From protecting against environmental aggressors, to working to repair sun damage and firming skin, we shout to the heavens about the topical benefits of antioxidants for our skin.
But, what about ingesting the ingredient?
With the rise of superfoods and ingestible powders amidst a society growing increasingly obsessed with health and wellness, the concept of beauty is now more holistic and inclusive than ever before. The latest addition to the club and the unexpected ingestible ingredient to add to your routine? The Queen Garnet Plum.
Native to Queensland, Australia and tested by the University of Southern Queensland for its unique properties, this particular variety of fruit possesses higher levels of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K and fibre than any other variety. Plus, boasts benefits including high levels of prebiotic and probiotics that work to keep your gut healthy and in turn keep skin clear.
Not only speaking to vitamin and antioxidant induced skin benefits, research has shown that the Queen Garnet Plum works to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of developed lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes.
Best of all, the Queen Garnet Plum supports collagen synthesis— the main structural protein of the extracellular matrix for our connective tissues. Collagen, along with the other extracellular macromolecules like enzymes and glycoproteins, provides strength and elasticity to the skin. Unfortunately, collagen production decreases by approximately 1% each year after 21 years of age, according to research by Cosmetic Dermatology. This results in loss of youthful firmness and elasticity in the skin. Basically, this sweet fruit helps boost collagen production and contributes to healthy, plumper-looking skin.
In keeping with the beauty movement of the last few years and in an effort to make the ingredient easier to access and consume than ever before (albeit, while making it trendy at the same time), the plum is now available in nectar sleeves, probiotic and prebiotic powder, to be consumed in water or smoothies, or in the form of probiotic chewables.
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We stan the Queen Garnet Plum for clear skin.
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