A Plum Job for Aussie Skincare Brand
Considered a gift of the Dreamtime, the Kakadu plum has long been used by Australia’s indigenous people. Now it’s now proving to be the new cosmetic buzzword.
But far from just a fad, the Kakadu plum is having real and positive benefits for our skin, thanks to an Aussie company using the ingredient and other rare indigenous superfoods in their skincare products.
About the Kakadu plum
The ancient Kakadu plum holds exceptional nutritional and antiseptic properties and has been an important food and medicine in Northern Australia for millennia.
Also referred to as gubinge, billygoat plum or murunga, this powerhouse fruit is grown natively in Northern Australia, The Kimberleys and Arnhem Land. From March to June, the local people harvest and consume this energising, thirst-quenching fruit. Throughout the rest of the year, the tree sap is consumed to treat joint inflammation, whilst the bark is applied to the body to treat burns, rashes and infections.
Used for years by Indigenous communities for its medicinal healing properties, Kakadu plum offers an extensive list of benefits for the skin.
An Aussie skincare success story
G&M Cosmetics, producer of 100% Australian made skincare, is one of the first companies in Australia using Kakadu plum and other rare indigenous superfood ingredients for their skincare products. Grown free from human intervention, this beautiful wildcrafted ingredient is harvested in an environmentally friendly manner to protect its pristine natural habitat.
Founded in 1996 by Zvonko Jordanov, G&M Cosmetics has been taking care of Australia’s skin health for almost 23 years with its natural skincare ranges.
Manufactured locally in Sydney in accordance with the ISO 9001 standard, G&M Cosmetics sources native ingredients from specialised Australian suppliers to produce superior skincare products with gentle effective formulations for both adults and children. In the past 5 years G&M has doubled its manufacturing capacities to meet continual increasing demand. The company is renowned for its affordable, high-quality natural skincare products in Australia and the Asia Pacific.
G&M Cosmetics’ Native Australian skincare brand is a luxurious new range offering sophisticated, highly-concentrated formulations featuring 100% natural organic oils and iconic indigenous ingredients, such as quandong, finger lime and Kakadu plum.
The incredible benefits of native Australian ingredients
Studies show the Kakadu plum contains the highest recorded levels of Vitamin C of any fruit in the world, measuring up to 100 times the Vitamin C content found in an orange. The concentration of Vitamin C in Kakadu plums can be as high as 3700 mg per 100g (compared with 50 mg/100g for oranges).
The Vitamin C found in the Kakadu plum is also the most stable Vitamin C in nature, meaning it holds its nutrient value for much longer.
The massive amounts of vitamin C in the Kakadu plum deliver unbeatable benefits to your skin:
- It’s a powerful natural antioxidant,
- Reduces wrinkles & improves skin textures,
- Enhances brightness, radiance & luminosity,
- Increases collagen synthesis,
- And improves elasticity.
High levels of Vitamin C are a natural wonder for improving skin quality. Vitamin C is essential for glowing skin; it firms skin, helps fade dark spots, can help fade acne scarring and improves the way skin responds to UV light. When used in natural skincare products, this supercharged ingredient works to stimulate the production of collagen and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C is also effective at reducing the appearance of scarring or hyperpigmentation as it naturally lightens the complexion.
Kakadu plum is proven to be antioxidant-rich to fight free radicals. Antioxidants are crucial to your complexion’s good health when applied topically. Rich in antioxidants (proven to be five times more potent than blueberries) this superfruit detoxifies the skin and fights off free radical damage caused by environmental factors such as pollution or sun exposure. Kakadu plums are found in some of the most remote areas of Australia, which leads to an extremely rare antioxidant profile. These harsh growing conditions mean each plum develops a highly efficient defence mechanism made up of diverse antioxidants.
Kakadu plum is naturally antibacterial to balance acne-prone skin. Containing the phytochemicals gallic acid and ellagic acid, Kakadu plums have long been sought after for their antifungal and antibacterial properties. While gallic acid works to restore the skin’s natural barrier, ellagic acid encourages skin elasticity and suppleness. Ideal for acne or breakout-prone skin, the oil extracted from these plums help to balance the complexion.
Kakadu plum helps soothe skin irritation to reduce sensitivity and increase brightness. If you struggle with skin that’s prone to sensitivity, Kakadu plum Oil is deeply soothing. Gallic acid (a natural anti-inflammatory), helps reduce redness, inflammation and irritation.
No wonder this phenomenal ingredient is so sought after in the cosmetics industry.
The exciting G&M Cosmetics Native Australian range
Kakadu plum is one of the main active ingredients in the hydrating, smoothing and plumping G&M Cosmetics’ Native Australian Kakadu Plum Complex. This rich cream contains supercharged ingredients including Kakadu plum, macadamia and bergamot oils. It’s great as a night-time reviver for all skin types, leaving skin feeling more youthful, moisturised and restored.
In addition to 100% pure organic oils and creams, the Native Australian innovative range contains lotions which offer lightweight yet highly concentrated formulations.
Both Native Australian creams and lotions are abundant with botanical extracts and free from parabens, mineral oil, artificial fragrances and colours to provide your skin with outstanding results and long-lasting benefits.
The Native Australian ® Lanolin Brightening Lotion is packed with concentrated Vitamin C from Kakadu plum extract to illuminate and even skin tone, Vitamin B3 and evergreen bearberry to lighten skin and natural oils to moisturise the skin.
Another revolutionary G&Ms product is the Native Australian ® Lanolin Skin Shield Lotion, designed to naturally protect the skin from the harsh environmental elements. It contains a unique quandong fruit extract which aids in the formation of a barrier against environmental damage. The lotion is also enriched with multi-level actives and nourishing extracts including rice bran oil and tomato fruit extract which is known to absorb UV-light and naturally protect against sun radiation.
The Native Australian ® Lanolin Restoration Lotion features native to Australia finger lime caviar extract to protect the skin from damaging free radicals, Vitamin B3 to increase DNA repair and blackcurrant seed oil and jasmine extract to reduce inflammatory processes, rejuvenate skin and strengthen skin barrier.
Native Australian products are available in airports, health stores and souvenir and gift stores. G&M Cosmetics’ core ranges include Native Australian, Dr.V, Australian Creams and Australian Creams MKII.
In March 2018 the G&M’s Australian Creams ® brand was voted the Most Trusted Australian Brand in China, according to Monash University’s ABC (Australian Brands in China) Index. All G&M products are not tested on animals.
This article was sponsored by G&M, who are exhibiting at Naturally Good 2019, visit their stand (Stand B24) during the show to try this new range and chat to the team.