Mango Butter Cream is created using an expert technique by the LIGNE ST BARTH laboratory. The laboratory has mastered the art of producing an emulsion without the use of conventional emulsifiers and synthetic preservatives, by using fatty acids, ceramides and plant-derived phospholipids. The physical and chemical process reproduces the membrane structure of the skin’s natural barrier. This type of emulsion intrinsically encourages the absorption of the benefits of the ingredients and is better tolerated, particularly by dehydrated and fragile skin.
The shea butter, plant-derived squalane and avocado oil included in the formula reinforce the nourishing, moisturizing and protective properties of the mango butter. Shea is also reputed to be regenerative and softening, while calendula extract is soothing and the vitamin E helps prevent ageing.
The mango tree (Mangifera indica L.) is an evergreen, native to India and Burma. It is widely cultivated in the Caribbean for its fleshy fruit that is rich in vitamin C and has a sweet, aromatic flavour. The mango was introduced into the West Indies in the 18th century to provide food for the colonists and slaves, and is now grown in many private gardens. Mangos are one of the most commonly eaten fruits in the Caribbean islands.
The very juicy flesh surrounds a flat, smooth stone, in the middle of which is a large almond that contains a creamy, yellowy fat known as mango butter. This precious oily substance, obtained by cold-pressing the stone, boasts emollient virtues. Extremely rich in fatty acids (including isostearic and oleic acids), and containing unsaponifiables (phytosterols, oleic alcohol, squalene and polyphenols), it creates an excellent protective barrier for the skin and helps regenerate the epidermis.
A little cream for a massive effect:
Mango Butter Cream should be applied morning and evening to cleansed skin.
Rub over the neck and face, working from the centre out, remembering to include behind your ears.
A very versatile cream, it can be used as a base beneath foundation and as an eye contour cream, applied with your fingertips using gentle pats, working from the inside to the outside of the eye. Thanks to its specific lipid structure, Mango Butter Cream improves the skin’s natural barrier and is suitable for all skin types, especially fragile and dehydrated skin.
Regular use significantly boosts hydration of the skin, restoring its elasticity and tone. Each and every day, Mango Butter Cream leaves skin bright, pure, fresh and radiant, and helps keep wrinkles at bay.
Mango Butter Cream also complements the other cosmetic treatments in the LIGNE ST BARTH range and is the perfect finishing touch to your purifying, toning beauty ritual.