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Thanaka

Updated: Jul 1



The people of Myanmar use Thanaka, on their faces as sun protection, make up and to reduce oiliness in the hot climates. It is believed to be the nature's suncreen in it's purest form. It is also high in vitamin E which is compromised of antixodient, antibacterial and anti-flamatory properties.

The trees are cut into short logs and sold in markets. The paste is made from grinding the bark against a flat wet stone and then applied to the face. Whilst also used in many other south-east Asian countries, only in Myanmar have they used it cosmetically for over 2000 years.

From what I witnessed it must work as I've never seen such beautiful skin. No chemicals, no additivies, no testing on animals. I wonder if I can convince people to use this in Australia?


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