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The Truly Thanaka Difference

There’s more to us than meets the eye

Through a 100% natural & modern wellness lifestyle that benefits all, we aim pass on an advocacy that is more than skin deep.

We’re different from most beauty and wellness brands. We are visionaries who believe that beauty and wellness are more than just looking and feeling good. It’s also about doing good.


“Don’t put on your body what you wouldn’t put inside it,” is one of the key pillars of Truly Thanaka‘s mantra. Scientifically-proven, result-driven and sensorially delightful, Truly Thanaka‘s products are formulated without harmful chemicals like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), white oil, mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffin, parabens, phenoxyethanol, chlorophenesin, triclosan, silicone, aluminum, phthalate, phosphate, microbeads, among others.

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In everything we do, we always remember, we too are consumers. This is why we talk the talk and walk the walk to ensure all TRULY THANAKA products are refined, mindful, and most of all, honest. We believe in a fuller, balanced, more refined lifestyle that enhances one’s wellness and beauty, not compromise it.

We are a firm believer that when you leave this earth, you must leave it three times more of what you’ve been given. We should put back what we take and return it three times over.


We are a firm believer that when you leave this earth, you must leave it three times more of what you’ve been given. We should put back what we take and return it three times over. We use FSC-certified, biodegradable paper, employ recyclable packaging materials, and minimize our carbon foot print. TRULY THANAKA believes in a kind of luxurious, organic wellness experience that respects the environment and the soil from which all of its ingredients are planted, grown and harvested from.

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There is no other pleasure as the development process of each of our formulation. While most brands pick existing bases and outsource the manufacturing of their products to cut costs, we take this process seriously. We are hands-on in every step of the manufacturing process, the research, development and production. From start to finish, we ensure high quality every product are as fresh as possible when they get to your hands.

All our ingredients are individually screened, tested and selected from around the world before being to delivered to our manufacturing facility.

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All our ingredients are individually screened, tested and selected from around the world before being to delivered to our manufacturing facility in the U.K & Myanmar where all our production lines are headquartered. Manufactured in small batches, each TRULY THANAKA product is a magnum opus from nature.


Pure Pearl Powder Facial And Its Benefits For The Skin

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As metaphors for good skin go, pearls rank right up there with milk and babies’ bottoms. Who wouldn’t want their face to resemble the rare, lustrous beads of the sea? Yet as it turns out, pearls’ complexion connection is more than symbolic. Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine have long advocated ingesting the marine treasures in pulverized form—not only for better looks (a remedy favored by empress Wu Zetian in the 7th century) but as a tonic for everything from tuberculosis to eye disease to sexual dysfunction.

Pearl facial has created a lot of buzz around the country due to the use of real pearls in it. Pearl facials aren’t as common as fruit facial or gold facial.

Pearl facial is a bit expensive as compared to other facials, but the benefit of this facial is mind blowing.
From sensitive skin to oily skin, pearl facial promises to pamper any skin type in the best possible way. Pearl facial is suitable for all skin types, and women over 25 years of age should definitely opt for this facial.

These days, our skin gets affected due to toxins and other external factors, and hence we are always in search of products that can help to pamper our skin. Pearl facial is one among those treatments, which can help to remove toxins from the skin and also give it a dewy fresh look.
Benefits Of Pearl Facial On Skin
  • Pearl facial is extremely useful on sun-damaged and sun-tanned skin.
  • Due to active enzymes present in the pearl powder, it can help to prevent the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face early.
  • Pear facial is excellent to be used by people who suffer from dark circles and dry skin around the eye. It proves to be extremely beneficial in treating crow’s feet.
  • Using pearl facial can help to promote healthy and glowing skin. It helps to give you baby-soft skin in a few days’ time.
  • It helps to cleanse the oil that is accumulated inside the pores and also prevents the clogging of pores. Therefore by clearing the pores, pearl facial helps to give you a youthful and glowing skin.
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DON’T FEAR THE SNAIL. Embrace Its Packed Nutrients Beneficial For Our Skin

Okay, so it’s not everyday that we think to ourselves, “Tonight, I’m going to home to slather my face with snail slime.” To be perfectly honest, when it comes to snails—and yes, we’re talking those little shelled guys otherwise known as terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks (take that, Bill Nye)—let’s just say we’ve really always been more of the cook at 350°F degrees, smother in herb-butter and serve with a bit of chardonnay and someone tall, dark and handsome on the French Rivera kind of gals.

