Our handmade, all-natural Thanaka Collection brings the timeless secrets of Burmese skincare into your home bath.
Pure, pale yellow Thanaka powders and creams are everywhere in Burma (now Myanmar), patterned on faces young and old in intricate, delicate designs. Prized for its powerful sun protection and skin-enhancing properties, Thanaka has long been believed to give skin an absolutely ageless golden glow.
Thanaka trees grow across central Myanmar and the paste made from their bark has been celebrated by poets since the 14th century. A cosmetic and skincare secret the West has only just discovered, Thanaka powders and pastes have been made the same way for over 2,000 years—by slowly grinding bark, wood pulp, or roots by hand on a traditional circular slate called the kyauk pyin.
With its naturally high concentrations of courmarin and marmesin, Thanaka purifies and protects skin—fighting acne and excess oil, brightening and evening tone, and restoring moisture and elasticity—while warding off free radicals and environmental toxins with bursts of Vitamin E. The Burmese even use Thanaka as all-natural, chemical-free protection against the hot, harsh sun.
When you have the Munday Thanaka Collection, you’re golden.