The hero skincare ingredient that was once a whispered secret in the wellness industry, Kakadu plum has since become one of skincare’s most sought-after superfoods. Also known as Terminalia ferdinandiana, gubinge or billygoat plum, Kakadu plum is a small stone fruit found in the Eucalypt woodlands across the northern Australian states. Australia’s Aboriginal people have been using Kakadu Plums as a natural immune booster and traditional medicine for thousands of years, and - in traditional medicine - Kakadu plums were used to treat colds, the flu, and headaches. They were also utilised as an antiseptic and a soothing balm for the limbs.
With a philosophy rooted in using ingredients grown in their natural habitats, at Rare by Nature our single origin Kakadu plums are sourced from wild bushland in the Northern Territory of Australia. The plums are sustainably harvested in their natural environment – just where nature intended them to grow - completely untouched by humans.
And so, from promoting collagen production to rehydrating skin, here are five benefits of Kakadu plum for skin.
The richest food source of vitamin C
Rich with an incredibly high concentration of vitamin C – an ingredient that has long been known as a skin saviour – Kakadu plum has more of this water-soluble vitamin than any other fruit. A science-backed staple - favoured by dermatologists around the world - vitamin C is a supercharged ingredient that can help with everything from slowing early skin ageing, to preventing sun damage, and improving the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, and acne. Not only that, but it's also an ingredient that suits all skin types, including both dry and sensitive skin.
A natural anti-inflammatory
As well as being a potent source of vitamin C, Kakadu plum also contains Gallic acid, a natural anti-inflammatory, that soothes sensitive skin, and can help reduce redness, inflammation and irritation caused by sensitivity, and overexposure to the sun.
Smooth skin with less fine lines
Thanks to its high dose of vitamin C, Kakadu plum promotes new collagen formation in the skin, which in turn increases radiance and rehydration. As the most essential antioxidant for slowing down the ageing process, the high intensity of vitamin C in Kakadu plum will stimulate the growth of collagen in the skin to increase suppleness, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and plump the skin to create a more youthful, radiant glow. Taking Rare by Nature’s Kakadu plum capsules daily will help improve the condition of your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Faster skin healing
Used as a traditional medicine by the indigenous people of Australian for millennia. The gallic and ellagic acid found in Kakadu plum both contain antibacterial properties used to heal wounds, sores, and boils. It also has a long and effective history of preventing and controlling fungal and bacterial infections.
A boost to your immunity and resilience
Kakadu plum offers greater potency than other sources of Vitamin C and contains 100 times more vitamin C than oranges. Kakadu plum also contains potent antioxidants, minerals and nutrients that are essential for maintaining a healthy immune system.
Our Kakadu plum nutrition capsules offer a proven all-in-one beauty and wellness solution. Rich in collagen forming vitamin C for plumper, more youthful skin, and brimming with anti-oxidants for a healthy body.
Our Kakadu plum facial serum is packed full of vitamins and antioxidants to reduce age-related damage, blemishes and pigmentation. This serum will smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promoting a refined complexion that exudes luminosity and brightness.