A gentle, sustainable, plant-based alternative to retinoids, Tanu continues to receive customer's praise with helping acne and calming compromised skin barrier function; along with the recognition of an International Beauty Shortlist award within months of launching. Created following artisinal practices, slow, considered and by the hands of the founder and formulator of FIFTY7KIND, Tanu is made in small micro batches in Australia. Just one batch of TANU takes a minimum of 4 months to formulate.

Formulation Decoded

  1. DELIVERY SYSTEM / Nanoencapsulation technology delivers targeted antioxidants from Goji (Zeaxanthin) and Açaí (Anthocyanins), to neutralize free-radicals and aid in the prevention of skin damage from pollution, Zeaxanthin has the additional benefit of blue light-absorbing properties.
    SKIN CONCERNS - Loss of firmness, elasticity, and wrinkles.
  2. BARRIER AGENTS / Phytoceramides, Essential Fatty Acids, Fatty Esters along with numerous unique compounds such as calophyllolide, an anti-inflammatory agent. Synergistically replenish the skin's lipids and ceramides to aid in the reduction of water loss, helping maintain a strong barrier function.
    SKIN CONCERNS - Dy skin, skin inflammation, redness, fragility or skin transparency.
  3. MOISTURIZING AGENTS / Phospholipids inhibit trans‐epidermal water loss to increase skin moisturization while Fatty Acid Esters support the skin's water-holding capabilities to help preserve elasticity.
    SKIN CONCERNS - The feeling of dry skin, tightness, cracked skin and/or reduced skin flexibility.
  4. PLANT VITAMINS / Aid in the prevention of the loss of the skin's firmness, and elasticity.
    SKIN CONCERNS - Early signs of skin aging.
  5. NATURAL SALICYLIC ACID / Accelerates the turnover of skin cells for gentle exfoliation, clears pores and stimulates new cell formation.
    SKIN CONCERNS - Dull, lack-luster or uneven skin tone.
  6. PHOTO-PROTECTORS / Offer skin a small amount of UV absorption along with antioxidant properties, these combined together offer the protection to prevent the early signs of aging. Photoprotective effects reduce the number of sunburn cells, protect the epidermis cells to reduce DNA damage.
    SKIN CONCERNS - Hyperpigmentation, age-related dark spots.

The Ritual

  • I recommend starting with less you can always build up your application, TANU is a concentrated serum. Apply three drops (pipette or three rolls across the entire face with rollerball or roll onto your fingers and apply as per usual). Apply Daily both in the morning and evening.

The Results

Meaning: in the glass - studies have shown:

  • Thickening of the epidermis - providing a re-densifying effect.
  • Lower cellular differentiation - resulting in a reduction of keratinization responsible for the appearance of darker spots/patches.
  • The elimination of the supernumerary dead cells - resulting in a smoothing action of the skin and unblocking pores.
  • Crithmum Maritmum - offers a retinoid-like action, enhancing cell turnover, aiding the reduction of sebum secretion, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and UV photodamage; without skin irritation or photosensitivity.

To assess the safety and efficacy of cosmetic products on humans have shown:

  • Clinical Test 1
    After 28 days of treatment, Crithmum Maritmum (at 1%) reduces the number, the total surface area, and the depth of the wrinkles, providing a smoothing and restructuring effect.
  • Clinical Test 2
    Twice-daily applications of Crithmum Maritmum (at 1%) for 28 days. Significantly reduces sebum production for a matt-finish effect and a reduction in the number of acne-prone skin complaints.

The Experience

  • Skin feel - Velvety soft and smooth.

  • Aroma - Earthy, comforting, botanical.

  • Energetic - Grounding reconnection to self, to earth, to the 'now'. 

  • Color - Initial skin application is a deep golden hue, it is nonstaining and fades quickly as it absorbs into your skin; this is due to the high amount of bioavailable carotenoids AKA Antioxidants.

Skin Types

Formulated for All Skins - All genders, supporting skin health, ideally age 30 and beyond, younger acne-prone skins also can benefit from the balancing effects of TANU.

Ingredient Spotlight

Palmitoleic Acid 
Offers skin regenerative properties thanks to the high content of Phenols, Linoleic Acid, and Phytosterols.
+  Powerful Antioxidants - Anthocyanins aid in preserving skin health, preventing skin aging and protects against collagen degradation.

