Manda Sun Paste

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By examining local traditions and applying them to modern day necessities, Manda is developing premium natural solutions to promote longevity in life and our environment, thereby allowing us to do what we love longer. Made for surfers, one of the main requirements when developing MANDA Organic Sun Paste was to put on sunscreen and not worry about it for as long as possible so that we can maximize our time doing what we love.

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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.


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.


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.


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.