The analysis staff, Tan et al, was just lately revealed in Cosmetics exploring the potential of mangosteen peels as a beauty ingredient, each due to its skincare properties, upcycling potential and impression on native economies.
Mangosteen is a candy, juicy fruit cultivated primarily in Southeast Asia, notably Malaysia. The fruit is commonly processed into juices, concentrates and dried fruits for consumption, abandoning waste like peels.
Tan et al used mangosteen peels to create an upcycled, standardized extract with potential anti-aging, antioxidant, anti-wrinkle and pigmentation management results.
“Pure antioxidants derived from pure sources similar to mangosteen peel are preferable to artificial antioxidants because of the undesirable unwanted side effects of artificial antioxidants,” Tan et al stated. “Therefore, the target of this research is to formulate and consider novel natural face lotions containing mangosteen peel extract that was standardized.”
Potential as lively botanical
Antioxidant components are generally used to struggle free radicals and mitigate their pores and skin growing older results. Tan et al additionally stated botanical components could also be preferable to artificial ones to keep away from antagonistic results like pores and skin dryness and irritation.
The analysis staff discovered that their mangosteen peel extract had stronger antioxidant capability in comparison with ascorbic acid, butylated hydroxytoluene and Trolox. Tan et al stated, notably in comparison with BHT’s doable pores and skin irritation and pulmonary toxicity, mangosteen peel extract is comparatively protected and efficient.
In line with the researchers, the antioxidant properties of mangosteen peel extract are possible attributable to phenolic compounds similar to α-mangostin, flavonoids, epicatechins and tannins.
“Standardization is required to make sure the standard, security, efficacy and reproducibility of mangosteen peel extract,” Tan et al stated. “Moreover, the organoleptic traits similar to texture, greasiness and absorption are subjective and should fluctuate from individual to individual.”
The extract was additionally capable of inhibit the tyrosinase enzyme, which is concerned in controlling the manufacturing of melanin. Tan et al discovered one type of the mangosteen peel extract lowered tyrosinase by greater than 60%, which means it might be an efficient whitening ingredient.
Tan et al added that the origin, development situations, maturity, harvesting, processing and drying temperature could contribute to variation in phenolic compounds. Additionally they stated additional research needs to be carried out to judge the antioxidant, anti-aging and pigment-controlling results.
Discount of meals manufacturing waste, help of native economies
Tan et al stated the creation of cosmetics components created from meals waste, like mangosteen peels, is in keeping with sustainable improvement targets set forth by the United Nations to “cut back waste manufacturing and promote environment friendly use of pure sources and sustainable dwelling.”
Like many upcycled components, a standardized mangosteen peel extract might enable for a round economic system strategy, notably within the areas which produce the plant’s meals merchandise.
Malaysia is likely one of the main producers of mangosteen fruit and the crop was particularly talked about within the nation’s 2006-2010 improvement plan as an necessary home and exported product.
“The event of inexperienced cosmeceutical mangosteen natural face cream helps to spice up the native economic system and improve the prospect of worldwide collaboration,” Tan et al stated.
Writer: Puay L. Tan et al
Cosmetics 2022, 9(3), 46; https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics9030046
Title: Formulation and Physicochemical Analysis of Inexperienced Cosmeceutical Natural Face Cream Containing Standardized Mangosteen Peel Extract