WHAT IS GREEN TEA EXTRACT?
Camellia sinensis, also known as the green tea plant, is a species of evergreen shrubs with elliptical leaves and white flowers. The leaves of this plant are harvested and treated to produce various teas. Green tea has a soft herbaceous scent and is one of the world’s most widely consumed teas. Green tea is a great source of antioxidants and is proven to protect the skin by counteracting the impact of free radicals.
BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA EXTRACT
The health benefits of green tea extract derive mainly from its high antioxidant content. Antioxidants help to reduce oxidative stress by fighting cell damage caused by free radicals. This cell damage is linked with ageing and illness. When applied to the skin, green tea extract has been shown to improve overall skin health. Facetheory uses an extremely pure grade of green tea extract, which contains a high percentage of epigallocatechin. Epigallocatechin is a powerful compound thatmay benefit health by reducing inflammation, aiding weight loss, and preventing certain chronic diseases.
Green tea is believed to have beneficial effects in the prevention and treatment of acne. In a recent study green tea extract resulted in significant reductions in lesions located on the nose, perioral area and chin.A review demonstrated that the topical application of green tea extract can help alleviate various skin problems, including dermatitis and rosacea. In a recent study, subjects who consumed 1500 mg of green tea extract daily for four weeks noted a significant reduction in reddened skin caused by acne.
In-vitro testing indicates that green tea extract has a prolonged moisturising effect. A study showed that subjects who used cosmetic formulations containing green tea extract for 15 to 30 days observed a significant improvement in skin moisture levels and skin texture.
IS GREEN TEA EXTRACT SUITABLE FOR MY SKIN TYPE?
Green tea extract is suitable for most skin types. As green tea contains a wide range of polyphenols, which have proven antioxidant effects in protecting skin, it is great for mature skin
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE GREEN TEA EXTRACT?
Due to Green Teas many proven properties we have a diverse range of products including this ingredient.