Garcinia mangostana (mangosteen) peel extract
Mangosteen is a fruit with a sweet and sour flavour and is native to several Asian countries. The fruit is a rich source of xanthones, natural polyphenolic compounds that have documented health-promoting effects, especially when consumed orally.
Mangosteen’s dark red peel contains a rich assortment of antioxidant compounds, including flavonoids, xanthones, and anthocyanins, all of which neutralise oxidative damage. Mangosteen peel both interrupts and helps repair the visible damage from free radicals on skin; however, the peel of this plant is considered inedible, so bodily health benefits from this plant are due to consumption of the fruit portion.
On skin, all parts of the mangosteen plant exert pronounced calming benefits which helps visibly improve multiple skin concerns. This benefit mostly stems from its unique mix of antioxidants and their synergy on skin.
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PeerJ, January 2019, ePublication
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, January 2019, ePublication
Molecules, May 2017, ePublication
Journal of Food Science and Technology, December 2014, pages 3,546–3,558
Frontiers in Pharmacology, June 2013, ePublication
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