Why Kakadu plum is all the rage in skincare!
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 skincare has risen significantly with many retailers now boasting the benefits of Kakadu plum in their products.
As consumers, there’s no denying you should be paying attention to this modern-day miracle ingredient!
Kakadu plum is the single-plant ingredient extract for our Bk Rejuvenation Serum, and here are the reasons we chose it:
Reduces the signs of ageing
Kakadu plum is a potent source of vitamin C, which is key to reducing the visible signs of ageing.
While the first fruit that comes to mind when you think of vitamin C is generally an orange, Kakadu plum contains up to 75 times more vitamin C than the well-known citrus fruit!
Natural vitamin C stimulates the growth of collagen in the skin to increase suppleness, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, plump the skin under the eye to reduce dark circles and improve skin elasticity contributing to a more youthful glow.
We love plant-based vitamin C in skincare but be wary of synthetic vitamin C (often labelled as ascorbic acid or L-ascorbic acid), as any benefits to the skin achieved with this ingredient are purely synthetic. You can read more about vitamin C in skincare here.
Provides antioxidant protection against toxins
The primary function of the skin’s outer barrier is to lock natural moisture in and keep environmental toxins out.
Kakadu Plum contains the natural nutrient gallic acid, which is a phenolic acid that works as an antioxidant protecting against free radical damage caused by the sun, pollution and environmental toxins.
Free radicals attack cells causing dehydration and accelerating the signs of ageing. The more you build up the protective barrier, the better for cellular health leaving your complexion to reap the rewards.
Did you know that even with sunscreen, you’re not fully protected from the harmful sun rays unless you pair with an antioxidant?
Reduces the harmful effects of the sun
Let’s get one thing straight – sunburn is never OK! But we understand that it does happen and when it does, Kakadu plum can be your best friend.
Kakadu plum has evolved to survive the unforgiving outback environment so it’s developed a natural resistance to the harsh effects of the sun that can be passed on to your skin.
Kakadu plum also contains the active nutrient ellagic acid, which inhibits melanogenesis to reduce coloured pigmentation allowing even skin colour.
Healing antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
Plant-based vitamin C can help skin recover and reduce redness either caused by sensitivity, overexposure to the sun or inflammatory skin disorders.
The gallic acid and ellagic acid both contain antibacterial properties that calm irritated skin while strengthening the skin’s outer barrier making Kakadu plum an ideal ingredient in the treatment of acne or inflammatory skin disorders.
Kakadu plum on your skin – the science
There’s no doubt whatsoever that Kakadu plum is a potent source of natural nutrients that work in synergy as a wonder serum for your skin. It’s important to note that for it to be effective just the way nature intended, the extract must be pure and fully active.
When using products containing ‘naturally-derived’ Kakadu plum, the active ingredients (those scientifically proven to alter the skin at a cellular level) can be diluted with synthetics to make any benefits to the skin purely chemical-based.
Why is Biologi different?
Bk serum is single-plant ingredient extracted from native, organic Kakadu plum. Our world first extraction method means that the Kakadu plum is extracted in its cellular matrix that transports the powerful phytonutrients to each cell.
Primarily designed as an eye serum that directly targets common problem areas such as crows’ feet and dark circles, Bk Reguvenation Serum can be used all over the face to hydrate and reduce redness leaving a bright, even complexion.
When choosing Kakadu plum in skincare, to make full use of all the natural benefits, always choose a pure serum that’s 100% active to repair, protect and nourish cells naturally.
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