Bakuchiol Oil Refined
the remarkable plant derived retinol (vitamin A) alternative.
Bakuchiol oil is extracted from the seeds of the Psoralea corylifolia plant and parts of the plant are widely used in Indian and Chinese medicine to treat a variety of disorders.
Topical application of the oil shows that it possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. But it’s main benefit is that the oil has been demonstrated to confer retinol like benefits to the skin – especially for mature skin.
In 2018, a randomized, double-blind, 12-week clinical study with 44 volunteers demonstrated that Bakuchiol is comparable with retinol in its ability to improve photo-aging (wrinkles, hyperpigmentation) but has a better skin tolerance (source)
Summary of Benefits:
ability to improve photo-aged skin
protect the skin from damaging and ageing free radical activity generated from UVA /UVB rays and pollution
soothe sensitive and inflamed skin (so good for easing eczema, rosacea, etc)
it’s anti-microbial properties can help alleviate acne break-outs
The oil can be applied directly to the skin or formulated into creams and lotions. If used in hot process formulations it is recommended to add the oil at cool down.
The difference between this oil and our cold pressed version is that the refined version undergoes an additional process to de-colour and de-odourise the cold pressed oil thereby making it more suitable for creams and lotions where the colour and scent are aesthetically important
INCI: Bakuchiol / Psoralea Corylifolia Seed Oil
Fatty Acid Profile %
C16:0 PALMITIC 6.0 – 14.5
C18:0 STEARIC 1.0 – 6.5
C18:1 OLEIC 19.0 – 42.0
C18:2 LINOLEIC 32.0 – 68.0*
C18:3 LINOLENIC < 11.5
Animal Testing: We can confirm that Bakuchiol Oil Refined has not been Animal Tested for cosmetic purposes by or on behalf of the company, nor has any of its component parts named in the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary & Handbook (11th Edition), 31st December 1990.
Leaping Bunny: We can confirm that Bakuchiol Oil Refined complies with the criteria of the Humane Cosmetics Standard & has not been tested or re-tested on animals for cosmetic purposes by or on behalf of The Formulary
Vegan: We can confirm that Bakuchiol Oil Refined is suitable for Vegans.
BSE/TSE Status: We can confirm that Bakuchiol Oil Refined is not derived from Animal Origin, therefore a BSE/TSE statement is not applicable.