The anti-oxidant rich botanical boasts major beauty benefits when applied to the skin. It’s highly praised as an anti-aging ingredient in skincare because it can slow down the signs of aging. It works to safeguard the skin against sun damage by neutralizing free radicals (which attribute to premature aging) and aids in the cell renewal process.
Due to its potent anti-oxidant content, green tea is an anti-carcinogen, which means it can block harmful cancer causing toxins to reduce the occurrence and severity of some cancers! But it doesn’t stop there. Green tea is beneficial for those dealing with acne since it’s antibacterial and an anti-inflammatory. It helps to soothe the inflamed skin and stop the spread of bacteria, keeping acne contained. With constant use, acne can subside and the overall appearance of skin will improve.
“Current research also indicates that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), an extract of tea, can prevent collagen breakdown and reduce UV damage to skin, which is a very good reason to use skin-care products that contain one or more forms of tea” (source: Paula’s Choice)
We love the protective properties of green tea which is why it’s one of our signature pure-fecting ingredients at Savile. We add green tea extract to all of our ready-to-wear loose mineral products so that you’re skin is always reaping it’s anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Organic Green tea is an ingredient you can also easily incorporate into your own DIY skincare recipes. Try out this DIY green tea toner…
Green Tea Toner:
1 cup water
4 tsp. tea leaves
1 tsp. mint leaves
Boil the water. Once it’s finished boiling, add the water, green tea and mint leaves to a bowl and stir. Let it cool for 10-15 minutes then strain. Allow the mixture to cool completely and then transfer it to a glass container with a sealed lid. Keep the mixture in the fridge. Use a cotton pad to apply the toner before you moisturize.
Give this recipe a try, or if you’re not really up for a DIY project, get your dose of green tea with some of our loose minerals.
Do you sip on green tea or use it in your beauty ritual in some way? If so we want to hear about it! Leave a comment to the left and share your green tea beauty secrets with us!