Get to Know: Mango Butter

What is Mango Butter?

Mango Butter is extracted from the fruit kernels of the mango tree. Pure Mango Butter is thought to exhibit excellent moisturizing properties while countering the drying effects of bar soaps and cleansers! 

Mango butter is mostly composed of 46% oleic acid, 42% stearic, and small amounts of palmitic and linoleic acid. Mango butter has a lot of tannins and polyphenols including caffeic acid, gallic acid quercetin, and mangiferin which give this butter anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. These tannins and polyphenols are also what give mango butter its dry skin feel.

Mango Butter Benefits

According to some clinical studies and anecdotal evidence, applying mango butter to the skin may have the following benefits:

  • Supports Collagen Production. Mango butter contains high concentrations of Vitamin C, which research shows stimulates the production of collagen. Collagen is a compound found in your skin and in the connective tissues that make up your tendons, ligaments, and muscles.
  • Hydrates Skin. When applied topically, mango butter can form a protective layer that may help moisturize your skin. Similar to cocoa butter, mango butter is an effective moisturizer and may help soften your skin.
  • Prevents Signs of aging. The abundance of Vitamin E and Vitamin C in mangos may help protect your skin from environmental stressors like sunlight, pollution, and even blue light from screens. These stressors can lead to damage and premature aging.

Mango Butter Nutrition Facts

  • Vitamin C: the abundance of Vitamin C encourages your body’s collagen production, while the high amount of antioxidants prevents excessive signs of aging and sun damage.
  • Vitamin A: the abundance of Vitamin A may also help reduce sun damage, a powerful catalyst to premature aging.

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