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We have compiled some of the most commonly asked questions about Bakuchiol and our products. If we don’t answer your question here, please email us at and we will have our Doctor on staff answer your burning questions.

Q: What is Bakuchiol? 

A: A small molecule extracted from the seed of Psoralea corylifolia that is a more tolerable alternative to Retinol.

Q: Is Bakuchiol a better alternative to Retinol? 

A: Both Bakuchiol and Retinol significantly decreased wrinkle surface area and hyperpigmentation, however Retinol users report facial skin scaling, burning and stinging.

Q: What other ingredients are in our products?

A: (In reference to our Star Product Serum) Squalane, Bakuchiol, Rosehip Fruit Oil, Vitamin C, Vitamin E.

Q: Where are the products produced?

A: California, USA

Q: What makes Bakuchiol Botanicals better than other Bakuchiol products on the market?

A: Clinical Strength Concentration, No preservatives, No Fragrance. 5 well-studied simple ingredients. 

Q: How does Bakuchiol combat aging of the skin? 

A: It stimulates key anti-aging genes such as, retinoid binding & metabolizing genes,  Extracellular matrix genes, dermo-epidermal junction genes. Bakuchiol, in addition, limits direct oxidative damage to the cells, proteins, and DNA. Lastly, it controls inflammation.

Q: Is Bakuchiol Vegan?

Yes, Bakuchiol is vegan. It is obtained through vegetable source does not contain any animal based raw material.

Q: Difference between retinol, retinoic acid, retinaldehyde, bakuchiol?

A: Bakuchiol is not retinol, nor a retinoid compound. The chemically structure is different. However, it is considered as a retinol-alternative as it functions as a retinol without the drawbacks. Bakuchiol can be used during the day and is better tolerated by the skin.

Q: Does Bakuchiol work against acne?

A: Bakuchiol helps to reduce inflammation, control overpopulation of bacteria, maintain the integrity of the sebum and reduces hyperkeratinization. Clinical studies have shown Bakuchiol is more efficient than salicylic acid to reduce acne.

Q: How Often to Use a Product with Bakuchiol?

A: A product formulated with 1% Bakuchiol can be used twice a day on the face

Q: Is Bakuchiol water-soluble?

A: No, Bakuchiol is oil-soluble, so it is not possible to find it in water-based serum (monophasic, no emulsifiers) with the recommended use level of Bakuchiol (0.5 to 1.0 %). You can find Bakuchiol in emulsions, but only oil-based serum can provide a totally transparent solution.

Q: Is Psoralea Corylifolia an endangered species?

A: According to the CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), Psoralea Corylifolia is not on the list of endangered species.

It’s a plant endemic to many regions in India and overly abundant in the wild.

Q: Is Bakuchiol Safe?

A: In a 2019 safety assessment taking into account all toxicological data available, a finished product containing 1% Bakuchiol with over 99% purity has been considered safe for topical application on the face.

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