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Australia has some of the most nutrient-dense super-foods in existence. Aboriginal people have been thriving on these fruits, berries, leaves, and seeds for eons. Kakadu plum, Lilly Pilly, Lemon Aspen and the Quandong are among a group of native Australian outback super-fruits that have been recently discovered to be off the charts with great things for your skin and body.
Jam-packed with nutrients, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agents, vitamins and essential minerals to help create healthy radiant skin and may even boost your immune system.
And there is more! Many of Australia’s botanicals are loaded with wondrous concentrations of exotically fragrant essential oils that have been shown to be very powerful antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral agents. They also have aromatherapy like qualities that can give a sense of calmness, relaxation and well-being. Great for mind, body and soul!
A small green plum only found in Australia's rainforests. It has the highest concentration of vitamin C of any fruit or plant in the world. Up to 100 times more than an orange and many times more than the coveted “gold standard” blueberry*. (see chart below) You want lots of vitamin C. It is essential to vital and healthy looking skin. Kakadu Plum significantly boosts the vitamin C content along with a multitude of other vitamins, minerals, protein, anti-oxidants, bioflavonoids, polysaccharides, and essential nutrients……… all vital for healthy skin condition and youthful complexion.
It's the miracle discovery of the age. Kakadu Plum provides botanical emollients for hydration. The vitamin C and CO-Q10 within it support collagen and elastin for youthful, soft and elastic skin. Kakadu Plum is also high in antioxidants which protect skin from oxidative stress damage. This is the very key to slowing aging and age resistant skin. Products with Kakadu Plum Restore a youthful glow to your skin.
The Lilly Pilly is a wild native Australian shrub massed with small exotic red and purple fruits exhibiting great anti-aging and skin tightening properties.
High levels of antioxidants, amino acids and a myriad of vitamins all provide rich immune system boosters and clear skin.
Called the “medicine berry” by the indigenous population it is high in vitamin C, complex nutrients, trace minerals and fruit acids that improve firmness of the skin, keeping it radiant and youthful. This wonderful fruit extract has rejuvenating properties along with powerful natural cleansing agents to keep your skin clean, healthy and vibrant.
An unusual fruit that has wonderful properties that will help you have clear, vibrant skin. Quandong is made up of 25% protein and 75% complex oils. Australian aborigines have been using Quandong for centuries as a powerful anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and medical paste. A wonderful source of vitamin E, folate, trace elements, immune system boosters, and Rutin which helps reduce dark under eye circles and strengthens the skin from the effects of aging.
Quandong restores a youthful glow and silky touch through the production of collagen and elastin. Quandong smooths appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps protect skin against oxidative stress damage.
This native Australian citrus, know as the “rainforest lemon” is a unique species, containing powerful phyto-active compounds excellent for skin cleansing, repair, anti-aging and collagen support.
Relatively unknown to western science until recently, 3.5 ozs of Lemon Aspen contains the equivalent nutrients of the juice, zest, and pulp of six large lemons, with high levels of natural vitamin C which intensifies production of collagen. Collagen is that substance in everyone’s skin that enhances production of skin cells with benefits for anti-aging, skin repair and youthful appearance. Anti-oxidants from its triple acting ingredients reduce skin damage caused by free radicals.
Active constituents are Trytophan, Terpenoids and Flavone Glycosides which combine to assist in anti-aging intervention and skin repair. They build protein hydrolysate moisture in the skin and hair, provide potent anti-wrinkle and antioxidant benefits, anti-inflammatory agents for soothing and calming and is beneficial for skin-whitening. They also stimulate the growth of collagen in the skin reducing fine lines and wrinkles and reducing dark circles and puffiness under eyes. And, as an added bonus, adds a feeling of smoothness to the skin.
Lemon Myrtle is a small shrub or tree that grows in the sub-tropical areas of north eastern Australia. Traditionally used by indigenous Australians for cooking and medicinal purposes, the oil has extremely high Citral purity and is considered to be higher than lemongrass. Lemon Myrtle offers significant antibacterial and anti-fungal activity against seven bacteria and MRSA and superior to traditional Tea Tree Oil. It possesses significant antimicrobial activity against many bacterial organisms, Candida Albicans, and Propionibacterium Acnes. Lemon Myrtle Oil has been found to have low toxicity at 1% dilution and excellent for topical antimicrobial products. Its major component, Citral, has sedative, antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties.
Lemon Myrtle has excellent anti-bacterial and cleaning properties. Wonderful for mature or oily skin as it works as an effective astringent to help tighten pores and reduce skin irritation. It has powerful antibacterial properties which can assist with skin infections, such as acne and minor wounds.Incorporated into skin care it has skin whitening and anti-fatigue antioxidants which help to strengthen capillaries and minimize dark circles under the eyes.
Fragonia™ is a wild harvested Australian native variety of tea-tree growing only in a relatively small area in south western Australia and is often hard to source due to rapidly increasing demand and limited supply. Fragonia essential oil has been called a miracle oil for its wonderful properties. Among the many listed are anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. It strengthens the immune system and has aromatherapy properties of calming, relaxing and balancing. Also known for its fragrance which is soft, exotic and gorgeous?
Studies have shown Fragonia to have significant anti-microbial activity, making it useful for deep cleansing and especially beneficial for pimples and acne. Customers have reported excellent improvement for acne and Rosacea conditions. Helps with minor cuts and wounds, bites, stings, abrasions or as a gargle for sore throats.
For thousands of years, Australian Aboriginals recognized the benefits of the Australian Sandalwood tree. Used extensively in ceremonial burnings and carvings the seed kernel was used as a food and a traditional medicine for skin and internal afflictions. Elders passed down this ancient knowledge of the Sandalwood seed kernel as a remedy for sore joints, to heal sores, skin lesions, and burns. Traditional healers recommend rubbing the crushed kernel on the body to provide overall protection from the harsh Australian environment. Rich in one of the rarest fatty acids found in the plant kingdom, Ximenynic acid, this seed oil contributes to several bioactivities including anti-inflammatory and vasodilation. Sandalwood seed oil has both Ximenynic and Oleic acids but with the characteristics of carrier oil, but with much more to offer. Oleic acid is found in much greater quantities in Sandalwood Seed oil than other more widely used nuts, such as almond oil.
Research has identified the following pharmacological properties of Ximenynic acid:
It is a potent anti-inflammatory agent with healing properties for sores, skin lesions, burns and general skin protection.
It increases micro-circulation in skin, micro-vascular constriction to reduce varicose veins and cellulitis. Excellent for sebum reduction (reducing skin oiliness). It also may assist reducing fat deposits under skin (Adipose tissue).
Ximenynic and Oleic acid are excellent for dry or aging skin as they penetrate easily and deeply into the epidermis (skin surface layer) replenishing moisture and stopping additional moisture evaporation. Oleic acid has the ability to restore the natural oil of skin, without clogging pores which leads to break outs.
Australiana Botanicals unique specialty is using and blending these amazing, newly discovered, super fruit extracts, essential oils, and seed nutrients into a totally unique range of skin care products that are fabulously great for your skin.
Ranked high in the best organic skin care products available today. If you want silky kissable skin (and who doesn’t) then you need to try some.
These products are all natural, all botanical, with no chemicals, fillers or harmful ingredients of any kind. Skillfully blended into silky and velvety smooth blends of Australian super fruits, newly discovered essential oils, and other known organic botanical ingredients. All known to be excellent for the biggest organ on your body – your skin.
The end result is a leading-edge, pure botanical, skin and body care range designed to give you healthy, radiant, skin, slowing the aging process and keeping you looking young, healthy and vibrant.