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Shining a light on Australian native extracts in skincare

Shining a light on Australian native extracts in skincare

Shining a light on Australian native extracts in skincare

Native plants have been used for centuries as staples among Indigenous communities in cooking, medicine and promoting a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.

Today, with the popularity of simple, ingredients-based skincare on the rise, the focus on the use of native extracts in skincare is gathering momentum by the day…

…and we couldn’t be more excited!

Why use native extracts in skincare?

Extensive research shows that the skin cells most closely mimic plant cells in function and appearance. As native plants have evolved to grow and thrive in harsh environments, harnessing the power of bioavailable phytonutrients is proven as the solution for effective, modern-day skincare that works.

When chosen for their clear benefits to the skin, not only do native extracts provide a range of cellular benefits such as hydration, nourishment and repair, but they are also available in abundance in the Australian environment in their freshest, most-effective form.

Biologi’s native extracts

Biologi’s foundations have been built upon the restorative power of clean, ethically sourced plant extracts. The signature range of clean cosmeceuticals launched in 2017 and has harnessed the power of the potent fruits that exist within our native ecosystem with the range continuing to grow as vital new research emerges about the benefits of using native extracts for cellular health.

Kakadu plum

Kakadu plum has been used for its nutritional and healing qualities by the indigenous communities for centuries.

Containing up to 75 more times vitamin C than an orange, the Kakadu plum is traditionally used as an antiseptic and to build essential antioxidant potential to strengthen the cells and combat free radical damage.

The Kakadu plum used in Bk Vitamin C Face & Eye Serum is harvested from the Northern Territory by those living in Aboriginal communities. Having transparency over this direct arrangement means we’re getting fruit rich in phytonutrients and can directly pass those benefits onto your skin.

Kakadu plum in Bk Vitamin C Face & Eye Serum

  • Reduce the visible signs of ageing
  • Hydrate skin
  • Reduce redness and irritation
  • Minimise the appearance of sun damage
  • Build vital antioxidant protection



Quandong has a delicate peachy/apricot flavour and is a popular ingredient in sweet desserts and sources. Used for centuries to build immunity to prevent minor and chronic illnesses such as cancer, the bark and seeds of quandong are popular ingredients in traditional healing ointments and medicines.

The night ritual of Bqk Radiance Serum relies on quandong’s hard-working phytonutrients such as ferulic acid, chlorogenic acid and rutin to build a strong defence against pigmentation and reduce the visible signs of sun damage.

Harvested from the far west region of New South Wales, the biodiversity of the natural environment means we’re always able to meet demand with the freshest, most nutritious quandong available.

Quandong in Bqk Radiance Face Serum (PM serum)

  • Reduce pigmentation and redness
  • Even skin tone
  • Reduce the visible signs of ageing
  • Strengthen skin to build antioxidant protection

Davidson plum

As one of nature’s most potent sources of antioxidants and phenolic acids, Davidson plum is traditionally consumed to lower levels of inflammation that can contribute to ongoing disease.

As it is known to work on the inside as it does on the outside, Davidson plum is traditionally applied topically to heal and prevent wounds and irritation on the skin.

Davidson plum used in Biologi’s Bd Luminosity Serum is farmed in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales.

Davidson plum in Bd Luminosity Serum

  • Reducing redness and skin blemishes
  • Building antioxidant protection to strengthen sin cells
  • Gentle exfoliation to keep cells clear
  • Balance complexion

Mountain pepper berry

As the name suggests, with its peppery undertones, mountain pepper berry has been traditionally used as a spicy superfood and a popular ingredient in recipes and snacks. Primarily sweet to the taste, mountain pepper berry is flowing with antioxidant and antiseptic potential and is popularly made into a paste and applied directly to cuts and imperfections to heal broken skin and wounds.

The powerful combination of flavonoids and phenolic acids proven over hundreds of years to prevent the breakdown of collagen is the key reason mountain pepper berry was chosen as the single-plant ingredient in Bm Regenerate Anti-Ageing Serum.

The mountain pepper berry used for Bm Regenerate Anti-Ageing Serum is harvested directly from the Tasmanian foothills where it thrives in wetter climates.

Mountain pepper berry in Bm Regenerate Anti-Ageing Serum

  • Help reduce the visible signs of ageing
  • Help prevent premature ageing
  • Build antioxidant potential
  • Calm inflammation and reduce redness

Finger lime

Finger lime is not only a delicious ingredient used in desserts, sauces, salads and more recently, cocktails and aperitifs, the citrusy fruit has been used as a long-time prevention against sickness and irritation.

The healing properties of vitamin C have also been applied by Indigenous communities as a healing antiseptic to repair skin irritation and wounds.

As the single-plant ingredient for Biologi’s most popular product, the finger lime used for Bf Restore Face & Body Serum is grown locally in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales.

With a close relationship with local growers spanning many years, we have the unique opportunity to hand pick our finger lime and provide an ongoing stream of the healing fruit from the plant to your bottle allowing us to guarantee the freshest product in your bottle.

Free-flowing nutrients in finger lime such as tryptophan, vitamin C and ferulic acid have been proven as a powerhouse for cellular repair and hydration that work in synergy to build antioxidant protection, strengthen the skin and reverse the visible signs of ageing.

Finger lime in Bf Restore Face & Body Serum

  • A superior hydration source for face and body
  • Repair damaged cells
  • Heal broken skin barrier
  • Build antioxidant protection
  • Reduce the effects of sun damage

Strawberry gum leaf

A relatively new player in the native extract game, strawberry gum leaf was only discovered and named in 1990. Since then, the sweet fruit with a hint of sharpness has become a popular addition to desserts, jams, fruit dishes, soft drinks and herbal teas.

Strawberry gum leaf was chosen as the extract for Bg Defence Anti-Pollution Serum due to its proven ability to build cellular integrity and protect against daily skincare aggressors.

Harvested from the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, we’ve chosen to use the extract from the leaf rather than the fruit as this is where the most potent nutrients including salicylic acid can be found.

With its high-performing combination of vitamin C, salicylic acid, niacinamide, phenolic acids and flavonoids, extensive research shows this combination of nutrients is the most effective to build the skin’s barrier and protect against free radical damage and environmental aggressors.

Strawberry gum leaf in Bg Defence Anti-Pollution Serum

  • Targeted source of antioxidants
  • Source of essential B vitamins
  • Gentle exfoliant

Native extracts from plant to bottle

The reason native extracts are so effective in Biologi’s range of clean cosmeceuticals is the unique combination of the phytonutrients combined with the revolutionary extraction method. Our world-first system protects the liquid matrix that transports the active ingredients to each cell to keep the powerful phytonutrients fully stable and 100% active ensuring they work on the skin just as they do in the plant.

It is this unique protection method (PNP) that allows Biologi to harness the potent power of native extracts and provide the targeted benefits to the skin straight from plant to bottle.

To shop our range of native extracts in skincare, visit our website today.


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