Mangixyl™, a sustainable and inclusive cosmetic innovation
Introducing Mangixyl™, a unique cosmetic ingredient with a unique story. Crafted from responsibly sourced mango leaves, this inclusive and microbiome-friendly innovation is good for skin, good for people and good for the planet.
Oily skin is a common problem for consumers of all ages, all over the world. Excess sebum can be caused by many different factors, from stress to seasonal changes to the wrong diet – and it can have a major impact on self-confidence and quality of life. That’s why Givaudan decided to develop Mangixyl™, a powerful new cosmetic ingredient with proven efficacy targeting oily skin through sebum regulation.
Did you know...*
71% of consumers say that oily skin in a source of discomfort
63% say that treating oily skin is difficult
89% would be interested in a natural product that helps balance sebum production
A fruitful collaboration
As the name suggests, the main ingredient in Mangixyl™ is mango leaves. These are sourced in Burkina Faso in collaboration with the Association Bendia, based in the village of Koro in the heart of West Africa. Run by volunteers, this women-led initiative empowers women to find employment by matching them with suitable job opportunities in the leaf-harvesting process.
By supporting this important project, Givaudan is helping to build a brighter future for this small rural community – reflecting our Company purpose of ‘creating for happier, healthier lives with love for nature’.
“Mangixyl™ is a great example of how we work closely with communities to source ingredients in a responsible way, with maximum respect for people and the environment. This approach not only helps us to support these communities; it also makes our supply chain more secure and gives our customers access to high-quality, responsibly sourced products at a time when sustainability and traceability are top of mind for consumers.”
Maxence Billas, Head of Procurement Fine Fragrances & Active Beauty
Designed to care
After harvesting, the mango leaves undergo a green fractionation process to produce Mangixyl™. This fully natural, microbiome-friendly active ingredient regulates sebum production to relieve the discomfort caused by oily skin. Tests show that it even improves sebum quality by 49.5%. As a universal, genderless formula that is suitable for all age groups and skin tones, Mangixyl™ also reflects our commitment to inclusive beauty.
“The creation of Mangixyl™ shows how we combine a high level of scientific innovation with trending consumer insights to develop products that are not only good for people, but also good for the planet. Our Purpose remains our guiding star as we continue to develop sustainable new products for our customers and their consumers.”
Laurent Bourdeau, Head of Active Beauty
Creating for tomorrow
Mangixyl™ is the perfect all-round ingredient for creating skincare solutions that not only free consumers from oily skin, but also meet the rising demand for sustainable, traceable and inclusive products.
Contact us to find out more about this exciting new addition to our growing portfolio of natural botanical cosmetic ingredients.