Bakuchiol vs Bakuchi Oil

kotkot Member, PCF student
Hello, please can someone explain please - Bakuchiol and Bakuchi Oil what is the difference?
THANK YOU.

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  • kotkot Member, PCF student
    Can Bakuchi Oil be used as Bakuchiol?
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    Bakuchi oil is extracted from the plant seeds I believe. Although it could just be a little from the plant and diluted in some carrier oil. Bakuchiol is a name for the extract. 

    Sure, you could use bakuchi oil. 
  • SibechSibech Member, Professional Chemist
    @Perry actually Bakuchiol is the name of the compound (Cas: 10309-37-2)
    Bakuchiol was found in and is commercially purified from Psoralea corylifolia.

    Bakuchi/Babchi Oil is indeed just the expressed oil from Psoralea corylifolia, which depending on the purification method may contain Bakuchiol.

    Dabbling Formulator — Qualified Cosmetic Safety Assessor — experienced in claim substantiation & EU regulatory affairs.
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    @Sibech - thanks for the clarification. I still think for formulating, the oil will give you the same benefits you can expect from the bakuchiol compound (which is probably no noticeable benefit)
  • SibechSibech Member, Professional Chemist
    edited September 14
    @perry there I think you may be right, even though there is several, there are several indications (from mildly biased sources) that it reduces the visibility wrinkles with less scaling than with retinol, so who knows? - We need more independent studies to actually be certain.
    By the way, the activity of Bakuchiol is described (By RK Chaudkuri CEO of Syntheon) in several articles - many of which are summarized by a chapter in "Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics" - I mean it doesn't get more biased than that but again - who knows, they might be telling the truth?
    Dabbling Formulator — Qualified Cosmetic Safety Assessor — experienced in claim substantiation & EU regulatory affairs.
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    I don't think they are lying. I think their studies are weak and not compelling. I think they do research to support what they want to believe and ignore data that doesn't support it.  

    They are not trying to find the truth. They are trying to prove their point.
  • kotkot Member, PCF student
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