Kakadu plums have been used medicinally for centuries, beginning with the indigenous people of Australia. Using both the fruit and parts of the kakadu plum tree, these indingenous people treated mosquito bits, skin sores, colds & flu, and headaches. More recently, the stone fruits have been praised for their high nutritional value. Before we get into actual skin benefits and why added it to Único Body Oil Spray’s luxurious formula, first let’s understand what exactly Kakadu Plum Extract.

What is Kakadu Plum Extract?

The kakadu plum is also known as billygoat plum or gubinge, and can be found in the woodlands of Northern Australia. It’s a small, pale green or yellow fruit with a pit in the center, with a fibrous bite and a tart, almost bitter taste. While many enjoy the fruit raw or in jams & even ice cream, health & wellness buffs will look for the fruit’s benefits in the form of powder supplement or extract.

What are the Benefits of Kakadu Plum Extract?

Packed with vitamin c for powerful immune system support, Kakadu plums are a great line of defense against cold & flu season. It’s also a great source of copper, which aids the formation of red blood cells, bones and connective tissue to name a few. The stone fruits are also rich in iron, which is essential for oxygen circulation, and dietary fiber, which helps keep you pooping regularly, and promotes great gut health and balanced blood sugar levels. While a healthy body promotes healthy skin, there are even more skin-specific benefits of the Kakadu plum.

What are the Skin Benefits of Kakadu Plum Extract?

We formulated Único Body Oil Spray with Kakadu plum extract for many reasons, all of which are hugely beneficial to the skin. Because kakadu plum extract is a powerful source of antioxidants & polyphenols, it is very helpful at combating oxidative stress from free radicals, which are well-explained here. Vitamin C can effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and help brighten & even out the skin tone by reducing hyperpigmentation, especially when used topically regularly. It has also been known to provide collagen production support. 

Ellagic acid is one of the polyphenols found in Kakadu plum extract, a strong antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that are great for helping prevent acne and irritation on the skin. 

Additionally, the plum and its extract contain minerals and antioxidants like Vitamin E, Zinc, Iron, Folate and Lutein—all of which nourish and invigorate to leave behind younger-looking skin. 

The kakadu plum is a nutrient-dense fruit that offers full-body benefits that goes much more than skin deep. Kakadu plum extract is a powerhouse of antioxidants, vitamins & minerals to help your skin look and feel healthier, younger, and cared for.