The Incredible Skincare Benefits of Kakadu Plum

I have an incredible passion for Australian wildcrafted ingredients and one of my absolute favourites is Kakadu Plum Seed Oil. Also referred to as ‘Gubinge, Billygoat Plum or Murunga’, this powerhouse fruit is grown natively in Northern Australia, The Kimberleys and Arnhem Land. Used for years by Indigenous communities for its medicinal healing properties, Kakadu Plum Seed Oil offers an extensive list of benefits for the skin. Grown free from human intervention, this beautiful wildcrafted ingredient is harvested in an environmentally friendly manner to protect its pristine natural habitat.

 

What are the skincare benefits of Kakadu Plum Seed Oil?

High levels of Vitamin C to improve skin quality

Well known for their incredibly high vitamin content, Kakadu Plums contain over 3000mg of Vitamin C per 100g of fruit1. That’s a Vitamin C concentration 50% higher than oranges! When used in natural skincare products, this supercharged ingredient works to stimulate the production of collagen and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C is also effective at reducing the appearance of scarring or hyperpigmentation as it naturally lightens the complexion.

Antioxidant rich to fight free radicals

Rich in antioxidants, this superfruit detoxifies the skin and fights off free radical damage caused by environmental factors such as pollution or sun exposure. Found in some of the most remote areas of Australia, Kakadu Plums have an extremely rare antioxidant profile. These harsh growing conditions mean each plum develops a highly efficient defence mechanism made up of diverse antioxidants

Naturally antibacterial to balance acne prone skin

Containing the phytochemicals gallic and ellagic acids, Kakadu Plums have long been sought after for their antifungal and antibacterial properties. While gallic acid works to restore the skin’s natural barrier, ellagic acid encourages skin elasticity and suppleness.  Ideal for acne or breakout prone skin, the oil extracted from these plums help to balance the complexion.

 Soothes irritation to reduce sensitivity

If you struggle with skin that’s prone to sensitivity, Kakadu Plum Seed Oil is deeply soothing. Containing gallic acid (a natural anti-inflammatory), this botanical ingredient helps to reduce redness, inflammation and irritation.

 How can you incorporate Kakadu Plum Seed Oil into your skincare routine?

My favourite way to incorporate Kakadu Plum Seed Oil into any skincare routine is through a targeted facial serum or oil. Our No.3 Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum is the ultimate youth and beauty booster containing a unique blend of wildcrafted botanicals. Hydrating, smoothing and plumping, this serum is ideal for applying after you cleanse and tone. Containing supercharged ingredients including Kakadu Plum, Hyaluronic Acid and Edelweiss, your skin will be left more youthful and restored

If you’re looking to really get your glow back, I would also recommend introducing our & Snowflower Illuminating Face Oil into your daily routine. Combining the benefits of vitamin C enriched Kakadu Plum Seed Oil, brightening Emu Apple Seed Oil and illuminating Snowflower Seed Oil, it’s the ultimate product for instant skin nourishment and rejuvenation. You can apply this collagen boosting oil twice daily after cleansing or massage into any areas of the body that’s lacking moisture. My top tip? Add a drop or two into your foundation for an extra boost of radiance.

 

Anna Mitsios

Adv. Dip. Naturopathy. Adv. Dip. Nutrition. B.Com (Honours)

Anna’s career began in the corporate sector, where she specialised in corporate finance and private banking for over ten years working in Sydney and New York for a large Australian bank. Anna’s career change was sparked by her own health journey, following a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at 18 years of age. Her diagnosis triggered her intense study of botanicals and nutrition to manage auto-immune condition and assist others in attaining optimal health. Anna has been involved in the pursuit of herbal medicine and nutrition for over 15 years, with a focus on fertility, women’s and chidlren’s health. Anna’s naturopathy career has included working as a naturopath within a reputable natural fertility clinic in Sydney, within a pharmacy and health food store and running her own naturopathy practice. Anna is committed to creating products founded on naturopathic philosophies, using wildcrafted and exotic ingredients and encouraging her clients and people who use her skincare to nourish their skin, from the inside-out.

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