What is the Kakadu Plum and why is it all the rage in skin care?admin
It’s a super fruit which is found in the remote bush in the northwest territory of Australian. It has been used by the Aboriginal people for generations and is known specifically for its healing benefits. It is the highest source of Vitamin C and is amazing for both skin and hair. The Kakadu plum contains up to 100 times more vitamin C than oranges and is now widely used in many skincare products.
4 Benefits of the Kakadu Plum
The extract of kakadu plum fruit is rich in Vitamins C and E, folic acid and carotenoids. These help reverse the effects of free radicals and reduce the symptoms of ageing. Natural vitamin C stimulates the growth of collagen in the skin
which increase suppleness, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, plumps the skin under the eye to reduce dark circles and improve skin elasticity all contributing to a more youthful glow. What’s not to love?!
Provides antioxidant protection against toxins
The primary function of the skin’s outer barrier is to keep environmental toxins out and lock moisture in and we must keep it as healthy as possible. Kakadu Plums contain the natural nutrient gallic acid, which is a phenolic acid that
works as an antioxidant protecting against free radical damage caused by the sun, pollution and environmental toxins.
Free radicals attack cells and cause dehydration which accelerate the signs of ageing so the more you build up the skin’s protective barrier, the better for cellular health leaving your complexion to reap the rewards.
Healing antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
Plant-based vitamin C can help skin recovery and reduce redness caused by sensitivity, overexposure to the sun or inflammatory skin disorders. The gallic acid and ellagic acid found in the plums both contain antibacterial properties that soothe irritated skin while strengthening the outer barrier so making the Kakadu plum an ideal ingredient in the treatment of acne or inflammatory skin disorders.
The ellagic acid in the Kakadu plum is an active nutrient which reduces colour pigmentation and decreases melanin formation and is therefore extremely beneficial in the treatment of hyperpigmentation