• Derived from: mango
  • Pronunciation: \manˈjif(ə)rə \ˈin-di-kə\
  • Type: Naturally-derived
  • Other names: Mango Extract

What Is Mangifera Indica Extract?

Mango extract is derived from Mangifera indica, or mangoes.[1] Mango trees are native in tropical parts of Asia and the plant has been cultivated for thousands of years in most tropical countries.[2]

What Does Mangifera Indica Extract Do in Our products?

Mango fruit extract is a skin-conditioning agent.[3] We use the ingredient in our bubble bath. However, mango extract can also be found in sunscreen, shampoo, moisturizer, exfoliant, lip balm, and many other products.[4]

Why Puracy Uses Mangifera Indica Extract

Mangifera indica has been an herb in Ayurvedic and indigenous medical systems for thousands of years.[7] The Cosmetics Ingredients Review has deemed that mango seed oil is safe in current practices of use and concentration.[8] Whole Foods has deemed mango fruit extract acceptable in its body care and cleaning product quality standards.[9,10]

How Mangifera Indica Extract Is Made

Mango extract is made by first drying the seeds and/or fruit. The result is then powdered. Ethanol is added, and the mix is then separated or evaporated, leaving the extract behind.[5,6]

Certifications

Sources

[1] Cosmeticsinfo.org
[2] Shah, K. A., Patel, M. B., Patel, R. J., & Parmar, P. K. (2010). Mangifera Indica (Mango). Pharmacognosy Reviews, 4(7), 42–48.
[3] Environmental Working Group
[4] Environmental Working Group
[5] Cosmetic Ingredient Review
[6] Freitas, Borges, Pereira, et al., “Effect of dietary ethanol extracts of mango (Mangifera indica L.) on lipid oxidation and the color of chicken meat during frozen storage.” 
[7] Shah, K. A., Patel, M. B., Patel, R. J., & Parmar, P. K. (2010). Mangifera Indica (Mango). Pharmacognosy Reviews, 4(7), 42–48.
[8] Cosmetic Ingredient Review
[9] Whole Foods Market
[10] Whole Foods Market

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