Benefits of Mango Butter
Mango butter comes from well...mangoes. And while the whole fruit has benefits, it’s the seed that’s skincare and haircare gold. “Mango butter has fatty oils extracted from the seed within mango fruit. These woody kernels are packed with nutrient rich fatty acids that are good for our skin,” explains Dr. Hu. The pit goes through a machine where it’s cold-pressed and releases a pure, natural oil. The lightweight oil is then turned into the butters, creams and balms we find in our skincare products.
1.It hydrates and nourishes the skin.
Vitamins A, E and C work together to lock in moisture even on the coldest days. Dr. Hu also highlighted that mango butter is loaded with fatty acids like oleic acid that keep skin soft and supple.2
2. It protects your skin and hair against UV rays
.“Mango butter is loaded with vitamin C, which is one of the most important antioxidants for skin health,” she explains. “Vitamin C protects our skin against free radical damage when our skin is exposed to sunlight,” she adds. (On that note: Dr. Hu points out that while vitamin C protects against sun damage it shouldn’t replace your SPF.)
3. It reduces breakage and improves shine in
dry, damaged or color-treated hair. The key components—fatty acids like the palmitic and isostearic acid—work wonders in smoothing split ends, reducing dandruff and strengthening your strands. Try wearing a mango butter hair mask overnight to let it work its magic while you sleep.
4. It repairs and rebuilds your skin.
Thanks to vitamin E and C found in the natural ingredient, it can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. The butter can also soften stretch marks and reduce acne scars
5. It soothes irritated areas.
Do you have sunburns, bug bites or acne-prone skin? Mango butter has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties to speed up healing. It’s also non-comedogenic, so you don’t have to worry about clogged pores or breakouts.