This compound is a hot topic in skin care at the moment.
“Based on this data, we propose that bakuchiol can function as an anti-aging compound through retinol-like regulation of gene expression.”
A meroterpene phenol, which is extracted from the seeds and leaves of the Psoralea corylifolia plant has been found to work as a "functional analogue of retinol" (a synthetic vitamin A used in skincare for its anti-aging properties) without the associated side effects. It is non-irritating, non-sensitizing and can be used during the day including outdoors as it does not make the skin photosensitive. Limited studies so far are promising and have shown that after 12 weeks of twice daily application of Bakuchiol, significant anti-aging improvements were noticed. Watch this space!