Kakadu Plum thrives in a small and unique region of North Australia. The fruits have an almond-like shape. Indigenous Australians traditionally used them as an antiseptic and a soothing balm for aching limbs.
Kakadu plum has the world highest vitamin C concentration, equivalent to 100x an orange. Vitamin C promotes synthesis of new collagen in the skin and maintains a strong immune system. The plum also has important antioxidant sources (vitamins A, C & E) that protect the skin cells from being damaged by free radicals. Along with gallic acid that has anti-inflammatory properties.
Illawarra Plum is native to the subtropical eastern territory of Australia. Illawarra plum has a high content of anthocyanins (cyanidin 3-glucoside & pelargonidin 3-glucoside). Its antioxidant capacity level is higher than most fruits and represents seven times those of blueberries.
Burdekin plum grows in a North-eastern part of Australia. The tree produces large, black, pumpkin-shaped fruits. Burdekin plum has a high concentration of the anthocyanin cyanidin 3-glucoside. It also contains an important amount of vitamin C. The combination of these antioxidant compounds contributes to slow the rate of free radical damages to skin.
The Antioxidant Effect
Long term exposure to free radicals from UV, pollution and unhealthy lifestyles can cause damage to skin. They impair the skin barrier function and reduce the ability of the skin to conserve hydration, contributing to an accelerated aging.
Extract of wild Australian Plums is able to reduce skin barrier damage.
The Hyaluronic Acid Effect
The wild Australian Plums extract stimulates hyaluronic acid synthesis which leads to skin hydration improvement.
The Pro-Collagen I and Fibronectin Effect
Collagen and fibronectin are important components of the dermis. Wild Australian Plums boosts pro-collagen I and fibronectin synthesis which in turn limits the aging process.
The Hydrating Effect
Extract of wild Australian Plums instantly hydrates and also naturally hydrates the skin in the long term.