We all know about the health benefits of drinking green tea, but did you know you should also be putting it on your face? The same EGCG antioxidant in that mint tea you’re sipping needs to go on your skin as well to help protect against skin cancer, inflammation (thanks to something called ‘catechins’) plus green tea has an entire roster of anti-aging properties. And it’s a bonus that most of these finds are 100% organic, natural and non-toxic.
The hard-working Beauty editors here have come up with a list of some high-powered Green Tea Beauty products you’ll want to include in your skincare regimen.
Kate Somerville’s NOURISH cream, an ‘age-defense moisturizer’ helps hydrate sensitive skin with rich Botanicals and quickly — at least in our test — improved the appearance of our skin while working to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. And since it contains Green Tea Extracts is very soothing and perfect for sensitive skin. $65.
Nelly De Vuyst Body Exfoliating Bar ($26.50, LuxuryOrganik.com) makes us feel like we’re at a spa. It smells great and the exfoliating action of organic ‘bamboo silica microcapsules’ along with the detoxifying effects of ‘activated charcoal powder’ and green tea leave our skin smooth and glow-y.
From the company 100% Pure comes the Green Tea EGCG Concentrate Cream a nutrient-rich moisturizer which softens and fortifies skin using that potent EGCG antioxidant we told you about earlier. $46.
Mario Badescu’s Rosewater facial spray has been in our bathroom for years. We use it as a pick-me-up anytime our skin looks drab — or just when we want to hydrate our dermis. Chock full of tea’s beneficial antioxidants, it gives your skin a rejuvenating boost with each use (and smells divine.) $7.