Bakuchiol - What is it?

Bakuchiol - What is it?

The Psoralea corylifolia plant, also known as babchi and found mostly throughout India is the source of bakuchiol an oil extracted from seeds and leaves that has been used in skin care for centuries.                                                                                                                                                                        Bakuchiol is  great for promoting collagen production, and has been shown to be a good replacement for vitamin A in skincare products. Bakuchiol is also an anti-inflammatory, so it can help reduce the appearance of blemishes and skin irritation. If you’re looking for an all-natural alternative to vitamin A, bakuchiol is a great choice!

Ella & Jo cosmetics are proud to be the first Irish skincare brand to use bakuchiol in our pregnancy safe and vegan-friendly skincare products so we decided to create a blog with some information on bakuchiol.

In this blog we will answer questions like;

What is bakuchiol?

What are the benefits of bakuchiol?

How to say bakuchiol?

Is Bakuchiol safe in pregnancy?

Is Bakuchiol a retinoid?

Can bakuchiol be used for acne?

Is bakuchiol effective for eczema?

Can bakuchiol be used for sensitive skin?

Bakuchiol Skincare products

What is Bakuchiol?

Bakuchiol is a natural extract from the Indian Lilac plant.

It has been used for centuries in traditional Indian medicine for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Bakuchiol was first discovered as an effective skincare ingredient in the 1990’s but it has only recently become popular due to its all-natural and anti-inflammatory properties.

What are the benefits of bakuchiol?

Bakuchiol is a great alternative to Retinoids and Vitamin A in skincare.       Vitamin A can be harsh on sensitive skin and irritation can occur in long-term use so bakuchiol is great alternative for those wanting the same results as vitamin A without the harsh side effects.
It has been shown to be effective in reducing the signs of ageing, such as wrinkles and fine lines.
Bakuchiol is also an anti-inflammatory, so it can help to reduce the appearance of blemishes and skin irritation.

Is Bakuchiol safe in pregnancy?

There is limited research on the use of Bakuchiol in pregnant women, however, as it is a natural extract there is a low risk of adverse effects.

We recommend speaking to your doctor before using Bakuchiol if you are pregnant.

Is Bakuchiol a retinoid?

No, Bakuchiol is not a Retinoid.

It is a natural extract that has similar properties to Retinoids but is not as potent.

Can Bakuchiol be used for acne?

Yes, Bakuchiol can be used to treat acne.

It is an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent, which makes it a great choice for treating acne.

Can Bakuchiol be used for sensitive skin?

Yes, Bakuchiol is a great choice for sensitive skin.

It is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent, which makes it ideal for reducing the appearance of skin irritation.

Is Bakuchiol effective for eczema?

There is limited research on the use of Bakuchiol for eczema, however, it has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties which could make it effective for treating eczema.

How to say bakuchiol? 

Definitely, a head scratcher if you haven’t heard of this miracle skincare ingredient before, we can see this ingredient being on the tip of all our tongues and the centre of the skincare in the following years. Step ahead of the skincare trend by getting the pronunciation right.  Bakuchiol is pronounced  ba-koo-heel. 

Bakuchiol Skincare Products

Discover bakuchiol skincare products available at Ella and Jo cosmetics. 

Relax and Renew Night Cream

This rich, luxurious cream is a real multitasker. It not only smells incredible and has one of the first products in Ireland to use Bakuchiol which  helps promote collagen growth!

After your double cleanse routine (followed by serum), apply this Night Cream onto fresh skin before bedtime for optimal results while you sleep: plump out lines/ wrinkles; hydrate dry patches... And get ready because tomorrow will be another busy day without fail

Your Night Time Essentials Bundle

This skincare bundle contains our 2021 Skin Hero product 'Melt the Day Away' Cleansing Balm, a supercharged collagen & hydration boosting balm to oil cleanser that will leave skin refreshed and renewed. 

Melt the Day Away is accompanied by the recently launched Relax and Renew - Night Cream. This cream not only smells incredible – it's one of those treats for your senses that you need after an intense day at work or school to help wind down before bedtime!  

This really is a night time essential kit for skincare routine lovers. 


Wind down ritual bundle 

End your night time ritual with our fabulous new 'Relax & Renew - Night Cream' as you cleanse, nourish and hydrate skin. Relax while unwinding with a cup of Serenti Tea for just the right amount of calm before bedtime!

Bundle Includes:

- Relax & Renew - Night Cream 50ml

- Relax & Unwind - Lavender Candle 

- Sereni-Tea

- Satin Sleep Mask

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