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Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract

What is mangosteen peel extract? Discover more about mangosteen fruit benefits – and why it's used in so many personal care products.
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  • 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.[3] 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.[2]

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).[5] It can also be obtained using ethanol or dichloromethane.[6]

Why Puracy Uses Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract

Because it's such a xanthone-rich ingredient [7], 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.[2]


[1] Science Direct
[2] Environmental Working Group
[3] Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
[5] Aizat WM, Jamil IN, Ahmad-Hashim FH, Noor NM. 2019. "Recent updates on metabolite composition and medicinal benefits of mangosteen plant." PeerJ 7:e6324."
[6] Kunnitee Bundeesomchok, Aurore Filly, Njara Rakotomanomana, Pharkphoom Panichayupakaranant, Farid Chemat. "Extraction of α-mangostin from Garcinia mangostana L. using alternative solvents: Computational predictive and experimental studies." LWT - Food Science and Technology, Elsevier, 2016, 65, pp.297-303. ff10.1016/j.lwt.2015.08.036ff. ffhal-02638113
[7] Huang, Qing et al. “Xanthone Glucosides: Isolation, Bioactivity and Synthesis.” Molecules (Basel, Switzerland) vol. 26,18 5575. 14 Sep. 2021, doi:10.3390/molecules26185575

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