what is bakuchiol used for?
Proper layering of skincare products and the order in which you use them is worth noting in your skincare routine. Especially when it comes to skin type or conditions, some products are heavier than others and should be applied after lightweight products. When implementing bakuchiol into the mix, you should always make sure the ingredients you want to reap benefits from are listed towards the top of the label, insinuating that these are the active ingredients.
Serums, oils, and lotions containing bakuchiol are more effective when used with lightweight formulas so that they can be easily layered with other ingredients. Heavier formulas should be applied only at night as the last step in your skincare routine.
How to Apply to your routine
Cleansing the skin should always be the first step of any skincare regimen. After cleansing, it’s best to pat dry the skin rather than rub it dry. This goes for after bathing too, as it will be less irritating for the skin. Once your skin is dried off yet still damp, you can apply your products.
This step varies depending on a person’s desired goals in terms of skincare, skin type, and any conditions that make their skin more sensitive to certain ingredients. What attracts so many to bakuchiol is its versatility in being able to be mixed with other ingredients and its compatibility with all skin types.
Once you have finished applying all of your desired products, you should always moisturize your skin. Maintaining hydration is essential to retaining youthful-looking skin and even bakuchiol will help with this process. If you do happen to have sensitive skin, applying moisturizer before any products containing bakuchiol may prove to be more beneficial for your routine.
The innovative Moisturizing Caviar Multi-Balm Stick, a skincare trend that continues to build a following within the industry, is a low-maintenance option for optimized moisturization. The multi-balm stick contains bakuchiol as an active ingredient with the ability to restore firmness and elasticity to the skin in just a few seconds, thus ensuring skin health maintenance has never been easier or more convenient. Best of all? The multi-balm stick can be applied throughout the day and even over make-up and sunscreen, ensuring your skin is always moisturized and well-taken care of in the drier months.
Bakuchiol products can be used up to two times per day in the morning and night due to their milder properties, unlike retinol which is generally only used before sleeping. This is due to increased skin sensitivity from the sun’s UV rays when interacting with retinol.
You’re probably going to predict this next sentence, but getting into a routine of applying sunscreen before leaving the house (once you have applied all your products except for make-up) will leave your future self thanking you for providing that extra barrier against the sun. Investing in a sunscreen/moisturizer hybrid product can be beneficial for those looking to save time and ensure their skin is protected when venturing outdoors.
Speaking of maximizing effects and convenience, bakuchiol can be paired with its sister, retinol for full efficacy. If you’re looking to expand upon moisturizing effects, utilizing squalene with bakuchiol will provide this result for you, as squalene is a well-known moisturizing compound.
Not all of the ingredients from the bakuchiol plant operate in the same way, so it’s going to require some patience and trial and error on your part. When introducing your skin to any new compound, there is bound to be a transitional phase with some users.