Ingredient Highlight: NZ Black Fern

Ingredient Highlight: NZ Black Fern

In the realm of skincare, the pursuit of radiant, youthful skin often leads us to nature's most potent gifts. Among these treasures lies Cyathea Medullaris Leaf Extract, more commonly known as New Zealand Black Fern. Revered for its remarkable skincare benefits, NZ Black Fern is one of the incredible ingredients in Hark & Zander's award-winning MiracleFirm Smoothing Serum. Today, let's delve into the science behind this botanical wonder and explore how it can transform your skincare routine!

Understanding NZ Black Fern: NZ Black Fern, scientifically known as Cyathea Medullaris Leaf Extract, is a species of tree fern native to Aotearoa. Traditionally, Māori people have recognised its medicinal properties and incorporated it into various remedies for skin ailments and overall wellness.

The Benefits of NZ Black Fern for Your Skin:

  1. Antioxidant Protection: NZ Black Fern is rich in antioxidants, including flavonoids and phenolic compounds, which help neutralise free radicals. Shielding the skin from environmental aggressors like pollution and UV radiation, it aids in preventing premature ageing and maintaining skin's youthful vitality.

  2. Hydration and Moisture Retention: The extract from NZ Black Fern possesses humectant properties, enabling it to attract and retain moisture in the skin. This hydration boost not only enhances skin suppleness but also helps to plump fine lines and wrinkles, promoting a smoother complexion.

  3. Anti-inflammatory Properties: Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, NZ Black Fern extract soothes irritated skin and calms redness and inflammation. Whether you're dealing with sensitive skin, rosacea, or post-procedure skin, incorporating this botanical powerhouse into your skincare routine can help restore skin balance and comfort.

  4. Collagen Support and Firming: NZ Black Fern extract has been shown to stimulate collagen production in the skin. Collagen is essential for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness, thus reducing the appearance of sagging and promoting a more lifted, youthful complexion. With consistent use, the MiracleFirm Smoothing Serum helps support skin's natural collagen network for visibly firmer, more resilient skin.

  5. Brightening and Even-Toning: Dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone are common concerns for many. NZ Black Fern extract contains compounds that inhibit melanin production, helping to fade existing dark spots and prevent new ones from forming. This results in a more luminous, evenly toned complexion over time.

Incorporating NZ Black Fern into Your Skincare Routine: To add this incredible ingredient into your daily skincare regime, we've made it as easy as possibly by including it in our MiracleFirm Smoothing Serum. This luxurious serum combines the revitalising properties of NZ Black Fern extract with other carefully selected ingredients (such as Hempheart Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Kawakawa Leaf Extract, and more) to target signs of ageing and reveal smoother, firmer, and more radiant skin.

NZ Black Fern, with its antioxidant, hydrating, anti-inflammatory, and collagen-boosting properties, stands as a botanical gem. Embrace the transformative benefits of this natural wonder with Hark & Zander's MiracleFirm Smoothing Serum, and embark on a journey to healthier looking, glowing skin.

If you would like to read more about the ingredients in our incredible serum, check out our blog on the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid!