芒果脂 (máng guǒ zhī)
This exotic, tropical butter is relatively rare, but it has been used more and more in natural skin care due to its healing, moisturizing and rejuvenating properties.
The butter comes from mango fruit, more precisely from seed kernel of the fruit. Mango butter is firm, rich, white or creamy colour and has fresh, subtle scent. In its moisturizing qualities and composition it is similar to cocoa butter.
Mango fruits have been used in medicine and healing both in India and Asia. For example in India, mango is used for strengthening heart and enhancing brain activity.
Mango raises body’s defense mechanism and immunity to colds. The kernels of mango plant contain this exotic, rich butter which is a precious for skin! In tropical countries the butter has been used for skin problems, healing and moisturizing.
Originating from India the evergreen mango tree reaches up to 45 meters in height. Mango has become so popular that it is grown in countries from Africa to Asia and Central America.
Mango butter is first of all a prized emollient and moisturizer with high content of fatty acids, essential to skin’s youthful and smooth quality. Very rich on one hand, but easily absorbent and light-felt on another, mango butter is an essential component for hydrating body and face balms, butters, lotions and creams.
Mango butter is truly an anti-age ingredient. It rejuvenates skin due to presence of antioxidants. It helps to neutralize toxins, to generate skin cells renewal and to prevent wrinkle formation.
Some of the most valuable for skin acids in this butter are stearic, oleic (46%), linoleic acids (unsaturated Omega-6 fatty acid). It contains vitamins A, high amount of vitamin E, C, D, group B vitamins, folic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium.
The mango butter protects skin from sun damage, so it has been used more in UV protection lotions and creams. The butter is very versatile with range of wonderful qualities - ability to hydrate skin for long period of times, lightening of age and sun damage spots, tightening skin and healing eczema, rashes, irritations and generally, brining back a healthy tone to skin. Mango butter is also able to work deeper into the skin, healing muscles’ aches and tensions.
This butter is very safe for babies and children and beneficial for skin of pregnant women.
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Not only skin benefits from mango butter, also it is very useful for hair. It nourishes, moisturizes and conditions, making hair shiny and soft. Also, mango butter strengthens and heals nails.