All you need to know about Bakuchiol

WHAT IS Bakuchiol?

Bakuchiol is a powerful, vegan, plant-derived skincare ingredient sourced from the seeds of the Babchi plant, originally from Asia. Through extraction and purification, bakuchiol is harnessed for use in cosmetics.

What Does it Do?

Bakuchiol is renowned for its skin benefits, often likened to those of retinol. It offers anti-aging and skin-clearing properties without the common irritations associated with retinol use. Moreover, research reveals that bakuchiol boasts anti-inflammatory effects and serves as a potent antioxidant.

Inflammation is known to accelerate skin aging and degeneration, making bakuchiol's anti-inflammatory properties instrumental in combating signs of aging. By scavenging free radicals, it also protects the skin from environmental stressors, resulting in a healthy, youthful appearance. The cumulative effects work synergistically to both prevent and improve signs of aging skin through various mechanisms.

Why choose Bakuchiol?

Bakuchiol's allure lies in its gentle yet effective nature, making it suitable for most skin types, including sensitive skin. While renowned for its anti-aging prowess, it also offers additional benefits, such as anti-acne, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant activity, promoting healthier and more youthful-looking skin.

Notably, bakuchiol is not photosensitizing, meaning it does not heighten the skin's sensitivity to sunlight or pose an increased risk of sunburn. It can be safely used day and night without concerns, though it is always advisable to apply sunscreen during the day for UV protection.

Furthermore, bakuchiol complements other active skincare ingredients seamlessly, allowing you to personalize your skincare routine effectively.


The new Céla Northern Eye Cream harnesses the power of bakuchiol alongside other beneficial ingredients like niacinamide, shea butter, aloe, and sunflower seed oil. This expertly crafted blend offers not only hydration but also brightens the delicate skin around the eyes, utilizing the benefits of bakuchiol to its fullest potential.

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