LFW is over. It's time to wipe away all that crazy makeup and seriously nourish your skin. Luckily, Origins has just released their newest beauty members known as the Ritualitea Masks just in time to get us glowing. Before we delve into the range however, we want to look at the beauty benefits of tea and just why it's a miracle ingredient in skincare.
Each type of tea offers different beauty benefits to the skin. Luckily, the Origins Ritualiteas range has been designed to care for a wide range of skincare needs and feed your complexion with the nutrients it needs.
Generally, anything bright green tends to be brilliant for the skin. Just think of Spinach, Broccoli and Spirulina and you'll understand the power of green. One ingredient that is often overlooked, but is actually a miracle product (especially in Asian Skincare) is Matcha Tea.
Made from the entire leaf, it's considered to be a superfood version of the already antioxidant packed Green Tea. It contains a compound called Catechins, which is a powerful natural polyphenol loaded with antioxidants, making it great for combatting ageing skin. It is also a brilliant anti-inflammatory ingredient, making it great to use if you suffer from redness and skin conditions such as Rosacea.
In skincare, Matcha Tea is generally used in the form of a powder which once mixed with water glides easily onto the skin. The powder form of the tea is also believed to be far more potent than the liquid tea version, meaning that that face mask really will transform your complexion!
The Origins Matcha Madness Face Mask contains Japanese Matcha Tea and Green Tea to revitalise your skin and leave it feeling soothed and radiant. Mix 2 teaspoons of the face mask with 2 teaspoons of water until you have a creamy and smooth consistency and apply onto the face.
Unique in the range is the Body Mask, which contains the same great ingredients as the face mask to leave the skin on your body feeling as good as your complexion. An exfoliating scrub, it works to remove dulling skin and buff away dead cells to leave you glowing.
Oolong Black Tea
Oolong Black Tea belongs to the same family as Green Tea, and therefore contains high antioxidant protection for the skin. By preventing free radicals from attacking the skin, Oolong Black Tea helps to keep your complexion looking youthful, radiant and healthy.
The tea also helps to slow down the oxidation process of skin cells, meaning that dark spots, hyper pigmentation and wrinkles are reduced. Tone and elasticity are also improved, making your complexion firmer and more taut.
The Origins Oolong-La Purifying Face Mask also helps to detoxify the skin thanks to its warming blend of Chai Spices that leave the complexion feeling thoroughly cleansed. Mix 2 teaspoons of the face mask with 2 teaspoons of water until you have a creamy and smooth consistency and apply onto the face. Follow with the Body Mask for a detoxifying exfoliation that will leave your skin super soft.
Rooibos Tea is extremely high in flavonoids; an antioxidant that has huge anti-inflammatory benefits to keep the skin soothed and looking its best. Naturally rich in Zinc and Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, the tea helps to keep the complexion healthy and free from blemishes, making it a great ingredient to use if your skin is going through a hormonal acne patch.
As Rooibos is naturally anti-inflammatory, it can help to treat a multitude of skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea that can flare up throughout the year. By reducing allergic reactions on the skin, your complexion is left calm and free from itching and rashes.
The Origins Feeling Rosy Comforting Face Mask is formulated with South African Rooibos Tea and Rose, and is brilliant to use if your skin is feeling particularly sensitive as it helps to calm conditions down. Simply mix 2 teaspoons of the face mask with 2 teaspoons of water until you have a creamy and smooth consistency and apply onto the face for immediate relief.
If you have just come back from holiday and are sunburnt, or have irritated skin from the change in seasons then the Body Mask will work wonders at leaving your skin feeling smooth and revitalised.
How To Use Origins Ritualiteas Masks
It's really easy to mix the powder face mask into a smooth consistency, using the Origins skincare tools. Simply put 2 teaspoons of the mask into the Ritualitea Mixing Bowl and mix with the 2-in-1 tool, where one end has a spoon to add the powder and the other has a spatula that you can use to mix and spread the mask onto your skin. The Body Masks can be used directly in the shower or the bath!