Bakuchiol is a deeply antioxidant oil which is considered to be immensely beneficial.
Bakuchiol Oil is being increasingly used within the skincare industry, often added to treatments and products aimed at helping people with mature or problematic skin.
There are many claims that Bakuchiol Oil can provide a successful treatment for acne, and there is hard science proving Bakuchiol Oil is better than retinol for our skin.
Bakuchiol Oil, is also known as :: Babchi Oil, Bakuchi Oil or Bawchi Oil, among others…
Babchi Oil & Acne
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Bakuchiol Oil is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, both of which are important for reducing the severity of acne outbreaks. Bakuchiol Oil’s retinoid-like action (see below) also helps to unclog pores. (When used with Jojoba, as advised later, this action will be enhanced.)
Bakuchiol Oil also reduces the activity of 5 alpha reductase within the sebaceous glands, reducing clogging and potentially leading to a reduction in oil production.
*There are several essential oils which help reduce oil secretion, with Palmarosa Essential Oil being one of the most affordable and aromatically pleasing. Wild As The Wind also offer an Organic Palmarosa Essential Oil.
Bakuchiol Oil Versus Retinol
Bakuchiol Oil is increasingly being used in skin renewing formulas because it has been proven to be as effective as retinol at reversing signs of ageing. Not only is Bakuchiol Oil a completely natural, less irritating, easier to use alternative to retinol, it is also a much safer option as well…
Retinol has been proven to be harmful in many ways, with cosmetic doctors like Dr. Mervyn Patterson increasingly speaking out about its use… He says retinol products are “being marketed in an irresponsible way” and that the “industry is taking us into a mass experimentation of the population”, which, of course, the buying public knows nothing about.
The long term effects of Retinol use are likely to be disastrous, because it works via a process of forcing cells to divide, thereby exhibiting a youthful appearance…
But, normal cells can only divide about 50 times, according to the Hayflick Limit, which is one of the primary reasons why we age.
Dr. Mervyn Patterson explains…
We don’t live forever. So if you plaster way too much retinol on in your 20s, 30s, and 40s, you could be depleting all of those healthy cell divisions that you really should be storing for cell divisions further down your lifetime.
How Does Bakuchiol Stack Up?
Bakuchiol Oil the gentle, vegan ingredient, is thus proving pretty revelatory as a natural alternative to retinol.
In addition, Bakuchiol Oil is a potent antioxidant, which can visibly reduce skin discolouration and exert a profound soothing effect on facial and bodily skin.
Research has shown that Bakuchiol Oil has a good number of anti-ageing attributes which do the following:
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
- Restore firmness
- Refine & even skin tone & texture
- Calm skin irritation & sensitivity
Ultimately. Bakuchiol Oil is an ideal choice for those with Retinol damaged skin.
Bakuchiol Oil Recommended Usage
Bakuchiol Oil should not be used on it’s own. It should be blended with other quality carrier oils at a maximum 10% concentration.
Research has shown that even small amounts of Babchi Oil, (between 0.5-2%) have achieved visible benefits.
- c. 20 drops of oil = 1ml
- Bakuchiol Oil 5% – 10% (adjust other ingredients accordingly)
- Rosehip Seed Oil 10%
- Nigella Sativa Oil 30%
- Jojoba Oil 20%
- Raspberry Seed Oil 30%
This blend will not only help heal scars, discolouration and signs of ageing, it will possibly also provide a fair amount of sun protection.
Essential oils can be added to suit your needs.
Bakuchiol Oil Application
Your Bakuchiol Oil blend should be applied topically and is suitable for application on face and body. When applying facially I advise caution around the eyes, (when I use Bakuchiol Oil blends they tend to give me a feeling of ‘tired eyes’).
Your Bakuchiol Oil blend can be used morning and at night for maximum effectiveness.
Bakuchiol Oil isn’t known to negatively interact with other skincare ingredients, so it can be safely used with other products in your skincare regimen.
Bakuchiol Oil Storage
Store all carrier oils, including Bakuchiol Oil, in a cool, dark, dry place away from sunlight.
- Keep the lid firmly closed.
- Shelf life: 12 months
If you have sensitive skin, or if you do a lot of sun bathing, there’s a very remote chance you may have a slight reaction to this Wild As The Wind oil.
It is always advisable to perform a patch test on the soft skin on the inside of your forearm before using carrier oils on your face.
Perform A Patch Test
Place a drop or two of Wild As The Wind oil on your inner forearm, making sure to massage it well into your skin.
A severe reaction will occur within ten minutes, but it may take 24 hours for milder intolerances to emerge.
Look for signs of Urticaria, (aka Hives), discolouration, redness, dryness, or feelings of irritation / itchiness.
If you experience none of these, you will be safe to use your Wild As The Wind oil elsewhere on your body, including your face.
Nevertheless, always avoid sensitive areas and inside your ears unless otherwise instructed by your health professional. This is especially important if you use your Wild As The Wind oil as a carrier oil for a number of Essential Oils.
Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils
Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils are premium quality, therapeutic grade carrier oils which are perfect for aromatherapy.
All of the Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils are cold pressed to retain an optimal nutrient density of each carrier oil.
Professional therapists use Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils & Essential Oils, including Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.
Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils are also used domestically, for the creation of bath and body oils, as well as bases for home remedies.
*Body oils are also known as massage oils.
Certain Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils are used for hair and beard oils.
Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils Are Suitable For:
- Making body & bath oils (1% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Using in your household first aid kit (average 2% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Used to make face oils (2% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Certain Organic Carrier Oils can be used on their own for wounds and scars
- Many Organic Carrier Oils are thought to possess a natural SPF value
Please refer to How To Use Essential Oils for the correct dilutions of essential oils and carrier oils.
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Wild As The Wind Carrier Oil Availability
Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils are available in the UK & Europe.
Wild As The Wind Customer Guarantees
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are cruelty-free & vegan friendly. They are also some of the purest, most bio-active Organic Carrier Oils in the world.
Wild As The Wind carries a Wildcrafted Organic Rosehip Seed Oil also.
Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils Packaging
Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils are bottled in an amber glass bottle with an aluminium lid. Labels are pre-printed with details added by hand.
Wild As The Wind is a member of Bristol Green Partnership and is committed to reducing the use of plastics in skincare and cosmetics.
Wild As The Wind Ethics
Wild As The Wind products are suitable for everyone, including Vegetarians & Vegans.
Wild As The Wind products do not contain any animal products & have not been tested on animals. Only premium quality ingredients are used, with a preference for Organic Essential Oils & Organic Carrier Oils wherever possible.