Skin care shouldn’t be a struggle. And it absolutely shouldn’t be as difficult as nailing the pronunciation of “Bakuchiol”. Yup, we see you out there.
The key to unlocking the solution to these conundrums could really be as simple as breaking things down for clarity. To be able to spread the good news about Bakuchiol, the highly-researched, natural retinol-alternative that has gotten rave reviews from beauty enthusiasts around the globe, one must first not butcher its name! So, say it with us, “buh-koo-chee-all”. There you go!
While you practise that, let us help you figure out a few skin-related woes and introduce you to the product that can tackle them all in one fell swoop. Ahead, the lowdown on Handmade Heroes’ newly-launched superstar—The Ultimate Bakuchiol Booster Oil—and three major areas of concerns it helps remedy.
Ageing skin and fine lines
Ah, the age-old (pun intended) distress that comes with fleeting youth. Some people say that it’s never too early to get started on an anti-ageing regimen but products that are formulated for ageing skin can sometimes be too rich and in turn trigger breakouts.
This is where Bakuchiol shines. Acting as both a protective and restorative agent, it is extremely effective in fighting the first signs of ageing but can also be used to rectify existing age markers by inhibiting oxidation and triggering cell repair. In fact, a clinical study found that women between 40 to 60 years of age experienced significant improvement in skin elasticity and firmness, plus a 20% reduction in wrinkle depth! You’d want this double agent on your team.
Acne and clogged pores
There are a few big offenders that stand in your way to clear skin. If you take hormonal factors out of the equation, blemishes are often caused by an overpopulation of bacteria, irregular sebum production that leads to congestion, and trapped excess keratin (a tough, fibrous protein found in hair, nails, and skin).
Bakuchiol’s anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties have proven excellent in counteracting bacterial growth, hence reducing acne and soothing flare-ups. It also maintains the integrity of sebum and regulates keratin production—fewer clogged pores, fewer unwanted bumps on the surface on your skin!
3. Sallow complexion with hyperpigmentation
Ever thought of the liberties of foundation-free living? Well, a few drops of the Bakuchiol booster oil to your skin care lineup could be the answer.
Dull, uneven skin tone and dark spots are ordinarily a result of free radicals and frequent sun exposure which disrupts melanin production. Being a powerful antioxidant, Bakuchiol targets free radicals and protects the skin from pollution and environmental stressors to regulate abnormal pigmentation.Dull, uneven skin tone and dark spots are ordinarily a result of free radicals and frequent sun exposure which disrupts melanin production. Being a powerful antioxidant, Bakuchiol targets free radicals and protects the skin from pollution and environmental stressors to regulate abnormal pigmentation.
Its ability to stimulate collagen synthesis and cell turnover also helps restore a youthful glow. Essentially, you would be laying down the red carpet for hydrated, plump and radiant skin.
We wouldn’t be so brave to say that the formula to great skin is as easy as 1-2-3 but above are three problems we reckon you would be excited to solve. We’ve shown you the workings, now’s your chance to check if the answer tallies.
Find out more about the Handmade Heroes Ultimate Bakuchiol Booster Oil in our shop!
We also recommend The Cocolicious Luscious Lip Mask with Bakuchiol.
Words by Alyssa Lee