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  • Mango seed?

    Posted by joseg on February 3, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    I’ve seen this in some products listed as MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED, but can’t seem to find anybody who supplies this….these are the actual seeds used as exfoliants, not the extract or butter. I can’t seem to find anything on PCPC.

    Anybody has used this?? Thanks!!
    joseg replied 9 years, 10 months ago 4 Members · 8 Replies
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  • microformulation

    February 4, 2014 at 12:15 am

    The inci is probably truncated. It could be the oil or the butter or even the fruit extract.

  • joseg

    February 4, 2014 at 7:39 am
    There’s actually an entry for mango seed in PCPC, with its own definition, monograph ID, function, etc…it’s just that there are no trade names associated with it. 

  • microformulation

    February 4, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I think God has the trademark on Mango. Might want to take that up with Him. Seriously too many sources to count offer the Mango Butter, Mango Oil and the Extract.

  • Bobzchemist

    February 4, 2014 at 11:16 am

    These are the INCI listings for Mango products from the buyers guide. 

    Hydrolyzed Mango Fruit(INCI)
    Hydrolyzed Mango Juice Extract (INCI)
    Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit (INCI)
    Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract (INCI)
    Mangifera Indica (Mango) Juice (INCI)
    Mangifera Indica (Mango) Leaf Extract (INCI)
    Mangifera Indica (Mango) Pulp Extract (INCI)
    Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed (INCI)
    Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter (INCI)
    Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Extract (INCI)
    Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil (INCI)
    There is a listing for just Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed. But…mango seeds are huge, about the size of a golf ball, so I really doubt they’d be used unprocessed. There are health food products claiming mango seed fiber and/or mango seed powder as ingredients, but I couldn’t find a manufacturer or a distributor. These may be your best bet as a starting point for your search.
    There are easier to obtain natural exfoliants available. Personally, I’d feel better using something natural coming from a supplier that I know does QC checks and at least tries to keep micro contamination in check. The fact that this material is hard to find with an internet search would raise big red flags for me.
  • microformulation

    February 4, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Wow, what kind of packaging would you need to use with those golf ball size exfolliant beads????

  • ChemWizard

    February 5, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    @Bob, do you think just mango or pumpkin or papaya in liquid extract forms would still function as fruit exfoliators?

  • Bobzchemist

    February 6, 2014 at 9:29 am

    The only thing I know for sure is that topical use of the papain enzyme in papaya is something the FDA is not at all happy with. (http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/FDA-2008-N-0481-n.pdf )

    AHA’s and BHA’s make perfectly fine, reasonably safe, chemical exfoliants. If you have to use a chemical exfoliant, why move away from something that works?
    Natural Sourcing (https://www.naturalsourcing.com/category.asp?category=Exfoliants ) sells a whole range of physical natural exfoliants. Much safer than chemical exfoliants, in my opinion.
    For the curious, this is a picture of a mango seed: http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m150/greenclaws/P1160031.jpg 
  • joseg

    February 6, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I just found out Earth Supplied has ESP Mango Grit 20-40 and ESP Mango Grit 40-80 with INCI name Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed.

    I’ve requested samples and will let you guys know how they look like when I receive them

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