Mangosteen is one of the few tropical fruits that are found to have xanthones. Xanthones are said to be rarely found in nature, but fortunately, they are found to be abundant in the peel of the mangosteen fruit.
Xanthones are a potent anti-oxidant. They are said to be more potent than Vitamin C and Vitamin E. They have anti-ageing properties. They aid in cell repair and fight free radicals that cause ageing.
They also have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that help treat skin problems, and are therefore effective against acne and pimples, skin blemishes and oily skin.