Ozstrayan Skin® Active Ingredients Series – Kakadu Plum


Kakadu plum is one of Ozstrayan Skins key Active Ingredients. It is a flowering fruit that is found commonly in Northern Australia. It has been used by the first nations people of Australia for millennia to treat skin conditions and colds and sores. It is the highest natural source of Vitamin C in the world and has enormous antioxidant potential.

What is it? Kakadu Plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana) is a pale olive green, ovoid fruit that has a central wooden stone, like an immature olive and is fibrous with a tart and bitter taste.

Other names? Billy Goat Plum, Green Plum, Salty Plum, Wild Plum, Murunga, Marnybi, Manmohpan, Kullari Plum, Gubinge

Where is it grown? In open woodland across Northern Australia, (Kimberley region in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland).

What is its origin?  Kakadu Plum is considered a gift of the Dreamtime by First Nations culture and has been an important bush food for millennia for people in northern Australia. Traditionally both seed and fruit were eaten raw. The sap and the bark were boiled and used to treat skin conditions, sores or drunk as a tea for colds and flus.

What are its Health benefits?

The fruit contains the highest recorded levels of natural Vitamin C content in the world, more than 100 times that of oranges. It also shows superior antioxidant properties containing both water and oil-soluble antioxidants which are often low in common fruits and vegetables

Antioxidants hold health benefits for delaying or preventing diseases such as Alzheimer’s, autoimmune and cardiovascular, cancer and diabetes.

Why do we use Kakadu Plum in our Skincare?

We use Kakadu Plum in conjunction with Quandong in our Bit Iffy! Toning Mist for Dry Skin, to keep your skin hydrated, looking fresh and ageless. It is the key Active Ingredient in our Strewth Serum! Vitamin C Serum and is used in conjunction with Davidson Plum. We also use it in our You Little Ripper! Moisturiser. It is part of our Routine, designed to restore and rejuvenate lacklustre skin and work against the effects of aging.

What are the benefits of Kakadu plum for skin?


The extract of Kakadu plum fruit is rich in Vitamins C and E, folic acid and carotenoids, which reverses the effects of free radicals and reduce the symptoms of ageing.


The high content of Vitamin C present in Kakadu Plum makes it an effective remedy for the treatment of pimples. it helps in clearing the bacteria responsible causing pimples on your face prevent the appearance of pimples in future. Using a face mask with Kakadu Plum once in a week helps you to get rid of pimples as well as other spots on your face. It is also good for healing blemishes and provides a smoothening effect to the skin.


Those who have a sensitive skin are more prone to skin infections than other people. Infection of the skin causes itching, redness, rashes and even lesions in extreme cases. So, you need to treat it without any delay. The inner bark of Kakadu plum has the property to cure many skin infections and other problems of the skin. Its bark is also highly effective in treating sores and boils and in healing wounds. Various fungal and bacterial infections are also treated by using the bark of Kakadu plums. It is also highly effective in treating psoriasis.


Bit Iffy! Toning Mists for Dry Or DULL Skin ($33.99 AUD)

This Alcohol-free toning mist is refreshing, hydrating and lingers on the skin long after use. With the use of Kakadu Plum, and Quandong extract (Australian Native Peach), it removes dead skin cells, resulting in less breakouts, leaving fresher, softer skin.


Strewth Serum! Vitamin C ($59.50 AUD)

This serum well documents the beauty benefits of Vitamin C, helping to improve a brighter complexion, optimum skin health and collagen synthesis. With the help of Kakadu plum, which has the world’s highest level of Vitamin C, the silky serum deeply feeds & nourishes the skin leaving it brighter than ever.


You little ripper! Moisturiser for oily skin ($46.75 AUD)

Helps to dissolve dead skin cells and deeply hydrate, leaving you feeling refreshed, renewed and decongested


Sunday Sesh! Gel Mask/Peel for oily skin ($42.50 AUD)

“Sunday Sesh!” Gel Mask/Peel provides deep exfoliation, brightens the skin, and minimises the appearance of wrinkles, age spots and fine fines.



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