This superfood has become a prime ingredient within Australian beauty products

Snail slime, gold, charcoal – we do love buzzword beauty ingredients squeezed into our skincare. And this summer is no different. Cue the latest beauty must-have to debut on our summer store shelves, coming all the way from Australia is Kakadu. Wait…Kaka-what?

Kakadu Plum is an Australian fruit famed for its rich Vitamin C levels. The fruit is widely recognised as containing the highest concentration of the vitamin - a whopping 100 times higher than oranges. Ozzies use the natural superfood in all kinds of beauty treatments, from anti-aging serums to suncare and shampoo. 

2018 5 31 Eviternity Kakadu Plum Instagram
Eviternity's 20% Vitamin C Serum features Kakadu Plum and is made in the UK

As well as reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, beauty benefits of the wonder ingredient include bright, youthful skin and a stimulated production of collagen. Dull, tired skin is supposedly eliminated, leaving radiant, firmer skin in its place.

Aborigines have lived in the Kakadu park area, where the fruit originates, for tens of thousands of years and have been known to pound up the fruit into antiseptic balms for aches and pains. The well-travelled amongst us may recognise the fruit for its other names; Gubinge, Billygoat or Murunga. The cute fruit is similar to a gooseberry, yellow-green in colour and about the size of an almond. Whilst the winter was all about 10-step Korean skincare, this summer Australian beauty is the beauty regime to get on board with. And the nation filled with beautifully sun-kissed tans and penchant for natural products and lifestyles – the Ozies could have a point.

Here’s where you can get the coveted Australian ingredient ahead of the summer rush:

2018 5 31 Eviternity Kakadu Plum Serum

Eviternity 20% Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Acid Age Defence Tropical Super Serum - £14.99

Eviternity's expert formula may be rich in Ozzie ingredients, but this Vitamin-rich serum is made here in the UK.

2018 5 31 Oilixia Kakadu Plum Cleanser

Oilixia Australian Kakadu Plum Gummy Facial Cleanser - £24

A gentle exfoliator from the popular Ozzy brand, designed to leave skin smoother and brighter.

2018 5 31 Calendula And Kakadu Plum Clay Mask

Calendula & Kakadu Plum Clay Mask 100ml - £24.17

Use just a splash of water to activate the benefits of this powder clay mask. 

2018 5 31 Meditree Kakadu Face Cream

Meditree Kakadu Plum Face Cream - £20.50

Infused with Kakadu Plum and Quandong, this nourishing moisturiser has antioxidant properties to help protect the skin from the damaging effects of the environment.

2018 5 31 Derma Doctor Kakadu Plum Face Cream

DERMADOCTOR Kakadu C Face Crème - £57.00

Hydrate your skin with this nourishing face cream.

2018 5 31 Kevin Murphy Kakadu Hair Cream

KEVIN.MURPHY Un.Tangled leave-in conditioner - £21.00

Bring strength to your tresses with this detangling leave-in conditioner.  

2018 5 31 Skin Design Londonn Kakadu Radiant Glow

Skin Design London C Antioxidant Glow Serum - £105.00

Boasting a ‘skin clinic in a bottle’, this hybrid product reduces skin pigmentation, brightens and plumps.