What Is Kakadu Plum & Why Are We Obsessed With It?

What Is Kakadu Plum & Why Are We Obsessed With It?

Here at MCoBeauty, we’re huge fans of kakadu plum. It’s the hero ingredient in our natural skincare range and you’ll find it in pretty much all of our skin products. So why are we so obsessed? 

We already know that vitamin C itself is a potent antioxidant with incredible brightening properties, yet add kakadu plum into the mix, and it’s an ingredient that will lift even the dullest of complexions. 

What is kakadu plum?

Well, kakadu plum is a native Australian superfruit that’s the richest natural source of vitamin C on earth. Yep, you read that right! Kakadu plum even contains 100 times more vitamin C than an orange. It is juicy, of the skincare kind. 

It’s a powerful antioxidant that’s also an impressive multitasking ingredient. It helps promote collagen formation, which works to reduce signs of aging. It also works to fight free radicals, hydrate the skin, and prevent it from damage. Basically, it’s a superfruit with amazing skincare benefits.

What are the benefits of kakadu plum?

As our skin is constantly exposed to free radicals from UV rays and pollution, these factors can damage the skin, contribute to the formation of dark spots, and accelerate the breakdown of collagen and elastin. 

To remedy all those aggressors, we must seek out ingredients like kakadu plum to help stop that exposure and protect the skin. Kakadu plum is an effective antioxidant that protects the skin from damage, stabilises free radical damage and decreases sun damage (in partnership with SPF, of course).  

It’s also beneficial to those who are blemish-prone or have skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema. It contains gallic acid, which has antibacterial properties, and ellagic acid, which contains high concentrations of anti-inflammatories. This is a supercharged combination that works together to heal blemish-prone skin, as well as decrease inflammation. Also, it’s great in defending the skin against dark spots and scarring left behind from picking blemishes.

How and when do I use kakadu plum?

Kakadu plum can be used in both your morning and night-time routine. However, when it comes to antioxidants like vitamin C, our skin enjoys far more benefits when they’re used in the morning in conjunction with SPF.

Where can I find kakadu plum in the MCoBeauty range?

In pretty much everything! We’ve included kakadu plum in the following products:

Salicylic Foaming Face Cleanser

If you have dull, blemish-prone skin, this cleanser is your jam. It contains salicylic acid and glycolic acid, which work to unclog pores and exfoliate dead skin cells, while the kakadu plum brightens the skin, boosting overall radiance. 

Gentle Vitamin C Exfoliating Scrub

This scrub instantly reveals a fresher, smoother complexion thanks to the inclusion of kakadu plum and salicylic acid. It works to gently remove dead skin cells to deliver a bright, radiant complexion and leaves your skin feeling soft and clean. 

AHA/BHA Pore Refining Exfoliating Toner

This toner is chocked full of active ingredients, including salicylic acid (BHA), lactic acid and glycolic acid (both AHAs), as well as vitamin C-rich kakadu plum. The exfoliating acids resurface the skin to get rid of uneven skin tone and texture, while the kakadu plum brightens, firms and protects the skin. 

Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C Face Serum

This serum is an instant hit of hydration and plumps the skin for that enviable glow. With kakadu plum working with hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and hibiscus extract – the results are brightened skin that is hydrated and protected against free radical damage. 

Hydrating Day & Night Face Moisturiser

This is a lightweight, non-greasy daily moisturiser rich in intensely hydrating hyaluronic acid, hibiscus extract to plump and brighten skin, along with nourishing macadamia oil, almond oil and shea butter. And of course, it contains brightening kakadu plum to fight damaging free radicals and boost your skin’s natural collagen production, in the AM and PM. 

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