Australian finger lime: Why the native fruit is a powerhouse in skincare!
When you think of Australian finger lime, you’d be forgiven for conjuring up images of refreshing cocktails, zesty flavoursome desserts or an antiseptic used for centuries by Indigenous communities.
Finger lime is the versatile native fruit that has played a significant role in Australian wellbeing and culinary culture for as far back as we can see.
Australian finger lime is also the single plant extract chosen for Biologi’s Bf Restore Face & Body Serum.
As one of the signature serums in our range of clean cosmeceuticals, our research led us straight to the native fruit without passing ‘go‘. Containing bioactive compounds specifically proven to hydrate and repair skin, from our research, finger lime was the obvious choice for a multiuse all-over body serum.
Why choose finger lime in skincare?
There are three primary reasons finger lime was chosen as the hero ingredient in Bf Restore Face & Body Serum.
1)It’s bursting with vitamin C
Vitamin C is the essential nutrient in skincare proven to combat the visible signs of ageing, build antioxidant protection, reduce redness and inflammation and reduce the signs of pigmentation.
With all those benefits, you might wonder why we don’t just rub oranges into our face and cut out the middle person! Well, firstly, finger lime contains three times the amount of vitamin C than the same quantity of mandarins. It also has a higher antioxidant content than both dried and fresh goji berries. While oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C, they’re not the only, nor the most potent, source.
Secondly, once vitamin C is extracted from its fruit source, it is notoriously unstable only lasting approximately 30 minutes after exposure to the air before rotting and becoming inactive.
Biologi uses revolutionary extraction technology that has the unique function to capture nutrients in their phytonutrient protection (PNP™) cellular matrix to keep the vitamin C in your serums active and stable. This liquid protects the extracts and allows them to function in their bottle (and on your skin!) just as they do in the plant.
2) It’s a source of alpha-amino acids
Alpha-amino acids are essential in skincare. They work as the foundation for building protein and peptides and are responsible for all that lovely collagen that helps defy the visible signs of ageing. Finger lime is a potent source of tryptophan which is an alpha-amino acid that also protects the skin from environmental factors such as UV rays. Not only that, it also builds protein hydrolysate to lock the skin’s natural moisture into the deeper dermal layers to hydrate and strengthen cells.
3) It’s jam-packed with hydroxycinnamic acids
Hydroxycinnamic acids work as anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing agents to reduce redness and defy the visible signs of ageing. Ferulic acid is a phytonutrient found in finger lime that hydrates and protects against free radical environmental damage caused by exposure to pollution and UV rays.
As the hero (and only*) ingredient in BF restore Face & Body Serum, finger lime is the ideal plant ingredient for anyone with dry, sensitised, irritated skin looking to repair a broken barrier and give an all-over burst of hydration.
Biologi’s finger lime is organically farmed and sourced locally from the Byron Bay Hinterland in New South Wales. We have direct relationships with all our growers and control the extraction process so we can say with certainty that what you receive when you purchase Bf Restore Face & Body Serum has come straight from the plant to your bottle.
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*All Biologi serums contain sodium benzoate preservative at 0.02%