Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen) Peel Extract



Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen) Peel Extract at a glance

  • Excellent source of antioxidants for skin
  • Helps to reduce collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid-degrading enzymes in skin
  • The fruit has a sweet and sour flavour
  • Native to Asia

Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen) Peel Extract description

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. [br] [br] Mangosteen’s dark red peel contains a rich assortment of antioxidant compounds, including flavonoids, xanthones, and anthocyanins, all of which neutralize 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. [br] [br] 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.

Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen) Peel Extract references

  • 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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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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