The Garden of Naturalsolution is a leading company in the natural cosmetic ingredients market in Korea.
It specializes in the development and supply of an extensive range of natural ingredients for cosmetic
and food industries since 2004.
|Common name||Mangosteen, Purple mangosteen|
|Scientific name||Garcinia mangostana|
|INCI name||Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||망고스틴껍질추출물|
|Used part||Peel /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-oxidant / anti-inflammatory / anti-acne / wound healing / skin brightening /|
|Known active compounds||mangostin, mangostenone F, xanthones, flavonoids, triterpenoids|
The genus Garcinia is native to Asia and Africa, and includes more than 300 species which are known tocontain bioactive compounds, such as xanthones, flavonoids, triterpenoids, and benzophenones. Althoughmany species in genus Garcinia bear edible fruits, G. mangostana has gained the most attention in themarket. G. mangostana is mainly cultivated in Southeast Asia and in tropical South American countries. Thefruit of G. mangostana, commonly called as mangosteen is round, dark purple or reddish, and has a whitejuicy pulp possessing a slightly acidic and sweet flavor. The fruit is enjoyed by many people all over the world,and is referred as the queen of fruits. Traditionally in Southeast Asia, the pericarp of mangosteen fruit hasbeen used to treat skin infections, wounds, inflammation, diarrhea, and urinary tract infections. Furthermore,anti-acne and skin brightening efficacies were reported in scientific research articles. According to them, theextract of mangosteen pericarp showed strong free radical scavenging and anti-acne activities against P.acnes, while mangostenone F isolated from mangosteen inhibited melanin formation in B16F10 cells.