The Skin Care Benefits of Kakadu Plum
Last week, Seed launched a brand new product: Aging Beautifully Face Serum. This oil-based facial treatment is designed for nearly every skin type in mind, whether it be oily, dry, sensitive, acne-prone or with the visible signs of skin aging.
We're going to spotlight the special ingredients used in this serum so you can learn why each one was chosen to be used in our formulation.
This week's Ingredient Spotlight is on Kakadu Plum.
What is Kakadu Plum Extract?
Kakadu Plum (Terminalia Ferdinandiana) is a sour green fruit that is native to Australia. Small in size, this fruit contains 55 times more Vitamin C than an orange. While it is hard to fine, Kakadu Plum has been creating quite a buzz lately in the skin care industry because of its many benefits. It is safe to say that using Kakadu Plum is not just a passing fad. You'll be seeing a lot more of this ingredient as more and more solid research comes out.
What Are the Skin Care Benefits of Kakadu Plum Extract?
- Kakadu Plum contains a potent blend of antioxidants. In addition to Vitamin C, Kakadu Plum boasts an abundance of Ellagic and Gallic Acids. Ellagic Acid helps to improve skin elasticity, while Gallic Acid aids with skin barrier restoration. Other antioxidant benefits include protecting skin from UV damage and other environmental contaminants.
- Kakadu Plum has anti-fighting properties. As it is both anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, this ingredient helps to minimize acne flare ups and may lessen the redness and swelling associated with many different types of breakouts.
- The potent Vitamin C in this natural extract helps to brighten dull skin, boosts skin collagen, and may help to firm the skin.
- Kakadu Plum is beneficial for all skin types, from ultra sensitive to dry to oily and breakout prone.
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Summer is officially here! After a long, very unusual spring, it is nice to get outside and relax in the summer sun.
I love the feeling of soaking up the rays, but sun smarts are essential for your skin.
The sun's UV rays can greatly impact the condition of the skin. While sitting with our faces toward the sun makes us feel so good, it is important to remember that we have to be vigilant about our sun care.
My 25 year background in skin care has shown me just how important protecting our skin from UVA and UVB rays truly is. I practice what I preach. I wear sunscreen. I moisturize. I remove my makeup at night.
I am human, though, and I make mistakes. Yesterday was one of those days. It was unusually hot here. I finished up my work after lunch and noticed that the outside temperature was 96 degrees. I was skimming the pool and made sure to put on more sunscreen before jumping in.
I was so comfortable just floating on my raft. Floating around just relaxing felt so good! I planned to be in the water for about an hour when my 14 year old jumped in. We had a blast playing baseball with a beach ball and pool noodle, making a whirlpool, and playing games. If you have a teenager, you will understand what a treat it is to enjoy one on one time just having fun with that child who normally would rather be doing something else. This extra time together during the pandemic has been a gift, because there is much more family time. We had so much fun — and before I knew it, I had been in the water for nearly three hours.
I was careful to reapply my sunscreen everywhere — but I neglected my back. And boy did I learn my lesson. I now have a blistering sunburn on about 40% of my back and it is incredibly painful. In addition to being concerned about the potential for lasting damage and cellular changes done to my skin, I am finding it hard to get comfortable. This was preventable, though.
I cannot change yesterday’s mistake, but I can help alleviate the pain and I thought I would share how you can, too, should you finding yourself in need of some sunburn relief.