Kakadu Brightening Serum


Diminish the appearance of a wide range of skin concerns including hyperpigmentation, sun spots, loss of elasticity, dullness and uneven skin tone - and leave skin glowing with radiance, with our ultra-strength vitamin C Kakadu Brightening Serum. This powerful serum brightens, calms, hydrates and evens skin tone, leaving it with the plumpness and firmness of youth.

SKIN TYPE: Normal, dry, oily, blemish-prone, combination, mature and sensitive skin.

Size:
$94

Free from

Palm Oil Derivatives • Phthalates • BPA • Mineral Oil • Silicone • Synthetic Parabens • PEGS (polyethylene glycols) • Synthetic Fragrance • Petrochemicals • Artificial colours • Nanoparticals

Palm-oil free
Cruelty free & vegan
Clean & active formula
Australian made

Our ultra-strength yet beautifully lightweight Kakadu Brightening Serum has been carefully formulated from naturally-derived phyto-actives that are renowned for their potent brightening, calming, and hydrating properties.

A synergistic blend of high-performing Australian botanicals is harnessed and preserved in their purest form - within the cell matrix - to deliver stable, nutrient-rich actives directly to your skin.

With an advanced complex of active and potent vitamin C, this deeply nourishing serum targets a range of common skin concerns, including hyperpigmentation, sun spots, blemishes and uneven skin tone. As a result, skin is left visibly brighter, hydrated and more radiant, with the plumpness and firmness of youth.

This luscious serum is easily absorbed and quick to penetrate, with no greasy or sticky residue, making it an ideal addition to your daily rejuvenation ritual. 

Will Kakadu Brightening Serum help with the visible signs of sun-damage?
Yes! The powerful Gallic acid (a phyto-active within our vitamin C rich ingredients) has excellent skin brightening benefits, helping to significantly reduce the appearance of pigmentation, sun spots and blemishes.


What vitamin c is in your Kakadu Brightening Serum?
When we formulated our Kakadu Brightening Serum, we were determined to produce an ultra-strength serum that harnessed natural vitamin c from a combination of vitamin C rich ingredients.

Our serum contains Australian natives Kakadu Plum, Finger Lime and Desert Lime that are all extremely rich in the natural vitamin C molecule. The molecule is extracted with the unique Cellular Extraction process so the resulting form of vitamin C is stable, active and long lasting. When the plants are extracted this way, they mimic the cell’s natural biomatrix, maintaining the whole entourage of phyto-actives in the plant in their synergistic relationships, offering greater skin benefits than just the isolated ascorbic acid. 

In addition, we also include Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, another stable form of vitamin C in our products to further intensify the vitamin C complex. We have discovered this combination, along with our other potent ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, produces excellent results.


I thought the effectiveness of vitamin c was reduced when exposed to air, is that correct?
Our Kakadu Brightening Serum contains whole-plant cellular extractions of Kakadu Plum, Finger Lime and Desert. These native fruits are rich in naturally occuring Vitamin c, which is much more bioavailable to us.

You are right, traditionally, Vitamin C would start oxidizing as soon as it came in contact with air. But in the Cellular Extraction method we use, the extraction process bio mimics the plant's own cell walls, shielding the extract to preserve the Vitamin C and other antioxidants for up to 12 months.

If you were to leave the product exposed to air it would eventually turn brown but that process would take some time, much more time than it would take the serum to soak into your skin.


Why do I need to use a serum?
Serums are an essential step for optimal skin health and achieving maximum results. Serums contain the highest levels of active and super-concentrated nutrients that deliver the ultimate boost of intensive moisture, vitamins and antioxidants to target your skin concerns while minimising the signs of ageing. Serums are also perfect for replenishing our skin’s natural oils and moisture levels that deplete with age.


What’s the difference between Kakadu Brightening Serum & Restore Serum?
Kakadu Brightening Serum is our lightweight, hydrating oil-free that packs an intense vitamin c punch, as well as a boost of hydration. Restore Serum is our nourishing oil elixir that’s packed with over 15 nutrient dense plant oils, delivering an abundance of vitamins and antioxidants deep into the skin cells. We recommend using both serums together (Kakadu Brightening Serum first and then Restore Serum) as they have different benefits and will replenish both your moisture AND oil levels.


Is this product safe when pregnant & breastfeeding?
Yes! In fact, our entire range is loved by pregnant and breastfeeding women. However, if you do have any concerns, we suggest consulting further with your medical professional as every individual is unique.


When do I apply my Kakadu Brightening Serum?
We recommend applying Kakadu Brightening Serum daily, in the AM + PM. Visit our layering guide to see when, how often and in which order to apply all your product/s.