So when we heard that the tiny invertebrate we see hanging around the two plants on our fire escape that we like to call a garden were all the beauty-rage in Korea, we were intrigued to say the least. Still feeling the slightest bit squeamish about the idea.

And no, this is not an excuse to go all first-grade science project on us and build a cardboard box snail farm for all of your beauty needs. DIY snail facials are not a thing, guys.



“Snail extract, formally referred to as snail mucin, is packed with nutrients such as hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein enzymes, proteoglycans and antimicrobial and copper peptides, all of which are commonly used in beauty products and proven to be beneficial for the skin. It has even been registered and recognized as an official cosmetic ingredient under the name, ‘snail secretion filtrate.'”



“Snail mucin’s ingredients are known to be anti-aging by stimulating the formation of collagen and elastin, repair damaged skin, and restore hydration, which has made snail mucin skin care products very popular in Korea and now in the U.S. Our snail product is a top seller and often sells out on Soko Glam.”


“Snail mucin is found in products such as moisturizers, serums and spot treatments. In some cases, brands use snail secretion filtrate in their products, but don’t advertise it openly because of the ‘ick’ factor. Now that so many people in the West are opening up to the thought of snail mucin in their beauty products however, brands are highlighting it as an integral part of their formula.

Snail mucin is not the oozy, gooey slime that you may think it is. When it is formulated into a serum, it smells and feels like any other moisturizer.”


“Snail facials are actually not popular or common in Korea, but there are places in Asia (Japan and Thailand) and even in the UK that offer snail facials. Most of these treatments consist of allowing snails to crawl around your face, which leaves a trail of the snail mucin wherever they go.”



“Korean consumers are extremely skin savvy and love trying new products. This skin-first mentality has allowed them to be extremely picky about what products they use. If they see results, it becomes an overnight success. If they don’t, it’s gone. Snail mucin has been very popular in Korea because many have experienced softer, smoother, hydrated skin with less visible acne scarring with continued use of snail mucin products.”



“Have an open mind when using snail secretion filtrate—it might be exactly what your skin needs!”

Benefits of Thanaka


In a world inundated by technology, which inherently develops synthetic and chemical solutions, we lose sight of how effective nature can be in solving everyday problems. By examining local traditions and applying them to modern day necessities, we at Truly Thanaka are developing premium natural solutions to promote longevity in life and our environment, thereby allowing us to do what we love longer.

From the wood of a small tree in Myanmar, Thanaka has been used for over 2000 years by Burmese people to protect and beautify the skin. Pulverized on a stone slab and mixed with water to form a paste, this natural cosmetic is most commonly applied topically. It is here where Thanaka begins to work it’s magic.


Thanaka contains two active compounds, coumarin and marmesin, which account for anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-acne, and anti-aging properties. In other words, Thanaka is responsible for effectively removing dead skin cells and controlling excessive facial oil.

Studies have also revealed that Thanaka inhibits tryosinase, the enzyme that triggers melanin synthesis and affects skin discoloration. Therefore, the regular use of Thanaka can help decrease melanomas activity and brighten your skin’s complexion.


From chemical compounds that destroy ocean reefs to mined minerals carved out of the earth, many of the active ingredients found in today’s sunscreens have extremely adverse effects on our environment. Thanaka is the most ecological solution due to it’s regenerative nature and can be grown locally through sustainable farming techniques.


