- Derived from: Mangosteen
- Type: Natural
- Also known as: mangostan, mangostier, queen of fruits
What Is Mangosteen Peel Extract?
Garcinia mangostana peel extract is extracted from the skin of mangosteen, a tropical fruit.[1,2]
What Does Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract Do?
For centuries, mangosteen skin extract has been used in traditional Eastern medicine to heal skin wounds, acne, and reduce inflammation. Garcinia mangostana peel extract is known to contain a wealth of anti inflammatory compounds and antioxidants.[1,4] Therefore, it is present in countless skin care and scalp care products.
How Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract Is Made
Garcinia mangostana peel extract is often made by separating the soft fruit from the peel. Next, chopped mangosteen peels are chopped and pureed using distilled water (or clear lime extract). It can also be obtained using ethanol or dichloromethane.
Why Puracy Uses Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract
Because it's such a xanthone-rich ingredient , we use Garcinia mangostana peel extract in our Natural Dry Shampoo. This compound is known to repair and protect the scalp from oxidative damage, and its anti-inflammatory properties also assists with treating dry skin and eczema.
Is Mangosteen Skin Extract Safe?
EWG has awarded Garcinia mangostana peel a "1" across all categories.
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