Mangoes. You may have tried them mixed with your favorite smoothie, salad, or even a stir-fry. They add a tangy flavor to your favorite dishes and can also be quite refreshing if enjoyed as a beverage on a hot summer day. But did you know that mangoes can also be a great ally for your skin?
The mango fruit, or more specifically, mango seed butter is used in a variety of applications when it comes to beauty and skin care.
At first, one would think that mango butter would be extracted from the meat of the fruit itself. Well, like Shea or Cocoa Butter, it’s extracted from the seed through a cold-pressing process. This extraction process would make the oils inside the seed seep out - giving us a non-greasy but moisturizing oil that’s good for both the skin or your morning toast!
Unlike other moisturizing creams, mango butter is a non-greasy alternative that not only moisturizes the skin but also gives skin essential health benefits. It is packed with naturally occurring fatty acids such as oleic acid, omega-9, and stearic acid. These ingredients are easily recognized by the skin. The skin reacts by quickly consuming the fatty acids which, in turn, work to moisturize and tighten -effectively minimizing the effects of fine lines and wrinkles.
Here are the benefits and uses of mango butter:
Mango butter is packed with vitamin c which helps gives skin a firmer appearance. The result is tighter and plumper looking skin!
Vitamin A (from which retinol is derived), is one of the main ingredients that compose mango seed butter. This gives skin a natural glow as it reduces the effects of aging in the way of wrinkles and fine lines while lending a more youthful and resilient appearance to skin.
Since mango seed butter is packed with essential vitamins and nutrients, it also has the ability to soothe and help heal irritated skin. The basic composition of mango butter makes it easy for the skin to absorb. This makes a sort of superhighway for the nutrients to penetrate irritated skin and hasten the healing process while also soothing itchiness.
Mango butter is also great for use as a moisturizer. Unlike your run-of-the-mill moisturizing brands, this butter does not leave any greasy or icky feeling on your skin. It's quickly absorbed into the skin and works its magic from the inside-out.
Now that you're in-the-know when it comes to mango butter, why not give it a try? It's sure to benefit your skin, not only as a moisturizer but also as a healthy addition to your daily skincare routine!