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Kakadu Plum: Nature’s Skincare Superfruit

Jun 14, 2024

Kakadu Plum: Nature’s Skincare Superfruit

In the heart of Australia's nature lies a hidden gem revered for centuries by native communities: the Kakadu Plum. This small but potent fruit, known scientifically as Terminalia ferdinandiana, is rapidly gaining recognition in the world of skincare. A true gift from nature, the Kakadu Plum offers many benefits that nourish, protect, and rejuvenate the skin, making it a must-have ingredient in your beauty routine. 

What is Kakadu Plum?

The Kakadu Plum is a small, greenish-yellow fruit found in the tropical woodlands of Northern Australia. Despite its modest size, it packs a powerful punch, boasting the highest recorded natural concentration of vitamin C—up to 100 times that of an orange. This impressive nutrient profile has made the Kakadu Plum an unmissable ingredient in skin care.

Benefits of Kakadu Plum 

Because of the high vitamin C concentration in Kakadu Plum, this fruit knows many benefits. We have summarized the benefits for you:

- Brightening skin tone

The high level of vitamin C makes it an excellent ingredient for brightening dull skin and reducing the appearance of dark spots and discoloration. Regular use of Kakadu Plum-infused products can lead to a more radiant, even skin tone.

- Deep hydration

Kakadu Plum is also known also for its impressive hydrating benefits, which makes it ideal for people with dry skin that could use some moisture. 

- Collagen Boosting

Vitamin C is essential for collagen production, which keeps skin looking youthful and firm. By stimulating collagen synthesis, Kakadu Plum helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

- Antioxidant Protection

Antioxidants protect the skin from free radicals, which can accelerate aging and cause cellular damage. The ellagic acid and flavonoids in Kakadu Plum offer strong antioxidant protection, shielding the skin from environmental aggressors.

- Anti-Inflammatory

 Kakadu plum’s anti-inflammatory properties help to calm and soothe the skin, making it ideal for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin. The gallic acid content helps reduce redness, swelling, and irritation, promoting a clearer, more balanced complexion.

Introduce Kakadu Plum into your routine

Integrating Kakadu plum into your skincare routine is easy, thanks to its growing popularity and inclusion in various products. Here at Nourished, we have many products that include this superfruit. Have a look at our favorite skincare products that contains Kakadu Plum:


Raww Cosmetics - Purify-Me Gentle Cleanser

Retreatment Botanics - Radiance Cream Cleanser



Sans [ceuticals] - Superdose Luminosity Masque 

Wildcrafted Organics - Native Hibiscus Active Enzyme Polish



Biologi - Bk Vitamin C Face & Eye Serum

Eco Tan - Serum of Plenty 

Ipsum Skin - Face Oil Enriching

Retreatment Botanics - Kakadu Brightening Serum

Wildcrafted Organics - Wild Plum Illumination C Complex



Eco Tan - Eye Compost Apricot Eye Cream

Nourished Daily - Daily Moisturizer

Raww Cosmetics - Activate-Me Face Moisturizer

Retreatment Botanics - Ultra Rich Moisturizer


Experience the nourishing power of Kakadu plum and let your skin reap the rewards of this magical gift of nature.