How To Use Bakuchiol For Anti-Aging And Skin Conditions

How to use bakuchiol for reducing wrinkles and eliminating problem skin. I also share an easy DIY bakuchiol serum recipe so you can avoid harmful chemicals in commercial products.

How To Use Bakuchiol For Anti-Aging And Skin Conditions

Life in your 30’s can be so daunting.  It’s when fine lines and crow’s feet start to appear on your skin.

It’s as if the acne-sprouting years you’ve endured in the past aren’t enough to bother with.

Along comes fancy-sounding bakuchiol.

Bakuchiol is nature’s answer to the growing list of skin problems that used to be treated by synthetic products.

In today’s blog, we’ll dig deeper into this new skincare craze. We’ll try to understand why it deserves all the attention it gets these days.

What Is Bakuchiol?

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Say it with me: buh-KOO-chee-all.

Bakuchiol is a chemical compound harvested from the babchi plant. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent.

It’s not structurally the same with retinol. However, this compound has the same functionality.

Bakuchiol helps promote increased collagen production. Such is necessary for the growth of a new layer of skin.

But instead of simply flipping over dead skin cells, bakuchiol simultaneously protects the lipids and proteins.

Thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, bakuchiol is much kinder to the skin compared to retinol.

Bakuchiol has an impressive history dating back to the early Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine.

It’s such a wonder how a powerful ingredient only resurfaced just recently.

It debuted just now because of the growing preference of women for natural remedies.

Nevertheless, it’s amazing that you’ll no longer need to suffer from the break-out and scarring phase typically associated with using retinol.

In the next sections, I’ll give you suggestions on how to use bakuchiol to treat your skincare woes.

How To Use Bakuchiol

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Unlike the more potent retinol, bakuchiol can be incorporated into your existing skincare routine.

You don’t need to worry about possible harsh chemical interactions.

Since it is plant-based and has anti-inflammatory qualities, you can use it in the morning even under the sun.

Similarly, you can use it at night to soak up its skin goodness.

While retinol usually only allows evening application, bakuchiol is much more flexible.

You can use it twice a day: morning and night.

You may find bakuchiol as one of the ingredients in creams, serums, and oils.

Ideally, you should use the product according to the respective labels.

If bakuchiol comes as a moisturizing cream, you may reapply as often as necessary to hydrate your skin.

How To Get Rid Of Wrinkles With Bakuchiol

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Topical treatments using bakuchiol can be applied directly to problem areas. These include the crow’s feet and wrinkle lines on your forehead.

Alternatively, you can purchase an undiluted, pure bakuchiol extract to combine with a few essential oils for making your own anti-aging facial oil.

You may see full improvement on your skin in 12 weeks.  It’s just like how the researchers have discovered its potential as an age-defying substance. 

But depending on your usage, you may see the results in as early as two weeks.

While it is proven effective on all skin types, bakuchiol isn’t as potent as retinol. This is why you need to apply it twice a day.

Still, it’s more preferable than suffering from the stinging effect of highly-concentrated retinol.


How To Reduce Psoriasis And Skin Problems With Bakuchiol

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Psoriasis, eczema and other related skin problems can also be cured by continuous use of bakuchiol.

As psoriasis is characterized by over-speeding the cell life cycle, bakuchiol can help slow down the growth of new cells. which are causing the scaling and swelling of the skin.

Since retinoids are often used to cure psoriasis, you can substitute bakuchiol and still get the same effect—only minus the irritation.

In commercial topical treatments for psoriasis, bakuchiol is often used along with salicylic acid.

Salicylic acid acts as a scale-lifting agent for dead skin cells that have piled up on the skin’s outer layer. Together with bakuchiol, they make a mild formulation that can improve problematic skin conditions.

In fact, there is a study that showed how effective the combo was in mimicking the retinoids’ ability to cure psoriasis symptoms.

However, I don’t suggest that you use salicylic acid bought from the store to combine with a DIY bakuchiol serum. This is because you might run into more complications if used the wrong way.

If you want to avoid other chemicals typically added to bakuchiol products, you can substitute essential oils on a ratio of 1:9 (bakuchiol to carrier and fragrance oils).

This same formulation can also help in curing eczema, acne, and hyper-pigmentation.

DIY Bakuchiol Serum Skincare Recipe

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Some commercial skincare products that use bakuchiol are often saturated with chemicals you don’t actually need.

Worse, they might even prolong your improvement rate.

To avoid this, you can make a DIY bakuchiol serum by following this recipe:

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DIY Bakuchiol Serum Skincare Recipe




  1. Mix one part of bakuchiol with 8 parts carrier oil.
  2. Add a few drops of essential oil like lavender and jasmine for fragrance.
  3. Dilute the oils and stir well.
  4. Store in a glass dropper bottle away from sunlight to preserve its quality.

How to use the serum:

  1. To use, apply about 8-10 drops of the diluted oil onto your face.
  2. Gently massage all over the face until fully absorbed, concentrating on problem areas first.
  3. You can use it twice a day for best results. Bakuchiol is an antioxidant in itself so you don’t actually need sunscreen when going out in the sun.

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As foreign as it may sound, bakuchiol is a promising alternative to the expensive and usually harsher anti-aging retinol.

With scientific evidence to back up its efficacy, this plant-based compound is a wonder cure for all types of skin problems.

It doesn’t cause irritation and further complications.

It is virtually safe and much gentler than retinol, and the comparison between the two is remarkable.

I hope that this overview and DIY recipe of bakuchiol can help you achieve a youthful skin that has no traces of painful scarring and only looks more radiant than ever.

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