Mangoes: Not Just For Eating!
An Instagram regular, mangoes are one of our favourite fruits because they’re packed full of essential vitamins aimed at keeping us and our skin young and healthy, as well as being incredibly delicious of course! Mango butter is very good at feeding the skin as it is highly nourishing and hydrating.
Grown in the rainforests of the world, this tangy sweet fruit is full of moisture and not only nourishes the body internally but also provides the skin with sweet treats. These include moisture and vitamins A, C and E, which work to combat free radicals. Free radicals are found in the sun's rays and air pollution. When applied to the skin, mango butter has the ability to protect it from sunburn as well as soothing already sunburned skin.
There’s something indulgent about smoothing an exotic fruit intended for eating onto your skin, and that’s just what mango butter can do for you: make you feel exotic and indulgent with lusciously smooth skin that nobody could ever dream of resisting. The smell is delicious, and the touch of it is silky without being greasy.
Benefits of mango butter include:
- Skin softening, soothing & moisturizing.
- Combating dry skin, eczema and dermatitis.
- Protecting the skin from the weather and UV radiation.
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
- Reported to benefit frostbite, insect bites, rashes and stretch marks.
- Contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
The reason for the rejuvenating effect mango has on your skin is largely down to the antioxidants it contains. Free radicals generated by the effect of UV sunlight on your skin as well as pesticides, cigarette smoke, carbon fuel and other pollutants, destroy the structure of your body cells, including skin cells, which make it look leathery, wrinkly and grey. Antioxidants destroy these free radicals and maintain the proper structure of your skin, helping you to keep your youthfulness. Therefore, your skin will stay more elastic and retain a healthy glow.
If you’re interested in trying out some mango butter products, we have two types of body cream and a bath soak! The body butter (far left) also contains shea butter for a richer nourishment, whilst the soufflé is whipped up with Rice Bran oil for a lighter, but equally as nourishing, formula. The mineral soak contains a mixture of Epsom salts and essential oils for a detoxing, muscle relaxing bath experience.
Want to know more about exotic ingredients? Check out our article on the Amazing Benefits of Hawaiian Kukui Oil!