Clear, healthy and glowing skin doesn’t come easy. It calls for a good skincare routine and fair knowledge of essential skincare ingredients. And one ingredient that has gained a lot of popularity recently in the world of beauty is kakadu plum. Extracted from the Australian kakadu plum, it is the world’s highest source of vitamin C.
Kakadu plum extract is a multifunctional active ingredient which boosts antioxidant defenses, enhances skin radiance, induces skin brightening and reduces the appearance of wrinkles to preserve the beauty of young looking skin. Adding products infused with this ingredient in your routine will completely change the look and feel of your skin.
- 01. The highest source of vitamin C
- 02. Powerful antioxidant
- 03. Improves skin texture
- 04. Delays signs of ageing
- 05. Combats acne
01. The highest source of vitamin C
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Citrus fruits are a natural source of vitamin C that usually constitutes about 0.5% of their weight. However, the concentration level of vitamin C in kakadu plum is between 3.5- 5.9% of its weight. This means it has 100 times more vitamin C than that found in oranges, making it a powerhouse of vitamin C. Including this magic ingredient in your routine will ensure radiant and flawless skin.
02. Powerful antioxidant
The function of the skin’s outer barrier is to lock in the moisture and keep environmental toxins out. However, with age and exposure to UV rays, the all-important protective barrier gets compromised, which increases free radical damage (damage skin cells and accelerates aging). Kakadu plum vitamin E & A and polyphenols (mainly gallic and ellagic acids) known for their antioxidant, antiinflammatory and antimicrobial properties. They protect the skin from free radical damage caused by sun, pollution and toxins. Choose a face cream or face serum with vitamin C derived from kakadu plum to give your skin antioxidant protection.
03. Improves skin texture
Those with inflammatory skin disorders or sensitive skin types can also benefit from the use of kakadu plum. The gallic and ellagic acids in kakadu plum energise dull looking skin. Using products with this ingredient will also help reduce redness caused by exposure to the sun, make skin brighter and improve overall skin tone.
04. Delays signs of ageing
Free radicals are responsible for premature ageing as they cause fine lines, wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity. Kakadu plum is a storehouse of antioxidants that puts up a good fight against free radical formation due to exposure to sunlight, pollution and other environmental factors. Using kakadu plum-rich skincare products will defy ageing by reducing fine lines and wrinkles and giving your skin a youthful glow.
05. Combats acne
Phytochemicals such as gallic and ellagic acids are found in abundance in kakadu plum. Both these acids are known for their antibacterial and antifungal properties. They help fight skin infections and work effectively in managing acne-prone skin. Adding kakadu plum in your skincare routine will help get rid of pimple-causing bacteria, heal blemishes, and give you smoother, even-toned skin.
With so many incredible benefits, kakadu plum is that one ingredient which can tackle all your skin woes. So, what are you waiting for? Add a kakadu plum to your skincare routine today and your skin will thank you tomorrow!
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