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The benefits of Kakadu Plum!
Kakadu Plum is a Australian native superfood! Packed full of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Read on to learn how Kakadu Plum can save your skin!
- Sydney, 8 April 2016 - By Irene Falcone -
I love researching the benefits of relatively unknown skincare ingredients. It’s always important to understand the source and advantages of each product we use on our skin! That’s why I was very excited when I stumbled across Kakadu Plum a while ago. It’s an amazing superfood which is actually native to Northern Australia! It has amazing benefits for our skin, hair and overall health. Who doesn’t love a home grown super food!
What are Kakadu Plums?
Kakadu Plum is also known as Gubinge, Billygoat Plum or Murunga. As a native plant, it grows along the top end of Northern Australia. For thousands of years, Indigenous people across Arnhem Land have been using this incredible superfood for everything from a source of food, to a healing remedy and antiseptic.1 These thriving trees come to fruit around the start of each dry season in May.1 Kakadu plums are yellow in colour (when ripe) and usually oval shaped, containing a large seed.
What are the benefits of Kakadu Plums?
Kakadu plums have many benefits, whether they’re found in gourmet jams, sauces, pharmaceuticals or skincare products! For years, aboriginal people have used this fruit for it’s antiseptic and soothing properties on aching limbs.
Did you know that Kakadu plums have been identified as the world’s richest source of Vitamin C? These plums contain 3000mg of Vitamin C per 100g of fruit!1 This is more than fifty times the amount found in oranges! It’s no wonder this fruit is considered a superfood as it it’s full of antioxidants, bioactive and medicinal properties. Kakadu plums are also rich in phytochemical, which have anti-carcinogenic, anti fungal, antiviral and anti inflammatory properties.
Kakadu Plum skin care products!
Due to their high concentration of Vitamin C and soothing anti fungal properties, Kakadu Plum is often found in skincare and beauty products. Kakadu plum is great for every skin type, but particularly those with acne prone skin, as this fruit is high in antioxidants that work to detoxify and flush out toxins.
La Mav BB Cream
I love this La Mav BB cream because it’s formulated to suit every skin tone. It’s a medium, mattifying coverage which suits oily prone skin perfectly. It also contains a natural sun protection which is very important! You need to be wearing sunscreen even in winter! This nourishing BB cream helps to conceal any imperfections (sun spots, acne scarring etc) without looking cakey. Your skin will still shine through! To use, apply a small amount over your face, using your fingers.
Mukti Age Defiance Night Serum
If you want more beautiful skin by morning, I recommend using the Mukti Age Defiance Night Serum! Containing Bioactive native extracts including kakadu plum and snowflower, this serum helps to brighten and fight photoaging for a more luminous complexion. Clinical studies conducted by Mukti showed that within just 4 weeks, participants saw a greater than 10% reduction in age spots and 25% in just 8 weeks! Wow!2 Use after cleansing at night by pressing the product gently into your skin.
Mukti Botanique Lotion
Are you on the hunt for a new natural body lotion? This Mukti Botanique Lotion is amazing for locking in moisture during the winter months. It’s made with skin enhancing botanicals like kakadu plum, mango seed and desert lime. It’s a highly gentle formula, that suits even the most sensitive skin types. To apply, massage a generous amount into skin after getting out of the shower.
Happy Skincare ‘Raindrops on Roses’ Hydrating Tonic
Do you use a skin toner after cleansing? If not, you really should! Toners are a fantastic way to balance the pH levels of your skin and make sure all of your makeup is removed! This from Happy Skincare 'Raindrops on Roses' Hydrating Tonic helps to remove excess oils in the skin, rebalance pH levels and prepare your face for moisturiser. It’s made with soothing ingredients like kakadu plum, rose water and aloe vera juice, which are ideal for sensitive skin. To use, apply after cleansing by spraying some onto a cotton pad and wiping over the face.
Happy Skincare ‘Over The Moon’ Rich Repair Cream
If you struggle with dry skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, then you need to try the Happy Skincare 'Over The Moon' Rich Repair Cream! This cream is deeply moisturising, ultra rich and very nourishing. It’s best suited to dry and sensitive skin, but can also be used by normal skin types for an overnight hydration boost. I like to slather a layer at night, to wake up with soft, moisturised skin in the morning! Containing natural ingredients like shea butter, kakadu plum and rose otto, this cream keeps moisture locked in! Apply a small amount after cleansing and toning.
Edible Beauty & Snow Flower Illuminating Facial Oil
This Edible Beauty & Snow Flower illuminating facial oil from Edible Beauty is perfect for anyone wanting a more plump and glowing complexion. It’s very lightweight and can even be worn under makeup for a boost of radiance. Formulated with natural botanicals like sunflower seed oil and kakadu plum, this oil is a real multi tasking product. You can use it on your skin after cleansing, on the ends of your hair and dry patches over the body.
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(source: 1kakaduplum.com.au, 2muktiorganics.com)
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