This Australian native fruit is bursting with antioxidant benefits thanks to its sky-high concentration of vitamin C which is higher than any other natural source in the world.
Vitamin C promotes collagen production, which can thicken the dermis, smooth fine lines, and is essential for firm skin.
Kakadu Plum is rich in Vitamin E, folic acid and carotenoids too, which all help combat free radical damage and slow the signs of ageing.
Vitamin C is also a skin lightener which can help to reduce the look of hyperpigmentation and brown spots as well as inhibiting melanin production which evens out skin tone.
Read more about Kakadu Plum here.
A go-to source of food and medicine for the Aboriginal people for thousands of years, this Australian native fruit is packed with citric acid.
Citric acid is a naturally powerful exfoliator which encourages cellular turnover, polishing away old skin cells and revealing a brighter, more even-toned appearance.
Finger Lime Caviar has an impressive vitamin C content helping boost collagen, the skin’s building blocks to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Read more about Finger Lime Caviar here.
Another Australian native superfruit, the Davidson Plum contains antioxidants to protect the skin against free radical damage caused by UV rays and other environmental stressors that lead to premature aging.
The extract also contains the brightening properties of tartaric acid (an Alpha-Hydroxy Acid) which helps lighten dark circles and smooth the look of hyperpigmentation for more even, youthful looking skin.
Tartaric acid also tackles blocked pores to clear congested, breakout prone skin while calming the appearance of redness and inflammation.
With an uplifting fragrance and incredible skin healing healing properties, sandalwood seed oil is rich in ximenynic acid. A rare fatty acid, ximenynic acid is known to reduce fine lines, improve skin tone, hydration and increase derma strength
The oil cools and soothes inflamed skin - offering relief from conditions like eczema and dermatitis. It’s antiseptic properties treat acne and the hydration sandalwood seed oil provides makes it a good choice for ageing and mature skin.
It’s clarfining and toning actions help skin appear clearer and tighter. A gentle oil, it’s suitable for most skin types.
**Not to be confused with sandalwood essential oil, sandalwood seed oil is extracted from the seed of the plant whereas sandalwood essential oil is sourced from the wood (heartwood)
Jojoba oil is revered for its similarity to the skin’s natural oil (sebum).
It can help dissolve excess oil on the skin or act like the sebum when the skin isn’t producing enough of its own. This means it is excellent at balancing both breakout prone skin and dry skin.
It’s non-comedogenic which means it won’t clog pores and gentle enough for all skin types.
Jojoba oil is also rich in iodine which fights off pimple forming bacteria and contains Vitamin E which helps slowing signs of ageing.
Lightweight, silky and non-comedogenic, camellia seed oil has an incredible ability to retain moisture and can easily penetrate into the deepest layers of skin.
Packed with omega-9 fatty acids, antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamin E, and proteins it promotes skin elasticity, hydration, and a more even complexion. Like jojoba oil, the composition of camellia seed oil is similar to the skin’s natural sebum helping keep it supple and hydrated.
The oil can also help minimise the appearance of scars and its anti-inflammatory benefits help restore skin after cellular injury.
Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil contains a blend of powerful antioxidants vital for skin health.
Vitamin E neutralises free radicals, moisturises skin, and helps minimise the appearance of visible skin ageing.
Essential fatty acids omega 3,6 and 9 are contained in the oil - all crucial for keeping skin hydrated, plumper, and younger looking.
A great choice for sensitive skin, sea buckthorn oil can reduce the irritation associated with skin conditions like rosacea while promoting skin hydration, elasticity, and healthy cell turnover.
Tocopheryl is a specific type of vitamin E with skin soothing and moisturising benefits.
A free radical fighter, it helps slow the appearance of premature ageing, leaving skin firmer and softer looking.
This workhorse of a vitamin also strengthens the skin barrier and is a natural anti-inflammatory providing relief for stressed, inflamed skin. Photodamage due to sun exposure is repaired and Tocopherol can increase the effectiveness of SPF too.
Made up of mostly water, it’s not surprising that the key role aloe vera leaf juice plays in skincare is hydration. Packed with enzymes, vitamins A and C it locks moisture into the skin - without a greasy feeling post application.
The antibacterial properties of aloe vera leaf juice can help with the control of breakouts making it a good choice for acne prone skin. It also contains salicylic acid - a natural exfoliant that helps clear pore congestion, helping skin appear smoother and clearer.
