What is Green Tea?
Green Tea is made from the lightly oxidized and minimally processed leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, originating in China.
What Makes Green Tea So Special?
Green Tea contains a multitude of beneficial antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals. The stars of Green Tea are its polyphenolic compounds, particularly proanthocyanidins, tannins, and catechins. These powerhouse compounds provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic benefits. They help to promote and maintain collagen and elastin in the skin and increase wound healing. Most importantly they offer protection from UV and environmental damage. Green Tea also contains skin barrier supporting minerals like zinc, magnesium, selenium, and chromium.
What this Means for Your Sensitive Skin.
- High levels of anti-oxidants help to protect skin from environmental damage. Especially UV and pollution that can cause thick, dull, wrinkled skin with pigmentation spots.
- Anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties mean calm, soothed skin that is less red, irritated, itchy and reactive.
- Increased collagen and elastin production equals fuller, firmer skin with less sagging and wrinkling. Collagen and elastin are the skins support structure so promoting their production is crucial.