I firmly believe that smooth, radiant skin is the healthiest-looking skin. I’m always on the lookout for natural ingredients that target congestion that leads to dullness, and that promise to reveal a brighter, vibrant complexion. That’s why I’m so excited about lime caviar extract, which is the hero ingredient in Antipodes' new Lime Caviar Collagen-Rich Firming Cream.
What is lime caviar?
Lime caviar is the pulp of the finger lime, the Australian superfruit that grows on trees native to the sub-tropical rainforests on the east coast of Australia, on the border of NSW and Queensland.
Finger limes range from deep green to pale pink in colour and resemble small cucumbers or ‘fingers’, growing to around 10cm long. The pulp contains small beads of juice that look like tiny translucent pearls of caviar, hence the name. The pearls have an intense lime flavour and are increasingly seen on the menus at high-end restaurants and cocktail bars.
The fruit has been used for many thousands of years by local indigenous communities, who favour it both as a food and for its active properties, being very high in vitamin C. Today, finger limes continue to be sustainably harvested – they’re hand-picked by the local community to ensure the preservation of the natural resource.
Why is this relevant to a natural skincare brand like Antipodes? Lime caviar is increasingly considered a valuable ingredient for skincare, due to high natural levels of beneficial AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids).
Why AHAs are a must for healthy, smooth skin
AHAs exfoliate your skin’s surface to remove dead skin cells, which in turn encourages cell renewal to foster a smoother, brighter, more-even complexion.
Skincare containing AHAs is ideal for dry skin, mature skin, or skin that’s sun-damaged or uneven, as it helps to reveal a more refined skin texture with less visible fine lines and marks.
Lime caviar extract stands out among AHAs in that it gently accelerates exfoliation by stimulating TRPV3 (Transcient Receptor Potential Vanilloid-3) synthesis, which weakens the cell structure, triggering desquamation (skin shedding) and promoting skin regeneration.
A clinical study showed that lime caviar extract exfoliated effectively but gently, helping to reveal a more-even skin tone, with no irritation. Results displayed a 26% increase in exfoliation effect after 30 minutes for 100% of participants*.
Introducing Lime Caviar Collagen-Rich Firming Cream
Our new daily moisturiser, Lime Caviar Collagen-Rich Firming Cream, takes aim at premature aging by supporting skin’s collagen production, smoothing wrinkle appearance, and plumping your skin.
Of course, the key ingredient is lime caviar extract. As well as being a high source of AHAs, the skin-enhancing extract is rich in vitamin C to help plump and protect the complexion.
The day cream also features key active ingredients to support skin’s collagen function. Collagen is one of the key building blocks of skin, essential to keeping it plumped, supple, and line-free.
Sepilift™ DPHP is a high-tech peptide compound, derived from sugar and healthy bacteria, which helps to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Anti-aging formulation for youthful skin
The formulation also includes organic avocado oil, an anti-aging all-rounder. It’s high in vitamins A, D, and E, and contains a substance called sterolin that triggers the production of collagen, to promote firm, supple, younger-looking skin.
Impressive scientific results
Lime Caviar Collagen-Rich Firming Cream has undergone in-vitro testing and has been scientifically shown to boost collagen by 65%**. The moisturiser has also been part of an independent in-vivo trial, where 88% of participants said their skin felt firmer after four weeks of use†.
It’s a lightly textured cream that’s easily absorbed into the skin, with a refreshing COSMOS-certified fragrance of floral lime.
Lime Caviar sits in our collagen-boosting Anti-Aging range, which is backed by science to help your skin reclaim its youthful bounce. I use Lime Caviar in my morning routine, after Divine Face Oil. At night, I switch Lime Caviar for Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream to maximise the anti-aging benefits around the clock.
*Southern Cross Botanicals: clinical study of 20 women, average age 47
**Trinity Bioactives (2022)
†In-vivo trial results from 50 participants after 4 weeks of use