Australia is home to some of the world’s most amazing native plants that not only look stunning but have some serious skin benefits. The kangaroo paw flower is the latest ingredient making it’s mark around the world within the beauty and skincare industry.
What is kangaroo paw flower?
As the name suggests, the Australian plant takes the shape of a kangaroo’s paw yet blooms in the vibrant and striking shades of red, green and yellow. Although an odd shape, the flower has been used for centuries by Indigenous Australians in traditional recipes to heal and repair damaged skin. In terms of skincare, its unique soothing and restoring properties make it one of the most highly sought-after ingredient for all skin types.
How can the kangaroo paw flower benefit the skin?
Research has taught us that the addition of certain chemicals in skincare can do more harm than good, making natural ingredients that much more desirable. Luckily for all of us, the kangaroo paw flower is an absolute life saver when it comes to skin rejuvenation and restoration.
- Reduces fine line and wrinkles
Kangaroo paw flower has the ability to help combat those fine lines and wrinkles we all love to hate, leaving your complexion looking smooth and firm. The ferulic acid within the flower plays a protective role for the main skin structures; keratinocytes, fibroblasts, collagen and elastin. Acting as a photoprotective agent, delayer of skin photoaging processes, and brightening component, it has been clinically proven to help tighten and firm skin in rapid time.
- Speeds up the skin’s renewal process
Our skin naturally undergoes a 30-day cycle, allowing dead skin to be replaced with new cells. This process can be affected by a number of reasons, including how the skin ages and skin type; where dry skin may take longer than a month. For oily skin types, the build-up of dead cells which give skin that grey, dull appearance, can also lead to spots and blemishes. Other skin concerns like pigmentation, scarring, uneven texture and congestion can also occur from the accumulation of dead skin cells.
Thankfully, the kangaroo paw flower can help restore balance to the skin and strengthen the skin’s barrier. It also boosts collagen production and elastin synthesis, making the complexion look healthier, hydrated and absolutely glowing.
- Firms the skin
The sad reality of aging is the loss of elasticity which can cause our skin to sag. Luckily, the kangaroo paw flower has the ability to help reactivate and boost the skin's metabolism, firming and tightening the skin.
- Deeply moisturises the skin
Aside from its anti-aging benefits, the kangaroo paw flower is rich in linoleic acid which deeply nourishes the skin and seals in moisture. The high levels of essential fatty acids give your skin a natural, radiant glow.