Ingredient of the Month: Green Tea
Posted on 09 August 2017
The Japanese love to drink it, the Chinese have used it in traditional medicine for centuries, and our skin cannot get enough of it. We’re talking about green tea. Yes - green tea for our skin! It’s not just brewed for memory, energy and improved immunity. The ancient herbal tea and superfood which is usually sipped on can be used for so much more, especially when it comes to skincare.
We all want younger looking skin that’s free of pimples, wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and sun damage. Rejuvenating, protecting, and calming, green tea may just be the answer that we’ve been looking for!
Made from the Camellia sinesis plant, green tea is a natural drink derived from tea leaves and is available in thousands of varieties and products, from flowery and mild to super strong. Antibacterial, antifungal, and extremely rich in Epigallocatechic Gallate, also known as EGCG, it is one of the most powerful antioxidants around. Green tea’s polyphenols make it a powerful weapon against free radicals caused by UV damage, and is a source of skin-nourishing phytochemicals, B vitamins, folate, amino acids, potassium and magnesium.
All of these components work together to achieve glowing skin, help reduce inflammation, and neutralize free radicals that harm skin by accelerating aging and causing extreme damage. Delaying aging, improving skin tone, protecting skin from UV rays and reducing acne are all on the list of potential skin benefits.
Green Tea has been a beauty remedy for generations - with good reason. Whether skin is sensitive, aging, blemish-prone, or covered in dark spots and stretch marks, it will reap all of the benefits.
This superhero of an ingredient improves complexion by reducing inflammation and flushing out toxins. As an ingredient in products like our Age Defense Eye Cream, it draws out impurities to tone eye skin and lessen the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Anti-inflammatory properties and antibacterial agents within the ingredient can help to treat acne and other skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea. Sensitive and red skin will feel relief from the soothing benefits of green tea used in products like our Pro-A Serum.
For any of us who are suffering from skin damage or conscious of protecting our skin, green tea works to quench free radicals before they can cause any harm at all. Kiss uneven skin tone, pimples, wrinkles, fine lines, and sun damage goodbye!