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Kakadu Plum

Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) is an indeginous superfood jammed packed with 100 times more vitamin C than an orange, helps brighten and even the skin tone. High levels of polyphenol antioxidants reduce inflammation, redness and promote the growth of collagen to reduce the signs of aging. Wild harvested and extracted to maintain its powerful and potent phytoactive compounds.

Natural Science

Also known as terminalia ferdinandiana, billygoat plum, gubinge or murunga, this superfood is native to the northwestern cool woodlands of Australia. The fruit is harvested by the Australian indigenous communities exclusively and is used extensively for food and traditional medicine. One of the key compounds found in Terminalia Ferdinandiana is vitamin C, which is a potent antioxidant that can help to protect the skin from damaging free radicals. In addition to vitamin C, Terminalia Ferdinandiana also contains a range of other antioxidants, including gallic acid and ellagic acid, which can help to reduce inflammation and protect the skin from environmental stressors.

Benefits

The benefits of kakadu plum in skincare formulations stem from the high vitamin C content the fruit contains, which translates to its significant antioxidant, anti-aging and photo-protective benefits. It also helps to reduce skin inflammation and redness. It can also help to improve the appearance of skin texture and tone, making it a popular choice for anti-aging skincare products.

How Its Used

We included kakadu plum in our skincare formulation for (Glyco-Biotic)™ Ultra-Synbiotic Facial to deliver antioxidant and anti-aging benefits. It also works in concert with other ingredients to brighten and bring out the skins natural glow. You can find kakadu plum listed on our ingredients list as terminalia ferdinandiana.

Research

Kakadu plum contains high levels of gallic acid, a potent anti-aging and antioxidant molecule that reduces membrane oxidation and DNA damage. The plums high level of flavone glycosides also possess strong free radical scavenging action to deliver synergistic anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits. There has been a growing body of research on the benefits of kakadu plum in skincare. One study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that a cream containing Terminalia Ferdinandiana extract was effective at reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in human subjects.

References

Gorman, J.T. et al. Kakadu Plum, Economic Botany, Nov 2019

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Vol 11, Dec 2012, Pg. 310-317

Dermatologic Surgery, Vol 31, Jul 2005, Pg. 814-817

Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, Vol 1, Winter 1999, Pg. 469-80