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Wholesale Native Botanical Actives

DesertPea - Native Botanical Actives

Native, Natural and Powerful Ingredients

In this section, we will take you through the list of unique and powerful actives that can be harvested from native fruits, herbs and plants. This information has been identified and verified by an independent Australian body: Southern Cross University, 2012.

Antioxidant - ascorbic acid: vitamin C
Found in Kakadu plum. Tests confirm that it contains the world's highest amount of vitamin C

  • Refines and improves skin texture
  • Protects skin cells & skin damage caused by free radicals
  • Improves the appearance of sun damaged skin
  • Strengthens skin barrier response
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Dramatically increases the synthesis of collagen
  • Lessens hyper-pigmentation

Courmarin
Found in desert lime, finger lime

  • Induce proliferation of skin cells at low concentrations. The compounds have applications in healthy ageing cosmetic products, skin repair, wound healing and regeneration

Flavonoid - anthocyanin
Found in Davidson plum and mountain pepper berry

  • Anti-inflammatory action to enrich and even skin tone
  • Anthocyanins are found to have the strongest anti-inflammatory effect of any flavonoid tested
  • Antioxidant & anti-inflammatory action reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Behaves like an AHA

Phenolic acid
Found in Davidson plum, Kakadu plum and Quandong, Muntries, Kakadu plum

  • Antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Antioxidant activity considered stronger than that of vitamin E
  • Anti-inflammatory action reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Behaves like an AHA
  • Excellent wound healer and possible psoriasis treatment

Flavone glycosides
Found in aniseed myrtle, muntries, mountain pepper leaf, mountain pepper berries, lemon myrtle, lemon aspen, Davidson plum

  • Strong anti-oxidants, reducing creation of free radicals. Anti-oxidants protect the skin from breaking down and aging
  • Stabilises Vitamin C, works synergistically, intensifying the antioxidant activity of Vitamin C
  • Strengthens capillaries, reducing dark circles and puffiness under the eye
  • Anti-inflammatory effect

Flavonoid glycosides - rutin
Found in quandong, mountain pepper leaf, mountain pepper berries, lemon myrtle

  • Rutin is a strong antioxidant that can reduce the creation of free radicals
  • Rutin works synergistically with vitamin c, inhibiting vitamin c to oxidize and become a free radical and intensifying the antioxidant activity of vitamin c
  • Rutin strengthens capillaries, reducing blood pooling in the delicate skin under the eye area, hence reducing dark circles and puffiness
  • Rutin has anti-inflammatory effects which is a major factor in skin care issues like the break down of collagen and elastin, increase in oil production (leading to acne and blemishes) as well as skin discoloration

 

    Methoxy flavone glycosides
    Found in lemon myrtle, finger lime

    • Glycosides are used for two reasons in natural skin care; they assist absorption of vital ingredients & hydrate the skin by binding onto water molecules
    • Provides potent anti-oxidant protection & supports healthy immune system function. Supports healthy collagen production, the main component of connective tissue
    • Hydration of the skin and assisting absorption of other vital ingredients

      Phenolic acids: gallic acid derivative
      Found in Kakadu plum

      • Gallic acid is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti vial properties
      • Gallic acid acts as an anti-oxidant to protect skin cells from free radicals
      • Excellent wound healer and may have a use in the treatment of psoriasis

        Furanocoumarin
        Found in lemon aspen, finger lime, desert lime

        • Induce proliferation of skin cells at low concentrations. These compounds have applications in healthy ageing cosmetics, skin repair, wound healing and regeneration

        Flavanol - catechin
        Found in lemon myrtle

        • Catechins - 100 times more potent anti-oxidants than vitamin C
        • Catechins - 25 times more potent than vitamin E
        • Skin protection - photo protection, appearance and hydration of the skin