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The benefits of green tea for the complexion

The benefits of green tea for the complexion
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We all know green tea is packed full of goodness, boasting many detoxifying and health-boosting benefits that have encouraged many of us to drink a cup each day. But many don't realise that green tea can also work wonders on your skin. The lastest must-have ingredient for a soothed, clear complexion, green tea may just be the ingredient your skincare routine is missing.

As a potent yet gentle antioxidant, green tea is a wonderful ingredient for all skin types but particularly those who find other antioxidants, such as Vitamin C, a little too harsh on their skin. As even the most delicate of skin types can benefit from green tea in skincare, many brands are now incorporating this super ingredient into their products.

How green tea helps your skin

Green tea is rich in Catechins, a type of polyphenol, which makes it such a powerful antioxidant. As Catechins help to trap and inactivate free radicals that may attack your skin, green tea helps to protect and soothe your complexion and even works to minimise signs of ageing on the skin.

Green tea is also a wonderful anti-inflammatory. Particularly wonderful for those who suffer from Rosacea and acne, green tea infused products help to reduce redness and irritation of the skin for a smooth, more even complexion.

Many of your favourite products may actually already include green tea. Often noted as Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract in ingredients list, green tea is beginning to appearances in many skincare products, particularly in face creams and serums.

Elemis Superfood Day Cream

Matcha, ground green tea leaf, makes up one part of the superfood blend infused in the Elemis Superfood Day Cream. Combined with Ginger and Goji Berry, the Matcha Tea rejuvenates the complexion, leaving skin looking plumped and replenished.

The nutrient rich Superfood Day Cream soothes and protects the skin against environmental aggressors, revealing a dewy, luminous complexion.

Holika Holika Pure Essence Sheet Mask

Reduce redness and soothe the skin with the Holika Holika Pure Essence Sheet Mask. Enriched with green tea, the calming sheet mask helps to reduce inflammation on the complexion. Simple and fuss-free, the Pure Essence Sheet Mask is the perfect saviour for angry, stressed out skin in need of a little TLC.

Apply and leave on for twenty minutes to reveal visibly soothed, calm complexion.

First Aid Beauty Caffeine Matcha Wake Up Face Wipes

The Caffeine Matcha Wake Up Facial Wipes from First Aid Beauty utilise Matcha to soothe and condition the skin as they cleanse. Hydrating and refreshing, the wipes effectively lift away dirt, oil and makeup whilst boosting the skin with a brightening blend of Caffeine, Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe Vera.

The perfect first step of your morning skincare routine, the Wake Up Facial Wipes help to calm and protect your complexion against environmental aggressors which may irritate the skin throughout the day.

Paula's Choice Skin Perfection 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

Paula's Choice iconic Skin Perfection 2% BHA Liquid included Camellia Oleifera, a type of green tea, long before green tea was recognised as a wonder skincare ingredient because of its soothing and calming properties.

As the Skin Perfection Liquid exfoliates the skin with Salicylic Acid which may feel somewhat harsh on some skin types, the inclusion of green tea helps to minimise any potential irritation and makes the Liquid Exfoliant so wonderful and suitable for delicate skin. Expect a renewed, luminious complexion even in texture and tone.

PIXI H2O Skin Drink

Hydrate and plump the skin with the PIXI H2O Skin Drink. The cooling, hydrating formula delivers intense moisture to skin, instantly improving the appearance and texture of your complexion. Enriched with Green Tea, Aloe Vera and Rosemary, the H2O Skin Drink protects the skin throughout the day and helps to soothe any signs of irritation.

The super lightweight texture makes Skin Drink a wonderful moisturiser for oily and combination skin types, particularly those that suffer with irritation and break outs from time to time.

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