, glowing skin.


Revitalising Moisturiser with CoQ10 and Bakuchiol:

    • May accelerate cell turnover to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

    • Has exfoliation elements that may help to achieve a brighter and more even skin tone
    • Vegan friendly, and is suitable for all skin types


To Summarise…

Bakuchiol is a powerful natural skincare ingredient with impressive anti-ageing properties without harsh chemicals. Along with being a natural ingredient, Bakuchiol promotes collagen production and is gentle on the skin.

When combined with other skin-loving ingredients such as CoQ10 and Retinyl Palmitate, and with regular daily use, you can continue to say hello to youthful, radiant, healthy-looking skin.








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Revitalising Moisturiser with CoQ10 and Bakuchiol

Revitalising Moisturiser with CoQ10 and Bakuchiol – Revitalising Moisturiser contains co-enzyme Q10 and bakuchiol oil, alongside aloe, sweet almond, oat and avocado oils for skin nourishing benefits. Naturally formulated with no parabens or artificial ingredients, it is an excellent addition to your daily skincare routine. Vegan-friendly. 100ml. Available from Good Health Naturally.