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Kakadu Plum has the highest percentage of Vitamin C of any known plant.
So what is the evidence that Kakadu Plum Extract actually works?
'Gloss value' is the scale used to measure changes in skin luminosity. Gloss value is the ability of the skin to reflect light and is measured using a spectrophotometer/colorimeter.
In relation to 'gloss value', the average improvement in clinical trials using Kakadu Plum extract was 17% for 20 volunteers with a mean age of 37. On the best volunteer, Kakadu Plum Extract was shown to induce skin luminosity up to 21% after 15 days and up to 30% after 30 days.
In another test involving 20 healthy volunteers aged 35 to 55 years (mean age of 47), a double blind study was conducted where Kakadu Plum Extract was compared with a placebo. Those subjects using the Kakadu Plum Extract showed measurable, significant reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and smoothing of the skin surface.
Kakadu Plum Extract also contains vitamin E and A and polyphenols (mainly gallic and ellagic acids) known for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. So what's not to love?
Author note: Dr Annie Holden is an anthropologist and the founder of Founder's Formula. Annie lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.