Australia’s arid, blistering climate makes for some of the harshest skin conditions anywhere on earth.
That’s why Native Australian plants are so rich in skin replenishing ingredients. They have natural defense mechanisms to make them thrive where others wilt and shrivel.
All Montaser products rely on organically grown Australian Native and naturalized plants extracts to enhance their therapeutic effects.
Kakadu Plum, a native of north Western Australia and the Northern Territory, is the richest natural source of Vitamin C known to man. It contains 50 times more Vitamin C than citrus fruit.
Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is an invaluable anti-oxidant for skin care. Anti-oxidants neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals that damage skin cells. Vitamin C also stimulates production of Collagen and Elastin, both vital building blocks of healthy human skin.
Lilly Pilly is an Australian rainforest plant native to South Eastern Australia.
Long prized amongst Aboriginal Australian for its healing properties, Lilly Pilly is another rich source of Vitamin C. It also acts as a firming astringent and contains fruit acids which help exfoliate the skin.
Oil from Macadamia nuts is valued for its remarkable ability to soften the skin. Its properties are similar to human sebum, the skin’s natural lubricant, produced by sebaceous glands.
Macadamia oil is particularly suitable for mature or dry skin. It’s absorbed rapidly and has a pronounced soothing, softening, moisturising effect.
Quandong, or Desert Peach, is a member of the Sandalwood family. It’s well known amongst Aboriginal Australians both for its usefulness in treating skin and scalp conditions, and as a bush food. The bark and roots contain anti bacterial properties. Quandong kernels contain a valuable oil that has as a soothing, anti inflammatory action on the skin.
Strictly speaking a naturalized, rather than a genuine Native Australian, Aloe Vera is well known for its soothing, moisturizing effect on the skin.
It grows wild in both tropical and arid regions of Australia.