Ingredient Feature: Beetroot Extract, Squalene and Shagbark Hickory Extract

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Beetroot Extract benefits skin due to its vitamin C content. Properties include anti-aging, evening out skin tone, and fading sunspots. It is an antioxidant and is anti-inflammatory.

Being rich in vitamin C, it can protect the skin from signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Topical and dietary use of vitamin C have beneficial effects on skin cells. That’s because this vitamin is found in both the epidermis and the dermis (the outer and under layers of your skin).

What’s more, beetroot extract contains nitric oxide, betanin, and betalains, three antioxidant powerhouses that slow down the aging process. Beetroot extract can maintain a youthful complexion, while preventing future signs of aging. Hyperpigmentation Fading. Most of the time, the condition is caused by prolonged sun exposure. Owing to its nitrate content and slew of vitamins, beetroot extract can be used in treating hyperpigmentation. This means that beetroot can help in lightening pesky dark circles.

Squalene is derived from olive oil and is an emollient. It gives the skin a pleasant, silky feeling. Squalene works as an antioxidant, protects from the harmful effects of UV rays and slows down the development of pigmentation (age spots). As a natural component of skin, it helps regenerate the skin’s lipid barrier and reduces trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL). Squalene is absorbed very quickly by the skin and improves the spreadability of our facial oils.

Shagbark Hickory Extract is a powerful humectant that attracts moisture to the skin. Additionally, it boosts the skin’s ability to retain moisture over time.

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Ingredient Feature: Grapeseed Oil

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Grapeseed Oil is a lightweight oil extracted from the seeds of grapes. It absorbs easily, delivering intense moisture without leaving the skin feeling oily or greasy.   It has anti-inflammatory, regenerative and moisturizing properties with a smoothing effect. The high content of linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid that prevents moisture loss. Grapeseed oil helps encourage the production of elastin in the skin.

The ingredient helps the vitamin E and vitamin C in your skin be more efficient and effective at preserving your skin. These vitamins plays an essential role in softening and hydrating the skin’s outer layer. Meanwhile its superstar fatty acid components fortify the skin barrier while smoothing and balancing the skin.

It minimizes fine lines and wrinkles. The polyphenols help combat premature aging. It also has natural astringent properties, making the skin look tighter and more youthful. Its microbial properties help fight against breakouts. Its mildly astringent properties help reduce inflammation and control the inflammatory response of the skin.

It also contains a powerful antioxidant ingredient called Proanthocyanidin. It works on making skin tone more even and enhances brightness of complexion.   Thanks to its vitamin E content it benefits and assists in the production of collagen. Studies found that the antioxidant power of grapeseed antioxidant proanthocyanidins is 20 times greater than that of vitamin E and 50 times greater than vitamin C. The strong antioxidant capacities of grapeseed can reduce the signs of aging, such as sunspots, fine lines, and wrinkles.

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Ingredient Feature: Shea Butter and Ahiflower Oil

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Shea butter has multiple benefits from reducing premature facial lines and wrinkles to soothing irritated skin. This hydrating antioxidant soothes irritation.

 Shea butter is a plant lipid that comes from African shea tree nuts of Vitellaria Parodoxa and Nilotica. Its polyphenols – antioxidants – have anti-aging benefits and properties similar to those found in green tea.

 The ingredient goes into the skin well and protects the face from extreme temperatures. It is great for dry skin and can create softer, hydrated, plumper skin, especially during the dry winter months.

 The combination of components in shea butter also helps neutralize free radical damage, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles and fades age spots.

 Ahiflower Oil is derived from the plant, Buglossides Arvensis. Ahiflower is a powerhouse omega that offers an unparalleled combination of essential fatty acids.

 The ingredient is a natural moisturizer and has anti-inflammatory properties as well as a regenerative effect.

 Ahiflower is the richest plant source of omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids have been known to improve skin health. Ahiflower also contains omega 6. Both of these fatty acids have tremendous benefits for the skin when applied topically, especially when it comes to anti-aging and anti-inflammatory action.

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Ingredient Feature: Thanaka

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The people of Myanmar (Burma) have used thanaka to protect and beautify the skin for over 2,000 years. Our Thanaka comes from the Limonia Acidissima tree.

 Thanaka is a nutrient-dense paste packed in vitamin E, which protects the skin against polluted air and free radicals - the unstable compounds that damage cell structure.

 Thanaka is an effective moisturizer, and its hydrating and cooling effects make it ideal for post-sun exposure. Combine thanaka with our other hydrating ingredients like ahiflower oil, grapeseed oil, and shea butter and say ‘goodbye’ to dry skin.

 Thanaka also contains properties that inhibit Tyrosinase, an agent responsible for melanin synthesis and skin discoloration. The regular use of Royal Thanaka’s Ultra Rich Moisturizing Cream can improve your skin’s complexion.

 The use of natural plant materials has a lower environmental impact. The indigenous remedies provided by thanaka help to enhance our relationship with nature. By using the ingredient, we are following traditional Burmese practices, going back to nature’s basics and working to create a healthier planet.

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Freedom Is in the Air

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Royal Thanaka celebrates America’s real Independence Day, Juneteenth! July 4th symbolizes the day when white Americans became free. Enslaved black Americans did not. When news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston TX on June 19th 1865, two years after it was declared, the joyous and spontaneous celebration of freedom gave birth to Juneteenth.

Royal Thanaka is an excellent line of skincare products as wells as a story of freedom. Created by an intentional community dedicated to quality education, Royal Thanaka is actively committed to a life lived in freedom for all people, especially those fleeing the violence of war and poverty. With our excellent ingredients that are good for our skin and our earth, we invite all who want to be a bridge to freedom for those seeking solace.

This Juneteenth, let’s stand together and continue the long march toward justice. It has taken far too long to get there, but change at last feels like it may be at hand.

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