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Found in foods, cosmetics, and medicines, the Terminalia Ferdinand Lana classified in the Kingdom Plantae and belongs to the Combretaceae Family. The Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract is a byproduct of the plant where by key ingredients are removed for various uses. This flowering plant is native to Australia’s woodlands and can be found in both the northwestern and eastern regions. The Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract is derived from the fruit of the fragrant flowering plant that may grow up to 46ft.
The Aborigines of Australia consumed the fruit which is commonly known as “Kakadu plum”. The fruit is used to make preserves and the the Terminalia Ferdinandiana has been used for medicinal purposes to treat infection and soothe pain. Extracts from the plant contain Vitamin C and have been found to offer anti-bacterial qualities. In fact, studies suggest that this fruit is among those containing the highest levels of Vitamin C if not the highest in the world. Vitamin C delivers many benefits for the body such as warding off infection. In skin care, Vitamin C is often used for its natural brightening effects and as a natural alternative to harsh chemical lighteners that may expose the skin to toxins. Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant, fighting free radicals and promoting cell turnover.
In addition to offering anti-bacterial activity, the plant has been found to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and deliver a substantial amount of minerals. Among the many benefits offered by Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract as an ingredient in skin care products, its antioxidant activity has been noted in relation to the fruit’s performance against free free radicals. Free radicals are the unequal molecules responsible for causing damage to the skin cells. Blocking out free radicals ensures that the skin is able to restore its function, increasing cellular vitality and improving its appearance.