The 'King of Fruit'. How Mango Butter Helps Your Skin

September 14, 2021 3 min read

The 'King of Fruit'. How Mango Butter Helps Your Skin

When you hear mangoes, your mind might take you to a warm happy place, maybe even somewhere tropical. The fruit is delicious and loved by many, but it may come as a surprise that this juicy goodness can be amazing for the skin. That’s right, mango butter is making its presence known next to the other beloved butters such as shea butter and cocoa butter. 

What is Mango Butter?

Mango butter is a type of butter from the pit of the mango. It is a very light and moisturizing butter that is non-comedogenic and non greasy. Mango butter is growing to be loved by many in the skincare industry because it applies smoothly and absorbs well into the skin. 

Mango butter can come whipped or regular. The regular form has a very similar consistency as the butter you’d find in your kitchen and the whipped is very light and fluffy and usually contains a carrier oil. Choosing which is best purely comes down to texture preferences. 

Packed with nutrients

Mangoes have been coined“king of fruit” and that title does not come with light responsibility. Mangoes are very rich in the nutrients that our skin and bodies need. Mango butter contains many of the fruit’s best qualities. 

  • Vitamin A
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin C
  • Folate
  • Vitamin B6
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Fiber 
  • Antioxidants

Those antioxidants mean that mangoes might help protect against certain cancers, and the high fiber content makes them good for your digestive tract.

How to get Good Use of Mango Butter

There aremany ways that mango butter can be used and for good reason. You can consider mango butter as a one stop shop for many of your skin concerns.

Sunburn treatment: Mango butter on its own has cooling properties to it, therefore it is a great way to help soothe the sunburn. Additionally, the antioxidants and vitamins found in mango butter assist with the process of healing.

Dry skin: Mango butter is very moisturizing and absorbent.

Soothes psoriasis and eczema: Mango butter is known to have anti-inflammatory properties that help smooth dry patches while feeding the skin the nutrients necessary for healing, much like a sunburn. 

Reduces fine lines and wrinkles:As we age our skin tends to dry out. Maintaining a healthy oil balance of the skin keeps the skin looking young and firm. Mango butter is packed full of fatty acids and minerals, which work great for diminishing lines and wrinkles. Mango butter has a high concentration of vitamin A which is a key nutrient that promotes cell growth. 

Acne:Acne is a problem for youth and adults. It can have major effects on appearance and therefore confidence. Mango butter is non-comedogenic which means it has the ability to provide the proper moisture, promote a healthy oil balance without clogging the pores like other products used. If you have acne-prone skin this is a safe bet as it can also soothe the existing acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Reduce the appearance of scars: Not only can it help with acne, but also acne scars and other general scarring. Mango butter promotes healing, which gives you the satisfaction of watching the scars fade away.

But does mango butter taste like...mangoes?

Yes, it does and it is a delicious spread that pairs well with manyrecipes. If you are a DIY type of person, you can also make mango butter at home. 

Bonus Use: Mango butter is packed so full of the nutrients and vitamins that benefit your holistic health, it may come as no surprise that mango butter works well in the hair. Thehair can benefit greatly from mango butter just like the skin.

At The Yellow Bird...

Shop our products with Mango Butter

We understand how important natural and simple ingredients are to skin health. Our products are paraben, synthetic chemical-free, and aim to nourish the skin and add nutritional value. We incorporate butters and oils that are non-comedogenic and safe for the skin into many of our products.

Learn more about our products and how simple, yet powerful, our carefully picked ingredients truly are. If you have a quick moment and would like to dive more into finding the best products for your skin type and to address your skin concerns, take the short skincare quiz!

Nicole P
Nicole P

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