Dietary vitamin C has long been regarded as essential for healthy, glowing skin. The antioxidant is present in skin at high concentrations, where it prevents wrinkles, improves collagen production, lessens sun damage, treats hyperpigmentation and evens out complexion.

For this reason one ingredient has stood out in skincare and SPF formulas around the country over the past few years. It’s Kakadu plum, and the beauty industry is loving it right now.

The fruit is native to northern Australia, has been used by First Nations people for thousands of years, and has “the highest recorded levels of natural vitamin C in the world”.

That’s why local skincare brand Sukin Naturals is using Kakadu plum in its new range of brightening products, alongside vitamin-rich papaya extract, pineapple extract to gently dissolve flaky skin, and hydrating mango-seed butter.

There are five products. The illuminating moisturiser, which locks hydration in throughout the day, is best paired with the illuminating eye gel which uses green coffee to illuminate the under-eye area. Rinse off with the radiance gel cleanser, then keep rejuvenating your complexion while you sleep with the glow night moisturiser. The jelly exfoliator uses natural fruit enzyme to remove impurities, while passionfruit seeds and jojoba help buff the skin for extra glow.

As with all Sukin products, the brightening range is made in Australia, vegan and cruelty-free, and contains no sulphates or parabens.

Sukin is also offering 15 per cent off the range – just use the code “BRIGHTENING15” at checkout.

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