Bakuchiol is an ingredient derived from the seeds of the babchi plant (Psoralea corylifolia), which is found in Sri Lanka and India. Bakuchiol has some anti-aging benefits to the skin and because of this, it has been dubbed as a natural alternative to retinol. Although Bakuchiol may seem to be the new kid on the beauty block that's got everyone excited, Bakuchiol has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine.
Bakuchiol gives the same benefits of retinol to the skin, making Bakuchiol a promising ingredient in the skincare game for treating signs of aging and acne. Additionally, Bakuchiol has antioxidant effects and anti-inflammatory benefits, so it reduces the redness and irritation (aka retinoid reaction) with retinoid use.