bakuchiol & pomegranate facial oil

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$ 142

a luxurious facial oil especially for sensitive, dry, and mature skin, with natural retinol alternative bakuchiol. 

  • clean
  • vegan
  • cruelty-free
  • physician-formulated

be bright, beauty.

 

our new facial oil features bakuchiolan alternative to retinol in the treatment of fine lines, pigmentation, and acne. we've layered this beauty onto a base of soothing cucumbercranberrypomegranate, and kukui nut oils to gently hydrate and brighten the skin. sea buckthorn seed and rosehip seed oils help to slow skin maturation. bisabolol enhances dermal penetration, while coEnzyme Q10 stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.

layer: twice daily after cleanser, toner, and water-based moisturizer 

 

  • soothes dry and irritated skin
  • helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • gently brightens and evens skin tone
  • may assist in fighting acne

 30 ml / 1 oz

 

  • bakuchiol imparts the benefits of retinol without the associated side effects. believed to be an alternative to retinol in the treatment of fine lines, pigmentation, and acne, this botanical beauty holds tremendous potential for use on sensitive skin.
  • sea buckthorn seed oil contains high levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids as well as vitamin E. studies have demonstrated that its use helps to improve antioxidant levels, improve skin metabolism, and slow skin maturation while soothing dry and irritated skin.
  • rosehip seed oil helps to maintain or increase skin’s elasticity, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and decreases damage secondary to photo-aging
  • bisabolol accelerates the healing process of skin and has anti-inflammatory properties. it also enhances the dermal penetration of other active ingredients and has natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties
  • coEnzyme Q10 is an antioxidant that helps to maintain skin integrity while stimulating the production of collagen and elastin


ingredients:

Cucumus sativus (cucumber) oil, Punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil, Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil, Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) seed oil, Rosa mosqueta (rose) hip seed oil, Aleurites moluccana (kukui) nut oil, Alkanna tinctoria (alkanet) root, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, bakuchiol, alpha-bisabolol, tocopheryl acetate, coenzyme Q10, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract*

*organic


 

apply 3-4 drops of oil to dry skin after cleansing and toning. massage into skin until fully absorbed. use twice daily. best results will be seen in 4-6 weeks, with continued improvement up to 12 weeks. made by hand in small batches. please use within six months of opening. suitable for all skin types. for external use only, beauty. 

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where does bakuchiol come from?

bakuchiol was first isolated in 1966 from the babchi seed obtained from the plant Psoralea corylifolia, a plant used in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. Psoralea coryifolia is found in South Asian countries including Pakistan and India.  

 

does bakuchiol show the same results as retinol?

yes. although bakuchiol does not resemble retinoids from a structural level, there is marked similarity between the ingredients in terms of their effects on anti-aging genes and proteins. a study in 2019 evaluated the effects of bakuchiol versus retinol in a double-blinded, prospective study. both ingredients significantly reduced fine wrinkles by the 12-week time point, without differences between the two ingredients. pigmentation was also assessed and at 12 weeks, 59% of the bakuchiol group noted improvement in their hyperpigmentation, while 44% of the retinol group had improvements.

 

will my skin get irritated like it does with retinol?

no, and this is the beauty of bakuchiol. the use of retinols is limited by their high incidence of side effects including irritation, dryness, peeling, redness, and burning – which makes them off-limits for those with sensitive skin. our bakuchiol & pomegranate facial oil can be used twice daily without increasing sensitivity to sun, as occurs with retinol. you may notice some temporary and very mild tightness, dryness, and light flaking of the skin after 2-3 weeks of use. 

 

how long does it take to see results with bakuchiol?

results will be seen in as little as 4 weeks. however, studies have shown cumulative improvement when it is used for 12 weeks, twice daily.

 

what concentration of bakuchiol is used in anokha's bakuchiol & pomegranate facial oil?

the recommended usage rate of bakuchiol is 0.5-1%. we've used bakuchiol at a rate of 1% in our bakuchiol & pomegranate facial oil. a fascinating study by a supplier of bakuchiol showed that some brands using this ingredient claim a different rate than what is actually used. rest assured, a full 1% is used in our product.

 

what makes the oil red? 

we've used a proprietary infusion technique which renders this oil its distinctive merlot color - which means that it's a brand secret and we can't tell you how we did it. however, the color comes from a natural source and is not synthetic. and don't worry - it won't stain your face or fingers, but maybe keep it away from that white washcloth.

 

does bakuchiol help to fight acne?

a pilot study in the treatment of acne patients with 1% bakuchiol, 2% salicylic acid, or 1% bakuchiol with 2% salicylic acid showed a 70% decrease in acne lesions and inflammation in the bakuchiol-salicylic acid group after six weeks of twice daily use. bakuchiol-only patients had a reduction of 57%, followed by salicylic acid patients who experienced a 48% decrease. so - yes, bakuchiol helps to fight acne, especially when used in conjunction with salicylic acid. 

 

how does bakuchiol help with hyperpigmentation?

bakuchiol decreases pigment by means of its antioxidant effects as well as its ability to disrupt melanin synthesis by blocking both alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone activation and tyrosinase, which is the rate-limiting step in melanin synthesis. 

 

*the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not evaluated the statements on this website. no claims are made as to the medicinal value of any products from anokha. the information presented here is for educating our customers and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. if you have any questions, please email us for further information: hello@anokhaskincare.com

 

shipping:

we attempt to ship all orders within 1 business day. you will be emailed a tracking number once your order has shipped. once your order has shipped, we are unable to process a cancellation.

international shipping:

international shipping is available through DHL Global Express, which allows you to track the package from our facility to your door. please note that you may have to pay customs charges prior to delivery. shipping and customs charges are not refundable.

although our products are registered within the United Kingdom and European Union, we are unable to ship to Italy, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Turkey, and certain other countries which restrict the import of cosmetics.

return policy: 

we strive to ensure your satisfaction, but if for any reason you wish to return a product, please contact us by email at hello@anokhaskincare.com within 30 days of purchase. products must be less than 20% consumed. we will provide you with a shipping label for return of the item. please include the packing slip and the reason for return. we regret that we are unable to refund shipping charges or customs fees. the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

 

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Reviewed by Nadeene B.
Age Range
55 - 64
Rated 5 out of 5

Exceeded Expectations!

At age 59, I tend to get hyperpigmentation during the summer months. This facial oil did what retinols have done for me in the past, without irritation. This is truly gold in a bottle and I feel as though I have "struck oil" my skin looks amazing! Can't live without this product xoxo.

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