Some were muscular. Some could twist their bodies into pretzels to accomplish heroic tasks. Others had cool gadgets they could use to fight for good.
What if we told you there was something that was like a superhero for your skin… Strong. Flexible. Maybe even with a few cool superpowers.
It’s green tea.
Green tea is derived from the leaves and buds of the Camellia Sinensis plant. This same plant is also used in Oolong and black teas, but green tea does not go through the same withering and oxidation process, which is why green tea has superpowers.
Green Tea’s Superpowers
The magic component of green tea is the polyphenols (also called catechins). These potent powerhouses have anti-microbial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties that can transform your skin.
Scientific studies in 2016 and 2018 proved that these polyphenols were effective at treating acne-prone and oily skin, and delivered powerful anti-aging benefits as well.
Green tea has been used for centuries on both hair and skin, because of its multifaceted nature. It’s been studied as a treatment for a variety of conditions, like acne, rosacea, psoriasis, viral warts, and even skin cancer.
Some of green tea’s superpowers are quite impressive.
Minimizes Signs of Aging
As an antioxidant, green tea scavenges free radicals caused by environmental stressors like UV radiation and pollution. Free radicals damage skin cells causing DNA damage to them, which prematurely ages your skin. Polyphenols fight this damage by promoting DNA repair.
Reduces Excess Sebum
Sebum is an oily substance produced in the sebaceous glands. It mixes with fat molecules, called lipids, to form a protective coating on the surface of your skin. This helps hydrate the skin and protect it from potentially harmful pathogens, such as bacteria and fungi. But it’s a balancing act. Too much sebum can clog your pores. Too little leaves your skin vulnerable.
When used topically, green tea can make a difference in the presence of acne and blackheads. Research has shown that a lotion made with a two percent concentration of green tea extract can eliminate close to half of all acne when used twice a day.
Soothes Your Skin
Green tea can reduce inflammation in skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff. This means less irritation, puffiness, and itch.
Its anti-inflammatory properties are not only good for healing skin, but they help reduce puffiness under your eyes.
Saving the Day
Like all superheroes, green tea saves the day (and your skin)!
It really protects and corrects skin damage, fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and oily complexions. It’s amazing benefits are why we’ve chosen to use it in our Vitamin C Moisturizer and Brilliant Eyes eye cream.
Maybe best of all, green tea has no known side effects. Provided you do not have an allergy to it, it’s safe for everyone to use.
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In case you were wondering, we include green tea in the following LuxeOrganix products.