Ingredient Spotlight: Mangosteen
If you are one of the people that have heard of this ingredient, you are probably interested in health and wellness. Over the past decade, mangosteen has become quite a popular dietary supplement as well as skincare ingredient, and for a variety of reasons.
Personally, I first heard about mangosteen when I was still an esthetics student. My amazing teacher, told us about this mysterious fruit that grew on trees in Southeast Asia, and was actually illegal to ship to the US. Though the ban has sense been lifted, finding this fresh fruit is still a challenge to find. If you happen to live near a Chinatown, there is a possibility you may be able to find it there.
Why is this hard to find fruit the buzziest ingredient in skincare and supplements? Mangosteen actually has some of the highest concentrations of antioxidants out of any living thing. It’s true! There are high concentrations of vitamins A and C, as well as many trace minerals, and super antioxidants known as xanthones, which are said to repair skin cells, as well as the cells within the body.
Other skin benefits include:
Anti-inflammatory (fighting redness)
Anti-bacterial (fighting acne)
Anti-aging (due to its massive amounts of antioxidants
Want to try the benefits of Mangosteen for yourself? You can find this powerhouse of ingredient in our “facial in a jar”, GLOW Superfruit Enzyme Mask. Mangosteen powder is also available at various health food stores or on the internet. Always look out for 100% Mangosteen.