Targeted benefits

Visibly brightens, firms and hydrates
Targets pigmentation and sun spots
Soothes sensitive and inflamed skin
Balances uneven skin tone
Promotes skin elasticity and combats age
Improves radiance and vitality

Bioactive ingredients

Kakadu Plum

Reverses visible signs of ageing, soothes inflammation, and protects against damaging free radicals.

Finger Lime

Supports collagen and skin cell renewal to boost skin elasticity and target pigmentation.

Hyaluronic Acid

A powerful natural plant acid that reduces wrinkle visibility and creates a plumping effect.

Desert Lime

Credited for its powerful age-reversing properties and ability to visibly minimise pigmentation.

Full ingredients list

Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Glycerin (Plant-derived), Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Extract, Citrus Australasica (Finger Lime Caviar) Extract, Citrus Glauca (Desert Lime) Extract, Olea europaea (Olive Leaf) Extract, Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle) Extract, Matricaria chamomilla (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic acid), Citrus aurantium bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus nobilis (Mandarin) Peel Oil, Citrus paradise (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Rosa damascena (Rose) Oil, Citrus aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Dehydroacetic Acid. Naturally occurring in essential oils: d-Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol

Clinically proven

% of participants noticed*

100%

an improvement in skin hydration levels

92%

a reduction in redness

95%

an improvement to skin brightness

75%

improvements to discolouration, dark spots and hyper-pigmentation

Phytoactives


A phyto-active is the active nutrient within the plant. It is essentially the molecular “gold” in an ingredient, delivering an abundance of plant-powered skin regenerating benefits.

Phenolics

Replace & detoxifies dead cells to...

Replace & detoxifies dead cells to reverse signs of aging, stimulates collagen and elastin production.

Gallic acid

Potent antioxidant and anti-ageing...

Potent antioxidant and anti-ageing ingredient that targets wrinkles & brightens skin.

Ellagic acid

Known for its highly effective ant...

Known for its highly effective anti-wrinkle activity and anti-inflammatory effects

Flavone Glycoside

Potent anti-inflammatory effects, ...

Potent anti-inflammatory effects, reduces fine lines and wrinkles & intensifies resistance to oxidation.

Ferulic acid

Stabilises vitamin C and boosts th...

Stabilises vitamin C and boosts the effectiveness of the phyto-active entourage, targeting fine lines and wrinkles, and fighting free radicals.

Extraction process

We harness a unique extraction process where plant molecules are extracted in a way that mimics the natural biomatrix of the cell, this maintains the whole entourage of phyto-actives, in their synergistic relationships as they exist in nature. As a result of this process the ingredients are delivered in a stable, active & potent form.

Global award winner

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Best Serum (Age 20+) - Beauty Shortlist Awards 2022

Best Serum - Mama & Baby Beauty Shortlist Awards 2019

Best Brightening Serum - Beauty Shortlist Awards 2020

Best Clarifying Treatment (Gold) - Organic Beauty Awards 2021

Serum Bronze Award - Non-Toxic Awards 2020

Editor's Choice - Mama & Baby Beauty Shortlist Awards 2020

Editor's Choice - Beauty Shortlist Awards 2021

Editors Choice + Silver - Clean & Conscious Awards 202

"This is amazing, my skin is so smooth and hydrated, even the fine lines around eyes have smoothed out."

- Sharon R

how to use

the ritual

For an indulgent morning and evening ritual, gently massage 2-3 pumps of Kakadu Brightening Serum into the face, neck and decolletage, and let this delicate serum absorb for 1-2 minutes, as it releases its radiant glow over the skin.

See layering guide

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Customer Reviews

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Gina Daniels
Lovely serum

I have always wanted to try Retreatment Botanics and I am so glad I have found a product that works, feels soft, smells divine and makes my skin glow. The serums, cleanser and moisturiser are perfect and simple to use in a loving morning and night ritual.

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Margy
New customer

As a 64 year young, new customer of Retreatment Botanics, I am delighted with the products. I am using all products with the exception of Restore cream and Light Hydrating Moisturiser. With fewer products to use, it is such a simple routine, both morning and evening. My main problem is dark circles under my eyes and the Firming Eye Contour Cream is already working after 2 weeks.

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Kylie Mosey
My favourite serum

Makes my skin feel fresh and radiant.
I love the way it makes my skin look and feel…
It’s a staple in my skin care routine.

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Sandra Mussett
Brightening Serum

Love the Kakadu Brightening Serum. My skin is feeling really vibrant. Great for older skin and love the fact that it's natural.

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Vicki Murphy
Beautiful Serum

I love this serum it's been amazing for my mature age hormonal skin. I started using Retreatment Botanics a little while ago once I started having issues with my skin approachng menopause and I can honestly say it has helped sooo much !! I am all about natural skincare which gives results and this range ticks all the boxes.

supercharge your skin ritual

*Results obtained following an independent consumer self-assessment study of 22 women using the product twice daily for 14 days.