2. Maple Sap
Tree sap is the venous system that delivers nutrients from root to branch, so it’s not completely surprising it’s packed with vitamins, antioxidants and amino acids – all of which are also skin-loving. Sap mimics the inbuilt moisturisers found in your skin, enhances your sunscreen and balances melanin production, which reduces sunspots and acne scars. It’s worth noting that not all tree sap is created equal though, with one of the most effective types being maple sap, which is reputed to be the strongest at delivering results deep into your dermis.
3. Kakadu Plum
Home to the world’s highest levels of vitamin C – holding up to 100 times more vitamin C than an orange – this tiny but mighty fruit makes for a powerful antioxidant. While it’s been used for centuries by Australian indigenous tribes as a medicine to reduce swelling, it also has some major skincare superpowers: fading scars, fighting acne, brightening, firming and protecting skin from environmental damage such as pollution and UV damage.