Creating Royal Thanaka: What is Thanaka?

Htwe in Berma

The people of Burma (Myanmar) have been using Thanaka for over 2,000 years. The earliest literary reference to the Thanaka tree is in a 14th century Burmese poem. It has been and is still used for skin protection, hydration, and decoration.

We are introducing Thanaka from the Limonia Acidissima or Hesperethusa Crenulata tree in our face cream. It is a tree indigenous to Burma (Myanmar). Traditionally the wood and bark of the tree are ground into a powder on a circular stone slab. Water is added and the ground powder becomes a paste. The paste is immediately applied to the skin, leaving a yellow crust with a fragrance similar to Sandalwood. Thanaka is applied to the face and sometimes to the entire body, providing cooling during hot weather.

Royal Thanaka chemists have made extracts from Thanaka, for our products. Our Ultra Rich Moisturizing Cream is infused with the protective and nourishing properties of Thanaka. The lightweight smooth texture melts into your skin to nourish and protect while soothing any irritation that may be present.


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