I do like the idea of a skin cream in which the active ingredient is bush tucker. Only in Australia. Stem Organics uses natural ingredients, no parabens and 80% of the raw materials it sources is organic, including the kakadu plum, or billy goat tree, which has been sustaining Aborigines for centuries.
With all the chemicals that I am discovering in so many products, not to mention paying serious dollars for something that is about 75% emolient, emulsifier, preservative and thickening agent, I am being drawn to products that are simple and natural. Hence, I took an interest in Stem Organics, an Australian product line that is now available in the US. There is still a nagging doubt, however, that just because something is packed with essential oils doesn't mean to say it is any better than salad dressing at preventing wrinkles.
The kakadu plum turns out be a powerful source of vitamin C, which is an anti-ager. There is 50 times more vit C in the kakadu than in oranges. Plus, they have also been found to have an impressive amount of anti-oxidant. There is a bit of catch though. Cultivated kakadu have less of these wonderful things than those grown in the wild and so there have been incidences of illegal tree cutting.
Another good thing about Stem Organics is that, whereas the predominant ingredient in just about every cosmetic is water, the base ingredient is aloe. And they are just as careful about what they leave out: no dioxins, petrochemicals, parabens or sulfates.
I have just ordered a sample pack from their website.