Unlocking Radiance: The Korean Skincare Revolution with Bakuchiol
In recent years, the skincare industry has witnessed a surge in the popularity of Retinol. In the pursuit of achieving youthful and wrinkle-free skin, Retinoids have emerged as the ultimate skincare ingredient, addressing a spectrum of aging concerns. These Vitamin A-derived topicals, including Retinol and Retinoic Acid, stand out as some of the most extensively studied anti-aging components available. Interestingly, even in Korea, there has been a notable increase in the demand for Vitamin-A powdered skincare products. 



The primary role of Retinoids is to stimulate the natural production of collagen, a crucial protein that reduces fine lines and imparts an overall smoother and more youthful complexion. Additionally, Retinoids contribute to skin tone evenness and the fading of age spots, as well as stubborn acne scars that may have intensified with age and sun exposure. 

Despite being the star ingredient of the decade, Retinoids come with certain drawbacks, including potential skin sensitivity and the often uncomfortable "stingy" sensations they can cause.  

But fear not, as Bakuchiol is swiftly ascending to claim the title of the No.1 natural, antioxidant-rich Vitamin A alternative to Retinoids. This plant-derived skincare hero offers a solution to aging signs without the drawbacks associated with Retinoids. From the skin benefits of Bakuchiol to incorporating it into your routine, let's delve into everything you need to know about this natural marvel.


What is Bakuchiol



Bakuchiol, a Vegan skincare ingredient sourced from the leaves and seeds of the Psoralea Corylifolia plant, boasts potent antioxidant properties. This simple yet mighty ingredient boasts several benefits: 

  • It visibly diminishes skin hyperpigmentation caused by environmental exposure; 
  • provides a pronounced soothing effect on the skin; 
  • and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

These standout qualities have led to its incorporation into a growing number of skincare products. With roots in Oriental Medicine, recent research highlights the unique benefits of topical Bakuchiol application for all skin types; including sensitive skin types. Research also suggests that besides calming down inflammation, Bakuchiol can aid in fading some types of acne scars. 


Related article: A Korean Skincare Routine for Sensitive Skin.



The soothing properties of Bakuchiol not only comfort the skin but also help minimize issues associated with sensitivity and reactivity. Acting as a potent antioxidant, it combats signs of aging, such as fine lines and loss of firmness, by targeting free radicals.

Free radicals are unstable molecules that can contribute to oxidative stress, leading to premature aging and skin damage. Antioxidants help protect the skin from these harmful effects. Bakuchiol's antioxidant prowess extends to protecting the skin from pollution and environmental stressors that can cause damage, and in turn, help to coax natural collagen synthesis. 



When paired with Retinol, Bakuchiol plays a stabilizing role, prolonging the effectiveness of Retinol. Using products containing both Bakuchiol and Retinol may also leverage Bakuchiol's calming ability to enhance the skin's tolerance for higher amounts of Retinol.  

Other ingredients which pair well with Bakuchiol: 

  • Hyaluronic Acid – to boost moisture retention 
  • Squalane – to effectively hydrate skin 
  • Niacinamide – to strengthen, balance and brighten skin. 


TIP: Use Bakuchiol in your morning skincare routine in the form of a serum or moisturiser, and pair with a sunscreen for maximum free radical damage defense. If you have sensitive skin, Bakuchiol may been the ideal antioxidant replacement to Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). 


Ingredients to avoid mixing with Bakuchiol:  

  • Benzoyl Peroxide,  
  • Vitamin C,  
  • Hydroxy Acids (AHA, BHA, etc.). 



At Glam Touch we have been appreciating Korean skincare powdered by Bakuchiol and hope to introduce you some of the most popular Bakuchiol Korean skincare products trending on TikTok, Instagram, and on Korean beauty product ranking and review apps such as Hwahae and Picky.  

By Wishtrend Vitamin A-mazing Bakuchiol Night Cream 

This cream is made for beginners to Vitamin A skincare. 
It pairs with Retinal, an exceptionally efficient yet minimally irritating form of Vitamin A. This combination of Retinal 300ppm plus Bakuchiol 10,000ppm ensures the absence of conventional retinol side effects like skin peeling, redness, and sensitivity. 

By Wishtrend Vitamin A-mazing Bakuchiol Night Cream

Designed to be applied at night, when skin blood flow and repair mechanisms intensify, it capitalizes on increased collagen and elastin production to enhance skin resilience.  This night cream improves pore appearance and skin texture while providing moisturization. For comprehensive beauty enhancement addressing concerns from aging to dullness and breakouts, this hydrating night cream proves its worth. The velvety consistency remains lightweight on the skin, a characteristic we adore. 
This cream is vegan, cruelty-free, and free from alcohol, fragrance and synthetic dyes. 

SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Bakuchiol Eye Cream 

Indulge this wondrously creamy eye cream, perfect for sensitive skin. This Bakuchiol infused product specially aims to minimise signs of aging around the orbital areas. Effortlessly gliding on, it hydrates, firms, and reduces fine lines, wrinkles, dehydration, irritation, and dark circles.  

SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Bakuchiol Eye Cream


Featuring a unique composition of probiotics like Lactobacillus and Centella Asiatica Extract Ferment Filtrate, it offers instant soothing and promotes well-aging. Aside from star ingredient Bakuchiol for gentler wrinkle reduction, this delicate anti-aging eye cream holds the benefits of Carrot Collagen for amino acid-rich collagen production, and low molecular Hyaluronic Acid for quick, deep absorption and optimal moisture retention. 

Due to the inclusion of Bakuchiol, this eye cream is a gentler alternative to Retinol based eye creams, causing less risk of skin purging and sensitivity. 

Abib Jericho Rose Bifida Serum Firming Drop

With this serum experience the revitalizing benefits of Trehalose found in the Rose of Jericho, as it boosts moisture retention, leaving your skin feeling refreshingly hydrated. Abib's exclusive ingredient, Bifida Ferment Filtrate, derived through fermentation from the Rose of Jericho, promotes healthy and firm skin.

Enhanced by the well-aging effects of Bakuchiol, this formula is gentle yet highly effective, free from any undesirable side effects. The semi-emulsion texture ensures quick absorption without any stickiness, delivering a surge of hydration for a truly nourished skin sensation.

Abib Collagen Eye Creme Jericho Rose (Tube)

If you are on the look out to use Bakuchiol as part of your eye care routine, this Eye Creme from Abib is a great choice for you! Many people report that Retinol is too potent for banishing their unwanted under-eye wrinkles and dark circles, primarily due the fact that the skin beneath our eyes is thinner and thus more delicate than other areas of the face. 

Hence why Abib have designed a unique blend of well-aging skincare ingredients to reduce fine lines by 22.94%, deep wrinkles by 19.18%, and dark circles by 2.21% without imposing skin-sensitivity issues. The lightweight, non-sticky texture absorbs effortlessly, providing daily moisturizing for sensitive skin. Ideal for those with dry and dark eye areas, the cream features potent ingredients like Anastatica Hierochuntica Extract, Jericho Rose-infused Trehalose, non-animal Collagen Extract, Bakuchiol, Collagen, Peptides, 5% Niacinamide, Ceramide, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Asiaticoside, Hyaluronic Acid, and Trehalose. 


We'll be on the look out for new Bakuchiol K-beauty products to introduce to you soon! Until then, check out our selection of Bakuchiol and other anti-aging K-beauty products here.


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