While vitamin C is considered the rockstar of skincare, not all sources are created equal. In fact one vitamin C source contains 100 times the potency of the humble orange, which is why this source was carefully chosen for Tailor Your Blend Extract 5.
Meet Australia’s Kakadu Plum
The Kakadu plum hails from Australia’s vast Northern Territory, taking its name from the majestic Kakadu National Park, north east of Darwin, where the tree grows in abundance.
To survive the region’s extreme UV exposure, the Kakadu plum developed a robust defence system comprising powerful anti-antioxidant molecules, among them vitamin C with levels 100 times that of the orange.
Traditional Use Of The Kakadu Plum
The medicinal and topical treatments uses of the Kakadu plum have been embraced by Aboriginals for tens of thousands of years. This extraordinarily adapted plum tree boasts high levels of vitamins E and A and polyphenols, known to for their anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties when used to treatment the skin.
So alongside being used for weaving material and as nutrient-rich bush tucker, when crushed down, the Kakadu plum is a highly effective antiseptic or balm, relieving everything from skin abrasions to aching limbs.
How Vitamin C Works To Protect Your Skin
In modern life, we’re exposed to oxidant aggressors attacking our skin every day, from pollution, cigarette smoke, sun damage and stress, which easily overwhelms our cellular antioxidant defenses. This results in micro-inflammation, which is a no-no in the body, causing our skin to rapidly show signs of aging. In addition, as we age, our bodies naturally reduce the ability to produce oxidants within cells, so yet again our defence systems are further broken down, accelerating the skin aging process.
To redress the antioxidant imbalance, a topical application of active vitamin C, is just the tonic. This treatment does everything from raising our antioxidant cell protection levels, brightening skin, and reducing premature appearance of wrinkles to bring about healthier, more radiant, clear skin.
What’s The Science Behind Its Success?
Clinical and efficacy studies have shown that supplementing skin with a topical dose of this potent source of antioxidant vitamin C, which is gently and naturally extracted from the Kakadu plum, brings highly effective antioxidant protection by boosting the cell defence systems against free radicals.
Dipping into the science just briefly, collagen 1 and hyaluronic acid are essential components of our skin’s dermal layers, where collagen 1 supports the skin’s tissue structure, and skin consistency is attributed to hyaluronic acid, which also enhances skin plumpness.
Both hyaluronic acid and collagen are extremely vulnerable to free radical, oxidation damage. Because Vitamin C also induces new collagen biosynthesis, the result is you get a more youthful appearing skin.
In creating Tailor Extract 5, the team has used a superboost product, Superox-C, which as well as providing one of the highest sources of vitamin C on the planet, also contains SVCT1, which has shown to increases the transportation of vitamin C directly into skin cells. In this process oxidative stress is reduced and degradation of hyaluronic acid and collagen is limited.
The result? Tired, dull skin is replaced by bright, glowing and radiant skin, and a dramatically reduction of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Sound good? Add extract 5 to Your Blend.