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QUANDONG: WHY BIOLOGI’S NEWEST INGREDIENT IS A NATURAL SKINCARE ESSENTIAL

Quandong is a native Australian fruit used throughout the ages by Aboriginal communities for its healing and nutritious properties.

Also known as Desert Peach, quandong has a distinctive peach mixed with apricot flavour. The fruit is commonly eaten fresh off the tree or used as an ingredient in desserts, jams and juices.

More than just a delicious way to reach your five-a-day, the potent nutritional content of quandong also strengthens immunity and offers effective prevention and cure for disease. Containing powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, the leaves, bark and seeds of quandong are all traditionally used as medicine and healing ointments.

With every part of the native fruit used to beat illness and provide vital nutrition, it will come as no surprise that quandong is becoming just as popular as an ingredient in skincare as it is in food.

If you’re not yet using quandong in your skincare routine, here are six reasons the native Australian superfood is an essential skincare ingredient.

 

1)It’s a potent antioxidant

As a native fruit of the central and south Australian desert, quandong has acclimatised over thousands of years to protect itself against the harsh sun and extreme environmental conditions. When applied topically as a single-plant extract, it protects skin in precisely the same way defending against the sun, pollution and preventing harmful toxins from entering the delicate dermal layer.

Natural actives:

  • Chlorogenic Acid
  • Tryptophan
  • Ferulic acid

 

2) It hydrates skin

Quandong is jam-packed with alpha-amino acids that lock in the natural moisture to keep cells hydrated from within. When used in a serum form, the actives work in synergy with the skin’s natural hydrating processes to leave a complexion bright, dewy and glowing.

Natural actives:

  • Tryptophan

 

3) It repairs pigmentation and stops new pigment forming

Quandong inhibits melanogenesis (the formation of unwanted pigmentation) and provides a strong defence against free radicals and UV damage that cause sunspots and pigmentation. While pigmentation is often a harmless condition, prevention and cure are both possible with quandong to increase confidence and leave skin looking healthy.

Natural actives:

  • Ferulic acid
  • Rutin
  • Chlorogenic acid

 

4) It helps you look younger

Containing twice the amount of natural vitamin C than an orange (second only to Kakadu plum in plant-based vitamin C content), quandong helps to stimulate collagen production to plump up the skin, reduce dark circles and soften fine lines.

It also protects against free radical damage that damages and dehydrates delicate skin cells to slow down the visible signs of ageing.

Natural actives:

  • Vitamin C
  • Ferulic Acid
  • Rutin

 

5) It works as an enzyme exfoliant

Quandong contains active phenolic acids, a more natural and gentler alternative to AHAs. With similar benefits to the popular skincare ingredient, the quandong works to break down the protein barrier to keep sebum and debris moving and skin cells clear.

Natural actives:

  • Phenolic acid

 

6) It reduces redness caused by acne and inflammation

The phytoactives in quandong hold powerful anti-inflammatory properties which can reduce redness caused by acne and sensitised skin.

While we can’t cure the root cause of acne, the anti-inflammatory properties will heal damaged skin cells to reduce redness, soothe irritated skin and build up the skin’s protective barrier.

Natural actives:

  • Chlorogenic acid
  • Rutin
  • Ferulic acid

 

Containing so much natural skin-loving goodness, it’s no surprise that quandong has been chosen as the single-plant extract for the newest product in the Biologi range.

Bqk Radiance is a morning and evening ritual designed to reduce pigmentation and balance complexion. Quandong was chosen for the evening serum because of how the potent actives work in synergy to provide a natural defence against the harsh environment and to reduce existing pigment and sunspots.

Not only that, used as part of the two-step ritual, Bqk Radiance serum will balance the complexion, provide an even tone, hydrate, and rejuvenate tired skin.

Biologi’s unique extraction system means consumers can now experience the benefits of fully active quandong on their skin without the addition of synthetic activators, irritating fragrance, or even water.

Click here to sample quandong in its most natural form – Bqk Radiance, straight from the plant to your bottle.

 

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