We started here because rather than using a generic base which would have been infinitely easier to do and is traditionally used, I wanted this SCOUT multi-generational and Unisex skincare range to be special, to deliver results, and to be the first Certified Organic brand to utilise a system like this.
SCOUT is the clean-healthy beauty choice for trusted nutraceutical skincare using effective natural and native Australian ingredients complemented by advances in ‘anti-aging’ cosmetic science with rigorous certified organic quality and sustainability.
You will notice too, that the first ingredient in our products is Certified Organic Aloe Vera and not water (which is also normally used when creating a skincare product.) Aloe Vera was, for us the only choice as it brings to the blend its own skin-quenching unique characteristics and benefits.
The Choosing Process
The first step in the process was to carefully select our 3 Certified Organic Native Australian core ingredients – working closely with our formulator we chose Desert Lime, Davidson Plum, and Kangaroo Apple.
Then we had to work out the specific percentages to use of each extract so that they synergistically worked together to achieve our desired results.
Utilising the Renewal System is important because it builds a potent nutraceutical foundation upon which to add peptides and other actives to target specific skincare benefits.
So, why did we choose Native Australian ingredients?· Desert lime full of active bio-available Vitamin C which is natural and stable because of the unique extraction method used. Rather than using the old extraction methods such as maceration or perculation which can stress the plant. An extraction method called biomimicry is used.
Desert lime Contains 9 phytoactive compounds which are encapsulated within the tiny precious droplets of juice. This high content of Vitamin C helps to reduce pigmentation and to increase anti-oxidant levels. It helps to promote collagen production and skin repair by boosting hydration and it is suitable for use on sensitive and irritated skin;
· Davidson Plum, this luscious little fruit is also packed with stem cell compounds and is traditionally found in the Rainforests of the East Coast of Australia. These compounds - Tartaric Acid, Gallic Acid, Quercetin, and Anthocyanin work together and are a powerful yet gentle antioxidant for disrupting free-radical damage. It acts as a stabiliser for Vitamin C which made it the perfect complementary extract for Desert Lime. Davidson Plum helps with the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the skin surface plump and firm;
· Kangaroo Apple which is Wild harvested from the East coast of Australia and full of bio-available phytoactive ingredients and works to reduce inflammation and brighten the skin for a more even tone and texture. The Natural amino acids present in this active help to clear away dead skin cells making it a gentle natural exfoliant.
There you have it - a little deep dive into the Super-fruit Renewal System which is the foundation of our Skincare range.
Learn more about our skincare collection here.