A humectant skin care ingredient for all skin types and ages, sodium hyaluronate is like a big drink of water for dry and dehydrated skin.
Derived from hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate is a water-soluble salt found naturally in the body.
A hydration powerhouse, sodium hyaluronate can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water but its smaller molecular structure allows it to penetrate deeper into the skin than hyaluronic acid. It repairs a damaged skin barrier and plumps the skin to improve the signs of fine lines and wrinkles.
Bursting with vitamins A, E and F shea butter has been called a ‘skin superfood’ and addresses skin concerns such as dehydration and premature lines and wrinkles.
This natural butter also contains high concentrations of fatty acids to soften and nourish dry, chapped skin and lips. The virtues of the fatty acids make it an effective emollient which helps soften skin.
Shea butter also contains anti-inflammatory properties helpful to soothe redness and irritation.
This is a naturally occurring alcohol derived from plants including jasmine ylang ylang and for this reason, many natural and organic skincare brands choose it as a preservative in their formulations.
At Karinda, we use the Geogard 221/ Cosgard preservative system which meets Ecocert and COSMOS standards, NaTrue Certified and Soil Association approved.
You can read more about Benzyl Alcohol here.
It may be a little less known than other popular essential oils like lavender and eucalyptus, but geranium flower oil is brillant for skin.
It’s natural astringent properties help tighten skin for a toned, firmer look to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Geranium flower oil can also offer treatment for skin conditions like eczema thanks to its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. Acne prone skin will also benefit from the oil’s ability to balance sebum production and target breakout forming bacteria.
Antioxidant rich neroli flower oil is a free radical fighter as well as a hydration powerhouse.
It locks moisture in, strengthening the skin’s protective barrier keeping skin hydrated and more radiant.
Targeting breakouts, the antibacterial properties of the oil make it a good choice for acne prone skin - it also helps regulate oil production and targets the redness associated with breakouts.
The regenerative qualities of Neroli flower oil can minimise the appearance of stretch marks, age spots, and scars.
An excellent moisturiser, sandalwood essential oil works to hydrate dry, ageing skin for a more supple appearance and can target age related spots and undereye circles.
Well known for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, the oil helps to fight off acne-causing bacteria and soothes the inflammation and redness associated with acne flare-ups.
It also helps promote a more balanced complexion tightening by controlling excess sebum secretion and tightening pores.
When it comes to skin nourishing all-star oils, Rosehip fruit oil is hard to beat.
With high concentrations of vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, and K, it possesses exceptional skin healing and regenerative properties.
Rosehip fruit oil boosts collagen production, delivers hydration and its rich vitamin C content helps to brighten and smooth a dull, uneven complexion.
Powerful antioxidants inhibit free radical damage which can lead to the premature appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The oil is also revered for its ability to improve the look of scarring and stretch marks.
Suited to most skin types, pomegranate seed oil contains fatty acid Omega 5 and is the only known botanical source of this rare fatty acid.
Omega 5 is a source of strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity to fend off wrinkle-forming free radical damage. It also helps keep pores clear of congestion while its moisturising properties soften skin.
The oil has been found to provide the skin with some UV protection - but should be used in conjunction with a broad spectrum SPF, not as a replacement.
Like a drink of water for thirsty skin, squalane is derived from olive oil and is ultra-hydrating for the skin.
Superior hydration for all skin types and conditions, the oil’s emollient properties keep the skin’s barrier in optimal condition, preventing moisture from evaporating from the skin’s surface.
The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are reduced, skin appears firmer and more youthful.
Light and easily absorbed by the skin, the oil is non-comedogenic and antibacterial making it effective for balancing sebum production while reducing congestion in breakout prone skin.
Hemp seed oil is truly a one-of-a-kind oil brimming with skin-saving vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. Effective for skin, lips and hair, hemp seed oil is naturally super moisturising, anti-ageing and can battle breakouts.
Omega-3, omega-6, and polyunsaturated fatty acids keep skin moisturised and penetrate deeply into the skin and strengthen the cells. Ideal to ease dry skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.
A natural humectant, hemp seed oil draws moisture into the skin and contains key amino acids for healthy collagen synthesis.
Read more about Hemp Seed Oil here.
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