With high amounts of Vitamin E, Thanaka is a natural antioxidant which protects our skin against free radicals and polluted air. In addition, Thanaka is an effective moisturizer and it’s hydrating and cooling effect make it ideal for post-sun exposure as well.


It is no secret that it is hot in Myanmar. Located close to the equator in South East Asia, the sun’s exposure is intense. To protect their skin from this harsh environment, the Burmese uncovered Thanaka as a natural and efficient alternative to sunblock.


According to a 2010 study performed by researchers at the University of London’s School of Pharmacy and the Faculty of Science at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, and published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology (source), the powdered bark is rich in free radical fighting agents, has an extremely low toxicity and contains properties that inhibit tryosinase, the enzyme responsible for melanin synthesis and skin discoloration, which means it also possesses significant skin-whitening properties.

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Top Benefits of Cranberries for Skin

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Cranberry is a glossy, round and scarlet red fruit, which is bitter and sour to taste. It is full of antioxidants, vitamins and other nutrients, and very beneficial to the skin, hair and general health of human beings.

Treatment of Acne:

Because of the antiseptic properties of cranberry juice, it works well on pimples and acnes and helps in removing them preventing them from appearing on the skin. To make your skin look bright and fresh, make a facemask by mixing cranberry juice, little honey and powdered orange peel. Apply this paste on your face, leave it for 20 minutes and then wash it off.

Cranberries Stops Premature Aging:

There are free radicals present in the atmosphere and many of the products used by you. These cause premature aging of skin, making you older than you really are. By taking the juice of cranberry daily, your skin will look firm, young and beautiful.

Helps in the Treatment of Oily Skin:

Being acidic in nature, cranberry juice is perfect for the treatment of oily skin. Make a mixture of cranberry juice, grounded oatmeal, a quarter cup of sugar and olive oil. Mix all the ingredients together and make a mixture. Now apply this cranberry exfoliate on the oily skin, wash off with warm water and wipe gently with a clean towel. It prevents the formation of sebum and makes the skin oil free. You can also mix the juice with honey and apply it o the face, leave for 20 minutes and then wash off the mixture with lukewarm water. This acts as an excellent toner on the skin.

Protects Skin and Makes it Healthy:

One of the main components of cranberry juice is vitamin C, which is needed for the formation of hydroxyproline, hydroxylisine and amino acids that are required to produce collagen in the body. This helps in keeping the skin soft, firm and healthy. If you drink cranberry juice regularly in winter, it will protect your skin from getting affected due to harsh weather conditions in winter.

Works as a Cleanser on the Skin:

For this you have to first clean your skin with facial steam and apply the pulp of cranberry fruit on your face. Now put a cloth made wet with warm water on the face and leave it for 5 minutes, taking care that the juice does not get in to your eyes. Wipe it off and rinse with water, and you will see your skin as clean as ever.

Now you have learned all the health benefits of cranberries, go check out Truly Thanaka’s Nature’s Midnight Remedy Serum. It contains a unique extract blend of superfood berries (The Famous 5) containing Guarana, Acerola Cherry, Camu Camu, Sea Buckthorn and Cranberry.

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Fun Thanaka Face Mask Designs

Thanaka powder has been used by Burmese women for over 2000 years. It has a fragrant scent somewhat similar to sandalwood. The creamy paste is applied to the face in attractive designs, the most common form being a circular patch on each cheek, nose, sometimes made stripey with the fingers known as thanaka bè gya, or patterned in the shape of a leaf, often also highlighting the bridge of the nose with it at the same time. It may be applied from head to toe (thanaka chi zoun gaung zoun). Why not try some of these designs or make up your own unique designs. We would love to see what you can come up with.

Apart from cosmetic beauty, thanaka also gives a cooling sensation and provides protection from sunburn. Thanaka is also used to help remove acne and promote smooth skin. It is also an anti-fungal. The active ingredients of thanaka are coumarin and marmesin