Botanical binomial: Psoralea corylifolia
INCI Name: Psoralea corylifolia seed oil
Part of plant used in production: Seed
Methods of production: Cold pressed
Bacuchi oil is made from the seeds of Psoralea corylifolia. It is used in Ayurvedic and Chinese Traditional medicine to treat various skin disorders. It is officialy listed in Chinese Pharmacopoeia.
It is used for the treatments of Psoriasis, Leucoderma and Leprosy. Recently its anti-aging effects on the skin are being studied and it has become more popular in anti aging-products.
The active components in the oil is Bakuchiol. It has antioxidant properties and anti aging action similar as retinol but with less irritation of the skin. Bakuchiol is more stable than Retinol.