The benefits of Kakadu plum for your skin
Kakadu plum is a native Australian superfood and hero ingredient that your skincare routine needs now.
Dive into the ingredients list of any A-beauty brand and you’ll certainly find Kakadu plum front and centre. Why? Because the native Australian fruit is a powerhouse with an extensive list of benefits: brightening, soothing and anti-ageing effects coupled with an ability to boost collagen production, fend off wrinkles and remain acne-friendly. Better still, the fruit, called on by First Nations communities for its antibacterial properties and nutritional benefits, is also a rich source of free radical-fighting antioxidants. Here, we examine the skin benefits of Kakadu plum and how to incorporate the ingredient into your routine.
Why is Kakadu plum good for skin?
It is rich in vitamin C
Kakadu plum offers a vast list of virtues but as one of the richest sources of vitamin C in the world, A-beauty brands often call on this ingredient to supercharge their formulas. Aside from its skin brightening abilities, vitamin C can reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, smooth fine lines, promote collagen production and protect against sun damage.
It is brimming with antioxidants
Kakadu plum is a rich source of ellagic acid, an antioxidant known to possess prebiotic effects as well as antimicrobial properties. Research indicates ellagic acid is able to fight collagen breakdown, wrinkles and inflammation, making it a potent skincare ally. In fact, Kakadu plum boasts significant antioxidant power, including gallic acid (which has antifungal and antibacterial properties), anthocyanins (which fight UV damage) and lutein (which improves skin tone and also fights UV damage).
How do I use Kakadu plum in skincare?
Kakadu plum is easy to incorporate into your regimen, especially as it soothes sensitive skin and is good for every inch of your body. For a targeted facial treatment, consider: