Why You Need Quandong in Your Skincare Routine


There is a lot of buzz surrounding Quandong right now. We thought it only fitting to introduce you to this little Australian native that packs a super powerful skin care punch. But what’s in it it for you? Lots. Read on.

So What Is Quandong?

Quandong (pronounced kwon-dong) is an Aboriginal word that describes three species of the Quandong tree. The Santalum Acuminatum, Santalum Murrayanum, and Elaeocarpus Grandis. Only one of these is really edible, the sweet Quandong, Santalum Acuminatum. Also known as the Wild Peach, Desert Peach, Native Peach, Guwandhuna, Gutchu, Wanjanu, Mangata, Goorti, or Wadjal. You might not have heard of any of these just yet. But you most certainly will.

What Does Quandong Look Like?

This unique Australian native sits about one to six metres tall. It has Eucalyptus shaped long and narrow leaves that are olive green in colour. In Summer tiny flowers appear, that eventually form ripe fruit the following Spring. The round fruit has a shiny, red skin that protects a yellow-red inner flesh. The flesh tastes sweet and sour, a bit like a peach. Inside the fruit stone is an oil rich edible kernel.


Quandong fruit hanging on tree.

Where Is Quandong Found?

The Quandong is often found in the central desert and semi-arid areas of South Australia, but also where commercial planting has taken hold around Australia. Quandong has been important for Indigenous Australians for centuries. The leaves, root and nut being used for medicine, whilst the fruit was a valuable substitute for meat, eaten fresh or dried for later. The early settlers also found Quandong was a great food source for pies, preserves and dried fruit. But these days, it’s the amazing skin benefits that is getting all the press.

So What Is In Quandong Fruit And Why Do You Need It?

Due to a unique extraction method, the Quandong fruit extract is full of potent phyto-actives that can target multiple skin concerns. And that nutrient rich profile includes Rutin, Chlorogenic Acid, Ferulic Acid, Tryptophan, Vitamin C and Vitamin E among others. We will explore some of these in more detail.

  • Chlorogenic Acid - is a Phenolic Acid that has significant antioxidant activity to protect against UV radiation that causes pigmentation.

  • Ferulic Acid - is a hydroxycinnamic acid that hydrates and protects against free radical and environmental damage caused from exposure to UV rays and pollution.

  • Tryptophan - is an alpha amino acid that helps protect the skin from damaging environmental factors such as UV damage that can cause dryness and sensitivity to delicate skin cells. Tryptophan builds protein hydrolysate to lock in moisture and hydrate and strengthen skin cells deep within the dermal layer.

  • Rutin - is a member of the bioflavonoid family which is known to possess powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties essential for a clear complexion and even tone.

  • Vitamin C - Quandong contains twice the amount of natural Vitamin C than an orange. Vitamin C from a natural source helps to inhibit pigmentation, increases skin elasticity, and reduces redness and sunspots. It also helps skin combat damage from harmful UV rays.

  • Vitamin E - Vitamin E offers antioxidant protection to the skin barrier, against harmful free radicals.


Biologi Serum Bqk bottles with Kakadu Plum and Quandong

Where Can You Get Quandong?

The Biologi Bqk Radiance Serum Duo offers a morning and evening ritual designed to reduce pigmentation and balance your complexion. Quandong was chosen for the evening serum because of how the potent actives work in synergy to provide a natural defence against the harsh environment and to reduce existing pigment and sunspots. You get fully active Quandong on your skin without the addition of synthetic activators, irritating fragrance, or even water. 

What Will The Biologi Bqk Radiance Serums Do For You?

The Bqk Radiance Set contains a morning (AM) Serum made from Kakadu Plum extract, and an evening (PM) Serum made from Quandong extract. Together they will balance your complexion, provide even skin tone, hydrate, and rejuvenate tired skin. They also provide a natural defence against environmental factors and reduce existing pigmentation and sunspots. Bang!! But wait, there’s more. Check out that ingredient list, so so small, yet so so powerful.


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