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Bakuchiol, an effective active ingredient against acne in dark to dark skin.

le 11/10/2020

Bakuchiol, an effective ingredient against acne in dark to dark skin.

Bakuchiol

Want to have a beautiful skin and get rid of your imperfections? We have a solution for you. Bakuchiol can help you regain the elasticity and firmness of your skin. It is a chemical compound used in traditional medicine. This active ingredient has antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that make it effective against acne, especially on black, matte or mixed skin. We tell you all about it.

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What is bakuchiol?

It is a chemical compound found in the seeds of a plant of Indian origin called babchi or Psoralea corylifolia. Used in traditional medicine, this plant can reach 1 m high. It is a natural treatment for certain skin diseases such as ringworm and scabies. The bakuchiol makes it possible to treat the skins suffering from persistent acne. In France, many people are affected by this disease. The symptoms related to acne are as follows:

  • An excessive production of sebum ;
  • Hyperkeratinization;
  • Inflammation of the skin;
  • Bacterial proliferation.

Several cosmetic brands offer serums, creams, boosters and other products that contain bakuchiol. This active ingredient is a good ally in the fight against acne. Skin imperfections mainly affect teenagers, but also infants and adults.

What is bakuchiol used for?

The bakuchiol allows :

  • To prevent the development of bacteria favoring the appearance of imperfections;
  • To normalize the natural flow of sebum.

Unlike benzoyl peroxide or retinoids, bakuchiol is neither photosensitizing nor irritating. Thus, it is perfectly adapted to the sensitive skins. Moreover, you can integrate it into a day care. In addition, it has interesting anti-aging properties that allow it to :

  • Boost the production of collagen as well as cellular renewal ;
  • Fight against free radicals.

The bakuchiol makes the skin firmer and smoother. According to many studies, this chemical compound reduces wrinkles and evens out the complexion. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties, it makes it possible to decrease the imperfections. Limiting the degradation of elastin and collagen, it reduces scars and repairs the skin.

ITS USE

How to use bakuchiol?


Generally, acne is caused by the following factors:

  • Obstruction and inflammation of the hair follicle due to the proliferation of bacteria ;
  • Hypersecretion of sebum: this phenomenon can be due to hormonal activity or too oily make-up;
  • Bacterial infection: Bacteria multiply by feeding on sebum.


Thus, what to do to fight against acne? In case of severe acne, bakuchiol is an effective anti-acne treatment because it acts by ridding your skin of blemishes.

Here is some advice for use:

For optimal effectiveness, apply your bakuchiol treatment and your anti-blemish cream before going to bed;
Apply this treatment twice a day for best results and make sure that the other ingredients are adapted to your skin;
You can use it as a facial mask on your face to treat acne rosacea.
Also, don't hesitate to combine bakuchiol with hyaluronic acid, which has plumping and moisturizing properties.

ITS ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES :

Bakuchiol or retinol?


Bakuchiol and retinol are quite similar in their actions on the skin. When combined perfectly, they help to reduce wrinkles. Many cosmetic products contain retinol because it is effective against aging and acne. However, this chemical compound is aggressive and can sometimes cause redness, irritation and flaking. Unlike retinol or vitamin A, bakuchiol is not only suitable for black and oily skin, but also for sensitive skin. Moreover, this active ingredient is perfectly suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not hesitate to integrate it into your care routine by associating it with vitamin C. It does not present any risk of irritations and can be applied in the morning. Its advantages are numerous:

  • It moisturizes and softens dry skin;
  • It reduces imperfections and regulates the flow of sebum;
  • It softens the skin and eliminates imperfections.
  • Thus, bakuchiol is a more effective treatment than retinol.

ITS ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES :

Bakuchiol or retinol?


Bakuchiol and retinol are quite similar in their actions on the skin. When combined perfectly, they help to reduce wrinkles. Many cosmetic products contain retinol because it is effective against aging and acne. However, this chemical compound is aggressive and can sometimes cause redness, irritation and flaking. Unlike retinol or vitamin A, bakuchiol is not only suitable for black and oily skin, but also for sensitive skin. Moreover, this active ingredient is perfectly suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not hesitate to integrate it into your care routine by associating it with vitamin C. It does not present any risk of irritations and can be applied in the morning. Its advantages are numerous:

  • It moisturizes and softens dry skin;
  • It reduces imperfections and regulates the flow of sebum;
  • It softens the skin and eliminates imperfections.
  • Thus, bakuchiol is a more effective treatment than retinol.

Does bakuchiol have any contraindications?


Fortunately, this active does not present any contraindications. For an optimal effectiveness, associate the bakuchiol with the other elements of your beauty routine. You can use it in the form of cream, mask or serum. Favour the care best adapted to your daily ritual in order to effectively eliminate the imperfections of your skin. In addition to fighting acne, bakuchiol boosts collagen production and reduces fine lines. Reducing the spots of old age, it makes the skin more elastic and firmer. On the other hand, the irritating power of retinol can damage sensitive skin. Unlike bakuchiol, it is not recommended for pregnant women.

It is recommended to consult your dermatologist in case of :

  • Tightness
  • Picks
  • Desquamations
  • Redness


In this way, you will be able to benefit from advice and find a treatment that is perfectly adapted to your skin.

Conclusion :

Bakuchiol is an effective natural treatment against acne and can be used in different forms. Contrary to retinol, this active ingredient has the advantage of adapting to black, sensitive or reactive skins. Although it is still little known, it is an excellent ally in the fight against skin imperfections. According to American researchers, the salicylic acid associated with bakuchiol would be even more effective to find a clear, elastic skin and without imperfections. Looking for other solutions? Nubiance offers you various products adapted to your Nubian skin, including Act-5 intense anti-acne and blemish care.

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