What is Kangaroo Paw Flower?
The Kangaroo Paw Flower is a native Australian floral that as its name suggests, has a distinctive claw-shape bloom that resembles the paw of a kangaroo. The plant grows long slender stems that blossom into furry, flowers in striking shades of red, green and yellow. The Kangaroo Paw Plant has been embraced for generations by Indigenous people for its unique healing and regenerating properties.
The Kangaroo Paw plant is unbelievably resilient. It can survive harsh conditions such as fire and drought, and re-sprout when conditions change to become favourable again. This remarkable reproductive ability alerted researchers to investigate how the extract could be used to optimise the regenerative potential of the skin.
What does Kangaroo Paw Flower do?
The Australian native is packed with fatty acids that are essential to keeping the skin looking youthful and healthy by encouraging cell growth and renewal. When utilised in skincare, Kangaroo Paw extract can boost hydration levels in the dermis. Naturally high in linoleic acid, the flower helps to strengthen the skin barrier and lock in moisture. Kangaroo Paw Flower also contains ferulic acid, an antioxidant heralded for its remarkable brightening and anti-ageing effects on the skin. Both linoleic and ferulic acids are able to deeply penetrate to revive lacklustre complexions and restore an even skin tone and a healthy, plumped glow.
Where is Kangaroo Paw Flower from?
The Kangaroo Paw plant is endemic to Western Australia and it is the state flower of the region. It thrives in the sunny, arid western state and can be found growing wild in dazzlingly displays in eucalypt forests and framing riverbanks, swamps and shallow waters.
Why is Kangaroo Paw Flower important in skincare?
Kangaroo Paw Flower extract is a key ingredient in any skincare regimen as it is high in linoleic acid, a gatekeeper for skin health. Linoleic acid is found naturally in the skin and plays a central role in maintaining the structure and foundation of a healthy skin barrier. Skin low in linoleic acid can lead to impaired more permeable skin. Studies have also identified that skin low in linoleic acid was more likely to experience acne and breakouts. Our bodies can’t naturally produce this essential fatty acid, so it needs to be applied topically in order for our complexions to receive its full benefits.
What are the key skin benefits of Kangaroo Paw Flower?
This powerhouse native is brimming with skin benefits from hydration and skin barrier repair to brightening and pigmentation reduction. Rich in linoleic acid, Kangaroo Paw restores a dry or compromised skin barrier, and provides long-lasting support to maintain a healthy, hydrated and resilient epidermis. Thanks to its regenerative power, Kangaroo Paw helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles by activating fibroblasts in the deeper layers of the skin, boosting the skin’s metabolism and resulting in a firmer, plumper complexion. Naturally occurring antioxidant powerhouse ferulic acid, brightens the skin working to diminish the appearance of pigmentation and uneven tone.
Find Kangaroo Paw Flower in…Kangaroo Paw Flower is one of the hero ingredients in the Minenssey Nutritious Skin Treatment Mask, the perfect fix for a complexion craving a fast infusion of health-imbuing botanicals. The soft, serum-soaked sheet masks combine Kangaroo Paw Flower with Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, Finger Lime, Lemon and Aniseed Myrtle and our pro-biotic solution, PRORENEW COMPLEX CLR ™ to promote the skin’s natural renewal process and strengthen the microbiome. In just 15 minutes, the skin is brightened, nourished and restored.