The Australian landscape is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and diverse; but it is also exposed to some of the harshest conditions on the planet. Exposure to these extremes have over time allowed our native flora to develop and adapt, with them producing some of the most powerful bio active ingredients.
Let’s look at some of our favourite Australian native botanicals and how they are used in skincare?
Kakadu Plum – Rich in Vitamin C
A powerful skin brightener that can protect skin from free radical damage, as well as assist with hyperpigmentation. It has the highest natural levels of Vitamin C ever recorded, with 100 times more than oranges. A powerful ingredient to use if you are wanting firmer and more radiant skin!
Davidson Plum – Regenerative properties
Davidson Plum is a powerful anti-ageing ingredient packed full of phytonutrients. It can encourage collagen and elastin production, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains high levels of antioxidants which can assist with dark circles, puffiness, and skin pigmentation.
Kangaroo Paw – Packed full of essential fatty acids
Kangaroo Paw extract can assist in combating fine lines and wrinkles making you skin look plumper and more youthful. It is rich in linoleic acid which works to strengthen the skins natural barrier and protect against free radicals and pollution and lock in moisture.
Quandong – Anti-ageing properties (also known as the Desert Peach, Wild Peach or Native Peach)
Quandong is an antioxidant powerhouse which assists with neutralising free radicals. It is also high in Vitamin C and E, and essential fatty acids, so it works to rejuvenate the skin and help boost collagen production.
Desert Lime – Powerful antioxidant
Rich in Vitamin C, it is a powerful antioxidant that can assist with revitalizing the skin and evening out skin tone. It is beneficial to those who suffer from skin conditions such as acne, eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis as it helps protect the skin and aid its repair.
Mountain Pepper Berry -Powerful antioxidant
Packed full of antioxidants and Vitamin C this ingredient can help prevent premature aging while stimulating collagen for plumper and vibrant looking skin. It also can assist with inflammation and can soothe and calm reactive skin.
Interested in using some of these native ingredients? Contact us!