Garcinia Facial Cleansing Gel contains GM-1, a natural substance isolated from the fruit hull of the Garcinia mangostana (mangosteen) which is a popular edible fruit found in Thailand.
Over ten years of extensive research have shown that GM-1 possesses the following “4 A” properties:
GM–1 inhibits the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, both normal and antibiotic-resistant strains. The minimal inhibitory concentration to S. aureus is 0.98 microgram/ milliliter, GM–1 was found to effectively kill the bacteria.
GM-1 exhibits anti-inflammatory activity three times that of aspirin in all experimental models. The anti-inflammatory activity was found to be caused by the inhibition of prostaglandin biosynthesis, interaction with some mediators, interference with leukocytic mobilization as well as with connective tissue proliferation.
GM–1 is a good antioxidant. In a comparative study, GM–1 exhibited activity equivalent to Vitamin E.
GM–1, when incorporated into a cream, exhibited astringent properties. It helps heal open wounds and shrinks the pores on facial skin, leaving skin feeling smoother.