What is Bakuchiol and why is it so good for your skin? A powerful antioxidant that...

What is Bakuchiol and why is it so good for your skin? A powerful antioxidant that...

Looking for a powerful antioxidant, that helps to fight the signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles and much more? 

With so many new 'must-have' ingredients, buzz words and trends, the world of skincare can be a very confusing place. One of the ingredients that seems to be hot on everyones lips is Bakuchiol - (pronounced “bah-koo-chee-all”).

So what exactly is Bakuchiol and why do you need it in your skincare routine? 

Perfect for all skin types, Bakuchiol is a powerful antioxidant, it helps to fight signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness/elasticity, and can even help to reduce the appearance of pores, hyperpigmentation and discolouration. It also has amazing antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. 

And best of all, Bakuchiol is a star ingredient in our HempRestore Good Night Crème

A natural source of vitamin A, Bakuchiol is actually a natural (and vegan) alternative to the much famed Retinol. While Retinol does have amazing skincare benefits, it often causes issues for those with sensitive skin including redness, irritation and peeling. 

An extract from the Babchi plant (native to India & Sri Lanka), Bakuchiol not only has a centuries old pedigree in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese skin-healing treatments, but has been scientifically proven to improve your skins appearance without the sensitivity issues of Retinol. 

Here is a summary of Bakuchiol's skin-saving benefits:

  • Stimulates skin cell turnover 
  • Improves skin tone and texture
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Unlike Retinol, Bakuchiol is safe to use morning and evening as it doesn't cause sensitivity to sunlight 
  • Layers well with other skin treatments such as acne treatments 
  • 100% natural, derived from plants
  • Improves skin brightness 
  • Helps to protect the skin from free radical damage & oxidative stress 

 Need we say more? All hail Bakuchiol!

If you want to experience the best of New Zealand’s native bioactives, combined with our beautiful Hempheart Oil & Bakuchiol you can learn more about our Night Crème and shop here. 

Your skin will thank you for it! 

Bakuchiol offers similar collagen-boosting properties as retinol, and works to significantly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, elasticity, firmness and sun damage. (Source - 2014 study published by the International Journal of Cosmetic Science).