Why we chose strawberry gum leaf as our newest hero extract
If you’ve been following along, you can’t have missed the launch of Biologi’s newest and most revolutionary serum in the clean cosmeceuticals range, Bg Defence Anti-Pollution Serum.
We’re proud of the truly ground-breaking development specifically designed to strengthen the skin and offer a superior level of protection against invisible skin aggressors such as blue light, pollution and of course, the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Bg Defence Anti-Pollution Serum is extracted from the leaf of the native strawberry gum. Our extracts are all specifically chosen for their unique benefits to the skin. We know that understanding what you’re putting on your skin is the first step to helping you achieve your skincare goals, so here’s everything you need to know about our newest hero extract.
Where is strawberry gum leaf from?
Continuing our commitment to providing native extracts for consumer use, our strawberry gum is ethically and sustainably harvested locally in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales. As with all our extracts, we have complete transparency over the whole process from choosing the fruit to extraction and manufacturing.
Using the leaf, not the fruit
In another first for Biologi, we’ve chosen to extract the leaf of the strawberry gum rather than the fruit. This is where the most potent nutrients can be found allowing us to provide a superior level of activity essential to building cellular integrity necessary to protect against daily skincare aggressors.
Why we chose Strawberry Gum Leaf
Targeted source of antioxidants
Antioxidants are essential to building cellular strength to prevent oxidative stress. When extracted using our revolutionary extraction system, strawberry gum leaf is a source of stable, active plant vitamin C, genistein, phenolic acids and protocatechuic acid that all work in synergy to offer a level of stable antioxidant protection unlike anything else available.
Source of essential B vitamins
B group vitamins are essential to support hydration, regulate oil flow and encourage cellular healing. As a source of B3, B5, B2, and B6, strawberry gum leaf is ideal for sensitive skin types and breakout-prone skin conditions as it calms the skin and clears pores reducing breakouts and leading to a clearer complexion.
Hydration in a bottle
Skincare aggressors can dehydrate the cells which can accelerate ageing leaving a complexion dull and lifeless. Strawberry gum leaf is a potent combination of flavonoids, vitamin C and vitamin B designed for optimal hydration to restore the complexion and reduce the visible signs of ageing.
Natural source of salicylic acid
As our first source of salicylic acid, strawberry gum leaf assists in healing the cells while keeping skin clear and reducing the redness associated with sensitised skin and environmental damage.
Salicylic acid is an oil-loving beta hydroxy acid (or BHA) making it ideal to decongest and clear the pores where acne and breakouts start.
In a first for Biologi, strawberry gum leaf has a subtle yet distinctive naturally derived odour profile featuring floral tones native to the plant. We don’t add artificial fragrance to any of our products making strawberry gum leaf the first product with a natural aroma.
Phyto-actives found inside strawberry gum leaf extract
- Vitamin C
- Salicylic acid
- Protocatechuic acid
- Phenolic acids
- B group vitamins
The potent combination of B vitamins, vitamin C, flavonoids, salicylic acid, and protocatechuic acid make strawberry gum leaf suitable for daily use on red, sensitive, and acne-prone skin. Our extensive research showed this combination was the most effective combination to build the skin’s barrier to protect against free radical damage while building optimal skin health into the future.