So, what is Tasmanian Pepper?
Tasmanian Pepper is a little known gem absolutely full of magical goodness for your skin. Known as “Tasmannia Lanceolata” it is found primarily in the lowland rainforest and the mountains of Tasmania. It can also be found in some parts of south east Australia (Victoria, New South Wales). The flowers are yellow to creamy white in colour and bloom from around September to January, in March or April the wonderful black berry like fruit appears on the female plant and gives us the wonderful Tasmanian Pepper ingredient. The whole plant is very aromatic and the leaves contain a compound which gives it a hot spicy flavouring.
Benefits of Tasmanian Pepper in skincare
- It reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Tasmanian Pepper is found to have one of the strongest anti-inflammatory effects of any “flavonoid” tested
- With strong antioxidant properties it is a very effective anti-acne treatment
- Known for its wound healing, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties
- Protects skin from UV damage
- Strengthens capillaries, reducing dark circles and puffiness
- Entirely natural and pure in its make up
*Definition of “Flavonoid”: Flavonoids are important antioxidants, and promote several health effects. Aside from antioxidant activity, these molecules provide the following beneficial effects: Anti-viral, Anti-cancer, Anti-inflammatory and Anti-allergic.
Why you should use it
As you can see Tasmanian Pepper is a truly amazing plant with very powerful properties. Studies have found Tasmanian Pepper leaf’s ability to absorb harmful elements on our skin to be 5.5 times greater than Vitamin E and around 15 times greater than Olive Leaf Extract! It is in essence ‘food for skin’. Our powerful Vitamin C+ Serum contains Mountain Pepper Leaf to help reduce the signs of ageing and maintain a healthy vibrant skin. We should all be minded, lack of skin antioxidants can occur for a number of reasons including sun exposure and research has found a link between lack of antioxidants and skin cancers.
Give it a try
We are very proud to announce for the first time a new product coming to the Byron Bay range with Tasmanian Pepper being key to its ingredients. All we're going to say for now is it will be called.. Instant Relief and will be available within the next few weeks!
Our Vitamin C + Serum also contains our favourite pepper and embodies many of the benefits to help fight UV damage and combat the signs of ageing!