The Davidson Plum grows native to northern New South Wales and is a dark red in appearance. The plant is loaded full of powerful bio-active phytonutrients including Tartaric Acid, Anthocyanin, Gallic Acid, Flavone Glycoside, Flavonone and Quercetin. While these naturally occurring nutrients might be new names to some, their natural abilitiy for delivering results to the skin are quite amazing. It's these nutrients that make the Davidson Plum stand out in it's ability to deliver benefits to the skin.
The Skin benefits of Davidson Plum (Davidsonia jerseyana) include:
- Skin-whitening - decreased pigmentation, dark circles reduction and reduced redness
- Anti-problem skin and blemishes
- Environment & Pollution protection
- Increase collagen production
- Regenerative capacity on skin cells
- Works well with Vitamin C through a stabilising capacity and oxidation reduction
Skincare products that use Davidson Plum
Our face moisturiser also contains Kakadu Plum, which has a high concentration of Vitamin C, these two plums seem to be made to work together to compliment each other in such synergistically powerful ways.
Scientific details of the benefits
Here's the break down on the science behind what gives the plant it's abilities. The Davidson Plum includes the following phytonutrients:
Tartaric Acid is an Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and has the ability to strengthen the skin, reduce redness and clears pore blockages, anti-acne activity, brightening and pigmentation reduction.
Anthocyanin is a type of flavonoid with antioxidant effects. It is this antioxidant that gives the Plum it's red colour. Anthocyanin is a potent anti-aging active with restorative and protective qualities, including reduction of DNA damage, restore damaged skin from over exposure to sun and pollution, gives a glowing luminosity effect.
Gallic Acid is a polyphenol, a class of naturally occurring anti-oxidants and plays an important role in the reduction of oxidative stress which is caused from the over production and accumulation of free radicals. Research results show that Gallic Acid decreased dryness, skin thickness of the skin and had positive regulation of elastin and procollagen, overall displaying powerful results in combating signs of damage and aging in the skin.
Flavonone works well to intensify Vitamin C activity and have strong antioxidant and radical scavenging activity. Favonones also exhibit anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory activity.
Quercetin is a Flavonol antioxidant that lowers inflammation and plays a powerful role in protecting the skin from damaging free radicals.
Making Davidson Plum part of your skincare routine
Every skincare routine should contain products and natural ingredients that repair damaged skin cells, aids in elastin and procollagen regulation, reduces inflammation and protects skin from daily damage. The Davidson Plum single handedly does this. An equally amazing plant is the Kakadu Plum, when you use Outback Botanic's Womens Face Moisturiser you get the added benefit of Kakadu Plum, the natural master of Vitamin C.