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What is Bakuchiol?

What is Bakuchiol?
What is Bakuchiol?

The New Best Thing In Active Ageing Skincare

If you’re after one of the most incredible new ingredients in skincare, then our brand new Purely Ageless Pro range is what you want. Sukin Naturals’ latest skincare range leverages the gentle power of Bakuchiol, nature’s alternative to Retinol, to deliver smoother and plumper looking skin in just 14-days*. Clinically proven and praised by big names like Vogue and Elle Magazine, it’s no wonder 98% of our users* experienced a notable difference in the appearance and condition of their skin. Read on to learn more about this fantastic new ingredient in active ageing skincare.


Understanding Cellular Turnover in your skin


We all know exfoliating leads to a fresher and more rejuvenated appearance, but why is that exactly?


Achieving better looking and better feeling skin all comes down to cellular turnover. Every second of the day, your body is constantly replenishing cells to replace old ones. However, this process can often result in dead skin cells accumulating together, leading to dullness, congestion and uneven skin texture. 


As kids, our skin cells replenish every 3 to 5 days. This turnover rate then slows down to 14-21 days over the age of 20, and once we hit 50, that number drops to 60-90 days. Yikes! Using quality active ageing products powered by Bakuchiol, like our Purely Ageless Pro range, can improve the appearance of your skin’s complexion and texture. 

Retinol vs Bakuchiol: Nature’s Exfoliator


In the world of skincare, Vitamin A or Retinol is considered an excellent ingredient for revitalising our skin thanks to its natural exfoliating properties. Skincare brands use Retinol to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots for firmer, smoother and evenly toned skin. One drawback, however, is how often you can use Retinol due to the way it interacts with the skin. Bakuchiol, on the other hand, is more tolerated by the skin, making it perfect for every day use.

Bakuchiol: the vegan-friendly Retinol Alternative

Ever since Retinol landed on shelves, we’ve been on a mission to find a plant-based alternative that is gentler on the skin but just as effective at improving the appearance of your skin. And now that mission is over. 


Bakuchiol is nature’s best-kept secret. Naturally, friendlier to your skin than Retinol, this plant-based alternative is clinically proven to deliver smoother and plumper looking skin in just 14 days*. Bakuchiol is a fabulous ingredient for refining skin texture and reducing fine lines and wrinkles without drawbacks. Like being able to use it at any time of the day. But what is Bakuchiol exactly?


Bakuchiol is extracted from the Babchi plant and has featured in Indian and Chinese traditional medicine for centuries. Unlike Retinol, this natural ingredient is more tolerable for the skin and plays well with all the other incredible ingredients in our Purely Ageless Pro line-up.

Which skincare products contain Bakuchiol?

Sukin Naturals Purely Ageless Pro Range pushes Bakuchiol to the forefront of skincare alongside Hyaluronic acid as the two power couple ingredients of active ageing. Across our four new products, our Firming Eye Cream and Day Cream is clinically proven to visibly firm and plump skin after 14 days* when used as part of a complete skincare routine. 


  • Intensive Rejuvenating Serum
    • Rejuvenate your skin with the power of Bakuchiol, Yellow Calla Lily Extract and Hyaluronic Acid inside. After cleansing and priming, apply our active ageing serum to boost moisture content and refresh the complexion.

  • Intensive Firming Eye Cream 
    • Reduce the appearance of puffiness and restore vitality to the delicate skin around the eyes with Bakuchiol, Hyaluronic Acid, and Red Algae Extract. Use the tip of the tube to gently apply our active ageing eye cream, gliding from under the eye toward the outer corner. Gently pat around the eye area with the end of your finger for an even finish. 

  • Intensive Revitalising Overnight Mask
    • Smooth fine lines and wrinkles and even out skin tone overnight with Bakuchiol, Hyaluronic Acid, and Australian Kangaroo Paw Flower Extract to promote a radiant and glowing complexion.

  • Intensive Firming Day Cream
    • Boosted with Red Bell Pepper Extract to help protect against blue light-induced ageing. For best results, apply after using our Purely Ageless Pro Serum and Eye Cream. 

*DATA SOURCE: OZDERM  ‘FOUR WEEK STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF A COSMETIC RANGE TO IMPROVE SIGNS OF SKIN AGEING’ 2020