+ Nanoencapulated - Neutralize free-radicals, aids in the prevention of skin damage caused by pollution.
+ Antioxidants - Polyphenols provide powerful antioxidant action.
Protects - Against the loss of skin firmness, elasticity and the formation of wrinkles.

+ High amounts of bioavailable squalene - Acts as a natural skin moisturizer, slowing down the effects of skin aging and wrinkle formation.
+ Botanical squalene is compatible with skin cells - Absorbing quickly performing as an antioxidant, preventing age spots while protecting against damage from UV rays.
+ Rich in Plant Phytosterols - Calm skin inflammation, encouraging the formation of collagen and protecting against its break down.

+Ceramides - Offer skin firming properties along with restoring skin moisture levels.
+ Phytosterols - Supports the skin's collagen while also increasing collagen synthesis and decreasing the numbers of inflammatory skin cells.

+ Vitamin Rich - Vitamin A for rejuvenation and cell renewal; Vitamin E providing antioxidant and age-defying effects along with Vitamin D3 which contributes to skin cell growth, repair, and metabolism. 
+ Omegas 3, 6 & 9 - Fatty Acids aid to maintain the integrity of the skin cell membrane.

+ Protective Compound - Ferulic Acid is a very effective antioxidant, aids in the prevention of skin aging while reducing the appearance of age spots.
+ Richest Botanical Source of GLA (Gamma-Linolenic Acid) - Aids in the regeneration of the skins barrier function, decreasing water loss and maintain the skin's elasticity.

+ Helps decrease inflammation - Mildly inhibiting the enzyme that is involved in the inflammation response.
+ Calming Compound - The ability of chamazulene in free radical scavenging is what is thought to be responsible for its effectiveness in treating inflamed skin conditions.

+ Carotenoids - Are strong antioxidants that play a crucial role in the health of your skin. They inhibit UV damage and stimulate cell repair.
+ Lutein + Zeaxanthin Improve skin hydration and elasticity, provide powerful antioxidant effects, along with offering protection against the blue spectrum of light emitted from many digital devices.
+ Faradiol Esters - Provide strong anti-inflamatory properties.

+ Botanical Squalene - Nourishes and supports the skin.
+ The molecular weight - Is an almost identical match for human skin, allowing it to absorb quickly and deeply.

+ Potent Antioxidants - Carotenoids are powerful compounds and play a crucial role in the health of your skin.
+ Inhibit UV damage - Along with the ability to stimulate skin cellular repair. 
+ Rich source of Provitamin A - Slows signs of skin aging.

Plant-Sourced Retinoid Alternative - Provides powerful, yet gentle retinol-like results without the skin irritation or photosensitisation offering:
+ Skin smoothing effect.
+ Decreasing the appearance of lines & wrinkles. 
+ Regulating sebum-activity.

+ Bisabolol - An active compound which promotes healing and therefore a great tissue regenerator.
+ Soothes - Anti-inflammatory properties provide soothing actions for allergic and problematic skins.

+ Phospolipids + Polyphenols - Function as antioxidants on the skin, helping to defend against free-radicals that cause premature skin aging.
+ Phospholipids - Offer skin barrier repair properties along with the reduction of transepidermal water loss (TEWL). 

+ Cellular Renewal  - The highest of all known plant oils to contain plant-based Provitamin A and Vitamin F, synergistically these compounds contribute significantly to the process of skin cell renewal. 
+ Accelerates Cellular turnover - Increases collagen production, has the ability to repair the skin’s surface, restore elasticity and protect against environmental aggressors. 
+ Acts Synergistically - Alongside Crithmum Maritimum and Rosehip, boosting the efficacy of bioavailable plant-based retinol-like effects.

+ Protective Compounds - Catechins act as powerful antioxidants protecting the skin against environmental damage.
+ Strengthens Lipid Barrier - Protecting skin from transepidermal water loss (TEWL).

+ Aids in skin cell regeneration - Shown to promote tissue regeneration by stimulating type I pro-collagen synthesis. 
+ Protects against photoaging - Caused by sun damage by defending against free radicals.
+ Punicic Acid - Omega 5 (fatty acid) reduces skin inflammation and aids in skin repair, while moisturizing skin and preventing moisture loss.

