With a sweet nutty scent, bakuchi oil (also known as babchi) conditions and soothes the skin.
Where do we get it?
Lush purchases this cold-pressed oil from a supplier who sources it in India.
With seven manufacturing sites across the globe, this information may vary depending on where your Lush products were made.
What are the benefits of bakuchi oil for your skin?
Bakuchiol, one of the components of the oil, is often compared to retinol although more research is still needed to fully support this claim. Retinol is an A vitamin and acts on the elastin and collagen in the skin, giving a plumping effect that smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. Bakuchiol is thought to have the same properties while being much gentler on the skin.
What are the benefits of the cold-pressing method?
Cold pressing is the most natural method of obtaining oil from a plant’s fruits or seeds. No heat, solvents, or other techniques are applied to the raw materials except mechanical pressure. This yields a pure and unaltered oil, often aromatic and colourful.
The oil is pressed from the seeds of the bakuchi plant (Psoralea corylifolia) which belongs to the Fabaceae family. Native to India and Sri Lanka, bakuchi is featured in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as a skin saviour, prescribed for irritations, acne and numerous skin diseases. It’s been studied in recent years for potential use in modern Western medicine.