Benefits Of The Kangaroo Apple Extract For Skin
Promoting skin rejuvenation and hydration, the Kangaroo Apple is a natural skincare ingredient that can help you turn back the clock on those age spots and lines. Let’s take a look at this native ingredient and its powerful skin healing properties.
What is Kangaroo Apple?
It has a fruity sounding name but the Kangaroo Apple isn’t much like an apple at all! It’s actually part of the potato family and grows wild throughout areas of Australia, New Zealand and parts of New Guinea.
This incredible bush medicine has been used for centuries by the Aboriginal people to treat skin and joint ailments thanks to its effective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Also known as the Poroporo, the plant was given the common name Kangaroo Apple due to the shape of its leaves looking like the footprint of a kangaroo.
The fruits of the Kangaroo Apple can be eaten but only when they are completely ripe, when they become an orange colour. The unripe fruit is green and actually poisonous.
Now we know a little more about this incredible fruit, let’s take a look at the serious skincare benefits Kangaroom Apple extract can deliver to the skin.
Promotes smoother, stronger skin
The Kangaroo Apple plant contains high levels of amino acids. Amino acids are small but potent skincare heroes, creating and maintaining smooth, healthy, younger-looking skin.
They are part of our bodies natural moisturising factors (NMFs) which are a mix of various compounds, including amino acids, that are naturally present in our skin keeping it hydrated.
Amino acids also play a crucial role in creating collagen, fibrinogen, and elastin. These are the connective and structural proteins that keep your skin strong and smooth looking.
The amino acids found in Kangaroo Apple encourage exfoliation of dead skin cells on the surface, buffing away the old cells reveal the brighter, fresher ones underneath.
Exfoliation not only unblocks clogged pore to prevent bacteria build up, it also maximises the benefits of your skincare products. With a layer of dead cells sitting on top of your face, it’s difficult for creams, serums, and lotions to penetrate as deeply as possible into the skin and do their best work!
Contains anti-inflammatory properties
Breakouts, redness and flaky, dry patches messages from your skin that something isn’t right.
Overexposure to UV rays, chemicals in skincare products or environmental allergens can cause your skin to become inflamed and uncomfortable.
Kangaroo Apple extract contains anti-inflammatory properties to soothe irritated, stressed out skin. It also contains powerful wound healing properties, speeding up the return of scarring to healthy skin.
Skin lightening- goodbye age spots!
Age spots and blemishes that won’t budge? This Aussie skin champion helps to lighten and brighten skin.
Age spots are small to medium-sized areas of hyperpigmentation. These darker patches are a natural part of the ageing process (*sigh*) but there are a few lifestyle and environment factors that increase the likelihood of having age spots appear. These include a poor diet, too much UV exposure, smoking, and the level of pollution in our environment.
Usually, you’ll find these spots on exposed areas of skin like your face, back, shoulders, hands, and neck.
The good news is age spots can be prevented and reversed with Kangaroo Apple extract. The fruit’s skin brightening properties get to work lightening dark spots and brightening a dull complexion.
Given all its natural power to help turn back the skin clock, we use Kangaroo Apple extract in our Anti-Ageing Facial Cream Cleanser. A gentle, purifying cleansing and toning lotion with a lovely creamy texture, the cleanser removes makeup, dead skin and surface impurities while softening and firming the skin.