Thanaka is extracted from the tree bark of the Limonia Acidissima, It has powerful anti-oxidant benefits that can help curb environmental irritants on the skin and help maintain your skin’s natural radiance. It has mild anti-bacterial and astringent properties that help prevent bacterial growth and potentially improve acne conditions.
Thanaka’s skin-brightening properties come from its ability to inhibit an enzyme that triggers melanin synthesis, thus giving your skin the ability to curb dull and uneven skin tone, boosting your skin’s natural glow.
Thanaka’s naturally high concentrations of coumarin and marmesin purifies and protects your skin,—restoring moisture and elasticity. Coumarin accelerates the production of collagen and elastin in your skin and helps to slow down signs of premature aging. Studies have shown that marmesin aid with filtering UV-A, providing natural sun protection. Myanmar, where it is hot and humid all year, locals apply a thanaka paste on their skin daily for its sun protection and astringent benefits.