Bakuchiol Smoothing Serum FAQ
Is your Bakuchiol the one from Sytheon?
Yes! We source our Sytenol® A Bakuchiol from Sytheon, the only manufacturer of this single molecule ingredient.
Is Bakuchiol the same as Retinol?
No, Bakuchiol is not Retinol. Bakuchiol is a completely unique active ingredient that provides the same results Retinol is known for, but with the added benefit that can be used during the day, as it's not photo-toxic.
Is this the fake Bakuchiol extract that's so bad for the skin?
No. Our Bakuchiol Smoothing Serum contains the REAL Bakuchiol meroterpene, not the aqueous extract, which is not and should not be called Bakuchiol but Psoralea corylifolia Extract. For more information on what is Bakuchiol please visit this ARTICLE
Why is your Bakuchiol Serum yellow/gold and not purple?
Bakuchiol (Sytenol® A), the real single molecule ingredient from the only manufacturer Sytheon, is a sticky and dense golden/brown oil soluble ingredient. Products formulated with this ingredient are never white, purple or pink.
Can you formulate a water based serum with Bakuchiol?
Because Bakuchiol is hydrophobic (water repellent) ingredient, and it's an oil soluble ingredient, it's impossible to formulate a fully water-based serum without the use of a solubilizer or emulsifier. In the case an emulsifier is used, the product will result into either a milk, light lotion or cream, depending on formulation.