Bakuchiol or Babchi Oil (Psoralea corylifolia) has become the latest ingredient to be the miracle antidote for age spots and lines. All the hype may have some real merit and early studies suggest it might just be the retinol treatment without the side-effects of retinol.
Recently an American study was done that found Bakuchiol (Babchi) Oil worked as well or better than a .5% Retinol cream after 12 weeks showing improvement on hyperpigmentation and a reduction of wrinkles. Even better is that the women using the Bakuchiol cream did not experience the stinging, scaling and redness that those using the Retinol did.
Because bakuchiol is such a promising oil for helping skin rebound from the impact of sun exposure and loss of elasticity there are a host of products coming on the market including:
Biossance Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum at $72
ISDINCEUTICS MELATONIK 3-in-1 Night Serum at $160
Omorovicza Miracle Facial Oil at $125
(by the way the first three ingredients in Omorovicza are; Sweet Almond Oil, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride (a common and inexpensive skin softener) and Apricot Oilwhich all can be purchased for less than $0.45 per oz each).
This oil has been used for centuries in India for a variety of medicinal uses and is a common treatment for home-remedy for Vitiligo. INGREDIENTS: