Right on, quandong
At Summer Stories we're incredibly proud of the native Australian ingredients found in our products.
Like quandong, or sometimes known as desert peach. It's a part of the sandalwood family. It’s a smallish tree found in arid parts of Australia. In late summer, bell-like flowers form on the tree which become fruit ready to harvest by early spring. The fruit is tart and can be made into jams, pies and pickled. The red, waxy quandong fruit has twice the vitamin C of an orange.
Inside the reddish fruit, is a large seed that has brain-like ridges and squiggles. Quandong extract is usually taken from the kernel. It’s packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
In our Summer Stories shampoo and conditioner - Tamborine and Tallebudgera - the quandong extract adds smoothness, moisture and anti-frizz. Just what your hair needs for a hike around Tamborine or a sandy stroll along Tallebudgera creek.