Mango Butter in Skincare
Mango butter, also known as mango kernel butter, is a fat derived from mango seeds. It is rich in nutrients that replenish skin and make it soft, soothed, smooth and supple.
This butter contains vitamins (A, C, E) essential fatty acids (palmitic acid, arachidic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid), and polyphenols like gallic acid, ferulic acid, mangiferin, and tannins.
Benefits of Mango Butter
1. Prevents Signs of Aging
Free radicals create havoc in the body, damaging tissue and DNA and leading to fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin issues.
Antioxidants are the foil opposite of free radicals. According to some studies, mango kernel contains antioxidants like vitamins C, E and polyphenols like gallic and ferulic acids, mangiferin, and tannins that fight free radicals.
All these antioxidants help protect the skin from UV damage and photoaging, neutralizing harmful free radicals to prevent early signs of aging, including wrinkles.
Mango butter also aids in collagen production, a protein naturally present in the skin that enhances elasticity, firmness, and skin texture.
2. Superior Hydration for Anti-wrinkle Effect
The most obvious benefit of mango butter is that it helps hydrate the skin.
A 2008 study revealed that mango butter is an excellent emollient that helps rebuilds the natural skin barrier.
As per the study, mango butter “actively replenishes moisture for better skin protection, thereby leaving the skin silky, smooth and hydrated.”
Mango butter absorbs easily, providing even deeper layers of the skin. With skin-loving phytosterols, fatty acids (more in the form of triglycerides), and tocopherols, mango butter intensely hydrates and softens the skin.
This superior hydration plumps up the skin, instantly smoothing fine lines & wrinkles.
3. Soothes Dry & Itchy Conditions
Mango butter also has anti-inflammatory properties and may help soothe skin irritation and itching caused by dry skin.
This natural emollient, combined with skin-soothing activity, could protect the skin barrier and repair damaged and cracked skin.
Therefore, it is believed that mango butter may help in controlling eczema and psoriasis flare-ups and toxic-induced early signs of aging.
4. Gentle Exfoliation
When mango kernel butter meets oxygen, it produces salicylic acid.
Salicylic acid is a BHA that acts as an excellent exfoliant which works by softening a specific protein in the skin called keratin.
This helps remove the top layer of the skin that has become scaly, itchy, and dry, encouraging cell renewal for younger-looking skin.
Moreover, mango butter doesn’t contain compounds known to irritate the skin, even if yours is sensitive.
It also doesn’t clog pores, making it a great body butter for all skin types.
Harnessing all the goodness, Pure & Coco Citrus Flora Face & Body Crème is blended in the base of Mango Butter to target texture to tone in aging and mature skin types.
It helps soften fine lines & wrinkles, bringing back youthful bouncy.
- Nutritional Composition and Bioactive Compounds in Three Different Parts of Mango Fruit (2021)
- Antioxidant functions of vitamins. Vitamins E and C, beta-carotene, and other carotenoids (1992)
- Formulation and evaluation of exotic fat based cosmeceuticals for skin repair (2008)
Written by: Anuji Gunasekara for Pure & Coco, LLC | All rights reserved 2023