The all-natural alternative to retinol: why you should make the switch to Bakuchiol

The all-natural alternative to retinol: why you should make the switch to Bakuchiol

Bakuchiol is a hot favourite at GoodieCo.

Baku-who? And why should I be adding it to my skincare regime?

We hear you! We are here with answers and more.

Bakuchiol is the new buzz word in the skincare community and has been hailed as the natural replacement for retinol. 


Now, why should you be replacing retinol?

There’s a lot to love about retinol, which has soared to cult skincare status in the last few years; namely its skin-smoothing, brightening, collagen-stimulating prowess and its ability to treat acne.

Coveted as the “be-all, end-all” in anti-ageing, the vitamin A-derivative is proven to speed up our skin cells’ turnover. In turn? Fine lines are reduced, pigmentation blitzed and blackheads and whiteheads both minimised. In their place, expect plumpness, radiance and a more even skin tone and texture.

But like all good things, it comes with its side effects. Mainly, redness, flaking, irritation, and inflammation, especially in sensitive skin types.

So what if there were a kinder alternative to retinol? An ingredient that can do all this and more, packing just as powerful a punch, but without the pesky side effects? 


Introducing bakuchiol


Bakuchiol to replace retinol

Derived from the seeds and leaves of the ‘babchi’ plant (officially the psoralea corylifolia plant), bakuchiol has been a mainstay in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese skin-healing treatments for centuries.

It has long been loved for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties – the same characteristics that have led scientists to take a closer look at it in recent years.

While it doesn’t have the same make-up as retinol (it doesn’t come from vitamin A) studies have revealed bakuchiol’s effect on the skin is remarkably similar - it has been shown to act on the same genes in the skin to stimulate collagen production and increase cell turnover, therefore diminishing signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, and overall photodamage, as well as helping to treat acne.

But the important part is - studies have also indicated bakuchiol has less to none of the side effects seen from the use of retinol, such as redness, irritation, flaky skin or increased sensitivity to the sun.

Throw in the fact that bakuchiol is vegan friendly, and we have a winner, in our books!

This is why we have introduced it to the GoodieCo ranks, in the form of the small but mighty Bounce, the 1% Bakuchiol Booster and our concentrated Silk - Bakuchiol Pressed Balm.

(Psst, did you know 1% bakuchiol is the highest concentration you can have in skincare? Only the very best for you!).

Bounce contains only 3 ingredients: Cold pressed Babchi seeds (Bakuchiol), Pure Kakadu Plum Oil and Organic cold-pressed Sunflower Oil. If you know anything about us, we like to keep things pure, simple and powerful around here! 

Our purest, most potent oil to date, it only takes a single drop of this blend to release its full power.


GoodieCo Bounce Serum Bakuchiol

Bounce is part of our fresh range, The Ageless Routine, which is a stand-alone night time routine designed to restore and rejuvenate aging skin. It has been two years in the making!

Interested in an overnight miracle? Look no further than Silk - the brand new Bakuchiol Pressed Balm, just released in our previous Top Up Weekend.

The formula is designed to melt into your skin and create a sealed barrier of moisture, locking in hydration and healing dry, inflamed and tired skin.



As always, our products are hand-blended and poured – made weekly and sold in small batches to ensure the integrity of the all-natural products. Glass containers to ensure no plastic leaching or micro-plastics exposure.


Made in Australia. SLS free. No palm oil or palm oil derivates. No parabens. Non-toxic. Cruelty-free.