Talking of Mango butter, the many properties of this wonderful butter make it really wonderful for the application on skin. It is highly effective in making the supple and hydrated. It is even mild in nature.
Mango Butter derived from the seed Kernel of the Mangoes, this butter is an exceptional quality base ingredient for body care products and soap making recipes. Mango Butter has beneficial moisturizing properties for lotions and acts as a mild lubricant for the skin, and is very similar in color and texture as cocoa butter making it an exotic and fun alternative for toiletry products.
Mango butter contains some great polyphenols! Quercetin and caffeic acid are good anti-oxidants. Mangiferin, a xanthone, is a very powerful properties which mainly are –
- Anti-oxidant with anti-fungal
The tannins in mango butter offer some fantastic qualities to any product! Although they make the butter astringent, they offer anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial benefits. Gallic acid has been studied as a burn and wound healer that may prevent infection during the healing process. Caffeic acid is being studied as a strong anti-viral for herpes and HIV (obviously we aren’t using in this capacity as a cosmetic!)
Mango butter has a shelf life of up to three years (although I’d call it two!). Because of its astringent qualities, it is a butter best suited for normal to oily skin and hair. It isn’t necessarily the best butter to use as the only ingredient in something like a lotion bar – it can feel very dry to some people. The amount you want to use is really up to you based on skin feel and desired characteristics of the product.
Mango Butter has natural emollient properties; wound healing, and regenerative activity. Mango Butter has been traditionally used in the rainforests and tropics for its skin softening, soothing, moisturizing and protective properties and to restore flexibility and reduce degeneration of skin cells. It has a protective effect against UV radiation. Mango Butter will provide improvements and benefits in all the conditions listed below. As you experiment with this butter you are likely to discover additional uses. Dermatologists often recommend Mango Butter for the treatment of wrinkles, as most people who use it will notice decreased signs of aging and the disappearance of lines and wrinkles within 4 to 6 weeks of daily use.
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