INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - GARCINIA INDICA

SUMMARY: BEST | EXTREMELY SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

A most popular, extremely useful and safe plant extract used in personal care products, to nourish, moisturize, repair, heal the skin and maintain scalp health.

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WHAT IS GARCINIA INDICA: Garcinia indica is commonly known as Kokum which belongs to family Clusiaceae. It is an evergreen tree which is mostly found in Asia and Africa. Its fruit is bright red in colour which is juicy with a mildly sweet fleshy peel and an acidic pulpy interior. The fruit pulp is rich in Vitamin C, proteins, carbohydrates, fiber and pectin which attributes to its health benefits.  Kokum Butter is extracted from the kernels of its seeds as it consists of about 44% of oil. Kokum Butter is white in colour with a mild scent. It possesses emollient, astringent and soothing properties. Kokum Butter is rich in stearic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid and linoleic acid which are responsible for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory property.

REVIEW OF GARCINIA INDICA

Name of the Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

BEST

1

 

Garcinia Indica is well known and one of the most reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like FDA (Food and Drug Administration ensures the safety, efficacy and security of humans by making sure that cosmetics are safe to use), CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), EU Cosmetics Regulation (It ensures the safety of the consumers while using the cosmetic products) and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) along with popular skincare brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products.

 BENEFITS OF GARCINIA INDICA: Garcinia indica has the following benefits:

  • Rich in antioxidants: It is powered with Vitamin C, flavonoids, garcinol which fight free radicals to prevent skin damage and reduce dark spots, blemishes and scars
  • Possesses anti-ageing property: It is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, thus reduces the formation wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Exhibits healing property: It is beneficial in treating cracked heels, minor cuts and wounds.
  • Possesses anti-inflammatory property: It has a soothing effect on the itchy and inflamed skin.
  • Exhibits anti-allergenic property: The organic compounds in Garcinia indica decrease the release of histamine, thereby lessening allergic reaction on skin.
  • Prevents skin infection: Its antibacterial and antiviral properties are beneficial in treating skin infections.
  • Acts as an emollient: Kokum Butter which is extracted from its kernels is an excellent emollient which is commonly used in skincare creams and ointments for treating various dry skin conditions.

Thus, this ingredient is widely used in personal care products.

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY

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