- article by Belen Arce at Caviar Feeling
Why Kakadu plum?
Kakadu Plum is a native Australian fruit historically used by Aboriginal people for its healing properties.
Over recent years, the popularity of Kakadu Plum as an active ingredient in skin care formulas has risen significantly to the point to become one of the go-to ingredients for beauty editors around the globe.
Kakadu plum gained worldwide recognition when it was pointed that it is the fruit with the highest recorded levels of natural Vitamin C content in the world, measuring up to 7000 mg/100g DW, which is 100 times the Vitamin C content in oranges as stated on a study from the Australian Native Food & Botanicals.
Benefits of Kakadu Plum
High levels of vitamin C, in fact, Kakadu Plum is seeing as a superfood with the highest amount of Vitamin C in itself, as a natural source, it’s much better absorbed by the body resulting in a more active effect on your immune system than other synthetic alternatives.
A potent antioxidant, Kakadu Plum contains the natural nutrient gallic acid, a phenolic acid that works as a barrier protector against free radical damage caused by external factors such as the sun, pollution, and environmental toxins.
When free radicals attack our cells causing dehydration and accelerating the signs of aging Kakadu plum fights back by building up our skin’s barrier.
With anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, this plant-based vitamin C, can help skin recover and reduce redness. Whilst the inner bark of Kakadu plum has the property to cure skin infections, such as fungal and bacterial ones.
You can find the Kakadu Plum in following products: