Native Botanical ingredients
Muntries, also commonly known as Emu Apple's, are a ground hugging plant native to the southern coast of Australia.
They have been a highly valued fruit by the Aboriginal population in Victoria and South Australia. Aboriginal names include Munthari, Munta, Mantirri and Mantari.
Muntries have high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C. Muntries also contain gallic acid, a powerful antioxidant and excellent wound healer. The berries contain flavone glycosides, an important ingredient in natural skincare, as they facilitate the absorption of other vital ingredients into the skin.
Australian Papayas are grown in the tropical climate of North Queensland. They are also known as papaws or pawpaws. Their sweet taste, vibrant color, and the wide variety of health benefits they provide make them a popular fruit for health and wellness.
Papayas contain high levels of antioxidants vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E. The papain found in papaya is attributed with soothing skin irritations and its anti-inflammatory properties which make it an ideal ingredient for acne and blemish-prone skin. It's natural and effective exfoliating properties brighten the skin by removing dead skin cells and flaky patches on the top layer of your skin.
Australian passionfruit is predominantly grown in northern New South Wales and Queensland.
This superfood contains Vitamin C and Vitamin A which are great for anti-aging. These two antioxidants along with riboflavin and carotene can help skin retain moisture and improve blood flow, making it look younger and prevent aging and wrinkling.
First introduced to North Queensland by Chinese migrant communities in the 1870s, bananas are rich in potassium and moisture.
Bananas hydrate and moisturise dry skin, and they are sometimes referred to as ‘nature botox’ because they can make skin softer and more supple. They contain super anti-wrinkle nutrients that help to fade age spots and prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
Aboriginal communities have known about the medicinal properties of the kakadu plum for hundreds of years, including treating flu symptoms or as an antiseptic.
However, it is their high concentration of vitamin C that helps balance uneven skin tone and neutralise harmful molecules that destabilise skin cells.
Kakadu plums can also promote the production of collagen to help reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
The tropical climates of Darwin and far North Queensland create the perfect conditions to grow purple mangosteen, which comes originally from South East Asia.
Mangosteen peel is rich in antioxidants, which protect skin cells from destruction and help alleviate the visible signs of sun exposure and ageing.
Mangosteens also contain xanthones to protect the skin, and the fruit also promotes microcirculation which improves the vitality and radiance of skin. Phenolic acids and flavonoids, which possess biological and medicinal properties, especially antioxidant properties.
Macadamia nuts have been growing in the rainforests of the east coast of Australia for over 60 million years.
Their oil is rich in palmitoleic acid, an omega 7 fatty acid that helps skin retain suppleness. It also contains vitamin E which combats dry skin, locks in moisture and may contribute to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the skin.
Macadamia nut oil mimics your skin's natural oils, allowing you to maintain your natural glow.
Under their Aboriginal name Gulalung, finger limes have been in Australia for thousands of years. The caviar-like pulp or pearls were used for medicinal purposes to prevent sickness and were applied as an antiseptic.
Finger lime extract helps skin hydration and supports collagen production, leading to more bright, glowing skin.
Finger lime fruit is also a proven remedy to fight inflammation, hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. It can even help balance skin tone and it’s suitable for all skin types.
First brought to Australia in the 1830s, pineapples found in North Queesland the perfect environment to grow. Today, 35 million are produced each year by Australian farmers.
Their skin benefits are abundant. Pineapples promote collagen production, which gives your skin a firm structure while maintaining its elasticity.
Pineapples also have antioxidant properties, especially vitamin C, to help prevent damage to skin cells caused by free radicals and support tissue repair.
Originally from Central and South America, dragon fruit is successfully grown in most states in Australia today.
Its pulp is a remarkable ingredient, with multiple skin benefits. It is rich in antioxidants like vitamin C and used as an effective remedy against acne, sunburnt skin and dry skin.
Some studies have also shown dragon fruit can help fight premature skin aging and help your skin glow.
Constituents in essential oils
Components of Lavender and citrus oils. Soothes the skin, provides a relaxing fragrance note.
Citronellol is a naturally ocurring scent ingredient derived from plants such as rose, geranium and lemongrass.
Geraniol is a colorless or pale yellow oily liquid with a sweet rose scent. It is derived from various essential oils, such as rose oil or citronella oil, and it is the principal constituent of geranium oil
Limonene is a scent ingredient and solvent naturally ocurring in the rind of citrus fruit.