HOMEGROWN SKINCARE: WHY AUSTRALIAN NATIVE EXTRACTS ARE TAKING THE MARKET BY STORM
Australian native plants have been used for centuries by Indigenous communities to improve health and promote wellbeing.
Providing hydration, nutrition, pain relief and protection against the elements, Australia’s botanical sources are fresh, effective and – as the nickname The Land of Plenty suggests – available in abundance.
While Australian native extracts have long been used for their healing and soothing properties, it makes perfect sense to take these extracts and apply the benefits directly to the skin.
As emerging skincare trends such as A-beauty and skin fasting gain popularity, Australian native extracts are fast becoming a firm skincare favourite.
Why are Australian native extracts so powerful in skincare?
Due to our harsh climate, Australian trees and plants have adapted over millions of years to protect themselves from damaging UV rays and unforgiving conditions. This survival mechanism has increased the potency of the fruit making them the ideal source for extracts designed to heal, nourish and protect cells.
Chosen for their specific benefits to the skin, Australian native extracts all form the foundations of Biologi’s water-soluble range of skincare serums. Here are the Australian native extracts that make up your serums and specifically, why we chose them for your skin.
Kakadu plum – Bk Rejuvenation Eye Serum
Kakadu plum has been used as an antiseptic remedy by the Indigenous people for thousands of years proving it’s nutritional and healing qualities.
With the highest recorded content of vitamin C in the world, up to 75 times more than an orange, Kakadu plum is beneficial to the body both on the inside and out.
Kakadu plum is also a rich source of the antioxidants gallic acid and ellagic acid which flush out toxins and combat free radical damage. These essential nutrients work together to protect skin leaving cells strong, supple and hydrated.
Biologi’s Kakadu plum
Biologi sources Kakadu plum from legitimate growers in the Northern Territory and is harvested by those living in Aboriginal communities.
Kakadu plum must build up high nutrient levels to survive out of its natural environment, so our direct arrangement means that all Kakadu plum used in Bk serum is extremely rich in natural phyto nutrients to provide the best results for your skin.
Use Kakadu plum for:
- Improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce skin blemishes and redness
- Antioxidant protection
Davidson plum – Bd Luminosity Face Serum
Davidson plum is a rich source of antioxidants and phenolic acids making it a potential prevention and cure for diseases including cancer and other chronic illness.
Acting like alpha-hydroxy acids, when applied topically, Davidson plum may balance skin tone, correct dark patches, promote cellular turnover and hydrate cells.
Also a rich source of tartaric acid, Davidson plum can work as a gentle enzyme exfoliant to balance oil production and keep pores clear from excess bacteria. Working in synergy with the natural quercetin, Davidson plum can lower inflammation and reduce skin redness to combat the signs of acne.
Biologi’s Davidson plum
Our Davidson plum is primarily harvested from farms in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales. While we mainly receive Davidson plum fresh, it maintains its nutritional value once frozen so it may also be sourced from farms in north Queensland.
Whether it’s supplied fresh or frozen, the Davidson plum extract used in Bd serum is 100% organic and packed full of active phyto nutrients to give your skin a healthy glow.
Use Davidson plum for:
- Reducing skin blemishes
- Strengthening skin cells
- Antioxidant protection from damaging free radicals
- Enzyme exfoliation
- Acne blemishes
Australian finger lime – Bf Hydration Body Serum
Finger lime has long been used in Indigenous communities to fight off sickness and work as an antiseptic, healing inflammation and repairing damaged cells.
The potent nutrients include vitamin C and ferulic acid which work together to improve hydration and combat the signs of ageing. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that works to repair the broken skin barrier that can cause sensitive skin making finger lime an ideal ingredient for irritated skin that is red, inflamed or stinging.
Biologi’s Australian finger lime
Finger lime is grown in abundance in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales where Biologi is manufactured. Our relationship with local growers has allowed us the opportunity to provide a constant supply of finger lime from plant to bottle for your Bf serum.
Use finger lime for:
- Full body and face hydration
- Repair skin barrier
- Reduce cellulite and dimples
- Antioxidant protection against free radicals
- Reduce damage caused by long-term overexposure to the sun
Quandong – Bqk Radiance Face Serum (PM ritual)
With its distinctive peach and apricot flavour, quandong is more than just a healthy snack or tasty ingredient for recipes.
The active phyto nutrients in quandong also strengthen immunity and provide effective prevention and cure for diseases with the leaves, bark and seeds all traditionally used in medicine and healing ointments.
Powerful phyto nutrients found in quandong include ferulic acid, chlorogenic acid and rutin which inhibit melanogenesis (the formation of unwanted pigmentation) and provide a strong defence against free radicals and UV damage that cause sunspots and pigmentation.
We source our quandong from the Far West region of New South Wales, a biodiverse area overflowing with drought-tolerant quandong trees. Quandong is available in abundance in this natural environment so our supply will always be met regardless of demand.
Use quandong for:
- Pigmentation and redness
- Even skin tone
- Antioxidant protection from damaging free radicals
- Prevent further pigmentation forming
Australian native extracts have been used in Biologi’s signature range of serums since our launch in 2017. While the fruit sources are crucial, it’s the extraction method and protecting the integrity of those extracts that makes them effective in skincare.
In a world-first, Biologi serums are bottled using a revolutionary extraction method that keeps them stable in the protective liquid matrix that transports the extract to each individual cell. Because of this unique protection method, Biologi serums are fully active and free from synthetic activators, occlusive ingredients, irritating fragrance and even water.
With only the addition of a small amount of preservative (sodium benzoate at 0.2%), when you choose Biologi serums, you’re choosing 100% Australian native extracts in their active state, straight from the plant to your bottle.
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