Superstar Ingredients: Peptides and Kakadu Plum

Peptides

If you’re into skincare, you’re probably familiar with the buzzword ‘collagen’ but might not know what it is and what it does.

Collagen is made up of long strands of amino acids and is the main building block of skin, giving it that plump and youthful appearance. It is naturally occurring in our skin, but as we age, our natural collagen is depleted.

The science behind this?

When the long strands of amino acids in collagen are broken down, they create small chains commonly referred to as peptides. Peptides are the good stuff that can give you healthy, glowing skin.

How do peptides work?

You might be thinking, ‘great, I just need to slather some peptides on my skin and voila! My collagen will be restored!’

It’s a little more complex than that.

Peptides send out signals to our body that we need to heal, telling us to produce more collagen where we need it the most. They are ultimately the building blocks for new collagen and elastin fibres which are essential to our skin’s tissue firmness and elasticity.

So, introducing skincare products with peptides in the form of a moisturiser or serum will act as a signal to your skin to produce more collagen and stimulate that process.

What are the benefits of peptides in skincare?

Where do we start? There are hundreds of peptides and some are much more beneficial to the skin than others.

For example, Biomimetic Peptide helps to accelerate the growth of epidermal cells essential for cell production, DNA repair and protein stimulus. It can reduce wrinkles, stimulate collagen, and improve elasticity.

Tetrapeptide, on the other hand, promotes an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin and helps to visibly diminish uneven spots of pigmentation and improves the evenness of skin tone.

Peptide-enriched products can work wonders for your skin, but we also recommend stimulating collagen formation with another super ingredient: Kakadu Plum.

Kakadu Plum

What is Kakadu Plum?

Also known as Gubinge, Billygoat Plum, Gurumal or Murrunga, this incredible native Australian superfood is grown in the Northern Territory – a place we’re pretty fond of - and has been used as a healing remedy for thousands of years.

What are the benefits of Kakadu Plum for your skin?

Kakadu Plum is the richest source of Vitamin C and antioxidants in any food known to humans containing a whopping 3000mg of Vitamin C per 100g of fruit. That’s the equivalent of 40 oranges!

This natural ingredient is deeply soothing and can:

  • Stimulate the production of collagen, reduce scarring and pigmentation;
  • Lighten and reduce fine lines and wrinkles;
  • Be used on every skin type and is ideal for acne or breakout prone skin;
  • Detoxify and fight free radical damage from pollution and sun exposure;
  • Balance complexion;
  • Have anti-fungal and antibacterial effects to protect the skin’s natural barrier; and
  • Reduce redness and inflammation

Now that truly is a superfood!

Introducing Peptides and Kakadu Plum to your skin care regime

Ignite the power of these ingredients by sourcing them in your skincare products.

We recommend:

Our Barrier Complex Moisturiser which infuses your skin with biomimetic peptides, natural moisturising factors, lipids, cellular energy boosters and antioxidants to fight fine lines and wrinkles, lighten your complexion and hydrate and protect your skin.