I have an incredible passion for natural skincare ingredients and one of my absolute favourites is Kakadu Plum Seed Oil. Also referred to as ‘Gubinge, Billygoat Plum or Murunga’, this powerhouse fruit is grown natively in Northern Australia, The Kimberleys and Arnhem Land. Used for years by Indigenous communities for its medicinal healing properties, Kakadu Plum Seed Oil offers an extensive list of benefits for the skin. Grown free from human intervention, this beautiful wildcrafted ingredient is harvested in an environmentally friendly manner to protect its pristine natural habitat.
What are the skincare benefits of Kakadu Plum Seed Oil?
When used in natural skincare products, this supercharged ingredient works to stimulate the production of collagen and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Well known for their incredibly high vitamin content, Kakadu Plums contain over 3000mg of vitamin C per 100g of fruit. That’s a vitamin C concentration 50% higher than oranges!
Vitamin C is also effective at reducing the appearance of scarring or hyperpigmentation as it naturally lightens the complexion.
Antioxidant rich to fight free radicals
Rich in antioxidants, this superfruit detoxifies the skin and fights off free radical damage caused by environmental factors such as pollution or sun exposure.
Found in some of the most remote areas of Australia, Kakadu Plums have an extremely rare antioxidant profile. These harsh growing conditions mean each plum develops a highly efficient defence mechanism made up of diverse antioxidants.
Naturally antibacterial to balance acne prone skin
Containing the phytochemicals gallic and ellagic acids, Kakadu Plums have long been sought after for their antifungal and antibacterial properties. While gallic acid works to restore the skin’s natural barrier, ellagic acid encourages skin elasticity and suppleness. Ideal for acne or breakout prone skin, the oil extracted from these plums help to balance the complexion.
Soothes irritation to reduce sensitivity
If you struggle with skin that’s prone to sensitivity, Kakadu Plum Seed Oil is deeply soothing. Containing gallic acid (a natural anti-inflammatory), this botanical ingredient helps to reduce redness, inflammation and irritation.
How can you incorporate Kakadu Plum Seed Oil into your skincare routine?
My favourite way to incorporate Kakadu Plum Seed Oil into any skincare routine is through a targeted daily moisturiser or facial serums. Tropic's Skincare Feast is the ultimate youth and beauty booster containing a unique blend of wildcrafted botanicals. Hydrating, smoothing and plumping, this daily moisturiser is ideal for applying after you cleanse and tone. Containing supercharged ingredients including Kakadu Plum, Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Aloe Vera Juice, your skin will be left more youthful and restored.
So this plant is amazing for your skin - and that’s fantastic. But perhaps the best thing about it is that it’s also good for the planet; Kakadu plum is the epitome of a socially responsible, sustainable crop. Isolated indigenous communities, who already have access to this wild-growing plant, are able to cultivate and harvest the fruit, which creates jobs and helps establish horticulture as a sustainable industry in the area. Now how’s that for beautiful?
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