So we already know mangoes are delicious, but what on earth is mango butter?
Mango butter is becoming increasingly more present in our beauty products, and I'm here to (briefly) explain why.
The source of mangos’ rich benefits are its seeds. Mango butter is crafted by extracting the content of the mango seed and cold-pressing it into a creamy butter.
But why would I put it on my skin, instead of just eating it straight up?
Great question. Like shea and cocoa butter, mango butter can nourish skin and hair and support overall skin health. Mango butter is rich in Vitamin C, which encourages your body's collagen production. Antioxidants prevent excessive signs of aging, and sun damage! It's also very hydrating, these qualities make mango a powerful food for nourishing your skin’s health.
Supports Collagen Production - mango butter contains high concentrations of Vitamin C, which research shows stimulates the production of collagen. Collagen is the most common protein in the body, but the aging process breaks it down and makes it more difficult to produce more. Collagen helps structure your skin, fortify your bones, and support joints.
Hydrates Skin - when applied topically, mango butter can form a protective layer that may help moisturise your skin. Similar to cocoa butter, mango butter is an effective moisturiser 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. Beyond this, the high levels of Vitamin A in mangos may also help reduce sun damage, a powerful catalyst to premature aging.
Why are we telling you all this now? All will be revealed soon enough... :D
As always, you can read more about mango butter here.