BEAUTY AND HEALTH
WORDS PASSAKORN HONGTHONG STYLING SARANYA ARIYAKUL PHOTO SANTIPONG CHOOCHAROEN
Having Faith in the Old Ways
Oils, balms, ointments and powders have always been part
of the Thai medicine cabinet and beauty arsenal. No Thai
ever leaves home without a small tin of Tiger Balm and
now the secret’s out as the round containers can be found
on retail shelves outside of the country. Essentially packed
with Thai wisdom through the decades and local herbs
with the power to soothe and improve, here’s a rundown
on unusual products and packaging you were curious about
but were afraid to ask!
BRAND (33 Baht)
Essential in a humid
summer, this original
cooling, refreshing and
soothing powder is
effective in relieving
itching due to a prickly
heat rash or skin irritations
from the hot weather.
Apply after a bath as an
antiseptic and absorbent
dusting powder with the
guarantee to make you
feel fresh and relaxed.
Suitable for daily use for
the whole family.
The talcum powder
continues to offer
soothing properties using
the traditional features of
absorbing oil and sweat
to prevent acne and
blemishes. It’s relief for
itchiness, rashes as well as
minor skin irritations, good
for your face and body.
SOAP & REFRESHING
60G FROM PARROT
Distinctive for its parrot
image and green paper
packaging, this Thai
soap offers thorough
cleansing and a long-lasting
fragrance on the skin. A
bonus to its lingering scent
is also a refreshing feeling
during and after use. Easy
to rinse off and suitable for
all skin types.
RED OINTMENT 30G
FROM TIGER BALM
This warmer variation
of the classic Tiger
Balm muscle pain relief
ointment is ideal for
soothing muscular aches
and pains. The ointment
offers quicker relief by
working fast to soothe
itches from insect bites
BALM 8G FROM
Contains several traditional
Chinese herbs providing
effective relief of physical
pains and discomfort
including minor backaches,
sprains, strains, insect
bites, headaches, motion
sickness, hangover and
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Thailand’s home-grown beauty brands are gaining international
recognition, and you shouldn’t miss out. If a nourishing herbal
face mask on a lazy Sunday afternoon sounds appealing or simply
getting that fresh feeling after a long day of work, these are local
beauty and health brands to find in Thailand. Get these uniquelydesigned
souvenirs for your friends and family.
NATURE THAI HERBAL TOOTH
POWDER 40G FROM THIPNIYOM
The original Thai herbal tooth powder for
clean gums and teeth. Reduces plaque,
tobacco and coffee stains. Keep your breath
fresh and clean with the natural herb extracts.
HERBAL TOOTHPASTE THAI HERBS
ORIGINAL TASTE 30G FROM
TEPTHAI (105 Baht)
A concentrated herbal toothpaste for your
healthy oral hygiene. Of high quality, use
minimally, just the size of a small green bean
seed is effective enough.
& AROMATIC 80ML
FROM MONG LEYA
This liquid talc has
a pleasant aroma
and is usually used
as cooling powder
and skin tonic to
help keep you cool,
reducing itchy and
rashes. Just pour
on your palms and
gently slap its
on your face and body.
BALM 2G FROM GOLDEN CUP (6 Baht)
Made from all organic materials from
northern Thailand’s mountains, works to
relieve discomfort, aches and pains. Used
for help with muscle pain and strain,
rheumatic pains, sprains while providing
relief for burns and scalded skin, itches
and insect bites. Effective as a nasal
decongestant and works well for massages.
TINT 12ML FROM
AUDACE (52 Baht)
Long lasting, washes away
grey and leaves black
hair shiny, beautiful and
naturally soft and supple.
Scrub removes dead
skin cells whilst
rejuvenating facial skin,
without irritating skin
and healthy skin.
PEARL CREAM GOLD
EDITION 3G FROM
KUAN IM (15 Baht)
Tackle facial wrinkles from a cream
with genuine crushed pearls and
natural extracts to reduce acne
scars, melasma, aging, spots and
suitable for all skin types.
COOLING POWDER NATURAL TALCUM
MADAM AROMA 200G FROM BHAESAJ (35 Baht)
Natural talcum powder, combined with perfume oils from
France. Camilla Aroma provides a sweet and fragrance
from aromatic barks, blended with sweet blossoms.
It refreshes and cools your skin with menthol, with
calamine mixed in to prevent or alleviate rashes,
prickly heat and itches.
JASMINE PERFUME BODY TALCUM
POWDER 200G FROM SPRING SONG (19 Baht)
A vintage, classic scent of jasmine in a body powder
that’s been around for more than a 100 years. Provides a
natural & relaxing jasmine scent throughout your day.
ALL-IN-ONE WHITENING OIL
CONTROL POWDER PERFECT FOR
OILY SKIN 10G FROM SRICHAND
Srichand translucent powder is perfect for
oily skin and helps clear the face. Banish
acne, pimples with their whitening mask
and oil control properties.
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Try these effective Thai traditional remedies
and secrets to feel contentment in time wellspent
taking care of yourself.
Turmeric – Turmeric is used as a great
facial scrub. To make this face scrub, take some
turmeric powder then add a little water and blend
well. Spread all over your face with the paste and
gently rub for four minutes before rinsing off.
Coconut Oil – Both used in Thai food and for its
beautifying properties since coconut oil is a great
ingredient. This oil is used as a great multipurpose
product for hair, face and body since it’s considered
as one of the safest oils.
Tamarind – Tamarind is a popular ingredient
in Thailand that’s high in minerals and vitamins,
bringing great benefits in the beauty care.
Thai Massage – Massages are also one
of the best beauty secrets of Thai women.
Massages flush out toxins from the body and
soothe aching muscles as well. The principles
of Thai massage give an overall wellbeing body
and soothing the soul.