Bakuchiol is the newest replacement for retinols designed to treat the skin for a number of maladies. Fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin surfaces as well as hyperpigmentation are all enormously common and found in every culture. While Retinols are the standard dermatologist go-to, the various forms of retinols and other collagen irritants are often too much for the user to tolerate. Bakuchiol is a naturally derived, clean beauty star that fills this void. Made from the Indian babchi plant, Bakuchiol is an antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. At first glance, the two ingredients look almost identical: Bakuchiol has the same gene expression as retinol, so they both up-regulate the production of collagen and elastin.