+ Rich in Phytosterols Offering both photo-protective and antioxidant properties.
+ Shields Against - Damage caused by pollution and UV rays, neutralizing free radicals preventing the loss of skin firmness and elasticity to help prevent wrinkle formation.

+ Polyphenol Compound - Ellagic acid is a natural antioxidant and has been shown to reduce the destruction of collagen in the skin and promote cellular regeneration. 
+ Carotenoids (precursors of Vitamin A), important free-radical scavengers helping to reduce skin damage caused by UV radiation and pollution. 

+  Powerful Compounds - Alpha Bisabolol and Matricine provide Chamomile with powerful anti-inflammatory characteristics.
+  Alpha Bisabolol - An anti-inflammatory compound along with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties and reduced healing time in skin burns.
+  Matricine - A precurser to blue-colored chamazulene which is a product of steam distillation, has been found to have superior anti-inflammatory  properties. 

+ Potent Antioxidant Compounds - Lutein which not only shields skin from your phone and laptop's blue light, but also from atmospheric pollutants like particulate matter's (PM) heavy metals and chemicals.
+ Vitamins A + E  - The small-size molecules of Vitamin A, which penetrate the skin barrier and reaches the deeper layers of the skin and reducing collagen break down. 

+ Vitamin A - Offering a high concentration of natural Vitamin A - all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA). 
+ ATRA - Has the ability to reduce the depth of wrinkles, fade fine lines, lighten age spots, and promote over-all healing of damaged skin; by boosting the growth rate of new cells and increasing collagen production.

+ Antimicrobial botanical - Offers powerful assistance in reducing acne redness and inflammation. 
+ Significant antioxidant - Due to the activity of Carnosic Acid, Carnosol, and Rosmarinic acid.

+ The richest plant source of Omega 7 - Along with the Omega family 3, 6, 9, play a critical role in normal skin function and apperance. 
+ Potent Antioxidant - High concentration of carotenoids - 41 identified so far. Offering skin photo-protection and antioxidant action preventing a loss of skin firmness and elasticity.

+ Golden Ratio of Omegas 3, 6, 9 - Essential Fatty Acids are the building blocks of healthy cells, vital for supporting a healthy skin aging process.
+ Vitamin Boost - A, E, K, B12 in combination with Fatty Acids, in the form of Omegas, support the skins natural renewal process, providing structural support along with regulation tissue growth.

+ Cicatrization Properties - Possesses the capacity to promote the formation of new tissue, thereby accelerating healing and the growth of healthy skin.
+ Water-Binding Properties - Preventing water from leaving the skin cells, maintaining skin hydration levels.

+ Powerful Antioxidants - Curcuminoids are very effective in scavenging free radicals and neutralising them.
Skin brightening - The antioxidant property of turmeric is even stronger than that of Vitamin C, much as 10 times more effective.

Natural Salicylic Acid
+ Exfoliates - Gentle and natural exfoliant, enhancing skin cell renewal.
+ Clears pores - Reducing breakouts.

We infuse our in-house blend of 8 plants directly into Camellia Seed Oil, this slow process takes place over a minimum period of 8 weeks to ensure the entire range of lipophilic plant compounds are captured.

+ Skin protective flavonoids - Powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-allergic compounds which impact all layers of your skin.
+ Strengthens and Repairs - Telomeres, which are responsible for cellular aging. Astragalus is also anti-inflammatory, stimulates surface immunity,

+ Skin Healing Compounds
 - High content of anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties contribute to its effective topical treatment for wounds, infections, and inflammatory skin issues.
+ Increases Circulation - Proven to enhance blood circulation and support the lymphatic system, revered as a skin detoxifier.

+ Powerful Carotenoids - Are strong antioxidants that play a crucial role in the health of your skin. They inhibit UV damage and stimulate cell repair
+ Phenolic compounds - Increase microcirculation and oxygen to the skin to speed healing and repair. 
+ Antioxidant Action - Flavonoids are plant-based antioxidants that protect the skin from free-radical damage, environmental stress and inflammation. 

+ Anti-inflammatory Action - Flavonoids apigenin and luteolin, along with compounds α-bisabolol and its oxides A, B and C, and matricin aid in the reduction of skin inflammation.

