Bakuchiol is a botanical ingredient that is derived from the seeds of the babchi plant (Psoralea corylifoli) which is native to Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It has been used for centuries in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine to treat a range of skin conditions, including psoriasis, fungal and bacterial infections, and alopecia. Bakuchiol is believed to have anti-microbial, anti-scarring and anti-inflammatory properties. Bakuchiol can be found in topical creams that treat skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, alopecia, and vitiligo. The potential side-effects from use appear to be mild and include dryness of the skin.