Kakadu Plum

Kakadu Plum (also known as Gubinge, Billygoat Plum or Murunga) is a native tree from Australia, found exclusively in the Northern Territory & Arnhem Land. Indigenous Australians have used this plant & fruit extensively for food, its healing properties & traditional medicine, ie. antiseptics & soothing balms for aching limbs. Tests have shown it contains the world's highest levels of vitamin C. Kakadu Plum offers exciting opportunities for cosmetics & pharmaceuticals products that deliver potent actives.

ACTIVES & BENEFITS

ANTIOXIDANT - ASCORBIC ACID: VITAMIN C

  • Reduces wrinkles and improves skin texture.
  • Protects skin cells & skin's support structure from UV-related damage.
  • An antioxidant that helps reduce skin damage caused by free radicals.
  • Improves the appearance of sun-damaged skin.
  • Strengthens skin's barrier response.
  • Reduces inflammation.
  • Dramatically increases the synthesis of collagen.
  • Lessens hyper-pigmentation (skin whitening possibilities)
  • Boost efficacy of sunscreen additives.

PHENOLIC ACIDS

  • Antimicrobial, antioxidant, & anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Antioxidant activity considered stronger than that of Vitamin E.
  • Anti-inflammatory action reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
  • Behaves like an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA).

PHENOLIC ANTIOXIDANT: GALLIC ACID

  • Gallic acid is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal & anti-viral properties.
  • Gallic acid acts as an antioxidant to protect skin cells from free radicals.
  • Excellent wound healer and may have a use in the treatment of psorasis.

PHENOLIC ANTIOXIDANT: ELLAGIC ACID

  • Ellagic acid encourages elasticity & suppleness in aged skin.
  • Reduces inflammation of skin cells.

REFERENCE

  • Phenolic Acids: Gallic Acid, Ellagic Acid; & Ascorbic Acid are major peaks identified & verified by an independent Australian Government body, Southern Cross University, 2012.
  • MSDS & C of A are available.

Nov 2012. The information contained in this data sheet is intended for general use to assist public knowledge and discussion and help improve the development of sustainable regions. No therapeutic claim is made or intended. While reasonable care has been taken in preparing this datasheet to ensure information contained is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, NATIVE EXTRACTS Pty Ltd gives no assurance as to the accuracy.

Product Name

NE Kakadu Plum Ext ANE0013
Teriminalia ferdinandiana

Applications

Skin Care
Anti-aging cosmetics
Skin Repair
Hair Care
Exfoliants
Sunscreen

Composition

Results based on hydrophilic extracts

Other extract options:

  • Oil Soluble Ethanol
  • Organic
  • Preserved or Unpreserved

Origin

Fruit

Odour Profile

Sweet plum note

Use Level

2.0 - 5.0%

Compliance

Australian, United States & European compliances available on request.

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