+ Potent Antioxidants - Chlorogenic acid (CGA) is the richest phenolic component of dandelion, due to its high phenolic content.
+ Beta-carotenes - One of the richest sources of beta-carotene from which vitamin A originates, providing strong protection against cellular damage and oxidative stress.

+ Tripernoids - Promote collagen synthesis along with a tightening and firming action on the skin, while increasing blood flow to damaged tissues, and increase antioxidants in wounds to provide protection. 
+ Potent Remedy - Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and sedative properties, for any inflammatory skin condition.
Antioxidant Action - Aids in the reduction of the appearance of scars and wrinkles, while slowing down the skin’s visible aging process.

+ Beta-carotenes - Contains high levels of vitamin A, and is renowned for its soothing and softening actions.
+ Acts synergistically - Marshmallow can Increase the effect of healing actions of other herbs.

+ A large dose of Silica
 - Which promotes the production of skin elastin.
+ Phytonutrients - Defend against environmental stressors.

Full Ingredient List

Opuntia Ficus Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil*, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil*, Propriety Herbal Infusion: Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion)*, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola)*, Urtica Dioica (Nettle)*, Calendula Officinalis*, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile)*, Althaea Officinalia (Marshmallow)*, Astragalus Membranaceus Root*, Angelica Archangelica Root*, Caryodendron Orinocense (Kahai) Seed Oil+, Amaranthus Caudats (Amaranth) Seed Extract*, Euterpe Oleracea (Açaí) Fruit Oil*, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Berry & Seed Extract*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil* & Lecithin* & Euterpe Oleracea (Açaí) Annuus Fruit Extract* & Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Extract*, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil*, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil*, Helianthus (Sunflower) Seed Oil* & Salix Alba (Willow Bark) Extract*, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Extract*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit & Seed Extract*, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil*, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Caprylic, Capric Triglyceride, & Crithmum Maritimum Extract+, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract+, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil* & Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot Root) Extract*, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract *, Tanacetum Annuum (Blue Tansy) Oil *, Chamomilla Recutita (Blue Chamomile) Flower Extract *, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil *, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*.

*Certified Organic.
+Responsibly Wildcrafted, Sustainably Sourced and non GMO (COSMOS / ECOCERT Approved).
▵ Limonene and Farnesol are natural components of essential oils.

Product Details:

Full size: 30 ml dropper 

Travel size: 5 ml dropper

Handcrafted in Australia

  • Unfiltered and unrefined - Whole raw plants result in beautiful colors and aromas, you may notice some visible plant molecules (semi-saturated at room temperature) these disperse on contact with the skin (via warmth). 
  • Exceptional Skin Health Care - Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, phytoceramides, amino acids, omega's, fatty acids, fatty esters, esters, photo-protectors, and phospholipids are all bioavailable in one convenient application, minimal effort for maximum results.
  • Vegan-Friendly - And cruelty-free ingredients.
  • Safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding - Please always check with your Doctor / GP / Health Care Provider prior to use.
  • Non-comedogenic - Formulated to not cause clogged pores
  • TANU - Is a Sanskrit word meaning: self, person, body, skin, form, or manifestation. 
  • Ethically and Sustainably Sourced - Certified organic, responsibly wildcrafted, non-GMO.
  • Earth-First - Environmentally safe and biodegradable.

Patch Test - Before adding any new skincare products to your routine it is best practice to always do a patch test first. Apply TANU on an unobtrusive area of skin, under your chin or the inside of your wrist. Wait 24 hours, and if there's no reaction, try the product on your face. Don't add any other skincare products to your routine until you've gone a full week without a reaction. This helps to ensure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients. If irritation occurs please discontinue use. 

Contraindication - Tisserand & Young recommends caution in using blue tansy essential oil Drug interactions: Since chamazulene, farnesene and α-bisabolol inhibit CYP2D6, there is a theoretical risk of interaction between all blue chamomile oils and drugs metabolized by this enzyme. (2)
However, Bone & Mills cite the same in-vitro study and state the clinical relevance of such in vitro findings is uncertain. (24)
(2) Tisserand R, Young R. Essential oil safety. 2nd edn, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 2014.
(24) Bone K, Mills S. Principles and Practices of Phytotherapy. 2nd edn, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 2013.

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