Green tea is a popular skincare ingredient due to its outstanding antioxidant benefits.
Green tea is rich in polyphenols, particularly catechins, which have potent antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can damage skin cells and contribute to signs of ageing.
The anti-inflammatory properties of green tea make it beneficial for soothing irritated or sensitive skin helping to reduce redness and inflammation, making it good for conditions like rosacea or acne.
Studies suggest that the polyphenols in green tea may provide protection against the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV), while not a substitute for sunscreen, incorporating green tea into skincare can complement sun protection measures.
Green tea extract can inhibit melanin production, making it effective in addressing hyperpigmentation and promoting a more even skin tone. This can be great for addressing sun spots.
With antibacterial and antimicrobial properties green tea can be beneficial for acne-prone skin, reducing the growth of acne-causing bacteria and soothe inflamed skin.
The antioxidants in green tea, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), can help protect the skin from oxidative stress and support collagen production.
Green tea may help regulate sebum (oil) production, making it suitable for individuals with oily or combination skin.
Green tea has a calming effect on the skin, a great ingredient for sensitive, red skin.
Inci name: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract