Botanical name: Tamarindus indica Linn
Family name: FABACEAE
Thai name: Ma-Kumrtaric, citric and malic acid
Part used: Pulp
Active ingredients: Tartaric, citric and Malic acids

Tamarind is a big-sized parennial plant with sour-lasting leaf, flower and pod. Native to Madagascar, the tamarind is now cultivated in many tropical regions, including the Caribbean, India, Southern Asia and China. Tartaric, citric and malic acids which constitute Tamarind, belong to the Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA's). Consequently tamarind is used as peeling agent.

Benefits: Skin care: Anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, skin lightening and whitening, clearing, cleansing, protection from sun damage, stimulation of skin repair, skin protection, astringent and moisturizing.

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