meet our newest obsession - australian kakadu plum.
while the kakadu plum’s meteoric rise to fame may seem like an overnight sensation, this superfood has been used for thousands of years (53,000 to be exact), due to its many nutritious and medicinal properties, the green-colored, olive-sized fruit packs a potent vitamin c punch.
what is kakadu plum?
kakadu plums are a native fruit grown in the remote bush of northern australia. commonly referred to as the billygoat plum, bush plum, or salty plum, this flowering fruit is a storehouse of vitamins, antioxidants, and other great nutrients.
in traditional medicine, kakadu plums were used to treat colds, the flu, and everyday ailments, providing antiseptic and soothing effects for the body. it is these properties that make the kakadu plums rich in antioxidants which work to give us brighter, healthier, and younger-looking skin.
what are the skin benefits of kakadu plums?
scientists and doctors believe the kakadu plum to be the most concentrated source of natural vitamin c on earth. according to board-certified dermatologist and dermadoctor founder, dr. audrey kunin, the kakadu plum contains over 50 times the vitamin c of florida oranges, on average, offering all of the benefits of vitamin c products, and then some. nutritionist, michele chevalley hedge, adds that “this vitamin c greatly assists the process of collagen synthesis, which, in turn, protects our skin from premature ageing.”
some other key benefits worth noting include:
- brighter complexion
- nourished and invigorated skin
- reduced hyperpigmentation, redness, swelling and bacterially-induced acne
- protection from harsh environmental aggressors, such as pollution
- firming and plumping of the skin
- reduction in the appearance of wrinkles
because of the high levels of antioxidants and presence of many natural acids, kakadu plum is great for nearly all skin types - especially blemish-prone and ageing skin.
is kakadu plum safe?
kakadu plum extract can be applied directly to the skin, but due to the sheer power behind this olive-sized fruit, there are factors to consider.
for those with sensitive skin, it is recommended to test a small patch before applying kakadu-based products all over your face.
lastly, kakadu plum is a socially responsible, sustainable crop that’s good for the environment and good for you.
using kakadu plum in your skincare routine
kakadu plum can be found in a variety of oil-based creams, serums, oils, tonics and lotions and is gentle and safe to be applied topically.
kakadu-containing products are best used day and night, year-round, following face cleanser for ultimate therapeutic skin benefits.
why we care, and think you might, too
we think the kakadu plum is a noteworthy ingredient due to its vitamin c potency alone, but the added benefit of antioxidants and collagen stimulation offer other pretty amazing skin benefits!
tired of your current routine? in need of a healthy dose of vitamin c?
the kakadu plum can be found in our bang gang formula:aphrodisia serum where it is combined with ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, another gentle form of vitamin c that is synthetic. its powerful vitamins and antioxidants soothe skin, even complexion and reduce redness, helping you treat your skin to powerful all-day hydration.
in short, think of kakadu plum as your multi-tasking best friend here to offer your skin both the protection and healing tlc it needs.