Harnessing the power of the Mamaku Plant

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The Mamaku plant also known as black tree fern or scientific name Sphaeropteris medullaris is common in lowland forest throughout Aotearoa. 

Mamaku contains mucopolysaccharides which form a stringy gel in water, these constituents offer soothing and moisturising properties.

Mamaku was used topically in traditional MńĀori herbal medicine or¬†Rongoa¬†as a dressing for sores and chaffs.¬†


1. Anti-aging properties: Mamaku extract is rich in antioxidants, which can help combat free radicals and protect the skin from oxidative stress. This can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, leaving the skin looking more youthful.

2. Hydration: Mamaku extract has high water-binding properties, allowing it to deeply hydrate the skin. This can help to improve the skin's moisture levels and keep it plump and supple.

3. Brightening effect: The extract contains various compounds that can help to even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. This can result in a brighter and more radiant complexion.

4. Soothing and calming: Mamaku extract has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, making it suitable for sensitive and irritated skin. It can help to reduce redness, soothe itching, and calm any inflammation or irritation on the skin.

5. Boosts collagen production: Mamaku extract contains certain compounds that can stimulate collagen production in the skin. This can help to improve skin elasticity and firmness, reducing sagging and promoting a more youthful appearance.

6. Protects against environmental damage: The antioxidants present in Mamaku extract can help protect the skin from damage caused by pollutants, UV radiation, and environmental stressors. This can help to prevent premature aging and protect the skin's overall health.

Overall, Mamaku extract offers a range of benefits for the skin, including anti-aging, hydration, brightening, soothing, and protective properties. 

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