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December 1, 2008

XanGo's Glimpse taps into the power of mangosteen fruit.

 

Exotic Skin Care

XanGo’s Glimpse taps into the power of mangosteen fruit.



By Joanna Cosgrove
Online Editor



Mangosteen might not be as ubiquitous as an apple but the exotic super fruit packs every bit as much nutrition—and then some. Salt Lake City, UT-based XanGo, LLC, harnessed the power of the mangosteen with its Glimpse Intuitive Skin Care. The brand’s mangosteen ingredients are delivered through a proprietary BioActive X3 Complex that uses toxin-free ingredients and green chemistry technology.


XanGo introduced the mangosteen fruit to the global market six years ago with XanGo Juice.


“From the day XanGo opened its doors in 2002, and even before, the founders always knew the mangosteen held many benefits,” recalls Jeff Chandler, the company’s senior public relations manager. “The founders’ vision was always to introduce products that would bring the unique qualities of the mangosteen to market, but with a focus to be innovative and only develop products that create and change categories, that change the world.”


He explained that the traditional use of the fruit in Southeast Asia and modern clinical science points toward use of the fruit’s pericarp for skin nutrition.


“Native people would use the rind as an astringent lotion or would steep it in a tea,” he said. “They understood the benefits their skin received, although they did not know that it was xanthones and several other phytonutrients and antioxidants that were bringing the results. Now, modern science is beginning to catch up to traditional use and consumer experience.”


Glimpse is dubbed a high-performing, self-adjusting and toxin-free formulation that harnesses the extraordinary natural qualities of the mangosteen.


“Glimpse is not a beauty or cosmetic product but it is truly comprehensive skin nutrition,” said Mr. Chandler. “When combined with XanGo Juice, it provides consumers with the inside/outside mangosteen nutrition experience.”


XanGo harnesses the power of mangosteen for a range of products.
The formula’s driving ingredient is BioActive X3 Complex, a proprietary ingredient that utilizes an “exclusive biofermentation technology that combines meticulous, time-honored techniques with advanced science from Japan to amplify the phytonutrient potency of the mangosteen.”


Mr. Chandler said it is comprised of three xanthone-rich ingredients derived from deep within the mangosteen fruit’s nutrient-dense pericarp. The first ingredient is mangosteen pericarp oil. Derived through a unique fermentation process using a botanical enzyme, the delicate pericarp oil offers a host of vital phytonutrients that “sooth and calm the signs of inflammation and stimulate collagen production, resulting in more luminous skin.”


The second ingredient in BioActive X3 Complex is mangosteen polymeric complex. The polymeric complex forms a chain of continuous xanthones that “safeguards the skin from environmental stressors, while revealing a clearer, more radiant complexion.”


“It contains 30 times more antioxidant potency than green tea, according to Japanese in-vitro studies,” commented Mr. Chandler.


The final ingredient in the Complex is mangosteen acidic complex, which is said to combine the finest elements from the mangosteen fruit, and is responsible for clearing impurities and reinforcing the skin’s natural defenses, resulting in fresher, healthier-looking skin.


“Further enhancing the phytonutrient potency of Glimpse is the infusion of these three exclusive ingredients with a mangosteen-infused water,” said Mr. Chandler. “This helps ensure optimum nutrient density in the formulas.”


To further promote the health-giving properties of the mangosteen, Glimpse is also characterized by something XanGo calls “green chemistry.”


“Glimpse features toxin-free ingredients and state-of-the-art green chemistry technology that protects both the consumer and the environment,” Mr. Chandler explained, adding that the formulation of Glimpse was executed in Japan, where “the most advanced biofermentation technology is available.”


“Through a meticulous process, XanGo has developed a high-performing, mangosteen-based personal care product that is natural, and uses no known toxins or chemicals,” he said. “XanGo has made a public commitment to green chemistry by signing the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, by which the company pledges to do no harm and to comply with EU directive 1776 that bans the use of several chemicals popularly used in personal care products in the U.S.”


Furthermore, Mr. Chandler asserted that the line is formulated with only the finest botanical ingredients that are “nutrient-rich and toxin free.”


“Glimpse goes on smoothly and absorbs quickly without the oily residue or harmful petrochemicals often found in many personal care products,” he said. “Glimpse uses only clean ingredients that do not mutate or harm any organisms downstream, protecting the environment we all live in.”


The company also employed cold processing technology to preserve the natural potency of the phytonutrients found in mangosteen and other active ingredients while minimizing the carbon footprint of the manufacturing process.


The Glimpse Intuitive Skin Care line is comprised of two basic systems, one providing “nutrition” for normal to dry skin, and the other designed for normal to combination skin. Both systems include a cleanser, toner, serum and moisturizer and retail for $200.


According to the company, the “intuitive” nature of Glimpse refers to its self-adjusting formulas designed to address the ever-changing needs of a person’s skin. “The more someone uses it—men and women of all ages and ethnicities living in all climates—the more its nutrients target specific needs. In the process, it soothes and calms the skin while promoting natural luminosity.”


Glimpse officially launched in the U.S. and Canada on November 7. It will be introduced internationally next year. The products are sold though XanGo’s online shopping portal and through independent distributors. Mr. Chandler added that in the near future, the products will also be available through exclusive medical aestheticians and licensed cosmetologists.


More info: www.xango.com

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