With all these fancy new ingredients showing up in your skincare products, it can be tricky to keep up and know what they all are! The Kakadu Plum is one of those ingredients. You may have never heard of it before or are hearing it for the first time now but Kakadu Plum is one of the hero ingredients. Full of Vitamin C, Kakadu Plum can restore, renew and brighten your skin with daily use.
The Kakadu Plum is a small, native Australian fruit, also referred to as the billygoat plum, the bush plum or the salty plum. It has been used by Indigenous communities for decades and decades, for medicinal use and as a superfood.
It’s the secret to glowing skin
If you made a list of the top natural sources of Vitamin C, you wouldn’t actually find oranges at the top of that list, as you may expect. Instead, you’ll find the Kakadu Plum, which is actually about one hundred times more concentrated than oranges in Vitamin C.
Kakadu Plum is an amazing source of Vitamin C and works to stimulate collagen, reduces signs of aging such as wrinkles, reduces the appearance of scarring and hyperpigmentation and works to even out the skin tone.
The Kakadu Plum is overall incredibly nourishing for your skin externally, and internally helps promote digestion. The dietary fibre found in the Kakadu plum will help your body to properly absorb vitamins and minerals from foods, so may also prevent complications such as iron deficiency.
It’s full of anti-oxidants
As the Kakadu Plum grows in harsh conditions, it builds up a defence system full of antioxidants. If you thought blueberries contained the highest level of antioxidants, we’re sorry to say that you’re wrong again. The magical fruit that is the Kakadu Plum takes the lead again, containing a level of antioxidants five times more than blueberries.
Antioxidants help to fight premature ageing and also manage the oxidative stress our skin endures daily. Oxidation is what turns bananas brown and rusts metal, and is just as damaging to the skin. Antioxidants also act as a de-pollutant and a detoxifying agent for your skin. Skincare containing the Kakadu Plum (and therefore high levels of antioxidants) will be hugely beneficial for acne-prone skin, as the oil found in the seed of the Kakadu Plum helps to soothe skin, balance the skin’s complexion, and reduce irritation, inflammation and redness.
You can find this superfruit ingredient in many of our products.
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