Not a mango, but a mangosteen; this fruit comes with extra letters and extra goodness. Known throughout Southeast Asia as the "Queen of Fruit," it not only tastes exquisite but holds medicinal properties that have been cultivated for centuries to heal wounds, indigestion, fever, and other ailments. Still today, this fruit is a true beauty, not only as a yummy snack but as a skin-enhancing, all-natural wonder.
A Brief History of the Mangosteen Fruit
Mangosteen is a small purple fruit with a grapelike appearance, typically harvested in tropical and humid climates. It originates from ancient Indonesia and Asia and has since been spread throughout the world. It first came to England in the mid-1800s and was subsequently introduced to the Western Hemisphere and the Americas and is enjoyed throughout the modern world today. Not only has it always been shared as a delectable snack, but the mangosteen fruit is widely cultivated for its jam-packed health qualities that boost the body's natural immunity.
Benefits of Mangosteens:
For over 2000 years, the mangosteen fruit has been used both as a medicinal plant and as a nutrient-rich food source. Its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties are great for medicinal health but are especially potent and effective as skincare enhancements with benefits including:
- Hydrating, moisturizing, and reducing redness and inflammation in sensitive skin
- Repairing free radical damage caused by everyday environmental stressors and pollutants
- Protecting the skin from fine lines, acne, and skin disorders and infections
Garcinia Mangosteen Peel Extract
The peel of the mangosteen, or the Garcinia Mangosteen Peel Extract, is incredibly nutrient-rich with ingredients that provide anti-aging, acne-fighting, and protective properties that improve skin texture and overall radiance. The extra antioxidants, such as xanthone and tannin, as well as anti-inflammatories, add a further layer of protection to boost the skin's natural immunity, beauty, and tone. Not to be overlooked or tossed aside from the rest of the fruit, the peel is your skin's new best friend.