Bakuchiol vegan retinol
CAS No.: 10309-37-2
EC Nº: 685-515-4
DESCRIPTION: Dark red viscous liquid
PURITY => 99%
Soluble in: ethanol, organic solvent
The plant that Bakuchiol comes from, Psoralea Corylifolia, is endemic to certain Asian countries such as India, the Himalayan regions of Pakistan, and China. It is a wild species that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries.
Bakuchiol is a monoterpene obtained from natural sources that is used as a functional analog of retinol. Its use is recommended as an ingredient that has antioxidant, antimicrobial and antifungal properties, among others. In addition, it can act as an emollient. Today, Bakuchiol is widely used as a component of cosmetic preparations that have anti-aging effects and is slowly displacing retinol from this role.
Bakuchiol is very versatile and its properties include the following:
- Anti-aging: Promotes cell renewal and the synthesis of collagen and elastic fibers, thus improving the texture and elasticity of the skin.
- Antioxidant: Increases the resistance of cells to oxidative stress.
- Depigmenting: It interferes with the synthesis of melanin at different levels.
- Antimicrobial: Some studies have shown its role as a fungicide.
- Anti-inflammatory: Because it reduces inflammation, it is useful in diseases such as acne.
- Antiproliferative: Recent studies indicate that it also acts in the regulation of certain tumor pathways, decreasing cell proliferation and this molecule is being investigated in the prevention of skin cancer
- - Photo aging
- - Acne
- - Rosacea
- - Dermatitis
- - Hyperpigmentation
Bakuchiol is a safe molecule and can be applied both day and night. As it is not a photosensitizing or photosensitive component, it can be used all year round, even in summer.
Topical route: between 0.5 and 2%.
Conservation: In an airtight container, in a cool, dark and dry place, protected from direct sources of heat and sunlight.
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