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Mango Butter is an excellent emolient and moisturizer. It has comparable properties with Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter.
"A wonderful alternative to Shea Butter, Mango Butter has a firm texture, little to no characteristic aroma, and a creamy white color. Mango Butter is emollient, nourishing, and can help soothe dry, chafed skin. [...] Mango Butter makes a great main ingredient in balms and butters due to its ability to soften and moisturize the skin without being overly greasy."
Quoted from FromNatureWithLove.com:
"Mango Butter is obtained from the kernels of the mango tree. It has a high content of stearic acid which makes it similar to Cocoa Butter. Mango Butter has good emolliency and lends protection against the sun. It is said to prevent drying of the skin and formation of wrinkles. Mango Butter also reduces degeneration of skin cells and restores elasticity. Mango Butter's hardness makes it a great butter for stick formulations such as lip balm and lotion bars."
Quoted from eHow.com:
"Mango butter is extracted from the shelled fruit kernel of the mango tree, which is a tropical evergreen. This butter is highly emollient, softening and soothing to the skin. Mango butter has protective effects against UV radiation."
Quoted from AllAboutMangoes.com:
"Mango Butter has been traditionally used in the rainforests and tropics for its skin softening, soothing, moisturizing and protective properties and to restore flexibility and reduce degeneration of skin cells. It has a protective effect against UV radiation."