Royal Thanaka ['tənəka] is a unique line of skin care products that nourish and protect the skin. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of our active ingredient, Thanaka, benefit youth as well as an aging population. Thanaka has been used by people in Myanmar (formerly Burma) for skin protection and nourishment for over 2,000 years.Shop now
The Skincare for Everyone!
Thanaka heals skin inflammation, works against acne, provides protection, and moisturizes. A study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information shows that "extracts from Thanaka bark showed strong anti-inflammatory, significant antioxidation, mild tyrosinase inhibition and slight antibacterial activities. The use of the Thanaka bark in the form of a watery paste as a skin care regimen is not only safe but also beneficial to skin." Source
Ultra Rich Moisturizing Cream
My sensitive skin does not tolerate any moisturizer, and for the last twenty years I have been using exclusively vegetal oils on my face. Royal Thanaka, however, has changed that. Its all-natural moisturizer is light, but it keeps my skin moist and protected all day without clogging my pores. I strongly recommend the Royal Thanaka moisturizer to all those who, like me, care about the health of their skin as well as the health of the planet.
As a 74-year-old woman with sensitive skin, I'm delighted with Royal Thanaka. Just a few dabs in "problem" spots plump up my skin and make fine lines and grooves disappear. It's my secret weapon against aging skin.
Origin of Thanaka
Myanmar's Ancient Beauty Secret
The cosmetic use of Thanaka is a distinctive feature of the culture of Myanmar. It is commonly applied to the face and body of most females and many boys and men. Thanaka has a refreshing fragrance and provides a cooling sensation. It is believed to be the secret to the ageless beauty and flawless skin of the Burmese people.
How Is Thanaka Made?
Thanaka is principally made from the Limonia Acidissima tree, which grows abundantly in central Myanmar.
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Thanaka is principally made from the Limonia Acidissima tree. A tree must be at least 35 years old before it is considered mature enough to yield good-quality cuttings.
Bark or wood are harvested in the form of small logs from healthy, mature Thanaka trees, which continue to grow after the harvest.
Thanaka paste is made by grinding the small wood logs with a small amount of water on a circular stone slab. The paste can then be applied or dried into powder.